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The "Mathematical Impossibility" of Popular Machine Learning Methods
News   Mar 17, 2020

One widely used algorithmic approach for modeling complex networks is fundamentally flawed, according to a new study.

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Rapid Spread of Coronavirus Fueled by "Stealth Transmission"
News   Mar 16, 2020

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.

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"Alexa, Where Am I?" Gets An Answer Thanks to Localization System
News   Mar 13, 2020

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.

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Error Correction Technique Could Enable Quantum Computing
News   Mar 13, 2020

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.

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Blacklisting These Popular PINs May Boost Phone Security
News   Mar 12, 2020

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.

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VR Allows Early Detection of MS Balance Problems
News   Mar 12, 2020

Virtual reality systems could be used to detect the early balance-related symptoms of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

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Microbial DNA in Patient Blood Could Be Used To Diagnose Cancer
News   Mar 12, 2020

From a simple blood draw, microbial DNA may reveal who has cancer and which type, even at early stages.

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Designing New Drugs in Virtual Reality
News   Mar 12, 2020

Researchers from the University of Bristol are pioneering the use of virtual reality or "VR" as a tool to design the next generation of therapeutics.

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Virtual Reality Device Simulates Sight Loss
News   Mar 11, 2020

A new study has demonstrated how commercially available head mounted displays (HMD) could be used to simulate the day-to-day challenges faced by people with glaucoma.

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Machine Learning Helps Predict Circulatory Failure
News   Mar 10, 2020

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.

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