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The largest ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy. by Karen Hao February 5, 2021 In 1964, mathematician and computer scientist Woodrow Bledsoe first attempted the task of matching suspects’ faces to mugshots. He measured out the distances between different facial features in printed photographs and...
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University of Colorado Denver researcher finds nighttime brightness linked to 13% increase in preterm birth likelihood 28-Jan-2021 2:15 PM EST, by University of Colorado Denver Newswise — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers discovered that light pollution leads to more than just wasted energy and washed-out starlight–it can increase the likelihood of a preterm birth by almost 13%. Laura Argys,...
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Argys, LM, Averett, SL, Yang, M. Light pollution, sleep deprivation, and infant health at birth. South Econ J. 2021; 87: 849– 888. https://doi.org/10.1002/soej.12477 Abstract We conduct the first study to examine the fetal health impact of light pollution based on a direct measure of skyglow, an important aspect of light pollution. Using an empirical regularity discovered in physics (called Walker’s law) as an instrumental...
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Andrzej T Slominski, Michal A Zmijewski, Przemyslaw M Plonka, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Ralf Paus, How UV Light Touches the Brain and Endocrine System Through Skin, and Why, Endocrinology, Volume 159, Issue 5, May 2018, Pages 1992–2007, https://doi.org/10.1210/en.2017-03230 Abstract The skin, a self-regulating protective barrier organ, is empowered with sensory and computing capabilities to counteract the environmental stressors...
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Xiao Q, Jones RR, James P, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ. Light at Night and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Cancer Res. 2021 Jan 29:canres.2256.2020. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-20-2256. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33514513. Abstract Circadian disruption may play a role in carcinogenesis. Recent research suggests that light at night (LAN), a circadian...
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Wang J, Li Y, Musch DC, et al. Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online January 14, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.6239 Key Points Question  Is home confinement due to coronavirus disease 2019 associated with the burden of myopia? Findings  In this cross-sectional study that included 194 904 photoscreening tests conducted in 123 535 children, a substantial...
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Effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation on androgen synthesis and release from the pig endometrium during the fetal peri-implantation periodAnimal Reproduction Science ( IF 1.660 ) Pub Date : 2021-01-21 , DOI: 10.1016/j.anireprosci.2021.106694Wiktoria Kozlowska; Ewa Monika Drzewiecka; Agata Zmijewska; Anna Koziorowska; Anita Franczak Abstract An electromagnetic field (EMF) may have effects on female reproduction. This study was conducted to determine whether EMF [50 and...
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Kaur, S., Vian, A., Chandel, S. et al. Sensitivity of plants to high frequency electromagnetic radiation: cellular mechanisms and morphological changes. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11157-020-09563-9 Abstract The technological advancement and increased usage of wireless and other communication devices have greatly enhanced the level of radiofrequency electromagnetic field radiation (EMF-r) in the environment. It has resulted in unprecedented...
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Koziorowska A, Depciuch J, Białek J, et al. Electromagnetic field of extremely low frequency has an impact on selected chemical components of the honeybee. Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences. 2020 Dec;23(4):537-544. DOI: 10.24425/pjvs.2020.134703. Abstract The electromagnetic field (EMF) is an environmental factor affecting living organisms. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effect...
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2021, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) – Proceedings from a Symposium on the Impacts of Wireless Technology on Health Abstract Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is explicitly recognized as a disability in many nations. However, individuals with EHS who make disability claims often are not accommodated by employers or service providers and tend to have...
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