Imperial Valley News
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Most recent advances in artificial intelligence - such as mobile apps that convert speech to text - are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns.
Durham, North Carolina - Increasingly, evidence supports the idea that the immune system, which protects our bodies from foreign invaders, plays a part in Alzheimer’s disease. But the exact role of immunity in the disease is still a mystery.
Boulder, Colorado - A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests.
Washington, DC - The American Psychological Association marked the one-year anniversary of the Boko Haram abductions of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria by calling on Congress to take action to ensure the basic rights of women and girls worldwide to live a life free of persecution and violence.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the KAMRA inlay, a device implanted in the cornea of one eye (the clear, front surface) to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. It is the first implantable device for correction of near vision in patients who have not had cataract surgery.
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) announced the award of its newest government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) for information technology: Chief Information Officers - Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS). This new contract covers 10 years with potential funds totaling $20 billion to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.