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National Health Service Trials AI Software to Diagnose Breast Cancer
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National Health Service Trials AI Software to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Several European companies have trained artificial intelligence to detect signs of breast cancer.

Proof-of-Concept Malware Reveals Smart Building Vulnerabilities
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Proof-of-Concept Malware Reveals Smart Building Vulnerabilities

Researchers warn smart building-targeting malware is the next step in the rapidly expanding attack surface made vulnerable by automated systems.

Have Aliens Found Us? A Harvard Astronomer on the Mysterious Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua
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Have Aliens Found Us? A Harvard Astronomer on the Mysterious Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua

On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as "a red...

Trump's Immigration Policy Has Foreign Tech Talent Looking North of the Border
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Trump's Immigration Policy Has Foreign Tech Talent Looking North of the Border

President Trump has promised to reduce the number of H-1B visas granted; Canadian businesses see an opportunity to lure international tech talent north of the border...

Smartphone App to Detect Opioid Overdose and Precursors
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Smartphone App to Detect Opioid Overdose and Precursors

University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that can discern when an opioid overdose has occurred.

A Country's Ambitious Plan to Teach Anyone the Basics of AI
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A Country's Ambitious Plan to Teach Anyone the Basics of AI

Finland has launched an ambitious challenge to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to 1% of its population.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

Small farms are starting to upgrade to high-tech operations.

3D Technology Revolutionizing Face Transplants
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3D Technology Revolutionizing Face Transplants

Face transplants are a proving ground for medical applications of three-dimensional printing and imaging.

Imaging Ever Closer to the Event Horizon
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Imaging Ever Closer to the Event Horizon

While black holes themselves swallow any light beyond their event horizon, the area outside the event horizon tends to emit lots of light.

Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm
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Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm

Major wireless providers are facing new scrutiny into their privacy practices after a bombshell report sparked a public outcry and questions from lawmakers.

IBM Announces High-Resolution Global Weather Forecast Model
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IBM Announces High-Resolution Global Weather Forecast Model

IBM will roll out a high-resolution weather forecast model this year.

A DNS Hijacking Wave Is Targeting Companies at an Almost Unprecedented Scale
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A DNS Hijacking Wave Is Targeting Companies at an Almost Unprecedented Scale

Federal authorities and private researchers are warning companies about a wave of domain hijacking attacks.

A Star Is Born…With C Programming and Robots
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A Star Is Born…With C Programming and Robots

The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering's Robotics and Coding Academy aims to inspires children to pursue careers in science and technology...

Texas Hospitals Adapt Existing Technology to Tackle Opioid Crisis
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Texas Hospitals Adapt Existing Technology to Tackle Opioid Crisis

The Texas Hospital Association is adapting existing technology to help state hospitals combat the opioid epidemic by supplying them with better information as needed...

Neural Learning on the Edge
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Neural Learning on the Edge

The next generation of neural networks will learn from real-time data streamed from smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and machine-to-machine connections....

Battle for Connected Home Seizes the Stage at CES 2019
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Battle for Connected Home Seizes the Stage at CES 2019

Last week's CES 2019 in Las Vegas showcased efforts by Google, Amazon, and Apple to advance connected home technology platforms.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement...

A Fleet of Autonomous Robots Is Making One of the World's Oldest Foods
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A Fleet of Autonomous Robots Is Making One of the World's Oldest Foods

An autonomous, bread-making robotic oven made by Wilkinson Baking of Walla Walla, WA, can produce 235 loaves daily.

University of California Tells Students Not to Use WeChat, WhatsApp in China
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University of California Tells Students Not to Use WeChat, WhatsApp in China

The University of California has warned students and faculty against using messaging apps and social media while visiting China.
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