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Herpes vaccine company backed by Peter Thiel vows future testing will follow FDA guidelines
But he said that this past spring — about six months after the first trial was concluded — when Halford and he met with Thiel's representative to discuss Thiel investing in the vaccine's development,...
Facial recognition trial led to erroneous arrest
The controversial trial of facial recognition equipment at Notting Hill Carnival resulted in roughly 35 false matches and an erroneous arrest, highlighting questions about police use of the technology...
How scientists and Google are engaging in a war of the sexes to battle Zika
The technology is still in the validation phase, Upson said. He personally had spent the previous weekend reviewing more than 30,000 mosquito images to make sure no females were being released. "But ultimately,"...
New malaria vaccine effective in clinical trial
Researchers have demonstrated in a clinical trial that a new vaccine for malaria called Sanaria® PfSPZ-CVac has been up to 100 percent effective when assessed at 10 weeks after last dose of vaccine. For...
Trial finds software helps dyslexic children
The 11-week study, carried out by the British Dyslexia Association at Knowle Hill School in Surrey, found that using Immersive Reader, part of Microsoft's One Note software, improved pupil's reading comprehension...
Anonymizer is a popular US-based service that has been protecting the privacy of its users for more than 20 years.The Anonymizer website lists some appealing features: it works on just about every platform,...
Astrill is a Seychelles-based company which has been providing VPN services since 2009.The product specs look good, at least initially: 300+ servers, many with P2P support, in almost 50 countries. There’s...
Here’s what the BBC’s HDR breakthrough means for the future of broadcasting
Two companies, Japan’s NHK and the UK’s BBC, have just taken one more step towards broadcast 4K HDR – it’s called Hybrid-Log Gamma. The technology, which has been used to broadcast Planet Earth 2 in 4K...
AT&T's First 5G Trial Powers New Mobile Capabilities for Business
AT&T's first 5G high-speed network trial handles streaming 4K HD video, real-time camera feeds, VPN connections and Unified Communications applications. Fifth Generation or 5G technology is a way off...
GM mosquitoes approved for field trial release in Florida
The offspring of modified mosquitoes die youngPaulo Whitaker/ReutersBy Aviva RutkinReady or not, here they come. On 19 November, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District gave the green light to a controversial...
Florida officials move forward with GM mosquitoes, despite bitter foes
Enlarge / A transgenic Aedes aegypti OX513A mosquito, created by Oxitec.Getty | MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL reader comments 12 Share this story In a 3-2 vote on Saturday, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District...
Just before trial, The Turtles settle copyright suit against Sirius XM
Enlarge / Advertisement for The Turtles' "Happy Together," from a 1967 issue of Billboard magazine. reader comments 7 Share this story Members of 1960s rock band The Turtles sued Sirius XM in 2013, saying...
Site of GM mosquito trial uncertain after locals vote against being “guinea pigs”
Enlarge / Piracaba, Brazil: A Biologist releases genetically modified mosquitos.Getty | Victor Moriyama / Stringer reader comments 10 Share this story Residents of the Florida Keys headed to the polls...
GM mosquito trial in Florida given the go-ahead by regulator
Release the mozziesVictor Moriyama/GettyBy Michael Le PageThe fate of what could be the first test in the US of mosquito control using genetically modified mosquitoes now rests with the voters of Key...
Judge wipes out patent troll’s $625M verdict against Apple
Erik Mörner reader comments 5 Share this story A patent-holding company that won a huge court victory against Apple had its victory wiped out today, and its stock plunged by more than 40 percent. Nevada-based...
Despite what you've heard, Deezer does have a free tier in the US
Deezer has clarified that it does offer an ad-supported free service in the US, for those who don't wish to pay for the premium tier.Deezer only recently hit the US, but at the time it was widely reported...
First evidence that GM mosquitoes reduce disease
Let loose in PiracicabaVictor Moriyama/Getty ImagesBy Michael Le PageReleasing genetically modified mosquitoes appears to have helped reduce cases of dengue in a town in Brazil. The news comes as the...
Shkreli gets a year to figure out how to throw his ex-lawyer under the bus
Martin Shkreli, chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC, exits federal court in New York, US, on Thursday, December 17, 2015. Shkreli was arrested on alleged securities fraud related to...
Cattle-herding robot Swagbot makes debut on Australian farms
By Alice KleinYee-ha, round ’em up cowboy. Meet Swagbot, the newest member of Australia’s farm robot fleet. Swagbot can herd cows, tow heavy trailers, and traverse rugged terrain and has been designed...
HIV study confirms clinically viable vaccine paving the way for future treatments
In the study, researchers worked with a species of Old World monkeys, rhesus macaques to reproduce the trial results of RV144, the only HIV vaccine that has been tested and shown to reduce the rate of...
Serial’s Adnan Syed gets retrial due to unreliable cell tower location tracking
Getty ImagesAdnan Syed, the focus of the first Serial podcast back in 2014, has been granted a retrial for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend. Syed's defence lawyers argued in February that his original...
First human CRISPR trial given go-ahead: your questions answered
Bone cancer cell: could CRISPR be the answer?Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo LibraryBy Michael Le PageThe CRISPR gene editing revolution is happening even faster than we expected. Many thought human...
Could a parrot serve as witness in Michigan murder trial?
Can a parrot serve as a witness in a murder trial? That's a question prosecutors are trying to answer in the case of 45-year-old Martin Duram, who was shot in his home in Sand Lake, Michigan, in May 2015....
Shkreli smirks through eighth “not guilty” as lawyer successfully delays trial
http://www.c-span.org/video/?404183-1/hearing-prescription-drug-marketMartin Shkreli, the infamous ex-pharmaceutical executive known for hiking the price of a life-saving drug, pled not guilty Monday...
Jury is picked for $9 billion Oracle v. Google showdown
SAN FRANCISCO—A jury of ten men and women has been selected for the second Oracle v. Google copyright trial, and opening statements will be heard here tomorrow morning. The trial is expected to last about...
Sumner Redstone reviles ex-lover in competency trial
LOS ANGELES — Inside a closed courtroom, Judge David Cowan and a handful of lawyers on Friday morning watched media mogul Sumner Redstone fight to demonstrate his mental competency in a 30-minute video...
Dengue vaccine proves 100% effective in human trials
An experimental vaccine against the dengue virus has been found to protect 100 percent of recipients in a clinical trial carried out by the USA's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).In...
Florida one step closer to genetically modified mosquito trial
FLORIDA is edging towards unleashing genetically modified mozzies. The insects are able to slash the wider mosquito population through mating, and so can forestall diseases that the insects transmit....
Android's Google Play will let users trial games right from search results
Google is rolling out a new feature to its Google Play Games on Android that will allow users to trial select games for ten minutes before deciding to make a purchase. Users will simply be able to search...
GM mosquitoes clear an FDA hurdle for Florida release, locals angry
US DHHSGenetically engineered mosquitoes that have been under regulatory review for the past five years have passed one of the last remaining hurdles to gain approval for release in a field trial, the...
New scanning technology benefits diabetic eye care in national telemedicine trial
Ultrawide field (UWF) scanning technology significantly improved the ability of experts at a remote central location to identify diabetic retinopathy in a patient, and to judge whether the eye disease...
Optus feels the need for 4.5G speed, takes a Huawei to the danger-zone
The best Australian 4G networks have all invested pretty heavily in delivering the best possible speeds for customers, but the race to 5G is starting to heat up.While 5G is expected to arrive by 2020,...
Cellphone records to play big role in Tim Bosma murder trial
The intricacies of using cellphone records in a criminal investigation were on display in Superior Court in Hamilton Wednesday, at the trial of two men charged with first-degree murder in connection with...
VirnetX kicks off final, massive patent trolling attempt vs. Apple
Erik MörnerA patent trial has just kicked off in the patent hotspot of East Texas, and it's a big one. VirnetX, a patent-holding company that says it owns wide-ranging rights to Virtual Private Networks...
Multiple sclerosis patients may walk again
A new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has enabled some patients to walk again by "rebooting" their immune systems. As part of a clinical trial at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital involving...
French drug trial turns disastrous, leaving 1 brain dead and 5 hospitalized
Health Minister Marisol Touraine, pictured, told reporters that she was overwhelmed by the distress of the harmed volunteers. "Their lives have been brutally turned upside down," she said.Journée Besoin...
Six in hospital after French pain relief drug trial goes wrong
Six people have been hospitalised after a drug trial went terribly wrong at the Pontchaillou Hospital in Rennes in France. One has been declared brain-dead, and four others are in critical condition....
Freeze-dried poop pills being tested for obesity treatment
tacit requiem/Flickr‘The freeze-dried poop method’ might not sound like a weight-loss strategy that would catch on, but—as some researchers are now testing—it may be an effective way to slim down. In...
Judge Delays Trial in Lottery Jackpot-Fixing Case Until July
A judge has delayed the trial for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots in several states. Former Multi-State Lottery Association security director Eddie Tipton had been scheduled to stand...
Startup Wayfindr aims to help the visually impaired get around - CNET
Enlarge Image Sophie Mutevelian/Wayfindr Google's charitable arm, Google.org, has invested $1 million in the nonprofit startup Wayfindr, which aims to set the first standardized guidelines for using smartphones...
First trial of gene-editing treatment for haemophilia
The first attempt to edit the genes of cells inside the human body is about to take place. The technique being trialled aims to cure haemophilia B, a clotting disorder that can result in spontaneous internal...
Smartphones are revolutionizing indoor navigation for the visually impaired - CNET
Sophie Mutevelian/Wayfindr Google's charitable arm Google.org has invested $1 million in new British non-profit startup Wayfindr, which will set the first standardized guidelines for using smartphones...
Orange enhances internet of things strategy with additional services
French comms services supplier Orange has made a number of enhancements to its internet of things (IoT) strategy, and announced a long-range (LoRa) network to support business IoT deployments across France....
Aditya Birla’s abof.com launches 3D trial room for online shoppers
Comments Written by Shruti Dhapola | Published:November 24, 2015 6:49 pm Abof.com has launched a new 3D trial feature on its website. Aditya Birla group’s newly launched online clothing portal abof.com...
Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand extradition trial wraps up
In 2014, Kim Dotcom hired actors to impersonate President Barack Obama (left) and Prime Minister John Key (right) in a promo video for his Internet Party.Kim DotcomAfter nine weeks, Kim Dotcom's extradition...
Lawyer who photographed and tweeted evidence from trial may face sanctions
Just turn your phone off in such settings.Flickr user: Davidlohr BuesoA Chicago lawyer who took photos and tweeted them from a federal courthouse is in serious hot water. US District Chief Judge Ruben...
New trial to see whether 7p angina drug can prevent dementia
The researchers think the drugs may help reduce the damage to the arteries in the brain that cause the stroke. They will perform MRI scans on people taking part in the trial to see what effects these...
UK's first major trial of self-healing concrete gets underway in Wales
The first major trial of self-healing concrete in the UK, led by a team of researchers from Cardiff University, is being undertaken at a site in the South Wales Valleys. The project, entitled Materials...
Major aspirin anti-cancer trial launches in UK
LONDON: The world's largest ever clinical trial into whether taking a daily dose of aspirin can stop five common cancers from recurring was launched in Britain on Thursday. The Add-Aspirin phase III trial...
Merck’s shorter-term hep C drugs work in trial
Merck & Co.’s experimental hepatitis C drug combinations were effective against two common strains of the disease in a midstage trial as the company tries to show an edge over competitors Gilead Sciences...
Millions ditched Apple Music when free trial ended
Apple Music has convinced 6.5 million users to pay for the service, Apple CEO Tim Cook said late Monday. Those paying subscribers are just a slice of the users who agreed to try out the service on a trial...
Drug reversed my Parkinson’s symptoms and let me read again
Alan Hoffman says nilotinib has changed his life. Just weeks after he started taking the drug in a clinical trial, he began to feel himself recovering from his Parkinson’s disease. The retired professor...
Tim Cook Says Apple Music Has 6.5M Paying Users
It’s been three and a half months since Apple Music launched and, with the first wave of users’ free three-month trial periods coming to a close at the end of October, Apple has said...
World’s first trial of stem cell therapy in the womb
Their bones are so brittle that they fracture while in the womb. Now a clinical trial of stem cell therapy in the womb aims to help babies born with brittle bone disease start life with stronger skeletons....
Huawei and NTT conduct 5G radio access field trials
Chinese networking hardware and services supplier Huawei and Japan’s largest mobile services provider, NTT Docomo, have successfully conducted an outdoor field trial of 5G radio access technology in Chengdu,...
Watch the high-tech (for 1995) computer simulation of the OJ Simpson murder case
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age? Yes No Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content. Play Twenty years ago Saturday, a jury acquitted O.J. Simpson...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark