"There is a growing demand for gold from central banks across the globe and also by ETFs in recent years. All these factors will keep the gold prices high, and only with an elimination of the current uncertainties and a rise in the US interest rates, we may see any halt in the upward movement in gold prices. Strategically, an amount equivalent to 5 percent of the overall portfolio should be invested into gold," Thomas said. … [Read more...] about Sovereign gold bond now open for subscription; is it a good tool for investment?
"The system continuously evaluates the predictive power of each independent method and recalibrates how this information should be used to produce improved flu estimates," said Santillana.Researchers believe their approach will set a foundation for "precision public health" in infectious diseases. … [Read more...] about Novel AI tool can predict how flu spreads
In the illustration below, the green planes are the major layers of the narrative, the dots are the major elements of the narrative, the blue lines are connections among elements within a layer, and the red lines are connections among elements across the layers. The purple plane shows all the layers combined, showing how the dots are all connected. Removing the WikiLeaks plane yields a purple plane with dots connected only in small groups. … [Read more...] about This tool could act as an early warning system for harmful conspiracy theories
We set out to reach people who have or care for toddlers and babies every day–parents, caregivers friends, as well as doctors and nurses. They carry their mobile phones with them everywhere they go, and they constantly take happy snaps of the children they care for, which meant they were best-placed to see the early signs. What’s more, in the interest of saving children’s lives, they were the people who needed to hear our message the most. … [Read more...] about Anatomy Of A Cannes Contender: How A Poster Was Made Into A Cancer-Detection Tool
The project was initially developed for in-house designers as a way of reckoning with the nearly infinite options made possible by computational design, says KPF Urban Interface director Luc Wilson. “We’re experts generating data that we then need to distill down and present to design teams within our firm, or to clients, or to communities. It was a really top-down approach where we were like, ‘okay, we tested 2,000 options, these are the five best, trust us,'” Wilson says. But even with a narrowed down list of choices, Wilson says, there’s never a single one that fully represents everyone’s needs or meets their expectations. “One of the things that we’ve learned working in practice, at the building scale, and especially at the neighborhood/community/city scale, there is no optimal.” … [Read more...] about This tool solves one of the biggest problems in architecture: Making everyone happy