Technology

Instagram's Positivity Problem- Even When Comments Are Good They're Bad

There is a vicious cycle of vanity on social media, according to new results. College-age women who viewed positive feedback on Instagram selfies then experienced greater body dissatisfaction- because they put more focus on appearance and in the end fueled ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2018 - 8:11am

AI GAN Will Boost Credibility Of Fake Videos

Researchers at Carnege-Mellon University have found a way to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) schemes to transfer content from one video to the style of another. So they can make a daffodil bloom like the way a hibiscus bloom does or make clouds that are c ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 12 2018 - 8:57am

Toward A Temperature Stable, Cost-Effective Vaccine Platform

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent and eradicate infectious diseases but many vaccines have to be manufactured in cell culture or eggs, which is expensive, and most vaccines must be kept refrigerated during the transport ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 7 2018 - 12:28pm

To Make Better Translation Algorithms, Look To The Bible

Medicine uses Latin because it is a 'dead' language- the meanings of the words will not change over time. But if you want to modernize translations to different languages, an ancient book may help: The Bible. Tools to translate text between langu ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2018 - 12:00pm

Experiment: EpiPen Still Works After Being Frozen

Though anaphylaxis is rare, you are more likely to be murdered this Thanksgiving than die from a food allergy, companies and schools are increasingly buying epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens), which has led to shortages (government approval policies make ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2018 - 9:57am

Polio Vaccine- Soon With No Refrigeration Needed

A polio vaccine that doesn't require refrigeration could be used all over the world, and that would bring an end to the devastating disease. With just 22 reported cases worldwide in 2017, the highly infectious disease, which causes lifelong paralysis ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 27 2018 - 2:18pm

NES/T Male Contraceptive Gel Promoted By Population Council Goes Into Clinical Trial

The Population Council is enrolling 420 couples to test NES/T, which is the progestin compound segesterone acetate (Nestorone) in combination with testosterone. ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 30 2018 - 4:59pm

Asia’s Technology-Driven Futures

KAIST International Forum on Asia’s Futures, Session 2 Seoul, December 13, 2018 I thank our conference hosts for the kind invitation to participate in this panel, and for the opportunity to assemble these thoughts on Asia’s Technology-Driven Futures. Let’s ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Feb 6 2019 - 2:11am

LIGO's Computing Power, Explained Simply By Linus Tech Tips

E xplaining something simply is not easy.  Linus Tech Tips has done the best job I have seen of breaking down the computational aspects of how a project like LIGO works.  It helps to have a small video production studio to create good visual aids.  Physic ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 8 2019 - 2:12pm

How Minority Report Could Happen: Your Behavior Can Be Predicted By Social Media Even If You Don't Use It

You may be told that you have individual choice about whether or not social media privacy (or lack thereof) affects you; don't join social media, or delete your account.  Not so, according to a new study. Big Data can essentially triangulate your beha ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2019 - 2:50pm