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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.

AI Brings Power of NLP to African Languages
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AI Brings Power of NLP to African Languages

A neural network model developed by researchers at Canada's University of Waterloo enables computer-based analysis of text in 11 African languages.

The Next Generation of AI-Enabled Cars Will Understand You
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The Next Generation of AI-Enabled Cars Will Understand You

In-cabin sensors can help customize the passenger experience.

First Global River Database Documents 40 Years of Change
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First Global River Database Documents 40 Years of Change

A new database shows the movement of the river centerlines of the 48 most threatened deltas in the world over the past 40 years.

Tracked Bottom-Crawling Robot Gathers Valuable Deep-Sea Data
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Tracked Bottom-Crawling Robot Gathers Valuable Deep-Sea Data

The Benthic Rover II robot has spent seven years collecting deep-sea data 140 miles off California's coast.

Key Witness Helps Scientists Detect 'Spooky' Quantum Entanglement in Solid Materials
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Key Witness Helps Scientists Detect 'Spooky' Quantum Entanglement in Solid Materials

Researchers have devised a viable "quantum entanglement witness" for proving the existence of spooky quantum entanglement in solid materials.

Making Sense With Biology
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Making Sense With Biology

Hybrid systems enhance the capabilities of electronics with biologics.

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...

Boxing Body Uses AI Vetting of Judges to Restore Trust
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Boxing Body Uses AI Vetting of Judges to Restore Trust

The International Boxing Association used an artificial intelligence system to evaluate judges and referees before clearing them for the current men's world championships...

Australia Says U.S. Facial Recognition Software Firm Clearview Breached Privacy Law
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Australia Says U.S. Facial Recognition Software Firm Clearview Breached Privacy Law

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner said Clearview AI violated domestic privacy laws by collecting images from Websites without Australians' consent...

World Bank Program Looks to Blockchain to Solve Carbon Emissions Data Issues
From ACM TechNews

World Bank Program Looks to Blockchain to Solve Carbon Emissions Data Issues

The World Bank's Climate Warehouse program is consulting with cryptocurrency startups like the Chia Network to build a "public-good layer" for climate.

Surprisingly Smart Artificial Intelligence Sheds Light on How the Brain Processes Language
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Surprisingly Smart Artificial Intelligence Sheds Light on How the Brain Processes Language

Neuroscientists find the internal workings of next-word prediction models resemble those of language-processing centers in the brain.

Algorithm Predicts When Teens are Likely to Have Suicidal Thoughts, Behavior
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Algorithm Predicts When Teens are Likely to Have Suicidal Thoughts, Behavior

Researchers have developed an algorithm which they say is 91% accurate in predicting suicidal thoughts and behavior (STB) among adolescents.

Antibiotic Resistance Outwitted by Supercomputers
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Antibiotic Resistance Outwitted by Supercomputers

An international team of scientists used supercomputing to strengthen existing antibiotics' effectiveness against bacterial resistance.

Zillow Quits Home-Flipping Business, Cites Inability to Forecast Prices
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Zillow Quits Home-Flipping Business, Cites Inability to Forecast Prices

Zillow used an algorithm to make home price estimates, called the "Zestimate," and determine what it would pay home sellers.

Making ML More Useful to High-Stakes Decision Makers
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Making ML More Useful to High-Stakes Decision Makers

An international research team developed a visual analytics tool to address challenges faced by child welfare specialists using machine learning models to screen...

Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Increasing Wildfire Weather
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Climate Change Now the Main Driver of Increasing Wildfire Weather

Scientists say climate change is now the primary driver of extreme wildfires in the western U.S., with global warming largely responsible for conditions fueling...

Firefighting Robots Go Autonomous
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Firefighting Robots Go Autonomous

Firefighting robots can enter buildings that human firefighters cannot. Researchers are working to develop firefighting robots that can make decisions autonomously...

Academy Student's Math Project Wins National STEM Competition
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Academy Student's Math Project Wins National STEM Competition

A ninth grader at Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico won the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize at the Broadcom MASTERS science and engineering contest.

For Black Women, Online Prediction Tool Could Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths
From ACM TechNews

For Black Women, Online Prediction Tool Could Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

A risk prediction model tailored to Black women has been developed for use in primary care settings to identify those at higher-than-average risk of breast cancer...
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