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Keven Walgamott, a real estate agent who lost his left hand and part of his arm in an electrical accident in 2002, got emotional when he was able to clasp his hands together and “feel” the space between his thumb and his index finger using a 3D-printed prosthetic hand in 2016.”That was the first time I ever felt anything in my left hand since my amputation,” Walgamott says. He got emotional a second time when he was able to grasp his wife’s hand and “feel” her touch, this time through a newly designed, experimental prosthetic hand that can be directed with the user’s mind.Walgamott was the sole volunteer for a 14-month study conducted by a multidisciplinary team based at the University of Utah, and also included collaborators from the University of Chicago and the Cleveland Clinic. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal Science Robotics.The research team adapted a commercially developed prosthetic named the “LUKE arm” — after the robotic hand the character Luke Skywalker got in the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back.The original LUKE arm had been designed to perform a variety of movements, but the Utah collaboration significantly improved it by figuring out how to mimic the way the human brain sends a signal to the hand to touch an object, and how the hand sends a signal back in response to touching it.”The nerves that communicate and control the hand and the nerves that send information back up to the brain still exist even after the hand has been amputated,” explains Jacob George, a doctoral student of biomedical engineering at the University of Utah and one of the lead authors of the study.The research team implanted electrodes in some of those nerves in Walgamott’s forearm and then recorded the signals that occurred when he thought of moving his hand to grab or touch an object. The prosthetic hand moved as commanded by Walgamott’s brain.Better feedback between prosthetic and brain”The whole ‘using feedback for prosthetics’ idea has been floating around for a while and people just haven’t shown whether or not it works,” says Sharlene Flesher, postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University, who also studies tactile feedback in prosthetic robotic limbs, but was not involved in this study. “The fact that they got everything to work is not a trivial result.”Other existing prosthetics can also convert brain signals into movement. But doing daily life tasks depends not only on our ability to grab objects but also on our ability to sense through touch what those objects are without looking at them.For instance, if you try holding an egg in your hand while blindfolded, you’ll likely know right away that you have to handle it carefully to avoid breaking it. This is because the nerves in your hand send signals to your brain that tell you — based on past experience and characteristics such as shape, texture and heft — that you’re holding an egg. But with most prosthetic hands you’d need visual clues to tell you how strongly you could grip the object to avoid dropping it or crushing it.The University of Utah researchers and their colleagues were able to restore Walgamott’s ability to “feel” what he was touching by providing stimuli through electrodes implanted in his arm; the information was quickly transmitted back up to the brain as if it were coming directly from the hand.By recovering some of his sense of touch in this way, Walgamott was able to precisely distinguish between large and small and soft and hard objects after roughly 10 seconds of handling them — even when his eyes or ears were covered.”We’re tapping into the same [mechanism] that’s used in my body and your body and everyone’s body, and we’re trying to just activate it in the way it would have normally been activated. So the sensations feel like they’re coming from their hand,” says George.Walgamott says the sensations he experienced with the robotic hand didn’t feel exactly the same as those from his other hand, but he still found the ability to touch, feel and manipulate fragile objects like grapes and eggs astounding.”Being able to pick up an egg without crushing it was a remarkable experience,” he says, and the skill translated to challenges he faces in daily life. Using the prosthetic in the lab, he was able to feed himself and load a pillow into a pillow case, and put on his wedding ring.”This study kind of pushes the importance of why we should have sensorized prosthetics,” says Flesher. Beyond all the remaining technical challenges, she says, getting insurance companies to recognize the importance of such devices will be a key hurdle to overcome.Insurance companies “think of it as a luxury,” Flesher says. “But [a sense of touch] really is so critical to how you control your arm.”Prosthetic hands that can restore one’s sense of touch are currently not available outside the lab — Walgamott participated in the study for 14 months, wearing the prosthetic device for only a few hours per session during that time, and only in the lab. It connected to his arm via surgically implanted wires that were removed when the 14-month-long study was completed.Using the device required a researcher’s direct supervision. For the LUKE Arm to be routinely usable at home, researchers would like to come up with a device that can be implanted inside the body, like a pacemaker. Though Utah companies are working on a wireless version of the device, it has only been tested in animals so far.George and his collaborators hope next to get approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin testing their modified LUKE arm in larger groups of people, and in the participants’ own homes instead of the lab. They are now testing a prosthetic arm whose electronic controls can be strapped to the waist, which would make it easier for patients to use without supervision.’Phantom pain’ temporarily easedWalgamott’s burning phantom pain — a pain coming from the hand that is no longer there – also was reduced while his prosthetic hand was turned on.”[We are] recreating that sense of touch that they would normally be getting,” George explains. “When we start to do that, we think that we’re recreating the sense associated with that hand, [which] can kind of get rid of the pain.”Unfortunately, Walgamott says that the pain was reduced for only about an hour after taking the prosthetic off, and then the pain returned with the same intensity as before. He continues to feel that pain today.”Getting rid of phantom pain is one of the hopes,” a member of the research team told Walgamott during the experimental trial, according to a study transcript. “It’s not a promise. But if we restore sensory and motor function, then the prosthetic hand will become your hand, and the phantom will not have a place anymore.” Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.
Arun Murthy is a busy fellow. When he’s not acting as architect at Hortonworks, the Hadoop company he founded, he’s flying around the world giving keynote addresses. This is quite a long ways from where he was 10 years ago, working on Hadoop inside Yahoo.But then, the future is, typically, uncertain. That’s why we sat down with Murthy to talk about the future of Hadoop and Big Data processing as a whole.What is the next big focus for Apache Hadoop as a whole?I think if you look at the big picture, Hadoop started off as map/reduce and HDFS. Things have obviously changed a lot. We’ve had things like YARN for a while now, so map/reduce is no longer the be all end all. We also have Spark and Flink, and a better Hive, and on and on. The infrastructure side of the Hadoop space is alive and kicking.The infrastructure side is alive and kicking. The idea always was to let a thousand flowers bloom, and that has happened. It’s not just the open-source communities that have done this, either. It’s also other sorts of vendors, like IBM, EMC and SAS. These guys are taking their product lines and making them Hadoop-compatible. (Related: How to get started with Hadoop)That’s really great. If you look at Hadoop, we’re coming now to the end of the first big wave of Hadoop. The first wave has been about establishing technologies and making sure enough of the gaps are filled well enough so you can build apps on top of pure data.As they start to build newer and newer applications, we start going from post-transactions to pre-transaction. Predictive analytics has been around for a long time, but with Hadoop, you can do analytics with very fine granularity. You can make every customer feel special.What people have realized as they build more and more of these apps, a lot of these new-generation apps are primarily driven by data. You can build apps that delight and inform the end customer, but every model app we’re going to build is also a data app.
Apply Now » Former Staff Writer –shares Add to Queue The Only Thing Scarier Than Self-Driving Cars Are the Hackers Waiting to Attack Them January 28, 2014 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Next Article Technology Geoff Weiss Imagine a world in which hacking wasn’t so much an issue of personal intrusion as a practice that could quite literally murder.That world may not be far off. A wild proliferation of self-driving cars is expected by 2035 that will be both tantalizing to hackers and critically vulnerable to malware, analysts caution.Self-driving cars are expected to initially hit roads in 2020, but by 2035, nearly 54 million autonomous vehicles will be sold, according to a recent study by global research firm IHS. And after 2050, virtually all vehicles in both the personal and commercial realms will be self-driving.Related: Crafts Store Michaels May Be the Latest Victim of a Data HackWhile this year’s CES show foreshadowed that an “Internet of Things” as well as new categories of smart devices are poised to pervade our lives, the hazards that these developments are bound to present will inevitably increase in both frequency and severity.”For cars to be able to self-drive, they have to be able to negotiate with each other,” Eddie Schwartz, Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ vice president of global security solutions, told The Guardian. “You can’t negotiate something like that without having some security principles behind it.”Nevertheless, the advantages to having self-driving cars on the road are crucial, according to the IHS study. Accident rates for self-driving cars are likely to plummet near zero, IHS reports, and both traffic and air pollution are predicted to decline as driving patterns will be optimally automated.Related: Uh, Did Your Refrigerator Just Send Me an Internet Virus?The full repercussions of potential hacks, on the other hand, would pummel a cyber-security industry that “is still 40 years from maturity,” Schwartz said. And that’s not to mention the myriad legal issues, insurance industry evolutions and transforming questions of liability that would have to catch up with the technology.Another sign that these questions may need to be addressed in the not-so-distant future? Even normal cars are susceptible to cyber attacks. Last August, researchers used a laptop plugged into the diagnostics port of both an Ford SUV and a Toyota Prius to brake and accelerate the cars and control their steering wheels.In 2011, researchers achieved similar access through Bluetooth technology, mobile data and even a malicious audio file burned onto a CD.Related: The Ridiculous Thing One Congressman Said About Self-Driving Cars The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 3 min read
Register Now » Image credit: Shutterstock New Study Finds the Global Gender Pay Gap Won’t Be Closed Until 2186 Nina Zipkin –shares The pay gap between men and women is a persistent concern all over the world, but according to new findings from the World Economic Forum, we have a long way to go before we reach parity.In its annual Global Gender Gap report, the organization found that “at the current rate of change, and given the widening economic gender gap since last year, it will not be closed for another 170 years.” That means women and men won’t be paid equally all over in the world until 2186, based on the WEF’s research.Related: Even World Cup Winners Are Not Immune to the Gender Pay Gap It may be a false equivalency, but think about this: Elon Musk wants to make humans an interplanetary species starting in 2024. We can settle on another planet, but equal pay for equal work is still somehow beyond our grasp.Ranking 144 countries, a number of factors are taken into consideration in measuring the gender gap, including the population of women’s participation in the labor force, income, literacy and education, rates of health and survival, and women’s participation in government, including how long a country has had a female head of state.Related: Tech’s Gender Wage Gap Is Real, Partly Because Men Don’t Believe It Is.The United States isn’t terrible, but it’s not fantastic either. On the overall gender gap ranking, it comes in at number 45, behind Trinidad and Tobago, and ahead of Australia. The country is number 26 on the economic participation ranking, number one in educational attainment (along with 23 others), 62 for health and survival and 73 on the political empowerment ranking.The top country on the list is Iceland — but it’s not immune from concerns about pay inequality. Just last week on its election day, 48 percent of Iceland’s parliament seats were filled by women. But earlier in the month, activists were protesting the country’s wage gap.In Iceland, women earn anywhere from 14 to 18 percent less than their male co-workers, and on Oct. 24, women all over the country staged a walkout at 2:38 p.m. — leaving their jobs 14 percent earlier. Add to Queue November 3, 2016 Entrepreneur Staff Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. 2 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Gender Gap Next Article The World Economic Forum breaks down how far we have to go in its latest Global Gender Gap report.
Jim DicsoMarketing Technology NewsNewspersonalizationPersonalization X VideoSundaySky Previous ArticleNew Research Reveals That Understanding Customer Emotions is a Key Driver of Business Predictability for BrandsNext ArticleAI-Powered Sales Assistant Exceed.ai Announces New Machine Learning Capabilities to Answer Prospects’ Questions, Reply to Objections and Inquiries More than 70% of the Brand Leaders for Video or Personalization Reach Customers with Personalized Video, reveals SundaySky Business WireJune 12, 2019, 3:46 pmJune 12, 2019 SundaySky Personalization X Video Index Ranks Fortune 500 Brands on Personalization and Video Marketing According to Customer FeedbackMore than 70% of the brands who rank in the top ten for either personalization or video, as rated by their customers, use the two strategies together in the form of personalized video, according to a new consumer study from SundaySky ranking industry leaders on personalization and video marketing. SundaySky surveyed customers of more than 60 household names to gauge customer satisfaction with brand efforts in both personalization and video spaces, scoring the leaders of retail, travel, healthcare, telecommunications, insurance and financial services in the new Personalization x Video Index.“Consumers have access to unprecedented amounts of information and options, and as new entrants compete for their attention, brands need to compete on a dimension of customer experience where each experience is personal, valuable and emotionally engaging to each person”Separately, video and personalization are proven strategies for providing value to customers and improving customer satisfaction, and the convergence of these two approaches lifts consumers’ satisfaction with brand efforts. Consumers universally rated brands’ personalization efforts higher than they rated their video efforts. Bank of America achieved top rating for personalization in SundaySky’s Personalization x Video Index due to positive customer experience across advertising and owned media channels. In the financial industry, the brand beat out American Express in both personalization and video ratings. Overall, brands in the financial services industry have the highest personalization scores compared to other industries, likely due to high competition for seamless brand experiences and personalization for customers to bank anytime across multiple channels. The travel industry rated the highest in video, which can be attributed to the plethora of footage that brands leverage from destinations, activities, properties and other visual content.Marketing Technology News: PROS Launches Sales Agreement Management to Streamline Selling in Digital Era“Online video can serve digital business strategy professionals by increasing brand awareness, educating customers about products and services, and helping with lead generation, cross-selling, and upselling,” writes Nick Barber, Forrester analyst, in his April 2019 report Financial Services Firms Should Weave Online Video Into Every Customer Journey. “Specifically, video can… encourage customers to buy, … increase [their] satisfaction, [and] connect with [them] on an emotional level.”The Personalization x Video Index highlights leaderboards in several industries. Sephora leads Amazon for the top retail ratings in both personalization and video. Walmart earned 12th place ranking in both personalization and video, while Target is listed among the top five retailers. Verizon and AT&T led T-Mobile and Sprint on both personalization and video, with Verizon taking top marks against all telecommunications brands measured.Marketing Technology News: Vidyard Expands Offering to Bring Personalized Video App to Any Sales Professional, No Matter How They Work“Consumers have access to unprecedented amounts of information and options, and as new entrants compete for their attention, brands need to compete on a dimension of customer experience where each experience is personal, valuable and emotionally engaging to each person,” said Jim Dicso, CEO of SundaySky. “For the world’s biggest brands to attract, retain and ensure happy customers, SundaySky provides the platform and expertise they need for personalized, emotionally rich video that also scales across their millions of customers.”SundaySky’s research also revealed that only 29 percent of consumers reported the efforts to use their data for personalized experiences in consistent and seamless ways were satisfactory. SundaySky researchers advise brands need to incorporate personalization in video marketing strategies to keep up with demand, and there’s room for personalization improvement to ensure great consumer experiences. This advice comes from another recent study done by SundaySky on how personalized video can boost customer experience Net Promoter Scores. The study showed that the use of personalized video as a customer experience strategy correlates with up to a 48-point increase in NPS.Marketing Technology News: Agency Veteran Joao Machado Joins as Sabio’s SVP of Product Marketing
What is believed to occur is that tumor molecules uptake these resources faster than healthy cells do. What we’ve contributed to the field is a new method to introduce radio-labeled isotopes of atoms into drug molecules in a way that hasn’t been done before.”David Nicewicz, PhD, professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Chemistry and the co-corresponding author of the study Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jun 21 2019In an advance for medical imaging, scientists from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a method for creating radioactive tracers to better track pharmaceuticals in the body as well as image diseases, such as cancer, and other medical conditions.The researchers reported in the journal Science a method for creating tracers used with positron emission tomography, or PET, imaging. Researchers said their findings could make it possible to attach radioactive tags to compounds that previously have been difficult or even impossible to label.”Positron emission tomography is a powerful and rapidly developing technology that plays key roles in medical imaging as well as in drug discovery and development,” said the study’s co-corresponding author, UNC Lineberger’s Zibo Li, PhD, an associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Radiology, and director of the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program at the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center. “This discovery opens a new window for generating novel PET agents from existing drugs.”PET scans track a radioactive tag that is attached to a compound. These tracers are generally injected into the body, and they produce bright images on medical scans as the tracer accumulates in the targeted lesion, organ or tissue. Scientists can attach tags to molecules like glucose, which will accumulate in tumors as cancer cells consume a lot of sugar to drive their overactive growth, or to amino acids, which, as the building blocks of proteins, are can be highly consumed in tumors. They can also attach them to potential new drugs to track their course in the body. In their study, the researchers described a new way of attaching the radioactive molecule Fluorine-18, a widely used isotope in PET imaging, by breaking a specific chemical structure of carbon and hydrogen atoms. In the presence of blue light from a laser and after the addition a catalyst material to speed the reaction, the researchers could break existing chemical bonds in the structure and insert Fluorine-18. Once attached, the tracer emits gamma rays that are picked up by imaging. The researchers used a cyclotron, a particle accelerator, in UNC’s Biomedical Research Imaging Center to create Fluorine-18.Related StoriesPorvair Sciences’ ultra-flat Krystal glass bottom microplates for imaging applicationsNanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccinePhasefocus to launch new cell imaging system with smart incubation technologyResearchers envision multiple potential applications for their discovery, including for medical imaging to screen patients for response to a drug, or to aid in drug development research.”Not only can we study where drugs are localized in the body, which is something that’s important for drug development work, but we could also develop imaging agents to track cancer progression or inflammation in the body, aiding in cancer research and Alzheimer’s research,” Nicewicz said. “Having more than one method for tumor detection may give you cross-verification to make sure what you’re seeing is real. If you have two methods to validate a scan – two is better than one.While existing radiolabeling methods requires the synthesis of dedicated new compounds to attach the radiotag, researchers say their approach may allow them to attach a tag existing compounds – a boon for drug development research.”In this study, we showed that we could label a broad spectrum of compounds,” Li said, including for anti-inflammatory drugs, and specific amino acids to show that they could image tumors.Li also said the information obtained by the new PET tracer could lead to the development of corresponding treatment plans, depending on the imaging result, which would be an important step in providing personalized medicine.The researchers said the next step is to develop a device that would make it easier for scientists to use this new method for creating radiolabeled tracers. In addition, they are working to expand their technology to develop other tracers that use a different radioactive material, such as Carbon-11.”This discovery opens a new window for generating novel PET agents from existing drugs,” Li said. “Many very complicated, or almost impossible to label drugs, could potentially work using this method.” Source:UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Australia’s top legal body on Friday warned of police and intelligence “overreach” after Canberra rushed through parliament controversial laws allowing authorities to circumvent encrypted communications. Under the new legislation, Australian authorities can force tech firms to decrypt communications Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications Explore further Citation: Revisions eyed for rushed Australia encryption law (2018, December 7) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-eyed-australia-encryption-law.html © 2018 AFP Under the legislation, police and intelligence agencies can force technology firms—including overseas communication giants like Facebook and WhatsApp—to remove encrypted protection for people under investigation.Canberra says the laws are needed to intercept communications between serious criminals, like terrorists and paedophiles.Despite fierce debate, the legislation rushed through parliament late Thursday, on the last day of sitting for the year, after the opposition Labor party agreed to drop amendments in the interest of public safety over the Christmas break.”I think these laws were rushed,” opposition leader Bill Shorten admitted Friday.”I thought it was important that we reach at least a sensible conclusion before the summer on the important matter of national security,” he told reporters.The opposition will “seek to improve” the legislation when parliament resumes next year, he said, acknowledging that “legitimate concerns” persist.The government has agreed to consider further amendments to the bill early next year in line with recommendations made by a parliamentary joint committee on security.The Law Council of Australia on Friday said the legislation “rammed” through parliament left open the possibility of “overreach” from the police and intelligence officials.The council was concerned the new laws could circumvent the need for authorities to get a warrant before obtaining communications, while people could be detained in some circumstances without being allowed to contact a lawyer.”It’s not just the rights of citizens that are potentially compromised by this outcome, but intelligence agencies and law enforcement that are at risk of acting unlawfully,” said council president Morry Bailes in a statement.Bailes said the security committee process has been “politicised” with the rushed legislation.”The committee must now be given the time it needs to ensure there are no unintended consequences, which could be to the detriment of us all,” he said.”Next year, as well as passing the remaining amendments, the intelligence and security committee needs to be brought back into the frame to get these laws right.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
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the story of a transition from repressive authoritarian rule not to democracy but to an awakening of deep-rooted angry racialized movements dedicated to ridding the country of those who do not belong Take U Parmoukkha for example a senior Buddhist monk who told Wade that Islam was innately violent Or Ma Win an ethnic Kaman a Muslim minority that qualifies for citizenship unlike some other ethnic groups who was beaten by ethnic Rakhine produce sellers for being "kalar" the derogatory term denoting South Asian origins Dar Yasin—AP/Shutterstock Wade’s central theme is that the military manipulated Buddhism since it seized power in 1962 to fuel fervor for its largely coercive and homogenizing nation-building project Out of this maneuvering Wade claims rose the extremism that dominates transitional Myanmar today from which the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority has suffered disproportionately "So violently had notions of identity and belonging been manipulated and thrust to the center of life under the military that as it began to step back those contestations formed a core part of the search for the new Myanmar" Wade writes Read more: One Year On Aung San Suu Kyi Struggles to Unite a Fractured Myanmar As reforms unfurled after 2011 that fervor was taken up by a range of forces including Buddhist farmers who told Wade they traveled in 2012 to Muslim villages with machetes and torches to attack Rohingyas who were their former friends and business associates Rohingya bands retaliated Hundreds were left dead villages burned beyond recognition and coexistence among many Rakhines and Rohingyas no longer thinkable One Rakhine Buddhist explained his fear of Muslims from a nearby village: "If they come we will kill them or they will kill us" Political and moral authorities did little to control the violence Suu Kyi who is now the country’s de facto leader steadfastly evaded questions on the bloodshed which as Wade argues meant "she and her party were complicit in fueling the mentality" that led to the debasement of the Rohingya Almost overnight "the importance of the nationalist cause had outflanked that of the democratic cause” for many Buddhists Wade writes Inter-communal mostly anti-Muslim violence soon spread to other towns led by monks and gangs of thugs the latter usually described to Wade by victims as "outsiders" to the communities affected Perceptively the author notes the ambiguity around perpetrators: "Exactly which forces were driving the violence never became clear" By 2013 ethnoracial Buddhist nationalism had hugely empowered the politically and socially influential Organization for the Protection of Race and Religion (known by its Burmese acronym Ma Ba Tha) and monks such as U Wirathu known for his hate-filled diatribes Read more: Will the Rohingya Exodus Be Aung San Suu Kyi’s Fall From Grace Myanmars Enemy Within is well-timed to inform debates about Myanmars most violent crisis of the last 25 years but it founders on factual misreadings of history Most importantly the overall narrative is inaccurate; Myanmar’s military did not promote Buddhism as its nation-building tool until after a democratic uprising in 1988 In fact when it entered power in 1962 and established a socialist regime it halted its civilian predecessors attempt to make Buddhism the state religion Wade conflates the socialist period (1962-88) with the military junta era (1988-2011) During the former Socialist ideology not zealous promotion of Buddhist gave rise to the laws and attitudes that led to the "othering" of the Rohingya and the eventual emergence of widespread Islamophobia Wades readable explanation of the creation of the enemy within may be incomplete but his work remains bold and brave in its attempt to tell a story of Buddhist rage in Myanmar Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors Contact us at editors@time. which shifts the series to freeform exploration,爱上海Ileya, looked as gorgeous as they ever did. 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