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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.

'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...

Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms
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Face Recognition for Pigs Could Improve Welfare on Farms

Wenhao Zhang and colleagues at the U.K.'s University of the West of England have developed a facial recognition system for pigs.

Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping
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Cleveland Wants to Use AI to Fight Illegal Dumping

The city intends to deploy smart cameras outfitted with the new technology on two corridors known for being dumping hotspots.

Genomics Study Identifies Unique Set of Proteins That Restores Hearing in Zebrafish
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Genomics Study Identifies Unique Set of Proteins That Restores Hearing in Zebrafish

Researchers used genomic techniques and computational-based machine learning to identify a network of proteins that enable zebrafish to regenerate hair cells to...

Researchers Combine Data Science, ML Techniques to Improve Traditional MRI Image Reconstruction
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Researchers Combine Data Science, ML Techniques to Improve Traditional MRI Image Reconstruction

Researchers leveraged data science tools and machine learning to speed up the process of magnetic resonance imaging reconstruction.

Crops for a Changing Planet
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Crops for a Changing Planet

An Oak Ridge team links plant performance and genetics, seeking a food-biofuel balance in a changing climate.

This Ad's for You (Not Your Neighbor)
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This Ad's for You (Not Your Neighbor)

Data mining plus streaming can target political ads household by household, mostly unregulated.

Walmart Rolls Out AR to Try on Clothing Virtually
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Walmart Rolls Out AR to Try on Clothing Virtually

Walmart has launched a new augmented reality feature that allows shoppers to virtually try on clothes.

Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders' Hands
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Clearview AI, Used by Police to Find Criminals, Is Now in Public Defenders' Hands

After a Florida man was accused of vehicular homicide, his lawyer used Clearview AI's facial recognition software to prove his innocence.

Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size
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Engineers Develop Wearable to Monitor Tumor Size

Stanford University engineers have designed a wearable device that can measure the size, and changes in size, of tumors.

From Analog to Digital
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From Analog to Digital

Researchers at the University of Missouri are using artificial intelligence to perform anatomical studies virtually, rather than through actual dissection.
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