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Survey reveals extreme gender bias plagues STEM – it must change

Added: 19.01.2018 22:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A new snapshot of women working in science and technology in the US shows deep levels of discrimination against them. It must spark action, says Lara Williams

Source: www.newscientist.com

AI listens in on emergency calls to diagnose cardiac arrest

Added: 19.01.2018 22:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Identifying cardiac arrest over the phone is a tricky task, in Denmark eaves-dropping artificial intelligence is lending a helping hand

Tags: Arrests
Source: www.newscientist.com

Sex tweets help track spread of sexually transmitted infections

Added: 18.01.2018 21:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Twitter provided a more sensitive warning signal for syphilis rates in US counties than the previous year’s disease levels

Tags: Sex
Source: www.newscientist.com

Eye phone: The doctor using tech to restore the world’s sight

Added: 18.01.2018 21:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A lack of eyecare blights millions of lives across the globe. Andrew Bastawrous was seriously visually impaired himself – and has a plan to let the blind see

Tags: Planes
Source: www.newscientist.com

We should teach kids how to use social media, not scare them off

Added: 18.01.2018 21:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A report into the social media habits of under 12s seems worrying, but children are unlikely to switch off, so they should learn how to safely navigate the online world

Source: www.newscientist.com

See inside the universe in this stunning light sculpture

Added: 18.01.2018 12:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The complexity of our universe from the atomic scale to the cosmic is on display in Cosmoscope, part of London’s Lumiere light festival

Tags: London
Source: www.newscientist.com

Algorithms that change lives should be trialled like new drugs

Added: 17.01.2018 13:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

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An algorithm used by US courts to predict reoffenders turns out to be no more accurate than random people on the internet. Why wasn’t it properly tested before now?

Tags: Fender
Source: www.newscientist.com

Bitcoin’s utopia has failed as big players hold all the power

Added: 17.01.2018 11:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Cryptocurrencies are built on the idea that no one institution holds the power. But for bitcoin and ethereum, that’s no longer true

Source: www.newscientist.com

Chit-chat makes humans and robots work together better

Added: 17.01.2018 10:43 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Introducing some chatter between humans and artificial intelligence improved the amount of collaboration – and results – across hundreds of games

Source: www.newscientist.com

How to protect yourself from the Meltdown and Spectre bugs

Added: 15.01.2018 21:40 | 0 views | 0 comments


After initial rumours of an Intel bug, a massive security flaw has been revealed in most computer processors leaving personal data and passwords vulnerable

Source: www.newscientist.com

Clever maths will stop hackers spying on the quantum internet

Added: 15.01.2018 6:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Quantum communications are theoretically secure, but keeping a complex quantum network unhackable in practice is more difficult than expected

Tags: Hackers
Source: www.newscientist.com

Disney water jets let visually impaired people ‘feel’ fireworks

Added: 14.01.2018 22:36 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Disney Research has developed a flexible screen that uses water jets to let visually impaired people trace the arc of rockets and Catherine wheels as they explode

Tags: Fire, Disney
Source: www.newscientist.com

Your computer may run 30 per cent slower due to Intel chip bug

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The details of a massive issue with Intel chips built over the last decade are slowly being revealed in what could be the biggest security flaw of the century

Source: www.newscientist.com

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket test is the start of a race to Mars

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The imminent first flight of Elon Musk's giant new rocket could mark a spectacular start to a new era in space flight, says Paul Marks

Tags: Mars, SPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Largest prime number ever found has over 23 million digits

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Two multiplied by itself nearly eighty million times minus one is the biggest prime number ever discovered by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search

Tags: Tom Green
Source: www.newscientist.com

A new bitcoin Ponzi scheme or scam pops up almost every day

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Everyone seems to be investing in bitcoin, but it can be a financial minefield. Now researchers have shown that new scams are popping up every day

Tags: Bitcoin, Cher
Source: www.newscientist.com

2018 preview: Quantum computers to overtake ordinary machines

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 1 views | 0 comments

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The quantum computing era is upon us. Google is building up to a breakthrough on par with the launch of Sputnik or the splitting of the atom

Tags: Google, Mac
Source: www.newscientist.com

It’s never too late to get a tattoo, an implant – or new senses

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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From altering your body, enhancing your senses or improving cognitive function, you need to be a risk-taker to plug into the dark arts of body modification

Tags: DARPA
Source: www.newscientist.com

Painter, painter of the wall, what’s the fairest colour of all?

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The race to find the blackest black or pinkest pink has caused spats in the art world. The big difficulty is how to objectively judge them

Tags: Judges, SPA, Pink
Source: www.newscientist.com

Vienna’s Biennale poses hard questions for near and far futures

Added: 14.01.2018 22:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Vienna’s 2017 Biennale on robots, work and the future may be over, but the questions it posed will cast long shadows over both near and far futures

Tags: Vienna
Source: www.newscientist.com

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