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Making sure digital technology works for the public good

The Internet of Things (IoT) is completely enmeshed in our daily lives, a network of connected laptops, phones, cars, fitness trackers—even smart toasters and refrigerators—that are increasingly able to make decisions ...

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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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Analyzing online social networking to identify emotions and other characteristics

A comprehensive review of the various approaches to social networking user behavior analysis is reported in the International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology by a team from India. Pramod Bide and Sudhir Dhage ...

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SkyCAM searches the sky for unidentified aerial phenomena

Time and again, people see strange luminous phenomena or other phenomena in the sky that they cannot explain.

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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 ...

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Most commercial planes could accommodate personal wheelchairs

Many U.S. passenger airplanes could accommodate personal powered wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs often customized to the user, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. ...

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Creating 3D indoor maps with a wearable backpack system

In case of an emergency, up-to-date information about the inside of buildings needs to be readily available for first responders. UT researcher Samer Karam developed a wearable mapping system (the ITC-Backpack) that can map ...

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Shedding light on cyclist safety

How do we keep older cyclists safe on our roads? That's the question researchers in The Netherlands hope to answer in a paper published in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. In it, the team has carried ...

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NASA transfers air traffic management tool updates to FAA

As part of an effort aimed at making aviation more sustainable, NASA has transferred findings from an air traffic management project to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for nationwide implementation, the two agencies ...

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Addressing the issue of using hacked data in research efforts

A pair of health and ethics scientists, one with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the other ETH Zurich, has published a Perspective piece in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence, discussing the ethics of researchers ...

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Online bets on NFL games seen surging as season begins

A company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are reported on Monday a record number of transactions over the first weekend of the NFL season.

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Detecting forged video evidence

Video evidence is commonly used to prove what happened during an event. However, with the emergence and rapid development of CGI (computer-generated images), deep fakes, and video manipulation, there is a pressing need for ...

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As flood alerts lit up phones, did 'warning fatigue' set in?

Cellphones across New York and New Jersey pulsed with urgent warnings of catastrophic flooding as the fury of Hurricane Ida's remnants, carrying torrential rains, approached upper New Jersey and New York City on Wednesday.

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Japan opens Digital Agency to boost government technology

Japan looked to give a technological upgrade to government services and recordkeeping with the Digital Agency opened Wednesday to overhaul antiquated systems that have had their shortfalls highlighted by the pandemic.