Coding Is A Superpower And The Language Of The Future

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Design Your Own Baby: Patent Granted

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Genetics company 23andMe was just granted a patent on a technology that allows you to design a child in the same way you might design a car or a house. Is this really the future of baby making? And if so, is designing babies a good or bad scientific development?

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Why Is Alcohol So Dangerous For Babies? How Much Alcohol Can A Pregnant Woman Drink?

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When women drink while pregnant, there is a chance that it will severely damage the brain of the fetus, but what happens to a baby if the baby gets drunk outside of the womb? Did you realize that given the same exact amount of alcohol, the level of intoxication varies according to physiological and biological factors such as being a baby girl instead of a baby boy as well as the amount of muscle versus fat in the baby’s body?

Alcohol affects two crucial parts of a baby’s brain which are extremely vulnerable when a baby is developing. This drinking of alcohol by a developing baby girl or baby boy can result in irreversible brain changes or even brain damage that can impact decision making, personality, memory, and learning. Continue reading

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Your Beautiful Face Is Made Of Non-Coding Junk DNA!

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You’ve heard of junk DNA… well it turns out it’s not ‘junk’ after all! As we explain, that non-coding junk DNA is actually what gave you that pretty face of yours.

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Design Your Own Baby – Should We Make Designer Babies?

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If scientists can edit the human genome, should we do it? What are the pros and cons?

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Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

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This proposed new definition of “planets” would bring back Pluto, but would also reclassify over a hundred other celestial bodies, including our moon.

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Why Invest In Qualcomm Stock?

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Join futurist Jason Silva as he outlines just how much a seamless, secure, and connected Internet of Everything changes the way we use technology. See what can happen when connectivity transcends our devices and amplifies our lives. With the Internet of Everything, Qualcomm technologies becomes an extension of us. This is just one more way Qualcomm is bringing the future forward faster.

Qualcomm collects royalty income on the majority of 3G and 4G handsets sold, as it holds virtually all essential patents used in these networks. Barring legal or regulatory challenges, Qualcomm’s royalty revenue should grow along with the overall smartphone market, even as much of the market growth will come from entry level phones. Qualcomm is the clear market leader in wireless chips, with a leading market share position in 4G LTE chipsets and business relationships with every prominent smartphone maker.

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Qualcomm is first and foremost the steward of the digital communication technology known as CDMA, which is commonly referred to as a third generation, or 3G, wireless communications standard. 3G allows devices to send and receive voice signals and wireless data, and has played a major role in the proliferation of mobile devices. Qualcomm’s treasure trove of patents (with a monopoly in 3G and a significant portion of 4G) allows the firm to charge device makers a royalty fee as a percentage of the price of each 3G and 4G device sold (as most 4G phones are backward compatible with 3G).

With a near monopoly on CDMA technology patents, Qualcomm is able to charge a royalty fee as a predetermined percentage (3%-5%) of the price of each
3G device sold. With all 3G wireless networks based on CDMA technology, as well as most 4G phones having backward compatibility with 3G, we expect the firm to earn significant royalty fees over the next decade and likely beyond. As a whole, this revenue stream is earned at 85% plus operating margins. Accounting for almost three fourths of operating income, Qualcomm’s licensing business is the primary driver of its competitive advantage and huge global profits.

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With respect to 4G, the firm holds many essential patents for the relevant OFDMA technologies, but not to the same dominating extent as in 3G. However, we expect Qualcomm to earn comparable royalty rates on pure 4G devices, factoring in additional nonessential patents (faster speeds, network improvements, etc.). By company estimates, more than 95% of 4G handsets in the market will still be multimode (backward compatible with 3G) in 2018. It remains to be seen how 5G will be defined (new technology or improved 4G), but we anticipate persisting compatibility with 4G and potentially 3G networks whenever 5G may come to fruition. All inclusive, we project Qualcomm being able to collect some form of royalty on a substantial majority of smartphones for at least 10 years, if not 20 years.

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Why Does The Flu Cause Aches And Pain? Why The Flu Causes Aches And Pain | What The Flu Does To Your Body

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Why do we get aches and pains when we are sick? Is it the flu or is it our body’s response to the flu? One of the main reasons that your body aches when you are sick, like with a cold or with the flu, is that your body’s immune system is producing plenty of antibodies…

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What Does A Stroke Do To Your Body? The Danger Of Having A Brain Stroke | Symptoms And Treatment | Stroke Recovery

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A stroke can occur at any time to anyone, but what causes them? And can you recover once you’ve had one? Permanent brain damage from a stroke may be reversible thanks to a developing therapeutic technique, a study has found. The novel approach combines transplanted human stem cells with a special protein that the US Food and Drug Administration already approved for clinical studies in new stroke patients.

Stroke affects everybody differently. Many stroke survivors continue to improve over a long time, sometimes over a number of years. Recovery from stroke involves making changes in the physical, social, and emotional aspects of your life. You will make changes to prevent additional strokes as well as to facilitate your life-long recovery. Continue reading

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How Has Stephen Hawking Lived So Long With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Also Known As Lou Gehrig’s Disease?

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Why Blood Tests Can Save Your Life | The Unseen Dangers Of Blood Diseases

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Catching a blood disorder or disease early on can sometimes be the difference between life and death. Some tests, like a complete blood count (CBC), can help find things early on before it is too late. When something is wrong with your blood, it can affect your total health. That is why it is important for you to know about some of the common blood disorders that may affect you.

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

The Complete Blood Count (CBC) is a very common blood test. Many people have a Complete Blood Count (CBC) test performed when they have a routine health examination. If a person is healthy and has results that are within normal limits, then that person may not require another CBC until their health status changes or until their healthcare provider feels that it is necessary.

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When there is an abnormality in your blood, some extreme things can take place in your body. What kinds of things can go wrong and what disorders and diseases stem from those? Continue reading

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What Exactly Does The Sun Do To Your Beautiful Skin?

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Have you ever wondered what exactly the sun does to your beautiful skin? Join us as we explain what UV rays do to your beautiful body. These young women had no clue what the sun did to their once beautiful young looking skin. We have a range of terrible excuses for forgetting to put on sunscreen — from being in a rush, to not wanting to get our hands oily (there’s a spray for that, people), to believing that the sun’s rays are entirely blocked when it’s overcast and cloudy.

Sunlight arrives on earth in three forms: infrared (heat), visible light, and ultraviolet. Fair-skinned women usually burn rather than tan in the sun because they lack melanin, which is responsible for a tan’s coloring. A fifth of adults think they can’t get a sunburn if they already have a tan.

Is Tanning Ever A Good Thing For Your Body?

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Summer is here, and that means more time in the sun! However, most of us have been warned about the dangers of sun exposure. But our fashion models wonder, is getting that bronzed bikini body ever actually good for your health? There is a pervasive belief in our culture that a tan connotes health, affluence, wealth, and even beauty. Guess what? Tanning beds are really bad for you. In fact, many doctors believe that tanning beds are as bad for you as smoking.

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Why Do Baby Girls Have Birthmarks? Why Do Women Have Birthmarks? What Causes Birthmarks? Are They Dangerous?

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Why do we have birthmarks? Do you have a birthmark? What causes birthmarks? Are birthmarks dangerous? ‘Strawberry’ birthmarks grow rapidly when babies are just a few weeks old. Strawberry shaped birthmarks called infantile hemangiomas grow rapidly in infants much earlier than previously thought, researchers have discovered. What are Birthmarks? The term ‘birthmark’ can refer to all sorts of spots in the human body.

A birthmark is a benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth, usually in the first month. Birthmarks can occur anywhere on the skin. Birthmarks are caused by overgrowth of blood vessels, melanocytes, smooth muscle, fat, fibroblasts, or keratinocytes.

Dermatologists divide birthmarks into two types. Pigmented birthmarks caused by excess skin pigment cells include moles, café au lait spots, and Mongolian spots. Vascular birthmarks (also called red birthmarks) are caused by increased blood vessels and include macular stains (salmon patches), hemangiomas, and Port-wine stains. A little over 1 in 10 babies have a vascular birthmark present by age 1. Several birthmark types are part of the group of skin lesions known as nevi or naevi, which means “birthmarks” in Latin.

The exact cause of most birthmarks is unknown, but vascular birthmarks are not hereditary. Vascular birthmarks are thought to occur as a result of a localized imbalance in factors controlling the development and migration of skin cells.

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