Bacteria living in everyday items

Few would want to put their faces in a toilet bowl or kiss the kitchen floor — besides the yuck factor, it’s just odd — but based on a growing number of studies, simply using today’s technology that we have grown to rely on means we may as well be doing just that. Contemporary life

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Your Shoes Have More Bacteria Than Toilets

Where did you travel to today? Maybe you went to work, grabbed lunch at your local café and then headed back home. Do you wear your shoes inside? Next time, think twice before you fail to remove them at door, because that cute pair of ankle boots could be a serious illness waiting to happen.

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The Science and Philosophy of Software Testing

As the only tester in a workplace which has been completely computer Illiterate and together with the development team placed in a different building, I moved by gut and also jotted down any problems that I found on a laptop. I’d then either call the programmers or walk over to see them and we’d discuss

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Science Behind the Sales Funnel

When customers buy your service or product, companies have them entered into a “Sales Funnel” or “Customer Retention Course,” where they receive regular mailings or e-mails boosting the backend products. People have studied sales funnels/customer retention avenues for years, and there’s a science to them. They all involve plenty of testing, and they take the

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Scientific Approach Aiding Falls Prevention

The outbreak of falls is a Federal health crisis in the United States. The societal and economic effect of falls is far-reaching, through the immediate healthcare expenses incurred at the crisis, intense, and rehabilitative care following a fall; and the indirect expenditures via care-giving (such as missed function) and inactivity (furthering comorbidities and handicap) prices

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New Study May Finally Increase NBA Shooting Accuracy

You would not know it from the proliferation of triple-doubles and other out-of-this-world performances, but the NBA’s shooters are not getting any better and have not for decades. The league’s average score  percentage has oscillated between 44 and 46 per cent the previous 2 decades, together with three-point shooting maintaining a similarly tight array (34

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Staggering Number of Plastic We Have Produced

Scientists have calculated the complete amount of plastic made. Spoiler Alert: it is a lot. But what’s even more upsetting is where all this plastic is end up. Since large-scale generation of plastics started in the 1950s, our civilization has generated a whopping 8.3 billion tons of the stuff. Of this, 6.3 billion tons –

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Data Science is Embedded in Insurance

Insurance providers have constantly done quantitative research, but now they’re leveraging unique data and new methods. There are terrific responses to this concern currently, however I’ll include another angle from dealing with insurance coverage consumers. This response isn’t really about any particular consumer we deal with, however it’s a mixing of exactly what I have

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Engineering Technology is Advancing Cranes

Current developments in engineering, design and production are creating brand-new crane innovations. New cranes are modular, versatile and smart. New innovation has enabled cranes to be more compact and energy effective, and will ultimately render traditional systems outdated. For instance, some brand-new cranes provide robust, smartly developed modules that can be quickly set up to

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Data-Driven Science is More than a Buzzword

Forget checking out a telescope at the stars. An astronomer today is most likely to be online: digitally scheduling observations, running them from another location on a telescope in the desert, and downloading the outcomes for analysis. For numerous astronomers the primary step in doing science is exploring this information computationally. It might seem like

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