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Adults with hearing challenges often do not seek traditional solutions provided by ear-level amplification devices for a variety of reasons including cost/benefit factors related to poor hearing aid quality.1 The consensus report, “Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability,” published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in 2016 …

TOKYO — Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, “Klara and the Sun,” the first since he won the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature, depicts how state-of-the-art technology can create serious inequality. With the novel set for release on Tuesday, Ishiguro talked with Japanese media about his thoughts concerning the implications of technological advances for human society and …

Former New Jersey governor and longtime Trump ally Chris Christie published a striking op-ed in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal that laments “the polarization of something as practical as a mask,” and admits that his own failure to wear one at a White House event last month could have been fatal. “I am lucky to be …

  Trần Văn Tùng, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Văn Tùng, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, talks to Vietnam News Agency on his ministry’s contributions to national industrialisation and international integration How did the Ministry of Science and Technology contribute to industrialisation and international integration in 2019? One of the major tasks the …

Though scientist Richard Semon introduced the concept of the “engram” 115 years ago to posit a neural basis for memory, direct evidence for engrams has only begun to accumulate recently as sophisticated technologies and methods have become available. In a new review in Science, Professors Susumu Tonegawa of The Picower Institute for Learning and …

NBN Co has shot down an idea for a “Netflix tax” for high-volume users of video streaming services, as the company also looks to target people holding out from moving on to the NBN because it is too expensive. In a proposal put to internet service providers earlier this year, NBN suggested breaking out how …

Whether for school or work, packing lunch boxes is quite a chore. Stock up on the right goodies, whether sweet or savory, so that you can guarantee that lunch boxes will always come home empty. Kids, then, won't be tempted to trade their snacks with friends when their lunch boxes are packed with tasty goodies. …

A look at the intense competition between China and the United States to develop quantum technology, which is based on the field of quantum mechanics and holds the promise of transforming computers, surveillance and other aspects of modern society. Here are some basic questions and answers about the technology. — — —                   …

After a great lunch with some of her best friends, Wanda decided she really wanted to seize the day and sign up for a yoga class. Her friends had spent the better of the lunch discussing how much they just loved their different yoga classes, and it was hard for Wanda not to notice that …

Music stands come in several varieties and styles, and can be made from many different materials. But with few exceptions, they all share the same basic parts. From lower to upper these consist of the “base”, the “shaft”, and the “tray”. The Base The base of a sheet music stand will most often have three …