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Submission + - SPAM: New Documentary Explores Technological Unemployment

An anonymous reader writes: I Lost My Job is a short documentary film which sets out to explore the phenomenon which is affecting and due to affect many people's lives — namely, technological unemployment. The documentary also examines what we can do about it as a society through the analysis of a transitional direction.
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Medicine

Submission + - Scientists To Use Pig Cells For Parkinson's Trials (ibtimes.com)

redletterdave writes: "Living Cell Technologies, a research and testing lab based in New Zealand, plans to implant pig cells in the human brain in clinical trials to treat Parkinson's disease and help improve movement and brain functions in patients. The clinical trials will be the first using pig brain cells for potential treatment in humans. The treatment involves transplanting "support" cells from the brain of pigs that can help repair damaged nerve tissue in people with Parkinson's; pre-clinical trials performed on monkeys showed improvements of greater than 50 percent in symptoms, suggesting the cell implants could protect brain tissue that would otherwise die, potentially delaying or even preventing the debilitating effects of Parkinson's."
Earth

Submission + - NOAA Releases New Views of Earth's Ocean Floor (scienceworldreport.com)

fishmike writes: "NOAA has made sea floor maps and other data on the world's coasts, continental shelves and deep ocean available for easy viewing online. Anyone with Internet access can now explore undersea features and obtain detailed depictions of the sea floor and coasts, including deep canyons, ripples, landslides and likely fish habitat.

The new online data viewer compiles sea floor data from the near shore to the deep blue, including the latest high-resolution bathymetric (sea bottom) data collected by NOAA's Office of Coast Survey primarily to support nautical charting."

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