07 maio 2021
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05 maio 2021
An extra-uterine system to physiologically support the extreme premature lamb: We show that fetal lambs that are developmentally equivalent to the extreme premature human infant can be physiologically supported in this extra-uterine device for up to 4 weeks. Lambs on support maintain stable haemodynamics, have normal blood gas and oxygenation parameters and maintain patency of the fetal circulation. With appropriate nutritional support, lambs on the system demonstrate normal somatic growth, lung maturation and brain growth and myelination.
‘Parents can look at their foetus in real time’: are artificial wombs the future? Will out of body gestation ever replace the experience of human birth?
Genomic Prediction: Advanced embryo genetic testing. Choose your healthiest embryo.
A Motherboard investigation found the algorithmic surveillance tools allow racist groups like the KKK while flagging LGBTQ health sites as 'porn'.
Made in Portugal has long been a signal for quality in the textile sector. Now other industries are putting down roots in Portugal, including R&D firms involved in electronics and software.
04 maio 2021
Four of the country's biggest technology companies — Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon — had the most profitable year on record.
How I Became a Libertarian: I did not become a libertarian because I was persuaded by philosophical arguments — those of Ayn Rand or F. A. Hayek, for example. Rather, I became a libertarian because I was persuaded by my own experiences and observations of reality. There were three important lessons.
The first lesson was my personal experience of socialism.
The second was what I learned about the consequences of government
intervention from teaching a course on financial intermediaries and
markets. And the third lesson was what I learned about the origin and
evolution of government from my research into the sources of economic
progress in preindustrial Europe and China. (...)
The lesson for progressivism is clear: we don’t understand the economy
and the effects of intervention well enough to be able to improve
things. The economy is a complex system that adapts to intervention in
ways that are inherently unpredictable. The consequences are rarely what
we expect or desire. So, for me, the first pillar of progressivism
crumbled. We don’t know how to make things better through government
What did this different understanding of government mean for my progressivism? What government does is deploy force. In the good case, it deploys force to protect its territory against predation. In the bad case, to which things naturally tend, it deploys force to engage in predation. Government has existed for millennia; only a century or so ago did intellectuals — many of them economists — come up with the idea that government was a suitable instrument for solving society’s problems. It is a bizarre idea: why should the guys with the guns run the financial system or provide us with education or health care? The second pillar of my progressivism crumbled.Conclusion
I became a libertarian — a libertarian with a small “l.” That is,
I believe in limited government. Government is necessary to protect us
against predation by other governments. But government is not a suitable
instrument for other purposes, such as regulating economic activity,
funding scientific research, or engaging in social engineering.
How Pixar Uses Hyper-Colors to Hack Your Brain: In a way, every filmmaker is really just playing with moving light and color on surfaces. That's the whole ball game, a filmic given. But Pixar takes it further, or perhaps just does it more self-consciously and systematically. Its emotionally weighty, computer-generated animated films deploy precisely calibrated color and light to convey narrative and emotion—from the near-total absence of green in WALL-E (until postapocalyptic robots find the last plant on Earth) to the luminous orange marigolds that symbolize Miguel's trip to the magical Land of the Dead in Coco through the contrast between the cool blue luminosity of the afterlife with the warm, snuggly sepia of New York City in last year's Soul.
In fact, almost every Pixar movie works within a specific color palette, a story-specific gamut that filmmakers like Feinberg pull from and use to plan the look of each scene, a road map known as the color script.
03 maio 2021
This summer, for example, more than 2,000 electronic ears will record the soundscape of California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, generating nearly a million hours of audio. To avoid spending multiple human lifetimes decoding it, researchers are relying on artificial intelligence.
And one of the places we saw some of those claims being amplified was, of course, on FOX News.
There's a clip I want to play from you from host Tucker Carlson, because there's this other piece we have seen, in the explosion of misinformation online, is the sort of brandishing of information as cultural warfare. We're talking during a pandemic. Masking has become a political issue.
Last night, on FOX News, host Tucker Carlson weighed in on mask-wearing in public, and he said this:
Your response when you see children wearing masks as they play should be no different from your response to seeing someone beat a kid in Walmart. Call the police immediately. Contact child protective services. Keep calling until someone arrives.
What you're looking at is abuse. It's child abuse.
Graham, someone like Tucker Carlson, with an audience of his size, making a statement like that, likening it to child abuse, what's the impact of a statement like that?
Well, Tucker Carlson has a nightly viewership of millions of people.
And so, first and foremost, that statement is false.
Second, we're in the middle of a public health crisis, in which the information that we need to make decisions about our own personal health is evolving. And so, today, the CDC guidelines on masks evolved.
Gender inequalities not only exist in the real world, but also in film and television. A study published by the Geena Davis Institute on female characters in popular films from around the world illustrates how gender stereotypes are reinforced by movie characterizations.
“After six months of collective work, we can state we are going to improve research and innovation in Europe,” said the Parliament’s rapporteur for EIT, Maria da Graça Carvalho. “The EIT will be more dynamic, simplified, open and transparent.” The European Commission first published its proposal for EIT’s reform and strategy for the next seven years in 2018, with the Parliament and the Council, reaching the final agreement on the details in January. Today’s vote, confirms EIT will have funding of €2.96 billion over the next seven years.
02 maio 2021
Individuals and domain owners can now learn if Emotet impacted their accounts by searching the database with email addresses stolen by the malware.
01 maio 2021
Imprensa como indicador: A representação dos temas económicos nos media portugueses: A análise realizada aos dados dos media obtidos e codificados no período de vinte meses permite-nos salientar três categorias dominantes sobre as quais incidem a maior parte das notícias económicas representadas nos media em Portugal: Políticas Públicas, Macroeconomia e Setores e Negócios. Surgiram outras categorias entre as semanas observadas como a corrupção, negócios estrangeiros, fisco ou regulação, mas sempre com muito menor presença. As três categorias principais surgem constantemente ao longo de todos os meses observados.
Entre todas as amostras obtidas, dentro de todas as categorias analisadas a economia financeira surge com muito maior frequência que a economia real, porque o setor bancário é o que tem maior representatividade com uma grande diferença em quantidade de presenças em relação aos restantes dez setores de atividade económica representados no top. Durante os vinte meses têm 67 presenças, os restantes dez setores somam 40 presenças, o que significa que os bancos representam 63% das notícias económicas que abordam setores específicos.
A entidade que mais se destacou durante os vinte meses foi o governo português, as políticas fiscais, orçamentais e económicas praticadas surgem regularmenteno discurso dos media, o facto de estes vinte meses englobarem uma mudança de governo e de políticas orçamentais contribuiu muito para a presença constante do governo português no top 10 semanal. O OE para 2016 e o fator novidade deste governo, por ser suportado por forças políticas menos habituais, levou a um aumento do comentário económico nos media nacionais. A segunda entidade com maior número de presenças no top foi o governo grego, porque a sua eleição poderia causar alterações económicas em toda a ZE. O BES surge como a terceira entidade com mais presenças no top, entre as dez entidades com maior presença estiveram cinco bancos.O discurso económico dos media é predominantemente negativo, durante todo o período analisado existiu apenas uma semana composta exclusivamente por notícias com linguagem positiva e existiu também uma única semana em que uma notícia com tendência positiva representou mais de 50% do top. As notícias positivas tendem a não ter tanto destaque no discurso mediático. (...)
Os temas económicos internacionais são maioritariamente europeus, só estiveram presentes notícias económicas não nacionais no top durante 6 semanas entre as 87 analisadas, todas as notícias de alcance internacional não europeu incidiram sobre escândalos (Panamá Papers, Lava Jato) e crises (petróleo).