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Rewriting The Code Of Life (jdargis)
“What if we could wave our hands and make this problem go away?” Esvelt asked the two dozen officials and members of the public who had assembled at the island’s police station for his presentation. He explained that white-footed mice are the principal reservoir of Lyme disease, which they pass, through ticks, to humans. “This is an ecological problem,” Esvelt said. “And we want to enact an ecological solution so that we break the transmission cycle that keeps ticks in the environment infected with these pathogens.”
Leah Nelson started “Becuz I Care”, a program to encourage people to treat each other with kindness.
What she asks is simple — just do a nice deed for another, whether it’s paying a compliment or buying a coffee. Then seal the deal with a bracelet, compliments of Leah. The bracelet is to be passed from person to person as each does a good deed for another.
As the puppy struggles to paddle, a man strips down to his underwear, steps to the snowy edge of a pier, and enters the water. As heavily layered friends call out instructions from land, the man swims toward the dog, grabs the animal, and helps direct him to shore.
One indication of just how tough it is to get change in Japan’s rigid work practices: the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which is pushing the idea, hasn’t decided yet if its officials will get to join in. However, METI Minister Hiroshige Seko said “I’m giving my secretaries a strict order not to put in any appointments after 3 p.m.” on the first Premium Friday.
Sense gives you more information than just the number of hours you spend in bed. Besides tracking your room’s conditions, the orb half of the system doubles as a white noise machine and glowing alarm clock. The latest model can even take voice commands that will let you control the smart lights in your bedroom or lower the thermostat.
Let people in every corner of the world know they can start their own local plastic workshop.
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