Day's Headlines: On the Bench; Defining Discrimination; Burning Hatred of God; Passover Rise; THAAD Time; AI's Heart Check; Robot Warehouse; and One Day Diagnosis

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

On the Bench; Defining Discrimination; Burning Hatred of God; Passover Rise; THAAD Time; AI's Heart Check; Robot Warehouse; and One Day Diagnosis


Gorsuch has busy first day at Supreme Court thehill

Gorsuch, who was confirmed earlier this month after President Trump nominated him to the court, entered the courtroom grinning as he stepped up to his chair — the last on the far right, next to President Obama appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor.


Bill could alter what constitutes 'discrimination' in Colorado 9news

"This is not meant to change the discrimination laws in the state, but it is meaning to clarify where the line should be drawn," said [Colorado state senator] Lundberg.

This article is from the beginning of the month and refers to a (now past) April 12th date. The bill is still in the works: Clarify Discrimination And Right To Disagree

Orthodox Jewish mayoral candidate in Britain apologizes for burning New Testament

He took it out into the street and set it alight, according to reports. He then posted photos of the book burning and wrote on Twitter: “Grateful to whoever put a missionary bible amongst our synagogue’s books. Was wondering what I’d burn my Chametz with.” The post has since been removed from his Twitter feed though it appears on other places on Twitter.

Temple Mount

Record Increase In Jewish Temple Mount Visits During Passover jewishpress

While the absolute numbers are not yet where the should be, there was a notable 35% increase in the number of Jews visiting the Temple Mount during Passover this year.

North Korea

US and South Korea agree 'early' deployment of THAAD missile defence system

The decision to activate the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system came during talks between the acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo Ahn and Mike Pence, as the US Vice President warned North Korea that the "era of strategic patience is over".

Also see Ministry: no change in THAAD deployment schedule koreaherald


Machine learning algorithms surpass doctors at predicting heart attacks digitaltrends

Thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, we could be closer than ever before to predicting the future when it comes to patients’ health risks. The scientists have managed to develop an algorithm that outperforms medical doctors when it comes to predicting heart attacks. And this, experts say, could save thousands or even millions of lives every year.


A Chinese warehouse reportedly cut its labor costs in half with a fleet of tiny robots qz v

Shentong Express, a Chinese shipping company, showed off a mildly-dystopian automated warehouse last week that reportedly cut its labor costs by half, according to the South China Morning Post. In a video, tiny orange robots made by Hikvision ferry packages around an eastern China warehouse, taking each parcel from a human worker, driving under a scanner, and then dumping the package down a specific chute for it to be shipped.


Medical Mystery Solved in Record Time neurosciencenews

“We found it very interesting how fast we went from knowing nothing about the genetic cause of one patient’s condition, to discovering the cause and finding three more individuals with the same problems,” said senior author Dr. Daryl A. Scott, associate professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine “It took us a year to get all the documentation for writing and publishing the report, but the actual discovery was within hours. It was essential to our discovery that we had at our disposal technology to find and search genomic databases, and to connect electronically and exchange information with other researchers around the world.”

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