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Researchers Develop Innovative 3D-Printing Technology for Glass Microstructures
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Researchers Develop Innovative 3D-Printing Technology for Glass Microstructures

An international team of researchers has developed a three-dimensional printing process for glass microstructures.

Smartphone, MD: Going Viral
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Smartphone, MD: Going Viral

A smartphone application and laboratory kit can diagnose COVID-19, COVID variants, and flu virus infections.

'Pop-Up' Electronic Sensors Could Detect When Heart Cells Misbehave
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'Pop-Up' Electronic Sensors Could Detect When Heart Cells Misbehave

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a tool that monitors the electrical activity inside heart cells using tiny "pop-up" sensors that...

AI Points the Way to Better Doctor-Patient Communication
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AI Points the Way to Better Doctor-Patient Communication

Medical doctors commonly use language that patients cannot understand, according to an analysis of more than 250,000 secure emails conducted by researchers at the...

What's in the Water?
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What's in the Water?

Researchers have mapped the global pathways of nitrogen and pathogens from human wastewater.

Want to Throw Off Your Chatbot? Use Figurative Language
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Want to Throw Off Your Chatbot? Use Figurative Language

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego wrote a simple script that identifies figurative phrases and replaces them with their literal meaning, as...

Botnet Buster Finds IoT Command and Control Centers
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Botnet Buster Finds IoT Command and Control Centers

University of California, Riverside computer scientists have developed a tool that cripples botnets by fooling them into exposing their Internet of Things command...

Lip-Reading Software Helps Users of All Abilities to Send Secure Messages
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Lip-Reading Software Helps Users of All Abilities to Send Secure Messages

New lip-reading software can learn from its users continuously.

Computing Clean Water
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Computing Clean Water

Researchers have computationally modeled affinity between solutes and membrane surfaces, to characterize their effects on water purification.

Computer Love
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Computer Love

A computer simulation developed by Dan Conroy-Beam at the University of California, Santa Barbara offers a framework for evaluating theories of human mate choice...

San Diego Supercomputer Center Helps Advance Computational Chemistry
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San Diego Supercomputer Center Helps Advance Computational Chemistry

Researchers from MIT developed an artificial intelligence approach to detect electron correlation, which could help further computational chemistry.

This Robot Doesn't Need Any Electronics
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This Robot Doesn't Need Any Electronics

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn't need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant...

Computer Model Predicts How Drugs Affect Heart Rhythm
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Computer Model Predicts How Drugs Affect Heart Rhythm

A new computer model can screen drugs for unintended cardiac side effects, such as arrhythmia.

Record Set for Cryptographic Challenge
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Record Set for Cryptographic Challenge

A team of computer scientists in France and the U.S. has set a record for integer factorization, a major challenge in the security of most public key cryptography...

UCI, Disney Research Scientists Develop AI-Enhanced Video Compression Model
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UCI, Disney Research Scientists Develop AI-Enhanced Video Compression Model

An AI-enhanced video compression model has shown that deep learning can provide results comparable to established video compression technology. 

Can I Mix Those Chemicals? There's an App for That!
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Can I Mix Those Chemicals? There's an App for That!

A new open source computer program can advise users to prevent the mixture of incompatible chemicals.

App Allows Inspectors to Find Gas Pump Skimmers Faster
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App Allows Inspectors to Find Gas Pump Skimmers Faster

A new app can detect devices installed in gas pumps to steal consumer credit and debit card data.

This Deep Neural Network Fights Deepfakes
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This Deep Neural Network Fights Deepfakes

A new deep neural network architecture can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision.

New Attacks on Graphics Processors Endanger User Privacy
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New Attacks on Graphics Processors Endanger User Privacy

University of California, Riverside scientists have determined how hackers can exploit graphics processing units to expose private data.

AI Helps Track Down Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts
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AI Helps Track Down Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts

Researchers used machine learning to discover 72 fast radio bursts from a mysterious source about 3 billion light years from Earth.
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