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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?

Pioneering Simulations Focus on HIV-1 Virus
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Pioneering Simulations Focus on HIV-1 Virus

Researchers used supercomputers to generate the first biologically authentic computer simulations of the HIV-1 virus liposome and genome capsid.

Stanford Scientists Combine AI, Atomic-Scale Images in Pursuit of Better Batteries
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Stanford Scientists Combine AI, Atomic-Scale Images in Pursuit of Better Batteries

A research team analyzed atomic-scale microscopic images using artificial intelligence to understand why rechargeable batteries wear out, paving the way for better...

Perovskite Artificial Retina Can Read Handwritten Numbers
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Perovskite Artificial Retina Can Read Handwritten Numbers

Researchers at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have constructed an artificial retina from perovskite materials.

Will Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Trigger a Cyberwar?
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Will Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Trigger a Cyberwar?

Russia, Ukraine, and many of the latter's Western allies have the ability to launch cyberattacks on other nations, and both sides seem ready for digital skirmishes...

Google, Waymo Used Driverless Cars to Make Virtual San Francisco
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Google, Waymo Used Driverless Cars to Make Virtual San Francisco

Researchers at driverless car company Waymo and Google Research used self-driving vehicles to create a virtual model of San Francisco.

Learning to Improve Chemical Reactions with AI
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Learning to Improve Chemical Reactions with AI

Researchers working with the Temporal Analysis of Products reactor system are using artificial intelligence to study the role of catalysts in chemical reactions...

Medical Digital Twins: a New Frontier
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Medical Digital Twins: a New Frontier

Today, a digital twin of the pancreas; tomorrow, the immune system?

Crypto Scammers’ New Target: Dating Apps
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Crypto Scammers’ New Target: Dating Apps

"Everything was a lie," said one woman lured into a recent scam.

Clearly, This Heart Beats Strong
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Clearly, This Heart Beats Strong

Researchers at Rice University and Japan's Waseda University have developed a model that simulates the flow of blood through the heart.

Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone
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Smartwatch Measures Key Stress Hormone

A new smartwatch can measure cortisol levels in perspiration.

Smartphone App Can Vibrate Single Drop of Blood to Determine How Well It Clots
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Smartphone App Can Vibrate Single Drop of Blood to Determine How Well It Clots

A new test uses a single drop of blood and a smartphone's vibration motor and camera to determine whether blood clots too easily, or not at all.

Computer Models Show How Crop Production Increases Soil Nitrous Oxide Emissions
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Computer Models Show How Crop Production Increases Soil Nitrous Oxide Emissions

Scientists used computer models to determine the growth of emissions of greenhouse gas nitrous oxide over the last century by U.S. crop production.

Is Firefox Okay?
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Is Firefox Okay?

Mozilla's privacy-heavy browser is flatlining. What it does next is crucial for the future of the web.

Wearable Sensors for COVID-19 Mitigation
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Wearable Sensors for COVID-19 Mitigation

Researchers have demonstrated the potential of digital contact tracing technology in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic by modeling wearable sensor deployments.

Thanks to Glitch, Some Seattle Mazda Drivers Can't Tune Their Radios Away from KUOW
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Thanks to Glitch, Some Seattle Mazda Drivers Can't Tune Their Radios Away from KUOW

Some Seattle-area drivers in Mazdas are finding that the HD Radios in their vehicles will only play KUOW 94.9 FM, the National Public Radio station.

Scientists Created a Cyborg Fish Powered by Beating Human Heart Cells
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Scientists Created a Cyborg Fish Powered by Beating Human Heart Cells

The fish's design features a flexible tail that's covered in a layer of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes derived from stem cells) on each side.

Scientists Develop Fully Woven Smart Display
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Scientists Develop Fully Woven Smart Display

An international team of researchers led by the U.K.'s University of Cambridge has fabricated a fully woven prototype smart textile display.
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