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How Game Theory Changed Poker
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How Game Theory Changed Poker

Researchers at the University of Alberta's Computer Poker Research Group pioneered game theory mathematics that transformed how professional poker players approach...

'Fitbit for the Face' Can Turn Any Face Mask into Smart Monitoring Device
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'Fitbit for the Face' Can Turn Any Face Mask into Smart Monitoring Device

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a sensor that they say can transform any face mask into a smart monitoring device.

Algorithmic Method Identifies Epidemic Waves of COVID-19
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Algorithmic Method Identifies Epidemic Waves of COVID-19

U.K. and Polish scientists have developed a technique to detect epidemic waves of COVID-19.

Computer Model Seeks to Explain Spread of Misinformation, Suggests Countermeasures
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Computer Model Seeks to Explain Spread of Misinformation, Suggests Countermeasures

A computer model developed by Tufts University researchers can mimic the real-life spread of misinformation to expose its mechanisms and help in the development...

Cryptocurrency is Suddenly Everywhere — Except in the Cash Register
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Cryptocurrency is Suddenly Everywhere — Except in the Cash Register

While interest in crypto has exploded, few people are using it for its intended purpose: to pay for things.

Camden Yards to Test Using AI for Security at Some Orioles Games This Season
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Camden Yards to Test Using AI for Security at Some Orioles Games This Season

"We believe this type of threat detection technology is the future of keeping fans safe at events," said Vernon J. Conaway Jr., the stadium authority's vice president...

Robot Tractors May Be Heading to a Farm Near You
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Robot Tractors May Be Heading to a Farm Near You

U.S. farm equipment manufacturer John Deere and French agricultural robot startup Naio unveiled new technologies at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

Everybody into the Metaverse! VR Beckons Big Tech
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Everybody into the Metaverse! VR Beckons Big Tech

Many believe mainstream use of the metaverse will be realized only when cumbersome augmented reality headsets tare replaced by lightweight eyeglass-like alternatives...

Artificially Altered Material Could Accelerate Neuromorphic Device Development
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Artificially Altered Material Could Accelerate Neuromorphic Device Development

By adjusting vacancies and substitutions in a material through a process called doping, researchers can enable previously impossible applications.
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