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A team of medical researchers and bioethicists at Oxford University has published results today in Science that furthers our understanding of coronavirus transmission. The researcher could assist the development of mobile apps for instant contact tracing in record time.READ MORE
One widely used algorithmic approach for modeling complex networks is fundamentally flawed, according to a new study.READ MORE
Undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, according to new research.READ MORE
Smart speakers - think, an Amazon Alexa or a Google Home - offer a wide variety of capabilities to help free up both our time and our hands, but one task it hasn’t mastered is determining user location in the home. A new system called VoLoc uses the microphone array on Alexa, as well as room echoes of the human voice, to infer the user location inside the home.
A project devised a novel approach for quantum error correction that could provide a key step toward practical quantum computers, sensors and distributed quantum information.READ MORE
A German-American team of IT security researchers has investigated how users choose the PIN for their mobile phones and how they can be convinced to use a more secure number combination. They also showed that the blacklist used by Apple to prevent particularly frequent PINs could be optimised and that it would make even greater sense to implement one on Android devices.
From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at early stages.READ MORE
Researchers at ETH Zurich and Bern University Hospital have developed a method for predicting circulatory failure in patients in intensive care units – enabling clinicians to intervene at an early stage. Their approach uses machine learning methods to evaluate an extensive body of patient data.