Tag: technology

South Texas All Hazards Conference Underway

Agencies from across the Rio Grande Valley gather today for the two-day South Texas All Hazards conference. What started as a hurricane conference and training for emergencies Beyond natural disasters. Thousands of people are expected to gather in McAllen convention center for the 5th annual South Texas all-hazards conference. This two-day event give the Emergency Services personnel and opportunity to learn Vital Information that will help them become more prepared to respond to all kinds of emergencies. The conference addresses the evolution of emergency preparedness and with constant change as a technology it to men’s agencies continue to train...

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Killer Robot used by Dallas Police Sparks Debate

When Dallas police used a bomb-carrying robot to kill a sniper, they also kicked off an ethical debate about technology’s use as a crime-fighting weapon. In what appears to be an unprecedented tactic, police rigged a bomb-disposal robot to kill an armed suspect in the fatal shootings of five officers in Dallas. While there doesn’t appear to be any hard data on the subject, security experts and law enforcement officials said they couldn’t recall another time when U.S. police have deployed a robot with lethal intent. The strategy opens a new chapter in the escalating use of remote and...

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Investigator: FDA still taking months to recall tainted food

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls and sophisticated technology to fingerprint pathogens, the Food and Drug Administration allowed some food-safety investigations to drag on, placing consumers in jeopardy of death or serious illness, according to the inspector general’s office at the Department of Health and Human Services. In an unusual urgent warning called an “early alert,” the internal watchdog said the FDA needs to pay “immediate attention”...

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Caught on Camera: Tesla Driver Naps behind Wheel with ‘Autopilot’ Feature

Tesla’s autopilot technology is making headlines… but not in the way the company intended. A viral video of a man using the tech to sleep behind the wheel should be filed under, “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” Tesla says their new autopilot technology is designed to give drivers confidence behind the wheel, but still requires them to be alert and ready to take control at any time. The company released this statement after a video surfaced on social media appearing to show a man asleep behind the wheel of a moving tesla. The vid is sparking...

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Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer’s decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer’s disease — and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments. It’s not clear exactly what causes Alzheimer’s. Its best-known hallmark is the sticky amyloid that builds into plaques coating patients’ brains, but people can harbor a lot of that gunk before losing memories. Now new PET scans show those plaques’ co-conspirator — the tangle-causing protein tau — is a better marker of patients’ cognitive decline and...

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