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Smartphone Attachment Could Increase Racial Fairness in Neurological Screening
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Smartphone Attachment Could Increase Racial Fairness in Neurological Screening

A new smartphone attachment could be used for low-cost neurological screenings, to ensure accurate results regardless of the user's skin tone.

3D-Printed 'Living Material' Could Clean Up Contaminated Water
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3D-Printed 'Living Material' Could Clean Up Contaminated Water

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego created an "engineered living material" for clearing water of contaminants.

Robot Inspired by Baby Turtles Can Swim Under Sand
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Robot Inspired by Baby Turtles Can Swim Under Sand

A new robot inspired by turtle hatchlings can move through sand at a depth of 5 inches and a speed of 1.2 millimeters per second.

Super Low-Cost Smartphone Attachment Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring to Your Fingertips
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Super Low-Cost Smartphone Attachment Brings Blood Pressure Monitoring to Your Fingertips

An inexpensive plastic fingertip clip and custom smartphone app works with a smartphone's camera and flash to measure the user's blood pressure.

AI Catalyzes Gene Activation Research, Uncovers Rare DNA Sequences
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AI Catalyzes Gene Activation Research, Uncovers Rare DNA Sequences

The University of California, San Diego's James T. Kadonaga and colleagues used artificial intelligence to advance gene activation research by identifying "synthetic...
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