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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health
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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health

By SHERAZ SADIQ, Oregon Public BroadcastingScientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke.Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying the capacity of hospitals in the Rogue Valley to handle patients arriving with respiratory problems during wildfires when air quality plummets due to wildfires.“If it’s in what we call ‘the purple,’ which is the really bad air quality, the likelihood that a hospital is going to exceed their capacity goes up to about 70 percent,” Kyle Chapman, an associate professor of sociology and population health at the Oregon Institute of Technology, told Oregon Public Broadcastin...
Visteon Technology Enriches the Quality of Automotive
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Visteon Technology Enriches the Quality of Automotive

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Visteon Corporation (Nasdaq: VC), a global technology company serving the mobility industry, has developed an integrated system that dynamically improves the vehicle display contrast ratio. The company’s solution uses proprietary advanced algorithms to control the full array local dimming display. A matrixed array of LEDs behind the image plane are individually controlled to deliver luminance where needed, optimize pure-black content, and drastically reduce power requirements. The Visteon Local Dimming technology works with thin and curved screens as well as thin border display designs. Optical benefits include a higher perceptual display quality with minimized halo effect. Because the system requires fewer LED zones, powe...
Man Accused of Threatening Rep. Jayapal Pleads Not Guilty
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Man Accused of Threatening Rep. Jayapal Pleads Not Guilty

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man charged with felony stalking for allegedly standing outside U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s home and yelling expletives while armed with a pistol has pleaded not guilty.King County Superior Court judge on Tuesday set Brett Forsell’s bail at $150,000 during Forsell’s arraignment hearing, KING-TV reported.The King County Prosecutor’s Office requested $500,000 bail, arguing Forsell is “likely to commit a violent offense if free in the community.” Forsell allegedly told investigators he would return to Jayapal’s home as soon as he was released.Forsell, 49, was arrested July 9 after yelling obscenities and threats outside Jayapal’s Seattle home late at night and booked into jail. He was released when prosecutors said there wasn’t enough evidence for a hate crime char...
Signify Health Considers Strategic Alternatives, Including a Sale
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Signify Health Considers Strategic Alternatives, Including a Sale

Signify Health is working with bankers to explore strategic alternatives including a sale, according to people familiar with the matter, roughly 18 months after the healthcare-services company’s initial public offering of stock.Signify Health, which had a market value of more than $4 billion on Tuesday afternoon, supplies technology that helps health plans and providers with in-home care. It could attract interest from private-equity firms as well as managed-care providers, the people said. Source link
Elon Musk’s Tech Allies Miffed About Twitter Subpoenas
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Elon Musk’s Tech Allies Miffed About Twitter Subpoenas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk’s wealthy high tech allies don’t seem too happy about receiving subpoenas from Twitter as part of the company’s legal battle with the Tesla CEO.San Francisco-based Twitter is suing Musk in Delaware in an attempt to get him to complete his $44 billion acquisition of the social media company, a deal Musk is trying to get out of. According to a report from The Washington Post, Twitter’s legal team on Monday asked for information about a host of tech investors and entrepreneurs connected to Musk in a wide-ranging subpoena. Twitter declined to comment.According to the Post, the subpoena includes “extensive requests for communications, including 'checklists, timelines, presentations, decks, organizational calls, meetings, notes, recordings' related to the deal’s...
Amkor Technology: Q2 Earnings Snapshot
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Amkor Technology: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Amkor Technology Inc. (AMKR) on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $124.8 million.The Tempe, Arizona-based company said it had profit of 51 cents per share.The chip packaging and test services provider posted revenue of $1.5 billion in the period.For the current quarter ending in October, Amkor Technology said it expects revenue in the range of $1.88 billion to $1.98 billion.Amkor Technology shares have dropped 17% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $20.51, a fall of 17% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on AMKR at https://www.zacks.com/ap/AMKR Source link
Leveraging technology key to achieve circular economy
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Leveraging technology key to achieve circular economy

The circular economy doesn't discard, it is driven towards the optimal utilization of a resource and the reduction of waste to a minimum. As a model fundamentally premised upon sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling, it is a shift towards sustainability the world could certainly make the most of. Unlike the conventional linear economy that creates, consumes and then throws away, a circular economy comes with the promises of environmental benefits, boosting growth and greater choices in terms of products with a longer life cycle. With this shift clearly appearing as a worthy manoeuvre, it is necessary to think of the tools needed to make this paradigmatic change. The answer, quite simply, lies in what has revolutionized our present: technology. As per Mapfre, in...
Nintendo Co. Ltd. ADR rises Friday, still underperforms market
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Nintendo Co. Ltd. ADR rises Friday, still underperforms market

The Nintendo Co. Ltd. ADR NTDOY, +0.34% inched 0.34% higher to $56.00 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP, +1.88% rising 1.88% to 12,390.69 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.97% rising 0.97% to 32,845.13. This was the ADR's third consecutive day of gains. Nintendo Co. Ltd. ADR closed $12.25 short of its 52-week high ($68.25), which the company achieved on March 29th. The ADR demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Hasbro Inc. HAS, -0.29% fell 0.29% to $78.72, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. TTWO, +1...
Alphabet, Microsoft Boost US Stocks as Market Waits on Fed
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Alphabet, Microsoft Boost US Stocks as Market Waits on Fed

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher Wednesday, with a raft of corporate earnings reports sparking a sharp rebound from losses a day earlier. The S&P 500 is up about a percent at the opening bell and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite is posting even stronger gains. Alphabet shares are gaining after Google's parent company reported second-quarter numbers overnight that investors seem to like, and Boeing and Microsoft are also rising on their second-quarter report. Investors will turn their focus later today to an expected decision on interest rates from the Federal Reserve.(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk) THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story appears below. (asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)Wall Street futures advanced Wednesday as traders prepared for what most expec...
Using Technology to Improve Observation Rates and Drive Appropriate Admissions
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Using Technology to Improve Observation Rates and Drive Appropriate Admissions

Doylestown Health is using a platform developed by XSOLIS to help nurses stay on top of fast-changing patient conditions and ensure each patient is properly classified and cared for.For all their advantages, EHRs aren't so good at detecting changes in patient status that separate those being observed and those who end up admitted. Nursing staff are often left to comb and click through records in an endless game of catch-up.But at Doylestown Health, AI and algorithmic technology are delivering this in a more efficient manner.The suburban Philadelphia healthcare network, centered around an independent 270-bed hospital, is using predictive analytics technology from XSOLIS to improve medical utilization management. In the first six months of use, officials say they've improved observation r...