A simple solution to protect critical infrastructure

Protecting our infrastructure isn’t just about preventing malicious attacks, but also mitigating the damage of natural disasters. If you’ve seen a hurricane, tornado, or super storm, then you know just how much damage they can do to roads, bridges, construction sites, and especially underground subways. Think of the sheer number of ways water can enter into a subway tunnel, and ...

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How to Make Your Phone Number Private


Whether you’re getting quotes from car dealers, setting up an online dating account or returning a work call from your personal phone, there are times when keeping your number private makes sense. Fortunately there are options for short term “burner” numbers, virtual phone lines and caller ID blocking. Here’s what I recommend. Temporary “Burner” Numbers For a temporary disposable number, ...

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Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals

Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, however, it has been difficult to identify specific mental capacities that distinguish humans from other animals. Researchers at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Stockholm University have now discovered that humans have ...

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The Best Running Apps


The sun is out and the joggers are following. If that’s not you, fret not. Motivating yourself to go for that run around the neighborhood—or your first half-marathon—is easier than ever thanks to running apps that track your progress and suggest new goals. Whether you’re gearing up to pass the 5k mark or need to revive your running mojo, there’s ...

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How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital spark

One of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists led by James K. McNulty of Florida State University has developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark: pictures of puppies and ...

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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia


Between 11 and 15 June 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 14 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including one fatal case among previously reported cases. Details of the cases Detailed information concerning the cases reported can be found in a separate document (see link below). Thirteen of the 14 newly reported ...

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New eero Devices Plug in Anywhere to Expand Your Home WiFi Coverage


Following the success of its home Wi-Fi system, eero announced this week the arrival of two new, intelligent products that make up its customizable and quick-setup home Wi-Fi system: the eero (2nd Generation) and the eero Beacon. eero’s Wi-Fi mesh system enables you to widen your home Wi-Fi coverage by using eero units to pass along service through one another ...

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Common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice, research finds

A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects. Known as quaternary ammonium compounds or “quats,” the chemicals are often used as disinfectants and preservatives in household and personal products such as cleaners, laundry detergent, fabric ...

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19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests

Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity over the lifespan, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And, the study found, starting at age 35, activity levels declined through midlife ...

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Microsoft Xbox One X vs. PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch


The Xbox One X, Microsoft’s newest gaming console, represents a huge leap forward for performance, both from Microsoft’s older Xboxes and Sony’s PlayStation 4 lineup. The One X has 40% more power than any other console, with a 2.3GHz processor, 12GB of memory and 6-teraflop graphics processor. While all of those numbers may read like gibberish, in computing higher numbers ...

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