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Is AI ageist? Examining impact of technology on older users

Researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Cambridge are looking into the ways ageism—prejudice against individuals based on age—can be encoded into technologies such as artificial intelligence, which ...

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Can reactor fuel debris be safely removed from Fukushima Daiichi?

Decommissioning and clean-up are ongoing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP); however, many difficult problems remain unaddressed. Chief amongst these problems is the retrieval and management of fuel debris. ...

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Medevac helicopter flights could be grounded by new 5G rollout

The critically ill newborn baby was whisked by helicopter Saturday from rural Silverton, Oregon, to a children's hospital in Portland, the kind of life-saving transport Life Flight Network makes thousands of times a year.

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The metaverse offers a future full of potential, for terrorists and extremists too

The metaverse is coming. Like all technological innovation, it brings new opportunities and new risks.

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What will your Christmas dinner look like in 2050?

In the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge's final transformation from miser to philanthropist is marked by the big juicy turkey that he orders for the struggling Cratchit family—and which has inspired ...

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Next stop: A transport system accessible for all

People with a disability can look forward to many new advances in technology to make their lives easier while navigating public transport systems, or even crossing the street, thanks to several new initiatives in Europe.

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Video: Is a bionic superhuman possible?

Science-fiction books, TV series and movies have often explored the idea of individuals gaining superhuman powers thanks to medical implants—think "The Bionic Woman," or "The Six Million Dollar Man."

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Best of Last Year: The top Tech Xplore articles of 2021

It was a good year for technology research of all kinds as a team of computer scientists at Rice University demonstrated a CPU algorithm that trains deep neural networks up to 15 times faster than the top GPU trainers. The ...

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Simple method to upcycle okara using 3D printing

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) developed a method to perform direct ink writing (DIW) 3D printing of okara—a soybean byproduct generated from the production of soy milk and bean ...