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June 2020

Haircuts and a Heart for the Homeless

Until recently, dozens of homeless people resided in tents and makeshift shelters right in the middle of downtown Fort Lauderdale at the Main Branch of the Broward County Library. Things
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What’s AI to Do in a World Where Ethics Are Subjective?

Everyone agrees that it is important for AI systems to be developed and used ethically. The next step is deciding who decides what those ethics are and who provides accountability
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The First Sweaty Thermal Baby Manikin in the US Gets a Baby Shower

The first thermal baby manikin in the United States got its very own baby shower this week to welcome it to Central Michigan University. The thermal measurement technology tests insulation
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Global Insect Extinction Is Our Wake-Up Call

According to an article in The Washington Post, many studies are now reporting that invertebrate populations around the world are experiencing a sharp decline. In the most recent report, the invertebrate biomass in Puerto
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AI Diagnoses Fractures and Assists in Treating Sepsis

When AI are supplied with data from thousands of doctors, they become more informed than any person could ever be. According to an article in Ars Technica, two recent studies have shown encouraging
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Virtual Reality Changes the Taste of Food

Our tiny sensory organs known as taste buds are capable of distinguishing at least five and most likely more tastes. What constitutes the resulting taste also relies on touch and smell. Now,
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St. Isidore of Seville: Patron Saint of the Internet

ernet Which saint can we ask to intercede on our behalf the next time the internet goes down or an especially cruel internet troll ruins a conversation? There’s a saint
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Connecting to the Day of the Dead Through the Virtual World

Melissa Carrillo is the Director of New Media Technology at the Smithsonian Latino Center. Using immersive technologies, she has created a whole new way to experience the Day of the Dead,
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The Burger Bot at Creator Is a Thing of Beauty

At Creator’s website, cleverly named creator.rest, they invite you to devour a mini masterpiece. CEO Alex Vardakostas, who invented the machine that makes the masterful burgers, grew up flipping burgers at
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There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Data

Verily, a life-sciences firm owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet created 5 TB of data sequencing the human genome. More importantly, there are 10 times more microbial cells than human
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Churches as Tech Community Centers

Automation anxiety is real. According to a recent Pew survey, 72 percent of Americans
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Can Eating a Plant-Based Diet Save the World?

There are many reasons that people choose to eat a primarily plant-based diet.
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Adapt or Die: How to Future-Proof Your Church

How churches engage in ministry is changing more rapidly than ever before. The continued exponential growth of technology, global collaboration and growing disruptions caused by these developments will only continue to force ministries to adapt or die. Here are several ways that you can begin to “future-proof” your church.
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