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EBM Focus: What Does It Take to Keep Weight Off? Apparently More Than $665

Many a New Year’s weight loss resolution has lived and died by the sword of the “diet.” The body of evidence on dieting overwhelmingly shows that most diets work while you do them. Maintaining that weight loss after the diet ends, however, is most often a losing battle. Despite the yearly advent of new and improved fad diets and wonder pills, unrealized ... Read More »

Does hobby blogging make you adventurer?

Being a hobby blogger is an activity that let you share your best moments with your audience. All bloggers try to create better and more not standard content in order to impress their readers. The most motivated of them even go further and become a real adventurers. Don`t you think that being a hobby blogger can change your personality and ... Read More »

Does heart disease run in your family? Daily exercise may help you lower its risks

According to the findings reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardio-respiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke — even among people with a genetic predisposition for heart disease. “The main message is that being physically active is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, ... Read More »

Amazon’s Alexa Is Now Available For HTC’s U11. How Does It Compare To Other Digital Assistants?

HTC and Amazon have announced that Alexa, Amazon’s own digital assistant, is now available for use on HTC’s U11 smartphone. Amazon’s Alexa is already a fairly popular digital assistant, but its availability on smartphones is limited to the U11 and the Huawei Mate 9. Amazon’s slow expansion into the mobile phone market could be key to determining which smart assistant ... Read More »

What Does It Take to Prevent an Internet Outage?

Remember the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket?” Companies may want to heed that advice when it comes to where they store their data, according to experts. A major part of Amazon’s cloud service was down for hours this week, causing many popular websites to load slowly or not at all. This was the second major ... Read More »

How does China respond to US chip threats? With a $30 billion factory

For China, actions speak louder than words, especially in the escalating chip battle with the U.S., which has been hurling out verbal threats in recent months. The Chinese chip infrastructure is getting a serious boost from Tsinghua Unigroup, which is investing US$30 billion in a new foundry to make chips. The state-owned Tsinghua Holdings is a majority shareholder in Tsinghua ... Read More »

Does Google listen in on your life? Should it?

Many Google users believe the company records audio through phones and computers, then applies those recordings to the AutoComplete options in Google Search. I asked followers on Google+ about this and one wrote: “If me and my wife are talking about some random subject like how long turtles live, I’ll type ‘how’ and it will fill in ‘long do turtles ... Read More »

This flexible heart patch does not need stitches

This flexible heart patch does not need stitches (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Researchers have developed a new polymer patch that can be stuck onto the heart without the need for stitches to improve the conduction of electrical impulses across heart tissue damaged during a heart attack. Heart attacks create a scar, which slows and disrupts the conduction of electrical impulses across ... Read More »

Five things AI does better than humans, from the mundane to the magnificent

AIs are giving us a kicking in board games and video games, but what else are they good for? An AI developed by Facebook researchers can rival humans when it comes to predicting whether wooden blocks will stay stacked — and where they will fall if they don’t. Credit: Facebook AI Research COMMENTS Peter Sayer IDG News Service Nov 16, ... Read More »

How Does a Translation Stage Work?

Precision motion systems are critical in applications that require highly accurate automated positioning. These include a range of modern fields, from laser processing and automated liquid handling to microscopy and photonics. One of the most recognized constituent modules of these motion systems is the translation or linear stage. Simply put, a translation stage is a component that allows for precise ... Read More »