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May 7, 2019

Lead contamination found in baby teeth of children living near Exide battery plant

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, law

Airborne lead from recycled car batteries at the Exide plant in Vernon ended up in the baby teeth of children living nearby, a USC study shows.

“We found the higher the level of lead in the soil, the higher the amount of lead in ,” said first author Jill Johnston, an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “There’s no safe level of lead; it’s a potent neurotoxin. Our study provides insight into the legacy of the impact of industrial contamination on children.”

The Exide plant, located just southeast of downtown Los Angeles, recycled 11 million auto batteries per year and released 3,500 tons of lead until it closed in March 2015 as part of a legal settlement for hazardous waste violations.

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May 7, 2019

Estonia is Building a “Robot Judge” to Help Clear Legal Backlog

Posted by in categories: law, robotics/AI

The Estonian Ministry of Justice has officially asked Ott Velsberg, the country’s chief data officer, to design a “robot judge” to take care of a backlog of small claims court disputes, Wired reports.

The artificial intelligence-powered “judge” is supposed to analyze legal documents and other relevant information and come to a decision. Though a human judge will have an opportunity to revise those decisions, the project is a striking example of justice by artificial intelligence.

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May 2, 2019

Concord Posts Record Growth and Introduces New Pricing Model

Posted by in categories: finance, law

Concord, the fastest-growing contract management platform company, today announced accelerated market adoption of its cloud-based contract management platform and 2.5x revenue growth over the last 12 months. There are now 260,000 companies on the Concord Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. The Concord SaaS platform drives horizontal adoption by providing all key stakeholders collaborative access to the contract drafting, negotiation, signing and renewal processes within a single cloud-based platform.

Concord also announced a new pricing model. Unlike other contract management solutions that charge per seat regardless of usage, Concord pricing reflects the actual functionality needed by different stakeholders. Pricing is now based on Creator, Collaborator and Viewer usage options. For example, legal teams need Creator usage comprising full platform functionality including contract creation, editing and negotiation rights. Procurement, HR and sales teams typically only require Collaborator rights such as contract requests and the ability to select from previously approved form fields. Finance teams often only need Viewer rights to have visibility to track contract status, time to revenue and renewals. DevOps teams simply need API access to connect and integrate with other enterprise tools. By pricing and providing access according to need, the Concord platform is seamless and economical to adopt throughout an organization.

The cross-functional and external stakeholder proliferation capability is unique to Concord and a key factor to Concord’s platform adoption dramatically outpacing that of its competitors. For example, 64 new customers from vertical industries including e-commerce, logistics and healthcare have joined the Concord platform in the past two quarters. The horizontal approach Concord takes to the contracting process creates a powerful network effect which has resulted in 60,000 new users to the platform in the past two quarters.

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May 1, 2019

Team develops system to legally test GPS spoofing vulnerabilities in automated vehicles

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, law, mobile phones, robotics/AI, satellites

Southwest Research Institute has developed a cyber security system to test for vulnerabilities in automated vehicles and other technologies that use GPS receivers for positioning, navigation and timing.

“This is a legal way for us to improve the cyber resilience of autonomous vehicles by demonstrating a transmission of spoofed or manipulated GPS signals to allow for analysis of system responses,” said Victor Murray, head of SwRI’s Cyber Physical Systems Group in the Intelligent Systems Division.

GPS spoofing is a malicious attack that broadcasts incorrect signals to deceive GPS receivers, while GPS manipulation modifies a real GPS signal. GPS satellites orbiting the Earth pinpoint physical locations of GPS receivers embedded in everything from smartphones to and aircraft. SwRI designed the new tool to meet United States federal regulations. Testing for GPS vulnerabilities in a mobile environment had previously been difficult because federal law prohibits over-the-air re-transmission of GPS signals without prior authorization.

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Apr 26, 2019

Burzynski: The Cancer Cure Cover Up (Cancer Documentary) | Full Documentary | Reel Truth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, government, law

A documentary by Eric Merola

Burzynski: The Cancer Cure Cover-up is the story of a pioneering biochemist who discovered a unique and proprietary method of successfully treating most cancers. This documentary takes the audience on a near 50-year journey both Dr. Burzynski and his patients have been enduring in order to obtain FDA-approved clinical trials of Antineoplastons. Defying the face of skepticism, legal attacks from state and federal agencies, and a powerful propaganda campaign to stop Burzynski – this doctor and his patients are still going strong.

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Apr 24, 2019

New York City Passes Law Requiring Green Roofs on New Buildings

Posted by in categories: law, transportation

The city’s new green building legislation will result in the equivalent of taking more than one million cars off the road by 2030.

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Apr 17, 2019

Pig brains kept alive outside body for hours after death

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, law, neuroscience

Revival of disembodied organs raises slew of ethical and legal questions about the nature of death and consciousness.

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Apr 9, 2019

Toyota offers free access to over 20 years of electric vehicle patents

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, law, sustainability, transportation

Almost 5 years after Elon Musk allowed other manufacturers access to Tesla patents without fear of legal action – effectively making them open source – Toyota has announced that it’s opening up its vehicle electrification patent archive to help speed up the development and adoption of electric vehicles.

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Apr 9, 2019

Space: The Final Illusion

Posted by in categories: law, space

One persistent illusion is that physical objects only interact with other objects they are close to. This is called the principle of locality. We can express this more precisely by the law that the strengths of forces between any two objects falls off quickly—at least by some power of the distance between them. This can be explained by positing that the bodies do not interact directly, but only through the mediation of a field, such as an electromagnetic field, which propagat…


The intuitive idea that objects influence each other because they’re in physical proximity is soon to become another of those beliefs that turn out to be wrong when we look deeper.

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Mar 18, 2019

Physicists reverse time using quantum computer

Posted by in categories: computing, law, quantum physics, space travel

Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. The study is published in Scientific Reports.

“This is one in a series of papers on the possibility of violating the . That law is closely related to the notion of the arrow of time that posits the one-way direction of time from the past to the future,” said the study’s lead author Gordey Lesovik, who heads the Laboratory of the Physics of Quantum Information Technology at MIPT.

“We began by describing a so-called local perpetual motion machine of the second kind. Then, in December, we published a paper that discusses the violation of the second law via a device called a Maxwell’s demon,” Lesovik said. “The most recent paper approaches the same problem from a third angle: We have artificially created a state that evolves in a direction opposite to that of the thermodynamic arrow of time.”

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