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March 21, 2019
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Die Wirk­macht heiliger Texte

Mit der politischen Bedeutung religiöser Schriften beschäftigt sich der Bibelwissenschaftler Dominik Markl. Er war im Sommersemester als Gastprofessor an der Uni Innsbruck tätig und hat hier seine Studien zur politischen Wirkmacht heiliger Texte vertieft. Die Quelle dafür ortet er in der besonderen Qualität dieser Texte und zeigt dies am Beispiel des Buches Deuteronomium. Continue Reading →

March 20, 2019
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New AI system developed at UCLA, Stanford mimics how humans visualize and identify objects

UCLA and Stanford University engineers have demonstrated a computer system that can discover and identify the real-world objects it “sees” based on the same method of visual learning that humans use.

The system is an advance in a type of technology called “computer vision,” which enables computers to read and identify visual images. It could be an important step toward general artificial intelligence systems — computers that learn on their own, are intuitive, make decisions based on reasoning and interact with humans in a much more human-like way. Although current AI computer vision systems are increasingly powerful and capable, they are task-specific, meaning that their ability to identify what they see is limited by how much they’ve been trained and programmed by humans. Continue Reading →

March 19, 2019
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Working Breastfeeding Mothers: Challenges and Social Responsibilities

It is becoming increasingly normal for nursing mothers to return to their workplaces after the birth of their child. However, regardless of its “normalcy,” these women still face daily challenges as their needs are not being met when it comes to breast pumping. Continue Reading →

March 19, 2019
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Wie Schlaf das Immunsystem stärkt

Wissenschaftler der Universität Tübingen weisen neuen Mechanismus nach, mit dem unser Abwehrsystem im Schlaf unterstützt wird

Ausreichend Schlaf ist für unser Immunsystem und die Abwehr von Krankheitserregern wichtig ‒ das wird allgemein angenommen und erscheint intuitiv richtig. Wie genau Schlaf jedoch bestimmte Immunfunktionen beeinflusst, ist noch nicht wissenschaftlich geklärt. Continue Reading →

March 19, 2019
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IBM Blockchain World Wire, a New Global Payment Network, to Support Payments and Foreign Exchange in More Than 50 Countries

Provides real time settlement using a variety of digital assets

SINGAPORE, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MONEY 20/20: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced IBM Blockchain World Wire, a real-time global payments network for regulated financial institutions, is officially accessible in a growing number of markets. Continue Reading →

March 17, 2019
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7 shopping prophecies from a retail futurist

Doug Stephens is always thinking about tomorrow. And about next year. And the year 2039.

The founder and president of Retail Prophet – one of the world’s top retail consultancies – has logged more than two decades in the industry, leading brands, authoring two books and offering his advice to numerous companies. As he likes to tell clients: “There’s no such thing as being fashionably late for your future.” Continue Reading →

March 16, 2019
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Reallabor „Klimaneutral leben in Berlin“ zieht Bilanz: Jeder Einzelne kann etwas zur Klimastabilisierung beitragen, aber ohne die Politik geht es nicht

Klimaneutral leben in Berlin“ – ein Jahr lang haben sich mehr als 100 Berliner Haushalte an einem klimafreundlicheren Alltag versucht, von Familien mit Kindern, Lebenspartnerschaften, Wohngemeinschaften bis hin zu Singles. Continue Reading →