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  • "More than one out of every five school-age children in the U.S. were living below the federal poverty line in 2013, according to new federal statistics released Thursday."
  • "That amounted to 10.9 million children — or 21 percent of the total — a six percent increase in the childhood poverty rate since 2000."
  • "Childhood poverty rates were on the rise for every racial group."
  • "MOSCOW-Russia's economic outlook has improved thanks to higher oil prices, and the economy will return to growth next year, the World Bank said Monday.”
  • "The World Bank now sees the economy shrinking by 2.7% this year before growing by 0.7% next year and by 2.5% in 2017." In April, the World Bank expected Russia's economy to contract by 3.8% this year; 0.3% next year."
  • National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) has held 12 meetings since Feb 2014
  • They want companies to agree on opt-in consent (having people agree to use their face to name them)
  • Privacy groups are now dropping out of NTIA meetings, as industry stakeholders were unable to agree on any regulations
  • http://www.nasdaq.com/article/world-bank-sees-russian-economy-returning-to-growth-in-2016-20150601-00155
  • http://www.nasdaq.com/article/world-bank-sees-russian-economy-returning-to-growth-in-2016-20150601-00155
  • More than one out of every five school-age children in the U.S. were living below the federal poverty line in 2013, according to new federal statistics released Thursday. That amounted to 10.9 million children — or 21 percent of the total — a six percent increase in the childhood poverty rate since 2000.
  • Childhood poverty rates were on the rise for every racial group, ranging from 39 percent for African Americans and 36 percent for Native Americans, 32 percent for Hispanics and 13 percent for Asians and whites.
  • He's doubling his current investments in renewables over the next 5 years to “bend the curve” on tackling climate change
  • Gates says current renewables are not yet close to being able to meet projected energy needs by 2030 and innovation is the "only way to achieve a positive scenario"
  • Oreo has used a 3-D printer that can squeeze the cream filling into customizable patterns, flavors or colors
  • PepsiCo has used the device to develop a potato chip with deeper ridges and extra crunch
  • Hershey unveiled its CocoJet printer in Las Vegas this year, with plans to test in specialty stores and restaurants later this year
  • Ford is 3D-printing prototype engine molds in 4 days for $4,000, which used to take 6 months and $100K+
  • GE is using 3D metal printers to make new fuel injection systems for jet engines, reducing components from 21 parts to 1
  • Invisalign has built a multi-million dollar business producing customized teeth alignment devices
  • It's the 6th most common form of cancer; prognosis hasn't changed in 50 years
  • Researchers identified the signals that drive aggressive cancer cell growth, so they now can attack those cells with drugs being used to treat other cancers
  • This changes treatment so that personalized therapy can be offered for individual patients; clinical trials will be in 2-3 years
  • Using ECoG technology, researchers identified brainwaves relating to speech; participants then read aloud while the machine pulled out the word sequence
  • Error rates were 25%, which shows the vast potential; however, currently it can only be performed using prodcedure with needles inserted into the skull
  • "The overall rate of suicide among girls and young women has fallen somewhat in the years studied by the World Health Organization."
  • "In 2000, the worldwide rate was 15.85 per 100,000; it fell to 11.73 per 100,000 in 2012."
  • "It remains the leading cause of death in females 15 to 19."
  • A robot capable of teaching itself basic tasks -- including screwing a cap on a bottle of water and building a toy plane -- has been described as a "major milestone" in A.I.
  • The new robot uses reinforcement learning to pick up new tasks, approximating the way that humans learn, and "could lead to dramatic new advances in robotics if it can be replicated, honed and scaled."
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