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AUTONOMOUS SHIPS BEFORE AUTONOMOUS CARS

Given the media focus on autonomous cars, it might be expected that self-driving vehicles will be in use before autonomous ships. The reality is quite the reverse, according to a report on the future of autonomous maritime systems produced by Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ and the University of Southampton. Applied artificial …

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ECSTASY WAS JUST LABELLED A ‘BREAKTHROUGH THERAPY’ FOR PTSD BY THE FDA

29 AUG 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also known as ecstasy, is a ‘breakthrough therapy’ in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thanks to this designation, the drug could have a faster path to pharmaceutical approval. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced …

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AMERICANS ARE CONFUSED ABOUT FOOD AND DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN FOR ANSWERS

28 AUG 2017 More than one-third of Americans do not know that foods with no genetically modified ingredients contain genes, according to the new nationally representative Food Literacy and Engagement Poll we recently conducted at Michigan State University. For the record, all foods contain genes, and so do all people. The majority …

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