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How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery
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How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery

Quantum computing aims to reduce cost and time.

Rats Use Imagination to Navigate in VR
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Rats Use Imagination to Navigate in VR

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute tested whether rats, like humans, can use their thoughts to navigate a virtual environment.

Thousands in Line to Get Brain Chip Implant by Elon Musk's Neuralink
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Thousands in Line to Get Brain Chip Implant by Elon Musk's Neuralink

The implant, designed to replace the removed skull piece, will read and analyse the person's brain activity and wirelessly relay this information to a nearby laptop...

Engineers Are on a Failure-Finding Mission
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Engineers Are on a Failure-Finding Mission

An algorithm developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers aims to identify potential failures in simulated autonomous systems prior to their real...

Digital Twins May Enable Personalized Health Treatment
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Digital Twins May Enable Personalized Health Treatment

Combining data about the human body with patients’ personal data to create digital twins of their organs could lead to personalized treatments and help avoid medical...

Smartphone Application Increases Safety in Liver Surgery
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Smartphone Application Increases Safety in Liver Surgery

An international team of researchers developed a smartphone application that provides a personalized risk score for patients undergoing liver surgery.

Finding Answers (About the Best Way to Find Answers)
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Finding Answers (About the Best Way to Find Answers)

Computer scientists at the University of Southern California considered which knowledge graph representations are best for different applications.

Algorithm Aids in Early Detection of Age-Related Eye Disease
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Algorithm Aids in Early Detection of Age-Related Eye Disease

A new deep learning algorithm can predict whether an individual's age-related macular degeneration will progress to geographic atrophy, which is more severe, within...

Earbuds to Monitor Brain, Body
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Earbuds to Monitor Brain, Body

These earbuds listen to you, to determine if your brain and/or body are working at peak efficiency.

Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care
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Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of artificial intelligence tools has raised doubts among doctors about their ability to improve patient care.

Vision via Sound for the Blind
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Vision via Sound for the Blind

Scientists have created "acoustic touch" technology that uses sound to help blind people "see."

Smart Scalpel Helps Doctors Hone Surgical Skills
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Smart Scalpel Helps Doctors Hone Surgical Skills

A smart scalpel developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Edinburgh measures the amount of force applied during surgical procedures and could facilitate...

UMD-Led Research Powers Montgomery County's Prosecution Data Dashboard
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UMD-Led Research Powers Montgomery County's Prosecution Data Dashboard

University of Maryland researchers helped the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office roll out the state's first Prosecution Data Dashboard to clarify its handling...

Checking for Counterfeit Medication Using a Smartphone
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Checking for Counterfeit Medication Using a Smartphone

The SmartID barcode system developed by researchers at a group of Germany's Fraunhofer research institutes allows users to verify a medical product is genuine using...

Gallaudet's Latest Technological Innovation Is a Helmet
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Gallaudet's Latest Technological Innovation Is a Helmet

Hearing-impaired football players could benefit from a prototype helmet that provides visual displays of plays.

Making Genetic Prediction Models More Inclusive
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Making Genetic Prediction Models More Inclusive

Computer scientists created a more inclusive, more accurate genetic prediction model by using computational and statistical techniques to study individuals' unique...

Scientists Manipulate Quantum Fluids of Light, Bringing us Closer to Next-Generation Unconventional Computing
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Scientists Manipulate Quantum Fluids of Light, Bringing us Closer to Next-Generation Unconventional Computing

What sets this development apart is the ability to manipulate polariton condensates without relying on the commonly utilized excitation profiles of polaritons. ...

Cybercrime Enablers
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Cybercrime Enablers

Initial Access Brokers sell unauthorized access.

Underwater Robot Helps Scientists Clarify Antarctic Ice Melting
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Underwater Robot Helps Scientists Clarify Antarctic Ice Melting

A team of scientists in the U.S. and New Zealand used the Icefin underwater robot to explore Antarctic ice crevasses to better understand their role in rising global...

AI Muddies Israel-Hamas War in Unexpected Way
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AI Muddies Israel-Hamas War in Unexpected Way

Disinformation researchers have found the use of artificial intelligence to spread falsehoods in the Israel-Hamas war is sowing doubt about the veracity of online...
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