The amount of bacteria in the air and on bathroom surfaces is much higher when jet-air hand dryers are used compared to paper towels. The reason being that people don't wash their hands properly. Consequently, the bacteria left on their hands is blown into the air and distributed on bathroom surfaces. Read more: Germs at the airport: A hotbed for viruses In a staged study in 2014, researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK found that jet-air dryers blew 27 times more bacteria into the air than paper towels. The same researchers have now discovered that public toilets with jet-air driers have a much higher concentration of bacteria than ones that offer paper towels. Even more disconcerting: Some bathrooms with jet-air dryers contained antibiotic resistant bacteria. These bacteria are becoming a growing problem worldwide, especially in hospital and nursing home settings. Read more: Noroviruses — highly contagious, really disgusting The researchers believe that more … [Read more...] about Beware of germs in hand dryers
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Google unveiled its Pixel 4 phone Tuesday at an event in New York City. It's the first phone to use a radar sensor to let users control it using gestures, said Google's Sabrina Ellis, via Motion Sense sensor. You'll be able to do tasks like skip a song or silence a call through gestures."It's one of the best ways to sense motion. It's precise, low power and it's fast," she said, also touting that Pixel 4 will have the fastest Face Unlock on a smartphone because the sensor can tell when you're reaching for your phone. It can also power down your phone when you walk away, or turn it back on when you come back.Ellis also said Motion Sense can be turned on or off at any time. Speaking about privacy, she said that data from the sensor is processed on the Pixel and is never saved or shared with other Google services.The Pixel franchise is critical to Google because it offers the company a chance to create a device that's become so critical to our lives. The company also looks to each … [Read more...] about Google unveils Pixel 4 with radar gesture control
In the video I’m watching, a chimpanzee reaches out and lightly grabs its partner’s mouth. “Give me that,” it might be saying. Or perhaps, “Stop it.” In another scene, two chimps are sitting in a tree and one of them shakes a branch. Perhaps it wants to be groomed, or followed, or carried. In yet another clip, a chimp holds out its hand. Is it seeking companionship, asking for food, or demanding sex?The videos are part of the Great Ape Dictionary, an online experiment led by Cat Hobaiter and Kirsty Graham from the University of St. Andrews. They and their team, led by the primatologist Richard Byrne, have spent years painstakingly cataloging the gestures of chimps and other apes, filming them in the wild and poring over the recordings to work out how each movement is used. And now, they want to know what people see in the footage. Do others who aren’t professional primatologists still have an intuitive sense for what ape gestures mean?During … [Read more...] about Can Humans Understand Chimps?
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has sent a complaint to the Asian Football Federation about allegedly insulting behaviour by a Thai coach towards Vietnamese team coach Park Hang Seo during a recent match. Thai coach Sasa Todic allegedly makes rude hand gesture towards coach Park Hang Seo after a match between the two national teams at My Dinh Station on November 19 After the match between the two teams at Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium on November 19, coach Park Hang Seo came to shake hands with coach Akira Nishio of Thai team. Goalkeeper coach Sasa Todic was said to have made hand gestures referring to the diminutive height of Park Hang Seo. Park was angry and a fight was prevented by Vietnamese assistants and a referee. During the press meeting afterwards, Park said the assistant smiled at him. He was angry and said he would fight against Thai coaching staff. Language assistant Le Huy Khoa wrote on Facebook about the apparent rude behaviour of the Thai coaching staff in a … [Read more...] about VFF files complaints over Thai football coach behaviour
close Video Eric Shawn: A Second Claim Jimmy Hoffa is Buried in New Jersey Editor's note: To watch all of the Fox Nation special "Riddle: The Search for James R. Hoffa" anchored by Fox New's Eric Shawn, go to Fox Nation and sign up today. “This is it,” Frank Cappola said to me in a hushed voice on a sunny Sunday afternoon, September 29, as he compared the foreboding area where we were standing with aerial photographs of this same scene. “This is where my dad buried Jimmy Hoffa.” As his memories sharpened just by being there, Cappola then went on to repeat what he had told me during our numerous telephone interviews over the past three weeks, along with revealing new details about Hoffa’s alleged burial site, which was the approximate size of a Little-League baseball diamond. Openly wearing a body camera and holding a small camcorder in the palm of my hand, I memorialized everything he said and did during our … [Read more...] about Dan Moldea: Has Jimmy Hoffa’s grave finally been found?
Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. Let’s get right to the news.CLIPPERSLou Williams scored 27 points, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined for 42 points in their first game together for the Clippers, and Los Angeles rallied to edge the Boston Celtics 107-104 in overtime Wednesday night.George scored 25 points. Leonard added 17 and blocked Kemba Walker’s potential tying three-point attempt. The Clippers improved to 9-1 at home after rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth. Advertisement In overtime, George hit a three-pointer after he missed his first attempt and Patrick Beverley got the offensive rebound, then George fed Beverley for a three of his own. George’s free throw on a technical foul against Boston coach Brad Stevens completed seven straight points and the Clippers led 104-99.Beverley finished the game with 14 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and seven assists.“He literally single-handedly willed that game with his effort, his … [Read more...] about The Sports Report: Clippers outlast Celtics in overtime