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South Korean Girl Band Offers Glimpse into Metaverse
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South Korean Girl Band Offers Glimpse into Metaverse

South Korean girl quartet MAVE: exists exclusively in the metaverse.

What The First Lung Delivered by Drone Means for Transplant Science
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What The First Lung Delivered by Drone Means for Transplant Science

The first successful delivery of a human donor lung by aerial drone in Toronto, Canada, has implications for the future of transplant science.

Microsoft Lays Off Team That Taught Employees How to Make AI Tools Responsibly
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Microsoft Lays Off Team That Taught Employees How to Make AI Tools Responsibly

As the company accelerates its push into AI products, the ethics and society team is gone.

Passkeys Unlock a New Era for Authentication
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Passkeys Unlock a New Era for Authentication

A potential alternative to passwords.

Digital Twins Offer Us Access to New Knowledge
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Digital Twins Offer Us Access to New Knowledge

Data modeling systems developed by researchers at Norwegian research and development organization SINTEF can extrapolate new insights from vast datasets using digital...

They Thought Loved Ones Were Calling for Help. It Was an AI Scam
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They Thought Loved Ones Were Calling for Help. It Was an AI Scam

More sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) tools are being used to replicate a person's voice.

Cyborg Technology Analyzes Functional Maturation of Stem-Cell Derived Heart Tissue
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Cyborg Technology Analyzes Functional Maturation of Stem-Cell Derived Heart Tissue

A "cyborg" technique developed by Harvard University researchers can monitor the functional maturation of heart tissue using nanoelectronics.

Computer Scientists Paint a Picture of Six Decades of Movies
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Computer Scientists Paint a Picture of Six Decades of Movies

Computer scientists analyzed the trailers of 29,000 North American movies released from 1960 to 2019 to identify the dominant colors used in individual films, genres...

AI Re-Creates What People See by Reading Brain Scans
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AI Re-Creates What People See by Reading Brain Scans

The Stable Diffusion artificial intelligence algorithm can read functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans to replicate images people have recently...

Mini Robot Enters Blood Vessels, Completes Surgery
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Mini Robot Enters Blood Vessels, Completes Surgery

Researchers recently demonstrated that a miniature robot could travel autonomously to a superficial femoral artery in a pig, deliver contrast dye, and return safely...

COVID Modelers Expand their Missions
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COVID Modelers Expand their Missions

Team science is writ (very) large.

Researchers Develop Tool to Identify Existing Drugs to Use in Future Outbreak
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Researchers Develop Tool to Identify Existing Drugs to Use in Future Outbreak

An artificial intelligence algorithm developed by a global team led by researchers at New York University can identify existing drugs that could be repurposed during...

Amazon Funded Program Teaches DC Inmates Cloud Computing Skills
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Amazon Funded Program Teaches DC Inmates Cloud Computing Skills

A pilot program at a jail in Washington, D.C., funded by an Amazon grant, gave inmates access to a course in basic cloud computing skills.

Factsheet Highlights Gender Disparities in Innovation, Technology
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Factsheet Highlights Gender Disparities in Innovation, Technology

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO released its latest #HerEducationOurFuture factsheet on gender equality in education, which cites persistent gender inequity...

VR Trains Responders for Mass Casualty Events
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VR Trains Responders for Mass Casualty Events

Ohio State University said researchers at its College of Medicine have developed a virtual reality training program that represents a mass casualty event realistically...

The FBI Just Admitted It Bought US Location Data
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The FBI Just Admitted It Bought US Location Data

Rather than obtaining a warrant, the bureau purchased sensitive data—a controversial practice that privacy advocates say is deeply problematic.

Meet DuckAssist, DuckDuckGo's New AI Feature
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Meet DuckAssist, DuckDuckGo's New AI Feature

DuckAssist isn't a chatbot, but it uses artificial intelligence to help answer your questions.

Breakthrough Enables Perfectly Secure Digital Communications
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Breakthrough Enables Perfectly Secure Digital Communications

A new algorithm hides sensitive information in a way that makes it impossible to detect anything has been concealed.

System Like 3D GPS Tracks Pill Cams Through GI Tract
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System Like 3D GPS Tracks Pill Cams Through GI Tract

Researchers have created a system that three-dimensionally tracks wireless ingestible devices throughout the gastrointestinal tract.

Suspicion Machines
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Suspicion Machines

Unprecedented experiment on welfare surveillance algorithm reveals discrimination.
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