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World 1st HD Cam Tech for Safer Roads
World's 1st Camera System to Spot Drivers Handling Mobile Phones
Source: Sydney Highways Stock Image
New South Wales Using Tech to Cut Road Fatalities
Australia's state of New South Wales, where Sydney is located, today rolled out new technology along the roads to cut fatalities caused by distracted drivers on mobile phones. They're deploying high definition, AI-enabled detection cameras to spot drivers handling their mobile phones, which is illegal in New South Wales (NSW). 45 portable cameras, including fixed and mobile trailer mounted cameras, are being set-up in undisclosed locations. Authorities believe that within two year the surveillance system will cut the number of fatalities on its roads by one-third. This HD, AI camera system tech and application are a world first.
24-7 Roadside Detection
The high tech cameras work day, night and in all types of weather to detect if a driver going by is handling a mobile phone. The cameras use artificial intelligence to analyze images in order to spot drivers breaking the law. In NSW, it's legal to make and receive mobile calls on a hands-free mobile phone. It's illegal to manually use a mobile phone while driving. It's also illegal to be on social media with your mobile phone while driving. What the cameras spot is reviewed for verification by authorities.
Changing the Mobile Culture
In NSW in 2019, 329 people have lost their lives in driving fatalities on the roads. With the new camera detection devices, authorities expect to nab 135 million vehicles with drivers breaking the mobile phone laws every year. They believe that will cut road fatalities 30% by 2021. Authorities call it a system to change the mobile phone culture. After a first warning, offenders will great a stiff fine, penalty points and escalating consequences with repeated offenses. For a free sample or borrow of my books on travel innovations, go to amazon.com/author/ekane
Continuous Supply of New Neurons Tied to Lifetime Learning & Memory Important Discovery by University of Pennsylvania Medical School Scientists
This is breakthrough research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The scientists have shown for the first time that brain neurons grow and develop over a lifetime from a single population of stem cells in the hippocampus region of the brain. That region is the brain's center of memory and learning. It's also a key area of reaction to stress and mood adjustments.
Why is This Important to You
The discovery underscores how a continuous supply of new neurons throughout life is the source of youthful like learning and memory throughout your life. The discovery was found in research on mice. And, it sets a new benchmark. It helps neuroscientists to determine how to enable youthful life brain conditions for memory and learning for all of us throughout our lives. It's also a path of discovery to repair and regen…
IBM has unveiled the world's first commercial and standalone quantum computer. The IBM Q System One is the first quantum computer to leave the research lab. It's on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The computer sits inside a 9 foot tall and 9 foot wide glass case. It is the same display case as the one that protects the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. The computer is so powerful it leaves supercomputers in the dust. For a news blog on the unveiling go to Important Innovations Collection: IBM Unveils Quantum Computing System: Big Blue's Big Computer Source: IBM Quantum Computer IBM Q System One IBM is unveiling an integrated system for Quantum comput...
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…