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May 20, 2019

AMD says its chips are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities

Posted by in category: computing

AMD’s chips are immune to the latest vulnerabilities, and Intel is taking a huge performance hit.

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May 20, 2019

Tabletop dryer vacuum-evaporates water out of clothing

Posted by in category: habitats

For apartment-dwellers who don’t like going to laundromats, there are already compact washing machines – but what happens when the washed clothes need to be dried? Well, that’s where the diminutive Morus Zero comes in.

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May 20, 2019

The average person in Europe loses two years of their life due to air pollution

Posted by in category: sustainability

It also causes 800,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, with an ‘Iron Curtain’ dividing East and West.

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May 20, 2019

Self-driving electric wheelchairs to be tested at Narita Airport

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

In a bid to help those with limited mobility get to the gate, Tokyo Narita International Airport is set to welcome a number of self-driving wheelchairs to its floors. With the ability to navigate the airport all on their own, the new wheelchairs are hoped to streamline foot traffic in one of Japan’s busiest airports and form part of a wider plan to boost mobility options at such facilities.

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May 20, 2019

Next-gen milk carton designed to help reduce food waste

Posted by in category: food

Although many people throw milk away once it reaches its “best before” date, the fact is that the milk will still likely be good for several more days. In order to eliminate such waste, scientists at Cornell University are designing a “smart” carton.

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May 20, 2019

Google’s AI can now translate your speech while keeping your voice

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Researchers trained a neural network to map audio “voiceprints” from one language to another.

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May 20, 2019

Smallest pixels ever created have a heart of gold

Posted by in category: mobile phones

The display on a smartphone is a modern marvel, cramming millions of pixels into the space of a few inches – but soon this may look decidedly retro. Researchers at Cambridge University have managed to create the smallest pixels in the world, about a million times tinier than those in a phone. These new pixels could be used in huge, flexible displays that are relatively easy to manufacture and cheaper to run.

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May 20, 2019

An AI-generated Salvador Dali is alive and taking selfies in a Florida museum

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Visitors to The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, will now be greeted by a digitally resurrected simulation of Salvador Dali. Created using machine learning and deepfake technologies, the digital Dali is programmed to communicate in novel ways, from commenting on the day’s weather to taking a selfie with museum patrons.

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May 20, 2019

Scientists discover self-defense “switch” for stem cells

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

With the power to turn themselves into any other cell in the body, stem cells have a future as a key treatment for a range of diseases and injuries. The problem is, they lack some of the self-defense mechanisms that other cells have, leaving them open to attack from viruses and other threats. Now, researchers from the University of Edinburgh may have found a way to switch this mechanism back on, making stem cell treatments more effective.

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May 20, 2019

The Boy Who Died Wolf

Posted by in category: entertainment

The Boy Who Died Wolf, an album by Highly Suspect on Spotify.

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