Amtrak, automakers vow to work with future Biden administration

U.S. passenger railroad Amtrak and American automakers on Saturday pledged to work with the incoming administration of Democrat Joe Biden, who wants to boost mass transit and green vehicles. “To get the economy moving and help Amtrak and our employees through this unprecedented situation, Congress must act now on pandemic relief and economic stimulus funding,” […]

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Teenage Engineering’s new $89 synths produce live Mega Man and Street Fighter soundtracks

The Swedish synth makers at Teenage Engineering are back with a new pocket operator series in partnership with Capcom. Pocket operators, first launched in 2015, are the company’s mini-synth and sequencer devices that are no-frills and low cost, and these new ones just happen to be Mega Man and Street Fighter themed. They’re gorgeous-looking gadgets […]

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NYCHA secondhand smoke policy needs more time and effort to show how well it works

One year into a smoking ban in buildings run by the nation’s largest public housing authority, tenant exposure to secondhand smoke in hallways, stairwells, and apartments has not declined, a new study shows. Among the explanations for this, investigators say, are delays in promotion and enforcement, including putting up signage and training building managers, and […]

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Analysis: High-flying U.S. tech stocks get post-election lift, near new highs

The U.S. election has given a lift to high-flying technology stocks, which are within striking distance of a new record, but while investors say they remain attractive long-term, the still-undecided Senate could cause volatility in trading around the year-end. Since Election Day, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is up 6.6%, easily outpacing the 4.2% gain in […]

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Large-scale cancer proteomics study profiles protein changes in response to drug treatments

Through large-scale profiling of protein changes in response to drug treatments in cancer cell lines, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have generated a valuable resource to aid in predicting drug sensitivity, to understand therapeutic resistance mechanisms and to identify optimal combination treatment strategies. Their findings, published today in Cancer Cell, […]

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