Tech Giants Join Hands to Donate $1 Billion to AI Non-Profit

Tech Giants Join Hands to Donate $1 Billion to a Non-Profit

Some famous tech giants have collaborated to give $1 billion to a non-profit called Open AI and Artificial Intelligence research group. The main aim of the research group is to ‘advance digital intelligence’ to a point at which it can help humans.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in a joint effort with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Musk’s PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, hope that this donation will help Open AI to function freely without worrying about generating a financial return.

Alarming Decline in NIH-funded clinical trials, but number of industry-funded trials exploding

Alarming Dip in NIH-funded clinical trials, but number of industry-funded trials exploding

At one place, the number of clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health, which is the nation's largest funder of biomedical research, has significantly declined over the past decade and on the other hand, the number of trials funded by pharmaceutical industry has exploded.

The research paper has unveiled that the NIH-sponsored trials have reduced from 1,376 in 2006 to 1,048 in 2014. In the same time-frame, industry-sponsored trials have increased by around 2,000, reaching 6,500 registered in 2014.

Arctic’s air temperature in 2015 sets new records: NOAA Report

Arctic’s air temperature in 2015 sets new records: NOAA Report

The Arctic Report Card 2015 by NOAA has found air temperature in 2015 across Arctic to be significantly up, the highest since records began in 1900. Rise in air and sea surface temperatures, declining ice thickness, depletion in walrus population and shift in behavior of fish are among the changes noticed by the researchers.

Children With ADHD have Weaker Brain Connections in Networks Linked with Attention

ADHD Children Tend to have Weaker Brain Connections in Brain Networks Linked with Attention

On doing MRI brain scans of 180 children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) condition, researchers found weaker brain connections among brain networks that help the mind focus in children with ADHD. The published online Dec. 15 in the journal Biological Psychiatry showed weaker bran connections in brain networks lined with attention in children with the disorder. The findings clear throw light on the fact that children with ADHD differ from other kids in the way their brains are wired.

Know How Dogs Raise Fluids While Drinking

Know How Dogs Raise Fluids into Their Mouths to Drink

A team of researchers conducted an interesting study to find the hidden truth behind messy drinking style of dogs. The team, during their study, found how dogs raise fluids into their mouths to drink anything.

The team, for the study, compared the data on how dogs drink with the data from the previous studies of cats. They found that even though feline and canine mouths had same structures, their approach to drink anything was different.

Perturbed internet users tend to navigate their mouse more slowly, not faster as some might expect

Perturbed internet users tend to navigate their mouse more slowly, not faster as some might expect

A move similar to Google’s efforts to help you shun drunk e-mailing, computer scientists have taken some steps in an attempt to keep you happy while you use the Web. They will do so by gauging when you get ticked off.

The researchers conducted three different experiments and discovered that Internet users who feel confused, angry, frustrated or upset while online likely to move their cursor periodically and less precisely, rather than in smooth strokes.

Being Vegetarian you are contributing a Lot in Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Study

Being Vegetarian you are contributing a Lot in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Good news for bacon lovers of the world and bad news for vegetarians. Or, at least non-vegetarians should be proud that their pork belly is better for the environmental in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. Do you eat food by following guidelines set forward by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)? By doing so, you are contributing a lot in greenhouse emissions compared to non-vegetarians.

Toyota expecting sale of over 10 million vehicles in 2016

Toyota expecting sale of over 10 million vehicles in 2016

Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to sell over 10 million vehicles in coming year however slightly changed from what it expected to sell this year. On Wednesday, the world's top-selling automaker for the past 3 years straight, said that it is expecting sales of 10.114 million vehicles in 2016 and 10.098 million this year.

In the first half of 2015, Volkswagen AG overtook Toyota in sales, but it suffered in the second half due to an emissions cheating scandal. The diesel cars of Volkswagen AG were found to have software that cheated emissions tests.

Tumor-Treating Fields Can Extend Lives of Patients with Brain Tumor

Tumor-Treating Fields Can Extend Lives of Patients with Brain Tumor

Researchers of a new study have suggested a new type of electromagnetic field therapy called tumor-treating fields can help to increase the survival rate among patients with brain tumor who have undergone routine chemotherapy.

In the research published in the journal JAMA, the researchers tested the therapy in people with glioblastoma, which is one of the most devastating forms of brain cancer in adults.

Daughters of Charity Finalizes $260 Million Deal with Hedge Fund

Daughters of Charity Finalizes $260 Million Deal with Hedge Fund

Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) on Monday announced that it has signed a deal with BlueMountain capital Management. The finalization of this deal puts Daughters of charity under the management of a hedge fund.

The announcement has come almost 11 days after California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave it an approval on December 3, 2015.

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