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Battery-free Devices Float on the Wind like Dandelion Seeds
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Battery-free Devices Float on the Wind like Dandelion Seeds

University of Washington researchers have developed a tiny battery-free device that can be blown by wind currents, like dandelion seeds.

Smartphone App Calculates Genetic Risk for Heart Attack
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Smartphone App Calculates Genetic Risk for Heart Attack

Scripps Research uses DNA data from 23andMe to calculate risk for coronary artery disease.

To Catch a Falling Satellite
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To Catch a Falling Satellite

Researchers lean on NASA Astrobee robots to try to contain and stabilize out-of-control satellites.

Here Come the Artificial Intelligence Nutritionists
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Here Come the Artificial Intelligence Nutritionists

Companies are experimenting with personalized diet apps, saying the future of healthy eating is A.I.

Robots with Realistic Pain Expressions Can Reduce Examination Error, Bias
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Robots with Realistic Pain Expressions Can Reduce Examination Error, Bias

A new technique for generating more realistic facial expressions of pain on robotic patients could also help correct signs of bias among medical students.

Walgreens Replaced Some Fridge Doors with Screens; Some Shoppers Absolutely Hate It
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Walgreens Replaced Some Fridge Doors with Screens; Some Shoppers Absolutely Hate It

Some customers are furious with Walgreens and other retailers’ replacement of clear fridge and freezer doors with iPad-like screens displaying items within.

Virginia Lawmakers OK Lifting Ban on Facial Technology Use
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Virginia Lawmakers OK Lifting Ban on Facial Technology Use

Virginia lawmakers have passed legislation to lift a ban on facial recognition technology and to permit police to use it in certain scenarios.

The Hidden Role of Facial Recognition Tech in Many Arrests
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The Hidden Role of Facial Recognition Tech in Many Arrests

The technology is spreading fast among police, and often wrong. But people charged with crimes are rarely told an algorithm came into play.

War Is Calling Crypto's 'Neutrality' Into Question
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War Is Calling Crypto's 'Neutrality' Into Question

War in Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia have made cryptocurrency a hot potato for international politics.

Hyperspectral Sensing, AI Pave Path for Monitoring Soil Carbon
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Hyperspectral Sensing, AI Pave Path for Monitoring Soil Carbon

New artificial intelligence-powered algorithms based on laboratory soil hyperspectral data can estimate soil organic carbon properties as precisely as fieldwork...

Getting a Handle on Robotics Challenge
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Getting a Handle on Robotics Challenge

A robotic hand developed by Yale University researchers can fully rotate objects as its grippers break contact, similar to a human moving an object around to find...

ML Offers Shortcut to Optimal HVAC Operation
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ML Offers Shortcut to Optimal HVAC Operation

A new method for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning control mechanisms use machine learning to balance energy cost, comfort, and efficiency while enabling...

Reality Intrudes on a Utopian Crypto Vision
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Reality Intrudes on a Utopian Crypto Vision

The cryptocurrency boom has spawned enterprises democratically governed by a community of users. Or that's the theory. Making it work has been much mess

How Picking Up Your Smartphone Could Reveal Your Identity
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How Picking Up Your Smartphone Could Reveal Your Identity

Researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Bath use phone usage time to help identify users

'Fingerprint' ML Technique Identifies Bacteria in Seconds
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'Fingerprint' ML Technique Identifies Bacteria in Seconds

Researchers combined surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and a deep learning model to identify bacteria in seconds with up to 98% accuracy.

Researchers Can Steal Data During Homomorphic Encryption
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Researchers Can Steal Data During Homomorphic Encryption

Researchers at North Carolina State University and Turkey's Dokuz Eylul University have cracked next-generation homomorphic encryption via side-channel attacks....

AI Tool Could Help Plan NYS's Transition to Clean Electrical Power
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AI Tool Could Help Plan NYS's Transition to Clean Electrical Power

Cornell University's Fengqi You and Ning Zhao have designed an artificial intelligence tool that could help New York state plan its switch to clean electricity ...

A Smart Self-Learning Assistance System for the Manufacturing Industry
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A Smart Self-Learning Assistance System for the Manufacturing Industry

The MADDOX self-learning assistance system can analyze machine and process data in order to boost manufacturing efficiency.

Validating NFTs
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Validating NFTs

Ensuring the security of non-fungible tokens.

Millions for Crypto Start-Ups, No Real Names Necessary
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Millions for Crypto Start-Ups, No Real Names Necessary

Investors give money to pseudonymous developers. Venture capitalists back founders without learning their real names. What happens when they need to know?
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