Vertebrae are the 33 individual bones that interlock with each other to form the spinal column. The vertebrae are numbered and divided into regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx. Only the top 24 bones are moveable; the vertebrae of the sacrum and coccyx are fused.
Mike Brown September 8, 2016 Driverless cars
Germany is gearing up to lay down the ethical foundations for self-driving cars, banning A.I. from making decisions that could harm one group of people over another. The country’s transport minister has outlined the basis for future legal guidelines for driverless vehicles, rules that echo Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics, which manufacturers will be expected to work towards ahead of formal legalization.
In an interview with Wirtschaftswoche published Thursday (translated by A9T9 from German), transport minister Alexander Dobrindt stated there will be three key rules:
(1) “It is clear that property damage takes always precedence of personal injury.
(2) “There must be no classification of people, for example, on the size, age and the like.”
(3) “If something happens, the manufacturer is liable”
Continue reading Germany Outlines Three Laws of Robotics for Self-Driving Cars
The researchers spent a great deal of time studying mummies, fossils, and classical literature before arriving at their conclusion.
Continue reading Disturbing – Researchers Finally Confirm That Cancer Is A Purely Man-Made Disease
In a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine,two members of the Swiss Medical Board’s expert panel explained how they reached their conclusions. Three primary factors came into play:
1. Outdated Clinical Trials
Continue reading 3 Primary Reasons the Swiss Medical Board Recommended No More Systematic Mammograms
Whole blood consists of 3 types of blood cells, suspended in a liquid called plasma. Blood circulates through the arteries and veins with each of the blood cell types — red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets — performing different functions throughout the body.
- Red Blood Cells
- White Blood Cells
If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you might have assumed that the medals given out are, as advertised, made of gold, silver, and bronze. Due to metal values, however, the reality is slightly more complicated. Giving out pure gold medals would be financially crippling for the International Olympic Committee, so unsurprisingly some compromises are involved. This graphic looks at the different metals used.