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Metabolomes A new way to store data in little space

Metabolomes: A new way to store data in little space

New research shows it’s possible to store image files in solutions of common biological small molecules. The work is toward molecular storage systems that could...
Scientists keep 'Tsunami' power on a silicon chip

Scientists keep ‘Tsunami’ power on a silicon chip

A tsunami holds its wave shape over very long distances across the ocean, retaining its power and 'information' far from its source. In communications science,...
New material shows high potential for quantum computing

New material shows high potential for quantum computing

Scientists focus on quantum phenomena in gold. Scientists are getting closer to confirming the existence of an exotic quantum particle called Majorana fermion, crucial for...

First AI universe is so fast even creators aren’t sure how it works

For the first time, astrophysicists have used artificial intelligence techniques to generate complex 3D simulations of the universe. The results are so fast, accurate and...

New computing system makes Android and iOS apps sharable on multiple devices

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including...
Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Understanding electrons’ intricate behavior has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the...
Scientists use facial quirks to unmask ‘deepfakes’

Scientists use facial quirks to unmask ‘deepfakes’

After watching hours of video footage of former President Barack Obama delivers his weekly address, Shruti Agarwal began to notice a few quirks about...

How many taxis can scan a city?

Fewer than you would think! Just 10 taxis equipped with mobile sensors can survey a third of Manhattan’s streets in a day. The inexpensively collected valuable...

Engineers make editing video as easy as editing text

A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text – copying, pasting, or adding and deleting...
Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...