Researchers test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine - Edmonton Journal

Nov 25, 2022

Author of the article: Publishing date: Nov 24, 2022  •  17 hours ago  •  2 minute read Join the conversation A registered nurse administers a flu shot at Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Calgary on Oct. 17, 2022. Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Postmedia Network An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a pathway to a ...read more

World Cup 2022: Welsh anthem praised around the world

Nov 25, 2022

Media caption, "I could see through the tears in my own eyes grown men crying" Wales may have secured a draw against USA in their first World Cup match in 64 years but there was an undisputed winner - the Welsh national anthem. Social media was awash with praise for Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, which translates as Land of My Fathers, after it was sung at a World Cup for the first time ever. Wales sang God Save the Queen when it last qualified for a World Cup in 1958. The song is b ...read more

Telehealth Sites Put Addiction Patient Data at Risk

Nov 25, 2022

Leaders at some of the analyzed companies were quick to respond and share their thoughts on privacy, noting they always aim to improve the services offered to such a vulnerable population. Boulder Care CEO Stephanie Strong says her company is subject to HIPAA and Part Two and “takes patient privacy extremely seriously.” She adds that her company uses digital advertising and web measurement tools “sparingly” (indeed, Boulder Care used fewer of the tools than others in the report) and l ...read more

What Has Technology Done To Soccer?

Nov 24, 2022

Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading! What Has Technology Done To Soccer? Posted by msmash on Wednesday November 23, 2022 @11:01AM from the closer-look dept. Perfect referees are a soccer fan's nightmare, it is increasingly appearing. From a report: The past four years have smoothed out some of those early kinks. Offside calls are now hyper-accurate and semiautomated. And VAR really has done some go ...read more

How to Actually Be Chosen for Jury Duty

Nov 24, 2022

Photo: Everett Collection (Shutterstock) If you’re trying to get out of jury duty, the world (and Lifehacker ) are full of tips and tricks to dissuade both claimants and defendants from choosing you to serve. But what if you’re an upstanding citizen who wants to serve on a jury? Maybe you’re craving a scene out of 12 Angry Men, or you want to put some dirtbag behind bars? Maybe you’re a bored retiree or you just want a couple days off from your job at the batting cage ...read more

Will Users Replace Twitter or Learn to Live Without It?

Nov 24, 2022

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter in late October, there’s been a sense that the ship is sinking, with the platform’s users scurrying offboard to safety. Musk’s actions, from mass layoffs to impulsive feature changes, have prompted widespread (if vague) speculation that Twitter itself will soon cease to exist, due to bankruptcy, technical failure, or a combination of the two. And while the platform’s future is uncertain, its current plight is an extreme version of one of the interne ...read more

You Can Order Domino's for 50% Off Right Now

Nov 24, 2022

Photo: Moomusician (Shutterstock) This week, until Nov. 20, Domino’s is offering all of their pizzas 50% off . In a press release , the “largest pizza company in the world” explained that the promotion is in honor of National Gratitude Month and to thank its customers before the holidays. Of course, there are a few caveats—and Domino’s is, well, Domino’s—but 50% off might be a good enough deal to make cheap pizza taste a whole lot better. What pizza is eligib ...read more

What Has Technology Done To Soccer?

Nov 23, 2022

What Has Technology Done To Soccer? Posted by msmash on Wednesday November 23, 2022 @11:01AM from the closer-look dept. Perfect referees are a soccer fan's nightmare, it is increasingly appearing. From a report: The past four years have smoothed out some of those early kinks. Offside calls are now hyper-accurate and semiautomated. And VAR really has done some good: It has eliminated the worst officiating mistakes and ensured that we will not see another ha ...read more

A Carbon Capture Company Wants to Sell Credits on Tech That Hasn’t Been Commercially Tested Yet

Nov 23, 2022

A general view of Drax Group Plc’s Coal fired power station on October 09, 2021 in Drax, England. Photo: Dan Kitwood (Getty Images) UK-based “clean” energy company Drax Group is looking to sell offset credits tied to U.S.-based power plants that the company hasn’t even built yet, Bloomberg reports . While the company is being vague about specifics, Drax says its first biomass plant with carbon capture technology is expected to be up and running 2030. The future U.S. ...read more

Unlocking the potential of technology to support health

Nov 23, 2022

Dr. Karen DeSalvo Chief Health Officer, Google This week kicked off the HLTH Conference in Las Vegas where thousands of healthcare leaders, care providers, patients and other people in the industry — like our teams at Google — are coming together to discuss how to create a healthier world. At Google, we believe that technology — especially AI and analytics — can unlock a better future for health globally. Our teams from Search, YouTube, Android, Google ...read more