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Making Connections: 53 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link School Curriculum to the World of 2019 - The New York Times

Making Connections: 53 Teenagers Suggest Creative Ways to Link School Curriculum to the World of 2019 - The New York Times | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Over 2,000 students took us up on our second annual December challenge to “connect what you’re learning in school with the world today,” and, as you’ll see from the work of the winners, below, this year’s best were just as insightful and imaginative as last year’s.

Whether the connections these teenagers made were obvious, or whether they were so oblique it’s likely no one else has ever made them, what delighted us most was seeing the thinking in action. Many described aha moments, when a work of literature or an event in history was illuminated by something in The Times, whether a Letter to the Editor that helped make sense of “Death of a Salesman,” or a Smarter Living piece that, as one student wrote, would have greatly helped Hamlet “handle his anger responsibly.”

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Opinion | A.I. Could Worsen Health Disparities

Opinion | A.I. Could Worsen Health Disparities | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is beginning to meet (and sometimes exceed) assessments by doctors in various clinical situations. A.I. can now diagnose skin cancer like dermatologists, seizures like neurologists, and diabetic retinopathy like ophthalmologists. Algorithms are being developed to predict which patients will get diarrhea or end up in the ICU, and the FDA recently approved the first machine learning algorithm to measure how much blood flows through the heart — a tedious, time-consuming calculation traditionally done by cardiologists.

It’s enough to make doctors like myself wonder why we spent a decade in medical training learning the art of diagnosis and treatment.

There are many questions about whether A.I. actually works in medicine, and where it works: can it pick up pneumonia, detect cancer, predict death? But those questions focus on the technical, not the ethical. And in a health system riddled with inequity, we have to ask: Could the use of A.I. in medicine worsen health disparities?

There are at least three reasons to believe it might.

The first is a training problem. A.I. must learn to diagnose disease on large data sets, and if that data doesn’t include enough patients from a particular background, it won’t be as reliable for them. Evidence from other fields suggests this isn’t just a theoretical concern. A recent study found that some facial recognition programs incorrectly classify less than 1 percent of light-skinned men but more than one-third of dark-skinned women. What happens when we rely on such algorithms to diagnose melanoma on light versus dark skin?

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Climate change affecting U.S. economy, culture, says 4th National Climate Assessment

The 4th National Climate Assessment takes the temperature of climate change across the United States. The message? Adapt.

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Google and NASA's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

A peek at the early days of the Quantum AI Lab: a partnership between NASA, Google, USRA, and a 512-qubit D-Wave Two quantum computer. Learn more a
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If You Want To Discover Your Purpose, Look To Your Greatest Discomfort

If You Want To Discover Your Purpose, Look To Your Greatest Discomfort | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Your life's purpose is not revealed through desire, it's revealed through discomfort.
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ACT Scores Show Drop in College Readiness, Especially in Math

ACT Scores Show Drop in College Readiness, Especially in Math | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
More U.S. high-school graduates who took the ACT college-entrance exam aren’t ready for college-level coursework, with math readiness at a 14-year low.
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Earthquake early warning milestone: ShakeAlert rolled out to entire Bay Area

Earthquake early warning milestone: ShakeAlert rolled out to entire Bay Area | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Local, state and national political leaders join Berkeley scientists and BART officials to roll out the latest version of an earthquake early warning system, ShakeAlert 2.0...
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Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases - The New York Times

Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases - The New York Times | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases.
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Doctors are surprisingly bad at reading lab results. It’s putting us all at risk. - The

Doctors are surprisingly bad at reading lab results. It’s putting us all at risk. - The | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
The companies that provide tests work hard to promote their products. Doctors often think that ordering more tests will protect against lawsuits. Moreover, medical schools offer limited instruction on how to understand test results, which means many doctors are not equipped to do this well. Even when medical students have short classroom instruction in test interpretation, it is rarely taught in a clinic with actual patients.
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Ford, an Automaker at a Crossroads, Seeks Cuts and Partners - The New York Times

Ford, an Automaker at a Crossroads, Seeks Cuts and Partners - The New York Times | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
With its stock at its lowest point since 2009, the company plans to trim its salaried work force and is exploring an alliance with Volkswagen.
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A Marriage Made in Heaven...Or At Least in the Cloud

We believe the future of healthcare tech will be one that runs on open platform-based solutions, is committed to interoperability, and offers consumers and medical professionals alike a useful, reliable experience that is accessible from any mobile device.
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Why Texas Hospitals' Urge to Merge Takes Precedence

Why Texas Hospitals' Urge to Merge Takes Precedence | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Health system M&As may be necessary as insurers with greater access to capital are expanding low-cost outpatient centers into Texas to capture patients.
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We Can Have a World Without Work, Or We Can Have Predatory Capitalism — But We Can’t Have Both

Of all the myths we’re told these days, there’s none quite so funny and strange as this one: soon enough, we’ll have a work-free world — all we need is technology! And then people will be free to do…
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The use of Blockchain to Advance Biometric Technologies

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The use of Blockchain to Advance Biometric Technologies
Blockchain technology can be used to bring about important developments in biometric technologies but with rewards come risks.

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Amazon-Berkshire-JPM snags BCBS data executive

Amazon-Berkshire-JPM snags BCBS data executive | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Dana Gelb Safran, senior vice president of enterprise analytics at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, is the latest healthcare executive — and the first woman — to join the growing company's leadership.
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"Providence St. Joseph Health EVP and chief digital officer Aaron Martin, warned attendees that the American healthcare system is in a similar position as the publishing industry was when Amazon disrupted the book value chain in 1997. 

 Within the past few months, Amazon has announced it would begin selling glucose monitors and blood pressure cuffs direct to consumers, forged a partnership with blockchain platform Ethereum and signed a definitive agreement to acquire online pharmacy PillPack. 

The company also also recently secured a patent for a feature that would enable its voice assistant Alexa to detect when a user is feeling ill and recommend an OTC remedy." #blessthemess
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store of the future may look like a windowless warehouse - Online grocery Albertsons Walmart Kroger Automate Ecommerce order preparation using #robots and #AI to push #innovation limits because the...

store of the future may look like a windowless warehouse - Online grocery Albertsons Walmart Kroger Automate Ecommerce order preparation using #robots and #AI to push #innovation limits because the... | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it

The Albertsons Cos. is embracing robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to automate and save costs on ecommerce fulfillment.


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Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 20, 2018 12:09 PM

WHY IT MATTERS: warehouse automation is a major component of retail ecommerce digital transformation. As more orders go online, the speed and cost of order preparation must be reduced. Amazon has invested heavily in the field buying KIVA robots in 2014. Now other retailers, especially in the grocery field, are also moving from manual picking to automation because they have the volume. In fact, this may be a sign of the future: grocery retailers may become leaders in the digital transformation, moving away from their current position as dead last.

Ngocminh's curator insight, December 11, 2018 8:42 PM

Ghế xoay nhân viên nữ hình vỏ trứng màu sắc trắng đen, thiết kế rất ưa nhìn từ mọi phía. Đối với những khách hàng thích mẫu mã đơn giản, tinh tế và phong cách sản phẩm này có những ưu điểm của thiết kế Bắc Âu tối giản.

Ghế xoay nhân viên nữ hình vỏ trứng nếu nhìn từ phía sau, có hình dạng rất giống một quả trứng lớn, vui nhộn và hài hước, mọi người không thể không yêu nó ngay từ cái nhìn đầu tiên. Do hình dạng tích hợp, các tay vịn thông thường trong ghế nhân viên văn phòng. Ghế hình vỏ trứng được thiết kế lại đã thay thế bằng tay vịn cố định. Tuy nhiên, đệm trên tay vịn khá dày, và khuỷu tay được đặt trên đỉnh để cảm nhận rõ ràng sự hỗ trợ của phần tay ghế.


Ghế xoay nhân viên nữ hình vỏ trứng VC02

1.Thiết kế ghế nhân viên nữ hình vỏ trứng

Mẫu ghế nhân viên hình vỏ trứng thông qua một đệm ngồi tương đối dày, và nó mềm mại và hỗ trợ khi ngồi làm việc. Sự thoải mái khi ngồi tốt hơn ghế xoay văn phòng giá rẻ. Phần lưng bằng lưới thoáng khí mà không cảm thấy lạnh vào mùa đông. Nó cũng không phải là dễ dàng để đổ mồ hôi trong mùa hè. Lưới được sử dụng ở mặt sau của ghế, độ dẻo dai rất tốt, không cảm thấy bị hụt hẫng ở lưng và hỗ trợ hiệu quả các cơ bắp.

Ghế xoay nhân viên nữ hình vỏ trứng VC01 2. Tiện ích của ghế nhân viên vỏ trứng

Với chức năng của ghế xoay nhân viên vỏ trứng thật thoải mái cho người sử dụng. Tay cầm điều chỉnh, ghế có thể được nâng lên tự do để đạt được vị trí ngồi tối ưu với bàn làm việc. Ngoài chức năng nâng cơ bản của ghế nhân viên văn phòng, mẫu ghế hình vỏ trứng nhỏ gọn cũng có chức năng ngả tựa 120°. Phương pháp vận hành chính thức là chỉ việc kéo cần điều khiển, tựa lưng vào ghế sau đó nhả ra. Quý khách có thể tận hưởng niềm vui bồng bềnh êm ái cũng như mang đến cho bạn một tâm trạng tốt. Tuy nhiên, sản phẩm cũng có những khiếm khuyết như là trọng lượng của phụ nữ thường không đủ để ép ghế thấp xuống khi cần.

3.Ghế nhân viên vỏ trứng phù hợp không gian làm việc.

Một mẫu ghế nhân viên văn phòng tốt, trước hết, cần phải được thoải mái khi ngồi làm việc. Tiếp theo là ngoại hình đẹp cũng như giá trị cao. Tuy nhiên, một chiếc ghế xoay văn phòng cao và chắc chắn, nhưng nếu căn phòng nhỏ thì cũng không phù hợp.  Ghế nhân viên dành cho nữ hình vỏ trứng không chỉ có hình dạng sinh động, mà còn giảm đáng kể không gian, đặc biệt thích hợp cho văn phòng không gian nhỏ.

4. Kết luận.

Ghế xoay nhân viên nữ hình vỏ trứng mẫu mới của Hòa Phát Group được giới thiệu thực sự dễ thương. Sản phẩm phù hợp với văn phòng có yêu cầu cao về giá trị thẩm mĩ. Mặc dù tựa lưng ngắn bù lại sự hỗ trợ của đệm ngồi đàn hồi êm ái. Kích thước nhỏ rất thích hợp để sử dụng trong một không gian nhỏ. Khi cần muốn đặt nó dưới gầm bàn, bạn cũng có thể làm giảm chiều cao của ghế. Nếu quý khách cần tìm hiểu thêm về các dòng ghế dành cho nữ xin truy cập hoaphat.website/ Hân hạnh đón tiếp bạn!


 
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Payroll Taxes Need to Increase This Much to Fix Social Security

Payroll Taxes Need to Increase This Much to Fix Social Security | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
The longer Congress waits to act, the bigger the actuarial deficit grows.
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You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It. | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
There is always more to do.
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The US Should Take a 'Leadership' Role on Blockchain, IBM Report Argues

The US Should Take a 'Leadership' Role on Blockchain, IBM Report Argues | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
A new report by IBM claims that U.S.-based blockchain developers are looking to the government for leadership on building and deploying the tech.
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The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Commuter Train Is Now in Service

The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Commuter Train Is Now in Service | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
There is fierce competition between hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries as the best mechanism for storing renewably-generated energy.
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U.S. ranks 25th for men and 32nd for women when it comes to helping residents reach their potential - The

U.S. ranks 25th for men and 32nd for women when it comes to helping residents reach their potential - The | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Portugal, Italy, Slovenia and 20 other nations rank higher than the United States on a new economic indicator from the World Bank.
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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times

Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Avoiding the most serious damage requires transforming the world economy within just a few years, said the authors, who estimate that the damage would come at a cost of $54 trillion. But while they conclude that it is technically possible to achieve the rapid changes required to avoid 2.7 degrees of warming, they concede that it may be politically unlikely.

For instance, the report says that heavy taxes or prices on carbon dioxide emissions — perhaps as high as $27,000 per ton by 2100 — would be required. But such a move would be almost politically impossible in the United States, the world’s largest economy and second-largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China. Lawmakers around the world, including in China, the European Union and California, have enacted carbon pricing programs.
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Innovation Frontlines: Q&A with UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern shares how their new simulation center where medical students interview virtual patients is transforming healthcare.
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Good-Health Attitude | Kaiser Permanente

Good-Health Attitude | Kaiser Permanente | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude—a good-health mind-set—doesn't just happen. It takes work, every day. The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude": 1 Focus on your abilitie
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Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court: sparks or harmony? | Reuters

Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court: sparks or harmony? | Reuters | Strategic Knowledge Sciences | Scoop.it
When Clarence Thomas took a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1991, he had only barely survived a series of bitter Senate hearings on allegations of sexual harassment that divided the country.
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