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yiyi.org.cn 2020-02-28 15:26


>People hate their jobs at 35
Older employees tend to be more miserable in their jobs, with the rapid descent into workplace drudgery kicking in at the age of 35, a new study claims. While millennials may be full of youthful exuberance for their new roles, the reality of working life has set in for Generation X and Baby Boomers. Researchers from Happiness Works found 17% of people over the age of 55 were unfulfilled in their roles. 16% of 35- to 54-year-olds admitted they were unhappy. Half that number of millennials said the same, with less than 1/10 (8%) of workers aged 18 to 34 saying they were dissatisfied in their jobs.



>Transfusions to stay young
It may sound like a gruesome technique used by a vampire to get his daily fix. But top executives in Silicon Valley are turning to blood from young people in the search for the "biological fountain of youth." Early studies have suggested that the parabiosis procedure, which involves the transfusion of blood plasma from a young donor can have age-reversing effects on the body. Ambrosia, a start-up based in San Fransisco, offers plasma infusions at $8,000 for just two liters, to anyone aged over 35. The firm sources the blood plasma - which comes from 16-25 year olds - from blood banks. Jesse Karmazin, founder of Ambrosia, said: "Our first clients were biotech chief executives. Now it's broader. More men, mostly in their sixties, though it ranges from thirties to nineties."


A man who suffers from Diabetes measures his blood sugar level with a FreeStyle Libre Sensor from Abbott Diabetes Care on his arm and the corresponding app on a smartphone, pictured at the man's home in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 16, 2018.[Photo/IC]

>App checks glucose levels
The world's first health app could monitor people's glucose levels without breaking the skin - a development which has been described as the "holy grail" in diabetes care. The Epic app could also help people find out if they could develop diabetes and need to make lifestyle changes to avoid it becoming a reality. Users will only have to place one fingertip over the camera lens of their smartphone, the London-based firm has stated. A series of close-up images are taken which accurately show information about the user's blood flow. These are then sent to the cloud for analysis and can provide feedback on all kinds of vital information - from heart rate to temperature to blood pressure. It can also tell people about their respiration and blood oxygen saturation. Almost all pre-existing glucose monitoring equipment is invasive - and many companies including Apple have talked of trying to develop a non-invasive method of testing.



>Emojis based on your face
Polygram is a new social app that can use AI to capture your facial expressions and automatically translate them into a range of emoji faces. This app is free and available only for the iPhone for now. Unlike on, say, Facebook, though, where you have a small range of pre-set reactions to choose from beyond clicking a little thumbs-up icon, Polygram uses a neural network that runs locally on the phone to figure out if you're smiling, frowning, bored, embarrassed, surprised, and more. The app's AI works by capturing your face with the front-facing camera on the phone and analyzing sequences of images as quickly as possible, rather than just looking at specific points on the face like your pupils and nose. This is done directly on the phone, using the iPhone's graphics processing unit.

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