Monthly Archives: January 2018

New “Rotational” 3-D Printing Gives Objects Impressive Strength

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Thin-walled Flamenco Ice Tower rises high in China

With winter in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, ’tis the season for frozen architecture projects, such as the Icehotel and SnowVillage. Similarly, a team of Dutch and Chinese students and professors have built a 31 m (101 ft)-tall ice

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Thin-walled Flamenco Ice Tower rises high in China

With winter in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, ’tis the season for frozen architecture projects, such as the Icehotel and SnowVillage. Similarly, a team of Dutch and Chinese students and professors have built a 31 m (101 ft)-tall ice

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YouTube updates its video review process yet again to avoid another problem like Logan Paul

YouTube is to subject large numbers of videos to manual review in an attempt to ensure that they are “ad-friendly.” Google says that “stricter criteria for monetization” will be introduced as it tries to avoid further controversies such as Logan

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New SDK helps deliver best practice privileged account management

The idea of security by design is something we’ll hear much more of as GDPR implementation looms. But many organizations still struggle when it comes to implementing a least privilege security model. Access management specialist Thycotic is launching a new

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Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

 One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have to pay for infrastructure that

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It’s time for Washington to start working on artificial intelligence

 One of the more unexpected sights within the United States Capitol lies just outside the Old Supreme Court Chamber. There you can find a plaque marking the first ever long-distance communication by electronic telegraph, which took place inside the Capitol

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Kaspersky reveals details of extraordinarily powerful Android trojan, Skygofree

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has revealed details of a highly-sophisticated Android trojan that takes advantage of multiple vulnerabilities to gain full control of a device. Skygofree has capabilities that have never been seen in the wild before. In the malware’s

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Microsoft releases confusing patches for AMD systems bricked by Meltdown and Spectre fixes

While the notorious Meltdown and Spectre chip bugs are still yet to pose a real threat in their own right, it’s rather a different story when it comes to the patches designed to fix the problems. Microsoft had to pause

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Smart windows channel magnetic fluids to shade and heat rooms

Our future selves might look back and wonder how we ever handled having just plain old glass in our windows. Curtains or blinds might get the flick in favor of a variety of smart windows that can tint themselves or

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Smart windows channel magnetic fluids to shade and heat rooms

Our future selves might look back and wonder how we ever handled having just plain old glass in our windows. Curtains or blinds might get the flick in favor of a variety of smart windows that can tint themselves or

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RNA-based decoy molecule suggests path to opioid-free pain control

Many modern opioid-based painkillers don’t target the specific site of pain but instead interfere with the brain’s sensation of that pain. It’s not an especially efficient way to tackle pain and has resulted in widespread social problems stemming from the

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RNA-based decoy molecule suggests path to opioid-free pain control

Many modern opioid-based painkillers don’t target the specific site of pain but instead interfere with the brain’s sensation of that pain. It’s not an especially efficient way to tackle pain and has resulted in widespread social problems stemming from the

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Bitconnect, which has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme, shuts down

 Bitconnect, the lending and exchange platform that was long suspected by many in the crypto community of being a Ponzi scheme, has announced it’s shutting down. In a release on its website the platform said the shutdown is attributed to

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Google moves into Shenzhen in latest China expansion

 A month after announcing plans to open its first AI lab in China, Google is expanding again through a move into Shenzhen. The U.S. tech giant has opened an office in the Chinese city, which borders Hong Kong and known

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Could a high-salt diet cause cognitive decline and dementia?

A new gut-brain connection has been revealed in a study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. The research found that mice fed a high-salt diet directly led to cognitive impairment, dementia, and reduced blood flow in regions of the brain

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Could a high-salt diet cause cognitive decline and dementia?

A new gut-brain connection has been revealed in a study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. The research found that mice fed a high-salt diet directly led to cognitive impairment, dementia, and reduced blood flow in regions of the brain

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DJI teases its latest device ahead of next week’s reveal

 Seems DJI was keeping its powder dry last week at CES. The drone giant announced a pair of camera gimbals at the show, but the big news is still a couple of weeks away. The company has sent out invites

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2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years

 After years of drought and parched conditions, the U.S. tech IPO market could see a number of well-known players push forward with their debuts in 2018. That sentiment is grounded in the number of companies currently rumored to have filed

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Pairing AI with Humans Has Made Glassdoor a Success Story in the War on Trolls

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