Welcome to the Monday evening update from “Hawaii Science Digest”. This Hawaii Island blog focuses on science, technology, medicine, health, the environment, cyber security, and artificial intelligence (AI). Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Content provided by “Newsmax.com”.
If global emissions are not reduced, rising temperatures could melt most Himalayan glaciers by 2100, scientists warn in a new study released by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development..
Higher levels of youthful glycolysis, the breakdown of glucose by enzymes, help to promote women’s learning and brain development even into old age, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The Polar Vortex is nothing compared to the cold temperatures on the Moon, according to data from a Chinese probe.The Chang’e-4 probe recorded lunar night temperatures that reached minus 310 degrees, Xinhua reported.
Behind on research and development of the creation and implementation of intelligent machines, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to create a national strategy on artificial intelligence technology, Defense One reported.
The Pentagon has documented 11 missions during the 2018 fiscal year, matching the total used in operations in the previous six years, according to the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Dan Aridor, CEO of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd., said his team is developing an anti-cancer drug that will target several mutations in cancer cells and will likely have a cure for cancer within a year, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Colleges are finding they cannot keep up with the student stampede for computer science courses, as they are paying off in the real word with high-status jobs and salaries, according to The New York Times.
New lines of research suggest poor sleep might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, staying up all night pushes anxiety to clinical levels, and even modest sleep reductions are linked to increased feelings of social isolation and loneliness, The Washington Post reported.
China is not only leading the way toward the idea of smart highways from the rise of automated cars, but it “is the most likely place for the world’s first true smart roadways,” according to Tech Crunch.
With startups selling insights from cameras and other sensors installed on small and inexpensive cube satellites, high-altitude surveillance, once the domain of global superpowers, is now being turned into a business, according to The New York Times.
Nuclear bombs powerful enough to create super-electromagnetic pulse (EMP) waves that can destroy electronics over wide swaths of land are being made by U.S. military rivals China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
Collecting DNA and identifying an individual in less than two hours via Rapid DNA, is being utilized by a growing number of law enforcement agencies across the country, but the testing tool has fueled privacy concerns and potential for misuse, The New York Times reports.
As robot and human collaborations become increasingly commonplace, Amazon is giving warehouse workers a tech vest that prevents them from colliding with robots at fulfillment centers, according to Tech Crunch.
Antarctica’s ice melt has accelerated by 280 percent in the past four decades, posing a major flooding threat for small islands and low-lying areas, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A doctor, wellness adviser, meditation advocate, and gadget guy told The Washington Post about technology, “if you don’t adapt to it and you don’t use it creatively, then . . . you will soon be extinct.”
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is enlisting ARISA, a 6-foot guide robot that will work in the subway stations, facing an influx of visitors for the 2020 Olympics, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The THC concentration in cannabis has doubled in the past 10 years, raising the price and psychoactive potency, the U.K.’s Independent reported.The report was based on a study from the University of Bath and King’s College London for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs…