Japanese scientists develop a pill that cures the flu in a day

A drug that eliminates the effects of the flu in 24 hours and a single dose has been tested with success in Japan. Shionogi, a pharmaceutical giant from japan who has created drugs to alleviate HIV takes ten years to develop this pill, in comparison with another drug of the style, Tamiflu, reduces the intake of medicines to fight the virus. The executive chairman of the company Isao Teshirogi said in a statement picked up by the newspaper The Wall Street Journal that the drug “blocks the flu virus and…

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The curious case of Google removing over 77% of all our positive reviews

The curious case of Google removing over 77% of all our positive reviews Welcome to the surprising second part of our Android release report. If you missed part one, you can catch up on it here. In this report, I had expected to write about sales numbers and piracy rates but given the series of mind-boggling events this past week, this will have to wait a little. After the phenomenal reaction on our first day, things continued quite well, and by day six, we had an unbelievable rating of 5.0…

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Exascale Storage Gets a GPU Boost

February 12, 2018 Nicole Hemsoth Alex St. John is a familiar name in the GPU and gaming industry given his role at Microsoft in the creation of DirectX technology in the 90s. And while his fame may be rooted in graphics for PC players, his newest venture has sparked the attention of both the supercomputing and enterprise storage crowds—and for good reason. It likely helps to have some notoriety when it comes to securing funding, especially one that has roots in notoriously venture capital-denied supercomputing ecosystem. While St. John’s startup…

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Google Boots Up Tensor Processors on Its Cloud

February 12, 2018 Jeffrey Burt Google laid down its path forward in the machine learning and cloud computing arenas when it first unveiled plans for its tensor processing unit (TPU), an accelerator designed by the hyperscaler to speeding up machine learning workloads that are programmed using its TensorFlow framework. Almost a year ago, at its Google I/O event, the company rolled out the architectural details of its second-generation TPUs – also called the Cloud TPU – for both neural network training and inference, with the custom ASICs providing up to…

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Four Pests Campaign

The Eurasian tree sparrow was the most notable target of the campaign. The Four Pests Campaign, also known as the Great Sparrow Campaign (Chinese: 打麻雀运动; pinyin: Dǎ Máquè Yùndòng) and the Kill a Sparrow Campaign (Chinese: 消灭麻雀运动; pinyin: Xiāomiè Máquè Yùndòng), was one of the first actions taken in the Great Leap Forward in China from 1958 to 1962. The four pests to be eliminated were rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows. The extermination of sparrows resulted in severe ecological imbalance, prompting Mao to end the campaign against sparrows and redirect…

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Ask HN: Entry-level freelance work in (computational) linguistics?

Ask HN: Entry-level freelance work in (computational) linguistics? 3 points by marttt 16 minutes ago | hide | past | web | favorite | discuss I recently came across the UNL (Universal Networking Language) project. It’s an academic NLP language, but, as I understand, the development used to be open to essentially everyone: http://www.unlweb.net/unlweb/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69:call-for-participation-in-the-unl-programme So you could join the project as a ‘layman’ and prepare yourself using the UNDL Foundation’s online teaching environment. Then you would essentially work with the syntax and semantics of your native language(!), and get paid…

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Jóhann Jóhannsson Dies at 48

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Oscar-nominated composer of such films as “Arrival,” “Sicario” and “The Theory of Everything,” was found dead on Friday in his Berlin apartment, his manager said. He was 48. Tim Husom, his Los Angeles manager, said that Berlin authorities are investigating and that an autopsy would be performed. Cause of death, thus far, is unknown. The acclaimed, Icelandic-born composer often blended electronics with conventional orchestra. He received Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy nominations for his 2014 score for “The Theory of Everything” and won the Golden Globe for that…

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Uber Rolls Out Feature That Limits Drivers to Breezy, Pleasant 12-Hour Shifts

Photo: AP Uber has implemented a mandate that its drivers must take at least six hours of time off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, the Washington Post reported on Monday, as part of an initiative to crack down on drowsy driving that might result in potentially deadly crashes. The Post reported that within two weeks, drivers will be warned of the built-in limit after they exceed 10 hours behind the wheel in a single session, then again after 11 hours and a third time when there’s…

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Curated Pretrained ML Models and Tutorials for Transfer Learning

Mike ShiMaker@mikeshi42 · Product Tinkerer Hey ProductHunt! Harsh and I built ModelDepot to empower everyday developers with the advancements of machine learning. We were inspired by the high barrier of entry to utilize machine learning models in our products, often requiring hours or days of research, coding, training, and debugging to get something basic working. Developers should be able to stand upon the shoulders of giants by using pre-trained ML models, with easy to follow documentation, so we can stop reinventing the wheel, and start solving real-world problems with machine…

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How Do IP Addresses Work?

Every device connected to a network—computer, tablet, camera, whatever—needs a unique identifier so that other devices know how to reach it. In the world of TCP/IP networking, that identifier is the Internet Protocol (IP address). If you’ve worked with computers for any amount of time, you’ve likely been exposed to IP addresses—those numerical sequences that look something like 192.168.0.15. Most of the time, we don’t have to deal with them directly, since our devices and networks take care of that stuff behind the scenes. When we do have to…

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E-Verify Threatens Us All

In addition to funding for a border wall and other border security measures, immigration hardliners are sure to push to include mandatory E-Verify in any immigration legislation considered by Congress. E-Verify is a (currently) voluntary program where businesses check job applicants’ Social Security numbers and other Information — potentially including “biometric” identifiers like fingerprints — against information stored in a federal database to determine if the job applicants are legally in the United States. Imagine how much time would be diverted from serving consumers and growing the economy if every…

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Instagram test warnings with screenshots

Instagram is a function to test that the user see when someone has a screenshot of your story. The users who participate in the test, a one-time warning that the following screenshot that they make is indicated by the owner. Instagram tested this function already since the beginning of January, according to WABetaInfo. It now seems that the function is more and more distributed among the users. Previously, you could take screenshots without the owner knew. Instagram will now change in to go and bring, Snapchat has a feature that…

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5 logic Problems that will make your brain work to the maximum

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo The logic problems are one of the most effective methods to develop intelligence and thinking. The tasks are not standards are a kind of “gymnastics for the mind”, very necessary for each one of us. For this reason, we recommend that you participate in this mini-marathon smart about logic, attention and ingenuity. In Great.guru we have compiled for you 5 problems that are gradually increasing their level of difficulty. And remember: sometimes everything is easier than it appears to the naked eye. 1. Seven sisters in…

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How do women in relationships when they know what they are worth

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo The expert psychologists in family matters show: to be happy in a relationship, it is important to be strong, both mentally and emotionally. Strong women have certain habits and behaviors. But, what are these habits and how it differs from the behavior of a strong woman of the attitude of all the others? Great.guru has studied this issue and share with you information about the 10 traits inherent in women that are always happy when you maintain a relationship. 1. Do not allow others to confuse…

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9 early warning signs of diabetes that you should recognize for a timely diagnosis

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin, resulting in a high amount of sugar in the blood. The first symptoms may be so subtle that some people may pass them by thinking they are insignificant. If not treated on time, diabetes can not only decrease the quality of life, but also can reduce the life expectancy. And that is why a timely diagnosis is critical for treatment of the disease. Great.guru has compiled a list of the first…

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11 Phrases that can destroy even the happiest couple

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo The words that we sometimes say to our loved ones in the heat of a discussion or the result of fatigue can cause a lot of damage, causing the common life becomes extremely stressful and even unbearable. And after that, simply, you can only hope that it will all lead to a rupture of the relationship. But these unwanted situations can be avoided if you know how. Great.guru brings you today 11 phrases that should never be pronounced because they can end up being disastrous for…

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10+ Myths of the body and face care as to deceive anyone, least the specialists

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Why is not necessary to spend a fortune on products that reduce pores, to avoid those that contain alcohol and let your nails “rest” of the manicure? At what point you should start using a wrinkle cream? Do we use all the cosmetic products of the same line or it is worth to mix them? With this article you’ll save money and you’ll take care of it better. Great.guru decided to study the myths that have already been established on this issue, contrary to some of…

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10 Saucers unpleasant that we will not recommend or your worst enemy

Share on Facebook Tuitéalo Each country has their own dishes rare, which are misunderstood by their visitors. In Mexico are the famous chapulines, in Finland they have sweet with an unpleasant smell of ammonia, among others. And it’s not always about weird combinations, sometimes is so strange in that they prepare everyday products and well-known what causes us to wonder, and nausea also. Great.guru strongly recommends that you ask of what consists a saucer unknown before consumption, in order not to offend after leaving the half of the portion of…

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