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New Test Detects Life-threatening Zinc Deficiency – Technology Networks

New Test Detects Life-threatening Zinc Deficiency – Technology Networks

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In a remote village, an aid worker pricks a sickly toddler’s fingertip, and like most of the other children’s blood samples, this one turns a test strip yellow. That’s how an experimental malnutrition test made with bacterial innards could work one day in the field to expose widespread…

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Smart data collection plus machine learning create a ‘crystal ball’ for cargo – Air Cargo World

Smart data collection plus machine learning create a ‘crystal ball’ for cargo – Air Cargo World

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PARIS – The air cargo industry often touts digitalization, technology and data as tools to alleviate pain points challenging operations. Even as the industry shifts to adopt these tools, data as the crux of these tools must also be reconsidered. Namely, data must be collected and…

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5-year-old takes forward father’s science dream – Times of India

5-year-old takes forward father’s science dream – Times of India

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VADODARA: His bedtime stories are about the life and works of scientists. Meet five-year-old Firdaus Vohra from Nava Nadisar village in Panchmahal district who can explain what gravity is or about LiFi (Light Fidelity) technology for transfer of data as easily as children of his age recite…

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These Robots Literally Just Flap Their Wings. That’s It. But the Army Loves Them. – Popular Mechanics

These Robots Literally Just Flap Their Wings. That’s It. But the Army Loves Them. – Popular Mechanics

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  • The U.S. Army, with funding from the National Science Foundation, has paid researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University to come up with a new form of modular robots.
  • Using tiny robots, called “smarticles,” the scientists could use those to build larger…

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Social media manipulation outfits now target users with video: report – Euronews

Social media manipulation outfits now target users with video: report – Euronews

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Viral memes, videos, and pictures are fuelling organised social media manipulation campaigns on Instagram and YouTube, researchers at Oxford University said on Thursday.

In an annual report on disinformation trends, Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project said…

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Pakistan university bans boys and girls walking together, notice goes viral. Twitter is divided – India Today

Pakistan university bans boys and girls walking together, notice goes viral. Twitter is divided – India Today

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Colleges, to maintain the decorum and discipline, are known to issue various kinds of circulars. However, this university in Charsadda in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan took things to the next level with their latest circular.

The notice that was issued by Assistant Chief Proctor…

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Can Tesla Boost Its Financials by Learning from Amazon? – Market Realist

Can Tesla Boost Its Financials by Learning from Amazon? – Market Realist

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Tesla (TSLA) brought EVs into the mainstream when legacy automakers such as Ford and General Motors were struggling to meet emissions standards. However, the EV pioneer has had its share of problems, specifically with new model deliveries. In a July interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Tesla…

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If You Don’t Have the Power for Change, Make Your Own Power
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If You Don’t Have the Power for Change, Make Your Own Power

Sometimes they say, Be the change you hope to see, and sometimes you respond, well, we have no power to be that change. Meet John Magiro Wangare, a man who wanted to be the change he hoped to see, and when he didn't have the power to make that change, he made his own power. John built, for his community, a power plant, transforming the lives around him, becoming the change he wanted to see. Meet the Man Who Built His Own Power Plant – Great Big Story Many parts of rural Kenya lack access to electricity, leaving residents shrouded in darkness as nighttime falls. John Magiro Wangare wanted to change that. Using a local river, scrap metal and dynamo, Wangare built a hydroelectric power station in the town of Njumbi. Today, his clean energy solution generates electricity for 250 households, creating a brighter life for his whole community.
Helium will Keep Your Pants Connected to the Interwebs
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Helium will Keep Your Pants Connected to the Interwebs

Helium is light. It makes balloons float. It gives me a high voice. And I just love it. Helium is ALSO light in another way, bandwidth, data. We're talking about the IoT startup, Helium, which offers more effective ways for your toaster and your car to talk to each other, sans the high voice. Crypto-Powered IoT Networks Are on Their Way to Over 250 US Cities – CoinDesk Excerpt: When internet-of-things (IoT) startup Helium first announced its crypto-mining modems, sales of the devices were limited to users in Austin, Texas. The company quickly sold out of its first production run designated for the Texas capital, but now Helium is shipping units much more broadly, to 263 cities around the United States, CoinDesk has learned. Of that group, a company spokesperson said the key cities are New York, San Francisco, Boulder, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Seattle. Shipments for this next wave of hotspot production should begin in October. To recap, Helium is a network meant to help IoT devices like e-scooters, simple sensors and pet trackers get low-volume data to the internet quickly and at very low cost.
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Google’s AI Can Accurately Detect 26 Skin Conditions – Tech Times

Google’s AI Can Accurately Detect 26 Skin Conditions – Tech Times

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A new paper published by Google claimed that its artificial intelligence can diagnose two dozens of skin conditions as accurately as dermatologists. The AI can work alongside clinicians to provide accurate diagnosis.   ( Pixabay )

Skin conditions are among the most common ailments…

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Bio-Customized 3D-Printed Sushi is Here, and It’s Weird – Yahoo News
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Raw Fish Printed and Made to Order, Yes…You Heard Me…Printed

In our daily lulz category, there's this item, a story about a food service company that specializes in printing sushi, to exacting specifications by customers, for restaurants. There's something fishy going on, boomer. Yeah there is, but the kids seem to love it. Bio-Customized 3D-Printed Sushi is Here, and It’s Weird – Yahoo News Excerpt: ….how is it possible to make sushi with such precise nutritional requirements when it typically just consists of some rice, seaweed, raw fish, and vegetables? Well, the sushi chefs aren’t exactly in the back of the restaurant chopping ingredients. Everything is prepared by an enormous 3D printer with robotic arms, which injects vitamins and minerals into the food. The company (Open Meals) provided some renderings at the time of what they expected the sushi to look like. Now, we can see photographs that show us just how weird 3D-printed sushi really is. With the way the 3D printer “extrudes” each piece of sushi, the result is strikingly pixelated, looking like something straight out of Super Mario Brothers.
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Abbott’s Machine Learning Algorithm Predicts Risk Of Heart Attacks In Trial – Medtech Insight

Abbott’s Machine Learning Algorithm Predicts Risk Of Heart Attacks In Trial – Medtech Insight

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Abbott’s Machine Learning Algorithm Predicts Risk Of Heart Attacks In Trial  Medtech Insight

Results of a study in over 11,000 patients shows Abbott’s MI3 algorithm can risk-stratify patients with suspected myocardial infarction and help doctors decide …

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Study finds soldiers treat robots as colleagues – Australian Defence Magazine

Study finds soldiers treat robots as colleagues – Australian Defence Magazine

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It is increasingly common to use robots in war zones to examine and disarm hazards or recover objects with the understanding that the loss of a robot is a far more acceptable outcome than the death of a soldier.

But as robots become valuable members of the team, there’s a tendency to treat…

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‘Flying fish’ robot propels itself out of water and glides through the air – Fox News

‘Flying fish’ robot propels itself out of water and glides through the air – Fox News

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A bio-inspired robot can use water from the environment to launch itself into the air, British researchers revealed.

The robot can travel 85 feet through the air after taking off and researchers believe it could be used to collect samples in hazardous or otherwise cluttered environments, such as…

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Ready, set, robot: Students race each other in Grand Prix of robotics – The Cairns Post

Ready, set, robot: Students race each other in Grand Prix of robotics – The Cairns Post

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Ready, set, robot: Students race each other in Grand Prix of robotics  The Cairns Post

KEEN students will show off their programming skills at this Saturday’s QSITE Grand Prix Robotics Challenge. The event brings hundreds of Year 4-12 students …

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The Truly Baffling Case of the Ancient Voynich Manuscript – Popular Mechanics

The Truly Baffling Case of the Ancient Voynich Manuscript – Popular Mechanics

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  • The “Voynich Manuscript” is a 15th century book containing confusing images and text that confound even the best linguists and historians.
  • When AI is applied to the text, the research is usually rejected shortly afterward.
  • There are two possible reasons why AI is having a rough time with this…

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EU competition chief hints at new data rules for tech firms – SF Gate

EU competition chief hints at new data rules for tech firms – SF Gate

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Redesigned Land Rover Defender is positively teeming with new tech – Digital Trends

Redesigned Land Rover Defender is positively teeming with new tech – Digital Trends

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The whiz kids at Land Rover have been working overtime to bring a fresh kind of tech to the newly redesigned Defender. Land Rover claims that the most in-depth technology redesign in 70 years is coming to America in spring 2020.

Land Rover promises the new Defender 90 and 110 series vehicles…

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Nerve-like ‘optical lace’ gives robots a human touch – Science Daily

Nerve-like ‘optical lace’ gives robots a human touch – Science Daily

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A new synthetic material that creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system could enable soft robots to sense how they interact with their environment and adjust their actions accordingly.

The stretchable optical lace material was developed by Ph.D. student Patricia Xu through the Organics Robotics Lab at Cornell University.

“We want to have a way to measure stresses and strains for highly deformable objects, and we want to do it using the hardware itself, not vision,” said lab director Rob Shepherd, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and the paper’s senior author.

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When AI Creates AI — Who Owns the Rights? | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – JD Supra
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When AI Creates AI — Who Owns the Rights? | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – JD Supra

In the war for the ownership of thought, AI-created thought injects whole new levels of questions regarding whom should be consider the owner of these ideas....  JD Supra More problematic, however, is the treatment of inventions discovered either wholly or in part by the artificial intelligence. Since inventorship resides only in humans, the USPTO is ill equipped to handle the ramifications when an AI discovers a new malaria drug or designs a new, easier-to-handle container. While attributing inventorship of an AI-generated invention to the AI’s human creator may seem like a reasonable solution, in some cases the human’s actions and the realization of the invention might be so far separated in time and intervening events, and proximate cause questions, that it can be hard to square naming the human as an inventor. What might happen if a human puts into place an AI system that runs for years and in ways that might not have been anticipated, that AI system – maybe even after the human has forgotten about it or passed away – outputs something that if done directly by a human would unquestionably be an invention? If the human was an independent inventor or employed as an inventor, and a different entity owns the AI system, who should own the patent rights?
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Your Software Could Have More Rights Than You – Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Your Software Could Have More Rights Than You – Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

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One outcome of legal personhood and granting of associated rights to AI is that some humans will have fewer rights than trivial (non-intelligent) software and robots, a great indignity and discriminatory humiliation. For example, certain jurisdictions limit the rights of their citizens, such as a right to free speech, freedom of religious practice, or expression of sexuality. But AIs with legal personhood in other jurisdictions would be granted such rights.

If, on the other hand, AIs were to become more intelligent than humans, the indignity for humanity would come from being relegated to an inferior place in the world, outcompeted in the workplace and all other domains of human interest 11, 12.

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Social media’s massive affect on sports – Washington Daily News – thewashingtondailynews.com

Social media’s massive affect on sports – Washington Daily News – thewashingtondailynews.com

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Sports fans around the world have cherished the flourishing of social media. People are instantaneously able to see replays, results, photos, videos and snippets of their favorite teams during their games and practices, and fans eat it up. But, something I noticed over a weekend full…

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