Technology

AI Detects And Grades Prostate Cancer As Well As World-Class Pathologists In Recent Tests

Artificial intelligence (AI) for histopathological diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer has the potential to solve one of the bottlenecks in today's prostate cancer histopathology; by providing more accurate diagnosis and better treatment decision ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2020 - 10:10am

Netflix: The Goop Lab Is An Infomercial For Gwyneth Paltrow's Pseudoscience Business

Last week, Netflix dropped the trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow’s new show The Goop Lab. It is a six-episode docuseries launching on Jan. 24 that, according to the trailers, focuses on approaches to wellness that are “out there,” “unregulated” and “dangerous.” ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 13 2020 - 7:08pm

When An App Can Predict Your Life Expectancy, Do You Want To Know?

When will I die? This question has endured across cultures and civilisations. It has given rise to a plethora of religions and spiritual paths over thousands of years, and more recently, some highly amusing apps. But this question now prompts a different ...

Article - The Conversation - Jan 16 2020 - 1:27pm

Juice Jacking: The Risks Of Public USB Charging Ports For Devices

Have you ever used a public charging station to charge your mobile phone when it runs out of battery? If so, watch out for “juice jacking”. Cybercriminals are on the prowl to infect your mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers and access y ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 5 2020 - 4:30pm

Queering Of Robots Will Make Them Designed To Include The LGBTQ+ Community

In a new short paper in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence, Roger A. Søraa from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and co-authors Eduard Fosch-Villaronga from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and Adam Poulsen from Charles Stur ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2020 - 9:31am

Skeptical In Seattle: Valentine's Day Shows How Data Mining Can Arrive At An Accurate Yet Wrong Answer

I got an email from an analytics group pitching an article about Valentine's Day movie results.  It promised: "If you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day by watching a romantic film you’ll probably end up watching Isn’t It Romantic, accordin ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 13 2020 - 3:04pm

Doomsday Dashboard Makes Tracking The Apocalypse Convenient

Cyber warfare, killer robots, biological pandemics due to mad scientists, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has grown since the old days of just figuring out how to kill nuclear power. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 24 2020 - 2:49pm

Facebook Is A Huge Source Of Misinformation And Disinformation About Vaccines

Do you want to believe a mom with no credentials who opposes modern agriculture can keep your baby from getting autism?  Do you want to believe fracking will set your tap water on fire or that COVID-19 was caused by 5G cell phone service in Wuhan? There ar ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 12 2020 - 1:38pm

Baymax From Big Hero 6 May Soon Be A Real Thing

Soft robotics is a newer field, so no one is quite sure what to do with them, but sturdy softness could be useful in homes and workplaces where traditional robots could cause injury. Since they are squishy, they could be tools for disaster response. For no ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2020 - 4:37pm

Kids Not In School? Here Are 7 Fun Science Projects For Ages 3 To 15

If the kids are out of school and missing homework, or you're tired of them playing Fortnite, here are seven fun projects they can get involved with courtesy of the National Science Foundation. 1. Use on-the-go science tools to explore the world aroun ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2020 - 5:06pm