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Taking an invention from idea to the marketplace

blog post image Lockdown spurred many people to invent new products, but how did they get to market?

Flat Pasta That Turns Into 3-D Shapes - Just Add Boiling Water

blog post image The engineers are in the kitchen, again.

No Evidence That Associations Between Adolescents' Digital Technology Engagement and Mental Health Problems Have Increased

blog post image Digital technology is ubiquitous in modern adolescence, and researchers are concerned that it has negative impacts on mental health that, furthermore, increase over time. To investigate whether technology is becoming more harmful, we examined changes in associations between technology engagement and...

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) clinic to close

blog post image Hundreds of patients with a rare but debilitating syndrome are concerned for a clinic's future in Derriford.

Human remains from Mary Rose show diversity of Tudor crew

blog post image A team of researchers with Cardiff University, the Mary Rose Trust, HM Naval Base and the British Geological Survey's National Environmental Isotope Facility has found evidence of racial diversity among the crew of the Mary Rose—a warship from the time of King Henry the VIII. In their paper published...

Bank of England predicts rebound in the economy

blog post image "The Bank of England said Britain's economy would grow by the most since World War Two this year and slowed the pace of its trillion dollar bond-purchasing programme, but stressed it was not reversing its stimulus." Strong indications finally of a bounce back in the economy highlight the devastating...

Covid-19: Project offers support to overwhelmed Indian doctors

blog post image Prof Parag Singhal from Somerset is among those offering online advice to help relieve pressure.

Crash Course on Python

blog post image Offered by Google. This course is designed to teach you the foundations in order to write simple programs in Python using the most common ... Enroll for free.

AI unlocks ancient Dead Sea Scrolls mystery

blog post image "Cutting edge technology" reveals how scribes foiled modern scholars with one of the Biblical texts.

UK should set tougher air pollution limits, says Kissi-Debrah coroner

blog post image The UK government should impose tougher limits on air pollution, in line with World Health Organization recommendations, to prevent more deaths like those of 9-year old Ella Kissi-Debrah, a coroner has urged.

Essential Technologies: The Tally Stick - The Scholarly Kitchen

blog post image From the Upper Paleolithic Era up until the mid 1800s, the tally stick was a remarkably long-lived piece of technology.

Why a U.S. hospital and oil company turned to facial recognition

blog post image Deployments of facial recognition from Israeli startup AnyVision show how the surveillance software has gained adoption across the United States even as regulatory and ethical debates about it rage.

IEA issues 'dire warning' on CO2 emissions as it predicts 5% rise

blog post image Global CO2 emissions from energy are seen rising nearly 5% this year, suggesting the economic rebound from COVID-19 could be "anything but sustainable" for the climate, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.

Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea

blog post image Update, April 9, 2021 : We've launched Am I FLoCed, a new site that will tell you whether your Chrome browser has been turned into a guinea pig for Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC, Google’s latest targeted advertising experiment. The third-party cookie is dying, and Google is trying to create...

It just got a little easier to move your Facebook posts to some other platform

blog post image Social networks have typically followed the roach motel model of customer data: Make it easy to push data in, but hard/impossible to pull it back out. Platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter all make money by knowing what information you've (wittingly or unwittingly) handed over â…

APOD: 2021 April 18 - Rainbow Airglow over the Azores

blog post image "A spectacular sky is visible through this banded airglow, with the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy running up the image center, and M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, visible near the top left."

NASA has flown its Ingenuity drone helicopter on Mars for the first time

blog post image The historic moment was livestreamed on YouTube and Ingenuity captured the photo above with one of its two cameras.

Constructing Transformers For Longer Sequences with Sparse Attention Methods

blog post image "We show that carefully designed sparse attention can be as expressive and flexible as the original full attention model. Along with theoretical guarantees, we provide a very efficient implementation which allows us to scale to much longer inputs. As a consequence, we achieve state-of-the-art results...

World's wealthiest (and 'business as usual') 'at heart of climate problem'

blog post image "These [polluter elite] are people who fly most, drive the biggest cars most and live in the biggest homes which they can easily afford to heat, so they tend not to worry if they’re well insulated or not. … They’re also the sort of people who could really afford good insulation and solar panels...

Using Markov chain model to evaluate medical students’ trajectory on progress tests and predict USMLE step 1 scores---a

blog post image Background Medical students must meet curricular expectations and pass national licensing examinations to become physicians. However, no previous studies explicitly modeled stages of medical students acquiring basic science knowledge. In this study, we employed an innovative statistical model to characterize...