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Technology Could Help Whales Threatened by Noise Pollution
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Technology Could Help Whales Threatened by Noise Pollution

Researchers have developed software to prevent whale deaths caused by underwater noise pollution interfering with their echolocation.

Engineers Build Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera
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Engineers Build Battery-Free, Wireless Underwater Camera

Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed a battery-free, wireless underwater camera.

'Papermill Alarm' Software Flags Potentially Fake Papers
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'Papermill Alarm' Software Flags Potentially Fake Papers

Adam Day at U.K.-based data services company Clear Skies developed a software tool that highlights potentially bogus scientific papers.

In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities
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In India, Debunking Fake News and Running Into the Authorities

Independent website Alt News has emerged as a leading debunker of misinformation in India, but highlighting hate speech against minorities has put it on a collision...

Philadelphia Tech Salaries See Biggest Jump in the U.S.
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Philadelphia Tech Salaries See Biggest Jump in the U.S.

Tech salaries in Philadelphia grew fastest this year than in Silicon Valley and other U.S. metro areas, rising nearly 12% to $142,000 compared with 15 other locations...

Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care
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Software Could Monitor Your Brain while You Rest in Intensive Care

Researchers build algorithm to monitor feeds from heart rate, breathing rate, brain temperature, blood oxygen level, and other sensors.

Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer
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Key Element for a Scalable Quantum Computer

Physicists have taken a step toward realizing a scalable quantum computer by transferring electrons across several micrometers on a quantum chip.

3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees
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3D Printing Drones Work Like Bees

An international team of scientists developed a fleet of three-dimensional (3D) printing drones that can build and repair structures in flight.

Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair
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Autonomous, Wireless Robots Could Dance on a Human Hair

Cornell University researchers have created wireless robots small enough to sit on a human hair that operate autonomously,  using light as a power source.

Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War
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Google Sees Russia Coordinating With Hackers in Cyberattacks Tied to Ukraine War

"We have never previously observed such a volume of cyberattacks, variety of threat actors, and coordination of effort," the report says; some U.S. institutions...

When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast
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When AI Asks Dumb Questions, It Gets Smart Fast

New research suggests patiently correcting artificial intelligence (AI) when it asks dumb questions may be key to helping the technology learn.

Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System
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Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Chinese team develops a wearable bioelectric mask that can sniff out diseases such as Covid-19 and influenza.

Bring the Laboratory With You
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Bring the Laboratory With You

Microfluidic laboratories on chips proliferate.

Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador
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Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Fick served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has extensive experience working in the private sector, including as CEO of the cybersecurity software company Endgame....

What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?
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What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

Among the key concerns identified in Anaconda's State of Data Science 2022 report was the barriers to adoption of data science overall.

Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon
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Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

It may be possible to develop superconductors that operate at room temperature with further knowledge of the relationship between spin liquids and superconductivity...

'Very Harmful' Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks
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'Very Harmful' Lack of Data Blunts U.S. Response to Outbreaks

Major data gaps, the result of decades of underinvestment in public health, have undercut the government response to the coronavirus, and now to monkeypox.

Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis
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Implantable Sensor Sniffs Out Possible Signals of Osteoarthritis

A new flexible biosensor performs continuous, wireless monitoring of nitric oxide, a biomarker associated with inflammation, in rabbits.

Deepfake Audio Has a Tell
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Deepfake Audio Has a Tell

Researchers at the University of Florida can detect audio deepfakes by measuring acoustic and fluid dynamic distinctions between organic and synthetic voice samples...

YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations
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YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations

Mozilla Foundation researchers found pressing the "dislike" button on a YouTube video does little to improve the videos chosen by the YouTube platform's recommender...
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