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Weekly News for Designers № 408

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This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter or follow us on Twitter for some more amazing design articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools One-Nexus – A front-end boilerplate and […]
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Q & A | Teens search for way to improve magnetic resonance images

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Two Toronto teens are working on a better way to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. Grade 12 students Ben Nashman from Upper Canada College and Sunrose Billing at University of Toronto Schools are  exploring how to use MRIs in a new way. They hope it will some day be able to test what is in someone’s blood, such as […]
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Germany’s new facial recognition technology reminiscent of Cold War surveillance for some

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Commuters battling rush-hour crowds and a busy schedule might easily miss the notification signs as they run for their trains at Berlin’s Suedkreuz station — the ones above the station entrance and on the ground warning that you are about to enter a facial-recognition zone.   In other words: Smile, you’re on candid camera. The video cameras […]
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Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

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When Laura Schnurr tried out scan and go at Walmart in Ancaster, Ont., she was immediately hooked. The new technology allows customers to scan and tally up their items while shopping, saving them time at checkout. “When I go up to the checkout, it’s just bing, bang, boom, I’m done,” Schnurr said. “I am addicted.” Starting Monday, Walmart will roll out scan […]
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Loosening offshore drilling rules is a risky proposal

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The Trump administration is proposing a bill to roll back restrictions on oil drilling in offshore waters along its coast, including the Arctic.This wipes out regulations that were put in place after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The bill threatens coastal ecosystems, including those in Canada. In a further attempt to […]
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When stars collide: How 4,000 scientists converged for an epic kilonova cram session

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Friday October 20, 2017 more stories from this episode Millions of years ago, two dead stars collided, setting in motion a chain of events that would interrupt Vicky Kalogera’s vacation and consume two months of her life. This illustration depicts the merger of two neutron stars and the rippling of spacetime as gravitational waves ripple outward […]
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Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal, CDC reports

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Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. When his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumour. For a week, Dan and DeAnna Gabriele thought their son was dying until tests identified the cause: not […]
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The Keys to Becoming a Self-Reliant Freelancer

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Many people choose a freelance career because of the freedom it affords. But that freedom also comes with the reality that pretty much every business-related task falls to just one person: You. That isn’t always at the front of our minds when we decide to take our lives in this new direction. The truth is, […]
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Pollution causing more deaths worldwide than war or smoking: Lancet

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Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One of out every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about nine million — was attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to […]
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Soothing touch eases the pain of social rejection, study finds

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The soothing power of touch eases both physical pain and the sting of hurt feelings, say researchers — a finding that may be increasingly important in our social-media-driven world. When someone hurts an arm, they may brace and rub it to make it feel better. In the past 20 years, scientists have discovered that our […]
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