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Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System
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Smart Mask Could Be Early Warning System

Chinese team develops a wearable bioelectric mask that can sniff out diseases such as Covid-19 and influenza.

Bring the Laboratory With You
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Bring the Laboratory With You

Microfluidic laboratories on chips proliferate.

Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador
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Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Fick served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has extensive experience working in the private sector, including as CEO of the cybersecurity software company Endgame....

What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?
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What Are Data Scientists' Biggest Concerns?

Among the key concerns identified in Anaconda's State of Data Science 2022 report was the barriers to adoption of data science overall.

Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon
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Superconductors: Scientists Discover an Invisible Phenomenon

It may be possible to develop superconductors that operate at room temperature with further knowledge of the relationship between spin liquids and superconductivity...

'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...

YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations
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YouTube's Dislike Button Rarely Shifts Recommendations

Mozilla Foundation researchers found pressing the "dislike" button on a YouTube video does little to improve the videos chosen by the YouTube platform's recommender...

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.

Neurosymbolic AI
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Neurosymbolic AI

Combining neural networks with symbolic representations might make them more versatile and dependable.

In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022
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In Memoriam: Juris Hartmanis 1928-2022

ACM Fellow and 1993 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Juris Hartmanis, co-inventor of complexity theory, died on July 29, 2022, at 94.

Hidden Malware Ratchets Up Cybersecurity Risks
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Hidden Malware Ratchets Up Cybersecurity Risks

Cybercriminals could be hiding malware payloads in places where commercial cybersecurity software is unable to detect it.

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
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Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

In an increasingly digital world, how do you teach students cursive handwriting?

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.

The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries
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The Robots Are Here, And Making You Fries

Meet Flippy, Sippy and Chippy, the newest technology stepping in to address a protracted labor crunch in food service.

Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid
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Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the Power Grid

By 2035, the batteries in California's zero-emission cars could power every home in the state for three days.

Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance
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Photon Bursts Boost Quantum-Sensor Performance

The University of Chicago's Aashish Clerk and colleagues found a seemingly unwanted quantum effect may help improve the sensitivity of quantum sensors by up to...

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.
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