In the 2000s, California banned a class of toxic fire retardants called PBDEs, which were put in household items like furniture and electronics. But now the chemicals used to replace them may also be negatively impacting fish and humans.
The drug industry’s faltering search for an Alzheimer’s cure is fueling a parallel quest by technology companies to help patients and family caregivers cope with the disease by using virtual reality software, robotics and novel communication tools.
Speaking before an estimated 2,650 people at the annual meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry on Monday, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes introduced a new device that can fit on a desktop.
As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices increase security vulnerabilities to homes, businesses, governments and the internet as as whole.