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Pons – Pre-hospital diagnostics for Brain and Spine injuries

Pons is an ML software that converts traditional Ultrasound systems and devices into smart and AI-driven diagnostics and non-robotic navigation system focusing on Brain/Spine Injuries and Neurosurgeries.​$400B*: Annual cost of rehabilitation after brain injuries.$12.3 Trillion*: Cost of failure to improve surgical care in developing countriesIdentification of TBI on-site (at the accident location or on the field) will save…

On World Health Day, new report says the world needs 6M more nurses

The world needs 6 million more nurses to achieve global health targets. Low and lower middle-income countries suffer the most acute nurse shortages. On World Health Day, WHO calls for investment in a massive acceleration of nursing education. As global health systems creak under the strain of the coronavirus, a new report shows there are…

OneNetbook A1 review: Handheld designed for engineers

Over the last decade the average laptop computer has gotten a lot thinner and lighter. But a handful of Chinese companies have been taking a different approach to portable computers by releasing a series of pocket-sized (or nearly pocket-sized) computers.GPD got things started with its Win line of handheld gaming PCs and Pocket line of…

Signals and Threads: a tech podcast from Jane Street

Language Design with Leo White October 21st, 2020  |  01:07:59 Equal parts science and art, programming language design is very much an unsolved problem. This week, Ron speaks with Leo White, from Jane Street's Tools & Compilers team, about cutting-edge language features, future work happening on OCaml, and Jane Street's relationship with the broader open-source community. The…

The Toothpaste Aisle

The first time I walked into the tofu department of the Real Foods store in San Francisco’s Noe Valley, I had an attack of what I call segmentation vertigo. It’s when a choice that should be simple becomes complicated because there are too many options. And these aren’t the kind of options that represent crucial…

The Problem with Abolishing Coins

The problem with abolishing coins Many governments are contemplating taking coins out of circulation – and others already have. But the decision isn’t as easy as shutting off machines at the mint. JJack Stirling groans when he sees customers at his supermarket rooting around in their purses for spare change. “I totally enjoy it when…

Raptor Maps (YC S16) Is Hiring Sales VP and Director for Climate Tech Software

Solar power is the #1 source of new energy in the world. Raptor Maps is a fast-growing, MIT-born startup that builds software to manage the solar lifecycle. We are deployed across 35 countries and 31 million solar panels. Our software enables the solar industry to scale. We are looking for software engineers, customer support, salespeople,…

Study: When people lack status, they resort to unnecessarily technical jargon

Highlights•Experiencing low status increases the use of jargon.•Low status increases jargon use because it activates evaluative concerns.•Archival analyses found a low status → jargon effect across 64 k dissertation titles.•Experiments provided a causal link and mediation path from low status to jargon use.•The use of acronyms also serves a status compensation function.AbstractJargon is commonly used to efficiently communicate…
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