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Microfluidic Test Detects Those Ovulating, Based on Saliva Patterns
Microfluidic Test Detects Those Ovulating, Based on Saliva Patterns
News   Dec 12, 2018

Advancements in microfluidics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the ubiquity of smartphones have lead to an ovulation testing tool that can automatically detect fern patterns - a marker of ovulation - in a saliva sample.

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Chemist's New Best Friend... Google
Chemist's New Best Friend... Google
News   Dec 12, 2018

Scientists have taken a novel approach to unraveling the complex structure and regulation of enzymes: They Googled it.

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Online Game Trains Players How to Sort Waste Correctly
Online Game Trains Players How to Sort Waste Correctly
News   Dec 12, 2018

A simple online game can teach people to more accurately sort waste—with lasting results.

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Identifying Different Types of Cancer Cells Using AI
Identifying Different Types of Cancer Cells Using AI
News   Dec 11, 2018

In a major advance that could signal a new era in cancer diagnosis and treatment, a team have shown how these problems can be overcome through an artificial intelligence-based system that can identify different types of cancer cells simply by scanning microscopic images.

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Smelling the Forest, Not the Trees
Smelling the Forest, Not the Trees
News   Dec 11, 2018

Animals are much better at smelling a complex “soup” of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study by the University of Sussex has revealed.

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Researchers Show How You Can Be Tracked Through Your Location Data
Researchers Show How You Can Be Tracked Through Your Location Data
News   Dec 10, 2018

A new study by MIT researchers finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people’s movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human behavior for research, it could also put people’s private data at risk.

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Viruses Speed Up Modern Computers
Viruses Speed Up Modern Computers
News   Dec 07, 2018

Scientists have successfully developed a method to "genetically" engineer a better type of computer memory using a bacteriophage.

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DeepMind's New AI Teaches Itself Chess, Beats Grandmaster
DeepMind's New AI Teaches Itself Chess, Beats Grandmaster
News   Dec 07, 2018

In late 2017 DeepMind introduced AlphaZero, a single system that taught itself from scratch how to master the games of chess, shogi (Japanese chess), and Go, beating a world-champion program in each case. Today, they announce the evalutation of AlphaZero, published in the journal Science, that confirms and updates those preliminary results.

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Seeing Stress With Supercomputers
Seeing Stress With Supercomputers
News   Dec 07, 2018

It's easy to take a lot for granted. Scientists do this when they study stress, the force per unit area on an object. Scientists handle stress mathematically by assuming it to have symmetry, but new supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. The findings could help scientists design new materials such as glass or metal that doesn't ice up.

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Therapeutic Target for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Therapeutic Target for Metastatic Prostate Cancer
News   Dec 06, 2018

Researchers identify a new vulnerability in aggressive, metastatic prostate cancers that have become resistant to the hormonal therapies available today.

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