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New Self-Driving Technology Can Navigate Without 3D Maps

New Self-Driving Technology

The new self-driving vehicle technology can navigate in rural areas without using 3D maps.  It combines local system with open street map for navigating individual road segments.   The mapless driving framework robustly tracks road boundaries using LiDAR sensors. Existing autonomous vehicles require 3D maps to navigate. That’s the reason self-driving cars can’t actually drive themselves in ...

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Quantum Cascade Laser Frequency Combs Could Be The Future of WiFi

Quantum Cascade Laser Frequency Combs

Scientists developed a technique to generate terahertz frequencies through an infrared frequency comb in a quantum cascade laser. Data traveling at this band can move more than hundred times as fast as existing wireless networks.  This is the first time someone has demonstrated that a laser is capable of acting as quadrature modulator.  Cellular data and ...

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Spam-Filtering AI Learns Behavior Of An Animal

Spam-Filtering AI used to learn hydra's behavior

Researchers use machine learning algorithm (originally developed for spam filtering) to analyze Hydra’s behavior.  It can analyze behavior in real time and show how Hydra’s neurons respond to varying environments.  To do this, they applied bag-of-words classification model to the video containing all Hydra’s activities.  We have been studying animals’ behavior for centuries. It involves a lot ...

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Google Develops Augmented Reality Microscope To Detect Cancer In Real Time

Google Augmented Reality Microscope

Google builds Augmented Reality Microscope for detecting cancer in real time.  It uses a combination of machine learning algorithm and head-up display in the microscope.  To better assist the doctor, digital projection is directly superimposed on the original specimen’s image.   Medical technology has advanced exponentially in the last couple of decades, but cancer diagnosis is ...

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A New Generic Algorithm To Detect Fake IDs on Social Networking Sites

Algorithm To Detect Fake IDs on Social Networking Sites

Researchers Develop a new method, based on machine learning technique, to identify fake users on social media platforms.  The algorithm is based on the assumption that fake users tend to build inappropriate links to other users.  The results show that the algorithm is capable of detecting both genuine and malicious users.  Identifying fake users has ...

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Quantum Mechanics Generates More Precise Random Numbers

generating Precise Random Numbers

Scientists generate absolute random numbers using quantum mechanics.  The technique involves creating digital bits with particles of light, photons. It could eventually improve cryptographic and security systems.  Scientists at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) have built a new technique to generate a more precious random number using quantum mechanics. Now the unpredictability of ...

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Google AI Can Now Pick Particular Voice In A Crowd

Google AI Can Pick Particular Voice

Google develops a new AI that can focus on a particular voice in a crowded area.  It uses a combination of both visual and auditory signals to separate the voices.  The technology also has potential to provide better video captioning system for overlapping speakers, by pre-processing speech recognition. Humans are exceptionally good at picking a ...

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New Machine Learning Model Can Prevent Deadly Infections

CDI infection

Researchers develop a new machine learning model to prevent symptomatic infection before it starts.  The model is based on L2 regularized logistic regression method.  The algorithm made accurate prediction 5 days before diagnostic samples were taken. Around 29,000 U.S citizen die every year due to symptomatic infection called Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). It’s present in the air, soil, ...

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Super-Resolution Microscopy Can See Cells In Both Space & Time

4D Super-Resolution Microscopy

Researchers develop a new technique (PRISM) that can observe beyond the diffraction of light.  It can capture exceptional views inside living cells through super-resolution spatial and temporal imaging.  For the last couple of decades, we’ve been using wide-field fluorescence imaging methods, like PALM and STORM, to observe subcellular structures. These methods require hundreds and thousands of ...

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A New Material That Could Prevent Overheating of Phones And Laptops

polythiophene material- Prevent Overheating of Phones

MIT engineers have developed a polymer named polythiophene that conducts heat efficiently.  It’s flexible, lightweight and 10 times more conductive than conventional polymers. It can be directly coated onto silicon wafers and various electronic instruments.  You already know that plastics are perfect insulators – they can effectively trap heat. This property is extremely useful in numerous things such ...

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