beeudoublez writes "Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center examined four apps that use photographs of skin lesions to make assessments and whether they suggest any type of diagnosis or estimate the risk of malignancy. Testing their sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values, the researchers found that three of the four apps incorrectly classified 30 per cent or more of melanomas as unconcerning." Link to Original Source top
UW professor researches beer that contradicts previous findings
beeudoublez writes "Werner Kaminsky, a crystallographer and UW professor of chemistry, closely studied a molecule called humulones, which is found in bitter beers, and his results contradicted previous findings about the molecule. His findings were published in the scientific journal Angewandte Chemie last week.
Kaminsky’s studies involved identifying the structure of the humulones molecule by using technology called X-ray crystallography. The atoms diffract the X-ray beams in a way that shows the molecule’s structure. Yet through his research, he discovered something else. Previous research hadn’t found handedness and assumed uniformity between the molecules." Link to Original Source top
Color Labs shut down and acquired by Apple, founder target for lawsuit
beeudoublez (619109) writes "Color Labs, the company that received 41MM USD for building the Color app is confirmed to have been bought by Apple. However, the founder Nguyen is the target of a lawsuit that alleges he improperly spent funds and intimidated employees
beeudoublez writes "Apple was ordered to pay $368MM today as engineers testified that they didn't pay attention to any patents when building their Facetime technology. Patents violated included a method for solving DNS issues, and connecting two computers in a VPN format." Link to Original Source top
Linus Torvalds advocates for 2560x1600 default for laptops