Technology

No Parent Needed: Synthetic Mouse Embryo Models Without Egg, Sperm Or Womb

A common first step in embryonic development is that an egg meets a sperm but in a Weizmann Institute of Science study published today in Cell, researchers have grown synthetic embryo models of mice outside the womb by starting solely with stem cells cultu ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 22 2022 - 1:04pm

Confidential Computing Has Made Data Sharing Safer

The internet creates and propagates data by default. Decades since its development, we now live in the Age of Big Data. From recommendation systems to drug discovery, big data has enabled unprecedented innovations. Yet, the downside of the growth of data, ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Sep 2 2022 - 10:31pm

Will You Pay More If You Like The Feel Of A Smartphone? Probably

A recent survey found that even if the cost was 10X as much (though still a small amount), users would pay more if they liked the feel of a smartphone cover. This means designers might benefit more factoring that into product design. The caveat; this was ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 26 2022 - 9:54am

Mr. Cloud, I Don’t Like You Any More.

My nice Plaxo online address book disappeared when the host company was sold and the buyer discontinued the service. My contacts, up in smoke. Dropbox (cloud storage and data synch) and TunnelBear (VPN) both decided not to support my OS any more, as did G ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Nov 10 2022 - 5:00pm

Want To Buy A Tech Company?

If you’ve drunk the MBA kool-aid, you believe VCs and M&A bean-counters rationally price their investments. If an honest professor has confessed to you that company valuation is a black art, i.e., that there’s a heavy dose of intuition involved, you’v ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Nov 24 2022 - 9:43am

?? 'AI Could Be The Best Or Worst Thing To Happen To Humanity'- Stephen Hawking's Speech & Mindlessness Of Chatbots

This is a speech Stephen Hawking gave at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon on Monday. It’s actually an upbeat and optimistic speech, but one particular phrase from the speech is scaring many people. Stephen Hawking has a love of the dramatic, and he oft ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 25 2022 - 5:20pm

‘Peer Community In’ May Accomplish What Open Access Could Not

In 2017, three researchers from the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE), Denis Bourguet, Benoit Facon and Thomas Guillemaud, founded Peer Community In (PCI), a peer-review-based service for recommending preprints ...

Article - The Conversation - Dec 22 2022 - 11:34am

UPDATE: One Drive Down, Microsoft Claims A Server Misconfiguration. Service is back up, Skype is still down.

O ne Drive a service many Windows users rel y on for storage and, unadvisedly as backup, is down.  This will be especially bothersome for devices that have smaller internal drives and rely on the cloud for storage, and for certain office apps that rely on ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jan 12 2023 - 10:39am

TalkLife And AI Can Help People Be More Empathetic About Mental Health

Empathy is critical to having supportive conversations about mental health. But this skill can be tricky to learn, especially in the moment when a person is sharing something hard.  ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 24 2023 - 9:53am

FAIRY- How To Make Smart Materials Fly

Stimuli-responsive polymers will bring next-generation small-scale, wirelessly controlled soft-bodied robots. Even now, these materials have made robots that can walk, swim and jump. Now, a FAIRY can even fly. FAIRY is the nickname of the Flying Aero-robot ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2023 - 6:18pm