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Experimental Blood Thinner Can Be Reversed With Fast-Acting Antidote

Share on PinterestResearchers have developed a blood thinner that can be reversed with fast-acting antidote. Halfpoint/Getty Images Researchers developed an experimental blood thinner, or anticoagulant, that prevents blood clots from forming, but whose action can be rapidly turned reversed. The drug includes two molecules that bind to and block the activity of thrombin, a protein […]

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New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for Women 40 to 74: What to Know

Share on PinterestThe U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized new breast cancer screening guidelines for women ages 40 to 74. SolStock/Getty Images The USPSTF has finalized its breast cancer screening guidance. It has lowered the age for screening to the age of 40. Screening above the age of 75 is not recommended due […]

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She Lived in Pain for Years Before Being Diagnosed with a Rare Skin Disorder

For years, doctors couldn’t explain why Cydney Carter was breaking out with painful “boils” on her skin. Then, she received a diagnosis that changed her life. Share on PinterestAfter years of living with painful symptoms, Cydney Carter (pictured above) was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a rare skin condition. Image Provided by Cydney Carter Cydney […]

Report finds e-bike incentives are worth the investment

Saanich e-bike incentive program participants said the e-bike opened up a new way to explore Saanich and other communities. Photo credit: District of Saanich. Credit: Photo credit: District of Saanich Electric bicycle rebates have exploded in popularity in North America as transportation planners try to get people out of their cars and into healthier, more […]

Researchers develop improved power pole insulation materials to prevent power pole-top fires

Side-by-side comparison: The team’s proposed power pole insulation material (left) next to silicone following a fire-resistance experiment. Credit: RMIT University Engineers in Australia have found a new way to make power-pole insulators resistant to fire and electrical sparking, promising to prevent dangerous pole-top fires and reduce blackouts. Pole-top fires pose significant challenges to power providers […]

New model estimates cultivable space at photovoltaic plants for combining agricultural and photovoltaic production

Permissible vegetation envelope for the reference collector in the case of “El Molino” photovoltaic installation. Credit: Applied Energy (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2024.122952 A team at the University of Cordoba has developed a methodology that defines the cultivable space between two-axis photovoltaic modules, with the aim of promoting the conversion of existing plants over to agrivoltaic production. […]

A new framework to improve high computing performance

Credit: CC0 Public Domain From a luxury to a day-to-day necessity, computing isn’t quite what it used to be. As applications like machine learning and 5G mobile networks become the norm, the need for high computing performance has never been greater. This has also necessitated the development of more energy-efficient and cost-effective systems like “chiplets” […]

Between one and all: Researchers propose system to control selected devices on network

The sender sends control commands simultaneously to all Internet of Things (IoT) devices on the network through broadcast channel, and only the target entities can execute the commands. Credit: Yokohama National University One or all—that’s the current choice many networks give users when it comes to controlling smart devices. With the evolving Internet of Things […]

AI speech analysis may aid in assessing and preventing potential suicides, says researcher

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Speech is critical to detecting suicidal ideation and a key to understanding the mental and emotional state of people experiencing it. Suicide hotline counselors are trained to quickly analyze speech variation to better help callers through a crisis. But just as no system is perfect, there is room for error in […]

Methane emissions from landfill could be turned into sustainable jet fuel with plasma-driven process

Graphical abstract. Credit: Journal of the American Chemical Society (2024). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.4c01641 In a world first, University of Sydney researchers have developed a chemical process using plasma that could create sustainable jet fuel from methane gas emitted from landfills, potentially creating a low-carbon aviation industry. Methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon […]

Ex-Binance chief jailed for four months in US

Prosecutors argue that Binance co-founder and former CEO Changpeng Zhao made a business decision to break US laws against money laundering in order to ‘line his pockets’ The founder of cryptocurrency firm Binance was sentenced to four months in US prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to money laundering charges, in the most high-profile crypto […]

US newspapers sue OpenAI, Microsoft over AI chatbots

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Eight US newspapers sued OpenAI and Microsoft in a New York federal court Tuesday for violating their copyright to train the technology behind the ChatGPT and Copilot chatbots. The newspapers, which include The New York Daily News and The Chicago Tribune, are owned by Alden Global Capital, a Florida-based hedge fund […]

Vienna conference urges regulation of AI weapons

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg warned autonomous weapons systems would ‘soon fill the world’s battlefields’ The world should establish a set of rules to regulate AI weapons while they’re still in their infancy, a global conference said on Tuesday, calling the issue an “Oppenheimer moment” of the time. Like gunpowder and the atomic bomb, artificial […]

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‘Vampire Facials’ Linked to 3 HIV Cases, CDC Says: What to Know

Share on PinterestVisoot Uthairam/Getty Images An investigation led by the CDC highlights the potential risks of HIV transmission through injectable cosmetic procedures like “vampire facials.” The report links three HIV diagnoses to women who received vampire facials at an unlicensed medical spa in New Mexico. Cosmetic procedures, even those using micro-needlingtechniques, are generally considered safe […]

Electric cars pile up at European ports as Chinese firms struggle to find buyers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain China’s automotive industry has revolutionized over the past decade, from producing basic western clones to making cars that equal the world’s best. As the manufacturing powerhouse of the world, China is also producing them in huge volumes. However, Chinese cars are facing difficulties in finding buyers in Europe. Imported cars, many […]

New sodium-ion battery tech boosts green energy storage affordability

Graphic abstract. Credit: Aikai Yang, et al., In an advance for energy-storage technologies, researchers have developed high ionic-conductivity solid-state electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries that dramatically enhance performance at room temperature. This development not only paves the way for more efficient and affordable energy storage solutions but also strengthens the viability of sodium-ion batteries as a […]

Tesla to cut hundreds more jobs in Musk cost push: Report

Tesla is cutting hundreds of more jobs in part of Elon Musk’s latest cost-cutting push. Tesla plans hundreds of additional job cuts beyond a recent company-wide layoff as it cracks down on costs in a tough electric vehicle market, according to a US media report. Elon Musk’s EV company, which moved earlier this month to […]

Changpeng Zhao, the ‘normal guy’ who conquered crypto

Changpeng Zhao pleaded guilty to violating US anti-money laundering laws and agreed to step down as Binance CEO. During his time at the helm of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency firm, former Binance boss Changpeng Zhao, who will be sentenced in the United States later Tuesday for money laundering, perfected the humble executive look. At parties, […]

New research reports on buckling: When structures suddenly collapse

Model of the Titan submersible on deck. It is one example of a thin-walled structure. Credit: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0 Last summer, when the Titan submersible suffered a catastrophic implosion on its way to take passengers to see the Titanic shipwreck, it was a dramatic example of the failure of a thin-walled structure. Those […]

Chinese tech giant Huawei profit surges 564%, biting into Apple sales

Huawei’s latest Pura 70 series phone is displayed at a store in Shanghai in April. Tech giant Huawei’s first-quarter profits surged over fivefold year-on-year, a company filing showed Tuesday, as the US-sanctioned firm continues a rebound and bit into competitor Apple’s sales in China. Huawei has long found itself caught in the middle of an […]

Paper power: Origami technology makes its way into quadcopters

In this study, researchers developed a self-folding origami gripper that abruptly changes conformation when force is applied. By mounting this low-cost and biodegradable structure on top of a quadcopter, it is possible to hold onto and carry objects from one place to another in a convenient way. Credit: Hiroki Shigemune from Shibaura Institute of Technology; […]

Researchers develop new 3D printing for ultra-thin multi-material tubular structures

With the assistance of rotatable mandrel and slit projection systems, PLLP can rapidly achieve the manufacturing of single-layer or multi-layer multi-material structures. Credit: By Huiyuan Wang, Siqin Liu, Xincheng Yin, Mingming Huang, Yanzhe Fu, Xun Chen, Chao Wang, Jingyong Sun, Xin Yan, Jianmin Han, Jiping Yang, Zhijian Wang, Lizhen Wang, Yubo Fan and Jiebo Li. […]

Australia just made a billion-dollar bet on building the world’s first ‘useful’ quantum computer

Credit: PsiQuantum The Australian government has announced a pledge of approximately A$940 million (US$617 million) to PsiQuantum, a quantum computing start-up company based in Silicon Valley. Half of the funding will come from the Queensland government, and in exchange, PsiQuantum will locate its planned quantum computer in Brisbane, with a regional headquarters at Brisbane Airport. […]

Study explores how African American English speakers adapt their speech to be understood by voice technology

African American English speakers adjust rate and pitch based on audience. Credit: Michelle Cohn, Zion Mengesha, Michal Lahav, and Courtney Heldreth Interactions with voice technology, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Assistant, can make life easier by increasing efficiency and productivity. However, errors in generating and understanding speech during interactions are common. When […]

Turning up the heat on data storage: New memory device paves the way for AI computing in extreme environments

Illustrations of the ferrodiode device. a–d, A schematic (a), AFM height image with root mean square (RMS) roughness (b), optical microscopic image of the upper surface (c) and cross-sectional TEM image (d) of the Ni/Al0.68Sc0.32N/Pt(111) MIM device. Credit: Nature Electronics (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41928-024-01148-6 A smartphone shutting down on a sweltering day is an all-too-common annoyance […]

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