More than 250 mental institutions were built across America between the mid-1800s and the early 20th century. A small number of those old asylums are still around today, and some are being repurposed as apartments, hotels and even the new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security.
The principal of Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls allegedly told freshman Daniela Barca that such a club would be “seen as exclusive.” According to Christian Headlines, Ketcham currently has “multiple clubs,” including a Pride Club and Random Acts of Kindness Club.
The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number. Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.
Heads-up displays have all kinds of potential applications, but what if your car's entire windscreen was a gigantic mixed reality display, capable of overlaying all manner of graphics and animations over the view forward and even acting as a movie screen for passengers?
Beijing-based company Futurus believes the cars of the near future will roll with all-singing, all-dancing augmented reality windscreens, and says it's ready to present the light field projection technology that'll make it all possible at CES 2020 next month...
One of the main challenges for AI researchers is creating machines that can learn in an unfamiliar environment like a human can. Many recent advances in machine learning and AI have been in narrow, specialized tasks like detecting faces and predicting baseball match results.
Creating machines that can learn and act intelligently in novel environments is still the holy grail of AI research...
Many countries and groups already use small military drones that can drop grenades or fly into a target to detonate an explosive. The new drone, called Songar and made by Ankara-based electronics firm Asisguard, is the first drone to be equipped with a firearm and be ready for service. Turkey expects the drones to be delivered before the end of the year...
Erik Prince, the controversial private security executive and prominent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, made a secret visit to Venezuela last month and met Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, one of socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's closest and most outspoken allies, according to five sources familiar with the matter. The visit, described by one source as "outreach" by Prince to Maduro's government, came just eight months after the founder of the private security firm Blackwater floated a plan to deploy a private army to help the Venezuelan opposition topple Maduro.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that ransomware was detected, but the city has not received any ransom demands... At a press conference on Friday, New Orleans Chief Information Officer Kim LaGrue said that no city employees reported giving out any passwords or any other sensitive information.
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The projects range from $52.6 million to study deep-sea habitats to $290,000 to find ways to keep sea turtles from swallowing or getting snagged on hooks or tangled in lines set out for miles along reefs.
Tablet use was again negatively correlated with reading scores nationwide, and in some states on some indicators, there were highly alarming trends. In Rhode Island, for example, fourth-graders who used tablets “in all or almost all classes” performed 38 points worse on the reading exam than those who “never” used it. Other areas with large gaps included Arkansas, Missouri and the District of Columbia.
The “pulsed laser cleaning” system would be setup in such a way that it does not damage the eyes of the vehicle’s occupants, or other components that might be damaged by a high-intensity beam of light, the patent states. The patent goes on to explain how any glass surface on a car could be cleaned using the lasers, including the cameras and sensors used for autonomous driving...
In total, more than 345,000 ammunition background checks were performed in the July-November time frame, according to the figures, but only 101 of those checks flagged someone legally prohibited from buying ammunition. Outside of those prohibited purchasers, there were another 62,000 purchasers who were turned away because the information on their I.D. cards didn't match what was in the state's system or hadn't been entered into it.
Bay Nature's Ask the Naturalist column is on the case of the "thousands of 10-inch wiggly pink sausages" recently spotted on Drakes Beach in Northern California's Point Reyes National Seashore. Despite the common name "penis fish" floating about, Urechis caupo is actually a kind of marine worm.
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