Obesity, Infertility, and Low IQ Are Just Some of the Ways Household Chemicals Wreck Our Health

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A new analysis published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology on Tuesday found that a growing number of endocrine-disrupting household chemicals have been linked to widespread health problems, including infertility, diabetes, and impaired brain development.

New ERP partnership takes on chemicals and plastics industry

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Lisam Systems, a producer of environmental health and safety compliance management software, has partnered with BatchMaster Software to deliver data sheets and labels compliant with the Globally Harmonized System for classifying and labeling chemicals.

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Flame Retardant Chemicals In A Mattress Can Be Dangerous For Health

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Flame Retardant Chemicals In A Mattress Can Be Dangerous For Health - Information Technology Blog. It is for this reason the polyurethane foam is to be wrapped or treated with fire retardant chemicals. However, several studies have found that this flame retardant chemical used to treat the polyurethane is known to cause several serious health issues such as: Infertility.

Google and ZebiAI launch Chemome Initiative to identify ?chemical probes? with AI models

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Google partnered with startup ZebiAI to launch the Chemome Initiative, which aims to identify 'chemical probes' using AI techniques. Read More. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev ai artificial intelligence category-/Science/Biological Sciences category-/Science/Chemistry Chemome Initiative Google machine learning

Industry Marketplaces Take Off: A Spotlight On Chemicals

Forrester's Customer Insights

Age of the Customer B2B marketing digital business b2b ecommerce chemicals marketplacesThe Reemergence of B2B marketplaces offers new options for buyers and sellers. Even while mega players like Alibaba and Amazon are getting the headlines, dozens of specialized vertical marketplaces are emerging in their shadows. Ahead of our session at Summit 2020 on Marketplaces, we’ll be spotlighting different industries where marketplaces are starting up, getting funding, […].

Patscan platform detects hidden weapons, chemicals and bombs

Tech Republic Security

At CES 2020, Patriot One Technologies explained its Patscan platform, which can detect hidden weapons and more without the perpetrator even knowing they've been scanned

Sironix raises $1.8M to ramp up production of its plant-based, eco-friendly cleaning chemicals

GeekWire

The new funds will allow the company to scale production of its Eosix technology — a plant-based innovation that can replace potentially hazardous, petroleum-derived chemicals found in shampoos, detergents and cleaning products.

Hurricane Laura Sparks a Chemical Plant Fire, Continues to Wreak Havoc on the Gulf Coast

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Hurricane Laura’s devastation is becoming clear as light spreads over Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane in Louisiana early Thursday with “catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Scientists Found A New Way To Break Down the Most Common Plastic

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its a plastic world plastic chemical reactions recyclingThe petrochemical industry produces more than 88 million tons of polyethylene, making it the most common plastic in the world. Scientists have found a new way to upcycle it, according to a study published in Science on Thursday.

Tear Gas Is Dangerous and Should Be Illegal

Gizmodo

Tear gas is a chemical weapon that is banned for use in warfare , yet U.S. tear gas george floyd police brutality science chemical weaponspolice have repeatedly deployed it against people protesting police brutality and anti-black violence this week. Though it’s considered a non-lethal weapon, tear gas is actually far more dangerous than advertised—especially in the midst of a… Read more.

Missing: 50,000 Salmon

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But it’s not an oil, gas, or chemicals; what leaked is at least 50,000 fish. A leak in Tasmania is sparking fears of pollution. Farmed salmon, to be exact. Read more. salmon fish leaks tasmania

Sustainability: A Million-Dollar Opportunity for the CIO

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Because like information technology, corporations must weave sustainability into the fabric of the enterprise to generate the opportunities that companies like The Dow Chemical Company, SAP and Intel have orchestrated. ” To generate revenue, Dow Chemical created a Sustainability Chemistry Index, which increased its sales of sustainable chemistry products between 2009 and 2010, rising from 3.4 The CIO is in a great position to lead sustainability initiatives at a corporation.

BASF to Collaborate With HPE on 1-Petaflop Supercomputer

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System expected to significantly cut research time for world's largest chemical maker Read More. Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPC

Bioplastic Just as Toxic as Traditional Plastic, Study Finds

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A new study suggests that bioplastics—plastics that are made from biological material instead of from petroleum and/or are engineered to be biodegradable—contain as many toxic chemicals as conventional plastic.

Bioplastic Just as Toxic as Traditional Plastic, Study Finds

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A new study suggests that bioplastics—plastics that are made from biological material instead of from petroleum and/or are engineered to be biodegradable—contain as many toxic chemicals as conventional plastic.

Lockheed Martin Is Getting Sued for Creating an 'Environmental Nightmare' in Florida

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They allege that the weapons manufacturer spawned an “environmental nightmare” by exposing people to toxic chemicals in Orlando. On Monday, lawyers filed two suits against Lockheed Martin.

Scientists Discover Source of Stonehenge's Largest Boulders

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The origin of the largest stones used to build Stonehenge has been a matter of considerable debate for centuries, but a new chemical analysis of these boulders may have finally settled the issue once and for all.

In 2020, Not Even Your Seltzer Is Safe

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As it turns out, a Consumer Reports investigation has found that toxic “forever chemicals” are… Read more. If you, like me, woke up one day in your 30s and decided that seltzer was suddenly your thing, I have some bad news.

We Don't Know How Much Air Pollution Hurricane Laura Caused

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Gulf Coast residents have been exposed to toxic emissions from chemical fires and oil and gas refinery plants—but we don’t even know how much pollution, because some important air monitors are offline.

Hasbro Recalls a Pair of Super Soakers Because of Their Dangerous Stickers

GizModo VR

When the Super Soaker was first released back in 1990, it sparked a huge controversy when miscreants reportedly started filling the large tanks with chemical irritants and shooting unsuspecting victims.

'I'm Scared': Study Links Cancer Alley Air Pollution to Higher Death Rates From Covid-19

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James Parish in the southeastern portion of the state where there’s not much business at all except the refineries and chemical plants that surround her home. Louisiana is starting to reopen on Friday, but that doesn’t mean much to 66-year-old Myrtle Felton. She lives in St. Read more. coronavirus covid 19 health cancer alley

Players Are Chasing Hurricanes In Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Hurricane Laura made landfall over Louisiana last night, causing hundreds of thousands to lose power and severe damage to infrastructure like chemical plants even as the storm weakened over time. But from the safety of the virtual clouds, Microsoft Flight Simulator players spent the last day exploring the storm from a… Read more. microsoft flight simulator sim weather kotakucore hurricane laura

Police Tried to Take a Protester's Prosthetic Legs After Macing Him, Witnesses Say

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After a directive from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther to “immediately stop the use of tear gas and pepper spray” on peaceful protesters, a rally in Ohio’s capital appears to have included not only the use of such chemical agents, but also, according to eyewitnesses, involved uniformed officers removing and attempting… Read more.

5G is safe, so why do people believe it makes them ill?

TechSpot

Engadget looked into the phenomenon of unexplainable symptoms, which is called “Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance,” often known as multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) or environmental illness. It refers to a set of recurrent symptoms that can’t be attributed to diagnosed medical issues

Nintendo shares jump as Covid-19 gaming explosion continues

TechSpot

The Financial Times reports that Nintendo is currently valued at around $62 billion, more than Japan’s biggest bank, retailer, and chemical company. Analysts say the valuation reflects the possibility that Nintendo will have sold more than 75 million Switch units by the end of the current financial year—March 2021

Dallas Police Used Robot With Bomb to Kill Ambush Suspect

CTOvision

There have been other reports of robotics being used to deploy chemical munitions against armed suspects, but this is the first known use by domestic police of a robot with a bomb. Bob Gourley. Dallas Police used robotics in response to the horrible events of 7 July 2016, including the use of a robot with an explosive device to kill a suspect involved in the coordinated attack.

5 Trends Drive the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2020

CEB IT

The data is encoded into synthetic DNA strands for storage and enzymes provide the processing capabilities through chemical reactions.

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Carl Sagan predicted life on Venus in 1967. We may be close to proving him right.

Mashable VR

Millions of space nerds reacted with joy Monday to a study showing the atmosphere of Venus contains phosphine, a chemical byproduct of biological life.

IDG Contributor Network: Can SD-WANs meet standards requirements?

Network World

At one recent client, a chemical company, the team was looking to transition from MPLS to SD-WAN. The security group, though, could not accept the fact that SD-WANs met the requirements stipulated by CFATS (Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards) guiding the chemical industry. Any innovative technology faces a battle of doubt. When Amazon first rolled out AWS, few could imagine servers running in the cloud.

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8 Macro Factors That Will Shape the 2020s

CEB IT

Consider how hydrocarbon energy will compete with solar and wind and how this will impact global aviation, chemicals, plastics and others. COVID-19 might dominate the headlines, but it’s just one of eight key factors that will reshape business in this decade.

Spaceflight Inc. fills out its line of Sherpa orbital transfer vehicles for small satellites

GeekWire

today unveiled two new options for its Sherpa orbital transfer vehicle — one that uses an environmentally friendly chemical thruster system to help get small satellites where they need to go, and another that’s powered by an electric propulsion system.

In the war for talent, traditional enterprises must pick fights they can win

Forrester IT

Rollox Chemical Works in Scotland by D.O. Hill, 1831. Image source: Wikipedia ). The world of work is changing, with my colleague JP Gownder among those doing a great job tracking the shift. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- digitisation, robots, globalisation (and its opposite), and a less loyal workforce, competition for digital talent is high.

This microscopic 3D-printed Star Trek Voyager can move on its own

The Verge

Unlike the impulse engines and warp drive of its TV counterpart, this Voyager is propelled through liquid by chemical reactions between its platinum coating and the hydrogen peroxide solution the physicists placed it in. Image: Soft Matter Jorunal.

Can UV light wands actually disinfect your Airbnb? An expert explains.

Mashable Tech

Image: Shutterstock / Siberian Art There are several kinds of UV light, explained Andrea Armani , a professor of chemical engineering and material science at the University of Southern California. Airbnb needs people to feel safe. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, the company added new cleaning guidelines and a 72-hour buffer between stays. Still, with more than 4.9

5 Emerging Technologies Explained by Gartner Experts

CEB IT

There could also be some outcomes that are not positive for the individual, fFor example, antidepressants that today are used mostly in chemical form.

Read This If You Do Business in China

SecureWorld News

Chemical. The FBI identifies these groups are particularly at-risk, given China's previous tendencies toward the chemical and finance sectors paired with recent concerns about China's role in COVID-19 data theft.

Seattle’s BlackSky and other satellite imaging ventures bear witness to devastation in Beirut

GeekWire

An image captured by the BlackSky Global-4 satellite shows the site of the Beirut chemical explosion at 8:22 a.m. The aftermath of this week’s Beirut chemical explosion has been covered in triplicate by U.S.

Duracell’s new coin batteries have a bitter coating that makes them taste terrible

The Verge

Duracell notes that swallowing a lithium battery can cause a “harmful chemical reaction in as little as two hours.”

Alice Jolla to take over as Microsoft’s chief accounting officer following Frank Brod’s retirement

GeekWire

Before joining Microsoft, Jolla was an industry fellow with the Financial Accounting Standards Board and worked for Dow Chemical and Union Carbide. Alice Jolla will become Microsoft’s new chief accounting officer. Photo via Microsoft). Microsoft corporate controller Alice Jolla will take over as chief accounting officer following the retirement of Frank Brod. Microsoft announced Jolla’s new role in an SEC filing Wednesday.

Save 50% on an attractive, lightweight air purifier

Mashable VR

While buying an air purifier is not a comprehensive solution by any means, it can help to remove pollutants, ash, pollen, organic chemicals, and dust from your home. TL;DR: Breathe easier with a Mister UV air purifier for $116.99, 50% off its original price of $236.

Viruses or worms haven’t killed anyone – control system cyber incidents have

CTOvision

The incidents have occurred globally in electric grid, power plants, nuclear, water/wastewater, pipelines, oil/gas, chemicals, food, manufacturing, and transportation. The prevailing feeling about why there has been so little focus on securing control systems is that it isn’t real. What I constantly hear is “once there is a real control system cyber incident I will spend the time and money to address the problem”.

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Disinfecting drones will clean Atlanta stadium between events

The Verge

The purpose-built D1 disinfecting drones are being provided by Lucid Drone Technologies, and use electrostatic spraying nozzles to distribute the non-toxic disinfecting chemicals.

How to clean your Apple Watch

TechnoBezz

Make sure not to use any cleaning chemicals. Clean it immediately if exposed to a chemical or foreign product so as to not settle or let it dry on the watch.