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Facebook this evening announced it intends to buy Ctrl-labs, a New York-based startup developing a wristband that translates musculoneural signals into machine-interpretable commands. The acquisition hasn’t yet closed, and the terms weren’t revealed publicly.
(CNBC pegs the deal at approximately $1 billion, half the amount Facebook paid to acquire virtual reality company Oculus VR in 2014.) But the Menlo Park company said it plans to fold Ctrl-labs into its Reality Labs division, whose principal work concerns virtual and augmented reality technology.
The newest cancer sniffer might not be as cute as a sharp-nosed canine, but it could give doctors a new way to determine the best treatment for patients using just the melange of compounds in their breath.
The eNose can detect with 85 percent accuracy if a person will respond to immunotherapy, say researchers in a paper published today in Annals of Oncology. That could make it an alternative to current methods of determining which cancer treatment is best suited to different patients.
To further incriminate his wife, the Texas Rangers staged photographs, featuring an apparently dead Mr Sosa lying in a grave. Mr Sosa’s face was painted to give the impression that he had been shot in the head.
“That picture, to this day, reflects one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life,” he said. An undercover police officer, posing as a hitman, later showed Ms Sosa the photographs. She reportedly smiled and shook his hand.
Spain’s prime minister has offered to give Catalonia a referendum on greater autonomy as he seeks to pre-empt a new drive for independence from Barcelona’s separatists.
Pedro Sánchez said he was ready to give more powers to Spain’s wealthiest region but would not entertain any vote on independence. “It is a referendum for autonomy, not for self-determination,” he told Spanish radio.
Catalonia already has a high degree of autonomy, controlling its own police service, schools, health service and prisons.
A huge three committee investigation has been launched into the Trump/Giuliani scheme to blackmail Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden.
Chairmen Eliot L. Engel of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Adam B. Schiff of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Elijah E. Cummings of the Committee on Oversight and Reform sent the following letter to the White House and State Department demanding records on Trump’s scheme:
The Chairmen wrote, “A growing public record indicates that, for nearly two years, the…
It’s no coincidence that as Democrats in the House try to finagle a way to justify an impeachment inquiry — despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) offering no formal pathway for it — there are stories breaking anew that Trump may be using his position as a President to enrich…
Wichita police DUI check lane nets one drugged driver, no drunk drivers in 360 stops Wichita Eagle
A DUI check lane late Saturday night and early Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of one drugged driver and no drunk drivers, Wichita police said.
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Divided after their failed 2017 secession bid, Catalonia’s separatists will hold a rally in Barcelona on Wednesday that will test their strength before a Spanish court in October serves verdicts against the leaders of the independence push.
Since 2012, separatists have held massive rallies on September 11, Catalonia’s “national day”, which marks the fall of Barcelona to Spain in 1714. Organisers say a million people took part in past “Diada” rallies.
This year’s demonstration will get underway at 17:14 (1514 GMT) – a nod to the year – on Barcelona’s central Plaza Espana.
The Hill’s political correspondent Reid Wilson explains why strategists say the Presidential Election will come down to 10 counties.
Dead bodies are visible in the rubble days after Hurricane Dorian swept ashore as a Category 5 storm, reports Steve Harrigan. #ShepSmith #FoxNews
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope discovered these electrically charged molecules shaped like soccer balls. These “buckyballs” could shed insight on…