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Scientists land drones smoothly with deep neural network

Scientists land drones smoothly with deep neural network

Landing multi-rotor drones smoothly is difficult. Complex turbulence is created by the airflow from each rotor bouncing off the ground as the ground grows ever...
This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

This wearable patch could serve as personal thermostat

UC San Diego engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft,...
This machine learning tool can predict age and gender from just your Twitter profile

This machine learning tool can predict age and gender from just your Twitter profile

Researchers have developed a method to infer information about a social media account owner based on the information disclosed in their Twitter profile information. A...
Scientists develop new thin coatings to improve refrigeration efficiency

Scientists develop new thin coatings to improve refrigeration efficiency

A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer. Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have...
These 4 things trigger the ‘compulsive itch’ for your smartphone 2

These 4 things trigger the ‘compulsive itch’ for your smartphone

Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as...
How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral science

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral science

Unless we act fast Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates exchanges between people. And Uber’s been incredibly successful at it, almost...

VR may help people with dementia live better

In a new study, researchers found that virtual reality (VR) technology could improve the quality of life for people with dementia. The technology could help...
How to manage your digital afterlife and why it matters

How to manage your digital afterlife and why it matters

30 million people visit the memorialized Facebook pages of the dead each month. If you were to die tomorrow, what would happen to your Facebook...
Scientists discover design flaws in smart home Internet-of-Things devices

Scientists discover design flaws in “smart home” Internet-of-Things devices

Researchers at North Carolina State University have identified design flaws in "smart home" Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices that allow third parties to prevent devices from...
Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline

Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer...

We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ironically, software...

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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...
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...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...