The Daily Populous

Monday August 27th, 2018 night edition

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“Wishing a #happybirthday to Katherine G Johnson on her 100th birthday today,” Nasa’s official history office wrote in a tweet.

Her calculations were critical to our early human spaceflight programme (you've probably seen that in the movies).”.

After graduating high school at the age of 14, she entered the historically black college where she studied maths and science.

Ms Johnson was eventually joined the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, which would became Nasa.

Twenty people were confirmed dead after the vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside, police reports said.

“So what can you say after a century about someone like Dr Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson - our very own global, global genius?

Ahead of her birthday, Ms Johnson attributed her longevity to good luck, and keeping share by playing bridge and board games. »

Artificial intelligence system detects often-missed cancer tumors

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Researchers based at University of Central Florida developed the system by teaching a computer platform the optimal way to detect small specks of lung cancer in computerized tomography (CT) scans.

In trials, the healthcare artificial intelligence system was found to be 95 percent accurate in total.

We used that blueprint, if you will, to help our system understand how to look for patterns in the CT scans and teach itself how to find these tiny tumors. »

Thieves replace Paraguay police rifles with toy replicas

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Thieves in Paraguay have stolen 42 powerful rifles from the police armoury.

During an inspection, officers found that the FN FAL battle rifles had been replaced with wooden and plastic replicas.

They honed in on the police armoury and a search revealed the toy rifles. »

Are homegrown tech firms shut out of big federal IT contracts?

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Canada's homegrown tech firms say they've been shut out of a multimillion-dollar project to consolidate the federal government's data operations, with American giants such as IBM and Microsoft getting the inside track.

Shared Services Canada has come under fire in recent months for allegedly offering work to big American multinationals.

- Toronto tech-firm founder Craig McLellan on the difficulty for Canadian firms in getting federal government contracts. »

'Weird Al' Yankovic On Parody In The Age Of YouTube

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And I don't think anybody, to this point, had done a "Blurred Lines" parody about proper use of grammar.

He ran into me at the Grammys a couple years ago, right after he'd won the Grammy for Best Rap Song.

I think your parody is a big reason why I won this Grammy, because you made it undeniable that my song was the rap song of the year.". »