In today's Robotics / Artificial Intelligence SciPol Daily, Michigan's work to advance V2V technology; growing concerns that consumers have with fully-autonomous cars; and Laguna Beach's new restrictions on drone flight.
In today's Genetics / Genomics SciPol Daily, an FDA panel recommending approval of a breast cancer drug; open-source software from Broad for genomic analysis; the science of getting a sunburn; and how rare genetic mutations can lead to heart disease drugs.
In today's Neuroscience SciPol Daily, more reaction to concussions in the NFL; how fewer Zika cases will make clinical trials more difficult; how learning to read and write changes the brain; and using the cold virus and stem cells to attack brain cancer.
MIT Technology Review – If the Trump administration gets its way, the government will soon have the authority to hack into an unmanned aircraft in U.S. airspace to determine if it is a security threat—and to take it down if necessary.
The New York Times – A new law created a federal mental health “czar” to help overhaul the system and bridge more than 100 federal agencies concerned with mental health. But the White House’s choice for the first person to fill that position has already been divisive.
Nanowerk News – The global race towards a functioning quantum computer is on. New research suggests how harmful errors in quantum computing can be removed. This is a new twist towards a functioning quantum computer.
Gizmodo – Robert Green, a medical geneticist at Harvard Medical School, is interested in is what makes people inclined to say yes to a genetic test. And he’s observed one particularly big reason why people seem to be saying no: fears of genetic discrimination.