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    Appeals court blocks San Francisco warning law for soda ads (Update)

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked a San Francisco law requiring a health warning on soda ads, saying the measure was misleading and would suppress free speech. [...]

    New hurdles as Republicans rush to reverse Obama health law

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories After falling one vote short this summer, US Republicans have revived efforts to overhaul Barack Obama’s landmark health care bill, but skepticism Monday by some in President Donald Trump’s party has imperiled the plan. [...]

    Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of jobs for generations. [...]

    Scientists demonstrated 1.3μm submilliamp threshold quantum dot micro-lasers on Si

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Decades ago, the Moore’s law predicted that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. This prediction was proved to be right in the past few decades, and the quest for ever smaller and more efficient… [...]

    I Saw Her Face, Now I’m a Believer—Facial Recognition Tech Goes Mainstream

    Original @ Singularity Hub Apple describes the iPhone X as being “so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience, and so intelligent it can respond to a tap, your voice, and even a glance.” The phone boasts features like a 5.8-inch all-display OLED interface with a 1,000,000-1 contrast ratio, wireless charging, simplified navigation, and facial recognition software. The […] [...]

    In Algeria, taboos and law deter organ donors

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories By donating one of her kidneys, Nawel gave her husband Boubaker Ziani a new lease on life after he had undergone 16 years of dialysis. [...]

    South Dakota court rejects law aimed at online sales taxes

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories South Dakota’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that would require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on in-state purchases—a defeat the state expected and welcomed in a case that eventually could have national implications for e-commerce. [...]

    Legal weed—what your kids really need to know

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Weed, pot, grass, marijuana—or cannabis to use the proper terminology—will be legal in Canada from July 1, 2018. Anyone over the age of 18 will be able to walk into a store and buy up to 30 grams of regulated product. While most Canadians approve of this new policy, many also believe the law will fail to stop more children using the drug. [...]

    Non-steady state mass action dynamics reconsidered

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The law of mass action was first described 150 years ago. Today, it is still a staple concept in every first-year chemistry text. The law states that the rate of a chemical reaction is proportional to the concentration of the reactants. For solutions i… [...]

    Controversial Study Predicts What People Look Like From Their DNA

    Original @ Singularity Hub As the cost of sequencing DNA goes down more and more, people’s genome data is being collected for research and personalized medicine. This data is often anonymized by decoupling it from other identifying information, but a biotech company says its algorithms can use your genome to build a computer-generated image of your face. The claims […] [...]