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Democratic candidates for justice have been denied access to DNC voter data

[ad_1] At the beginning of days of Anthony Clark's campaign for Congress, the special education teacher and military veteran spent most of his free time knocking on doors in the 7th congressional district of Illinois. Unlike most Democratic candidates seeking in the era of data driven by everything, Clark did not know if the people in those houses were leaning …

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When your Fitbit goes from the activity tracker to the personal medical device

[ad_1] Fitbit spent its first decade selling activity trackers. With its latest maneuvers, the company is beginning to look less like a gear manufacturer that sells expensive accessories for fitness enthusiasts and more like a medical device company that serves hospitals, patients and health insurers. The company's company-to-company arm, called Health Solutions, now addresses four health conditions – sleep disorders …

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United States flirts with geoengineering to stimulate climate change

[ad_1] What happens with humans is that, despite all our faults, we're actually pretty good at fixing things that we know we've messed up. Lead in gasoline? Bad idea: we are going to ban lead in gasoline. Are you running out of oil to make gas? Let's change to electric vehicles. Fugitive climate change because humanity has taken too long …

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Climate change could take the air out of wind farms

[ad_1] Offshore wind farms boost Europe's drive towards a carbon-free society, while the swirling wind turbines in the heart of the United States generate enough power to supply 25 million American households. But a new study predicts that a changing climate will weaken the winds that blow across much of the northern hemisphere, possibly leading to large declines in clean …

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Why Stephen Wolfram decided to transmit the work of his company

[ad_1] Thinking in Public I have been CEO of Wolfram Research for more than 30 years. But what does that really mean? What do I end up doing on a typical day? I certainly work hard. But I think I'm not particularly typical of CEOs of technology companies of our size. Because for me, a large part of my time …

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Crispr Therapeutics plans to launch its first clinical trial in 2018

[ad_1] Towards the end of the year 2012, the French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier approached a handful of American scientists on the creation of a company, a Crispr company. They included Jennifer Doudna from UC Berkeley, George Church at Harvard University, and her former Feng Zhang postdoc of the Broad Institute – the brightest stars in the then tiny field of …

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As Southern California rages, a Boeing 747 joins the fight

[ad_1] The most important and destructive fire in California continues to grow. It consumes dry brush because it does not only cross the canyons north of Los Angeles. Strong winds and dry conditions mean that flames can jump long distances, prompting thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Thomas Fire has now expanded from Ventura County into Santa Barbara County, …

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