- Steve Jobs
Prototype of a “dynamic touchscreen” with physical keys that rise up and back down when no longer needed. Incredible.
via The Verge
Close to the deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency suddenly pulled back on20 million dollarsin grants to help fund green chemistry— this would have gone to universities help educate undergrads, help set up internships, and critical research in the green chemistry field.Please sign this petition to help get the money back. The EPA gave no reason for pulling out at the last minute, but it is very worrying.
Chagas disease, a tropical illness that is transmitted by biting insects, may pose a major unseen threat to poor populations in the Americas and Europe, according to areport published May 29 in the journalPLoS.
The editorial, which was co-authored by several experts in tropical diseases from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, likens some aspects of the disease to that of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
“Endemic Chagas disease has emerged as an important health disparity in the Americas,” the authors wrote. “As a result, we face a situation in both Latin America and the US that bears a resemblance to the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.”
Like AIDS, Chagas disease, which is already prevalent in Central and South America,“has a long incubation time and is hard or impossible to cure,” The New York Timesreports.
The PLoS report found “a number of striking similarities between people living with Chagas disease and people… who contracted the [HIV/AIDS] in the first two decades of the… epidemic.” Among other similarities, the paper notes that both are chronic diseases that require prolonged treatment, and disproportionately affect those living in poverty.
Reports have been swirling that Apple will finally drop Google Maps and introduce its own mapping solution at WWDC ‘12, but Google apparently has its own big mapping announcement in store.
- “A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.”— (via tattoophrases)
- I smell really good today. Like really super good. I dunno why, but me gusta.
- When did I become such a sarcastic, jaded, cynical mush??
- Me:Ugh, why isn't my pizza done yet?Mom:It's been in for three minutes. Just wait.Me:I DID MY WAITING!Mom:Oh, god, not again.Me:TWELVE YEARS OF IT!... ...