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95ac29 17445491ea964f889b1392721bd66bd7 mv2An AI-based home screening test to detect oral and throat cancers from saliva samples is now available in the United States with the hope of transforming oral and throat cancer detection.

Based on a technology approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a "breakthrough device," the saliva test can detect early symptoms of oral and throat cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy.

Image: An AI-based home screening test to detect oral and throat cancers from saliva samples is now available in the United States. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Artist's impression of photons stimulating a quantum dot. (The University of Basel)For the first time, an international team of physicists has successfully manipulated small numbers of light particles – known as photons – that have a strong relationship with each other.

That may sound a little obscure, but it's a fundamental breakthrough in the quantum realm that could lead to technology we currently can't even dream of. Imagine lasers, but with quantum sensitivity, for medical imaging.

Image: Artist's impression of photons stimulating a quantum dot. (The University of Basel)

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Top tips 2022 11 01 00 05 28 utcAs a father of five kids (ages 7 to 18) and a fiduciary wealth manager with 21 years of experience, I've seen firsthand how your family's money attitude and communication shape your family's future. How you talk about money, how you feel about it and what you say about it leaves an impact for generations. Disagreements over money are one of the leading causes of divorce, and a lack of financial competency leaves your young people unprepared for their financial future. That's why I'm going to help you break the taboo surrounding money talks in your family.


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Young business people working with digital tablet 2022 12 15 18 16 52 utcMicrosoft has unveiled Kosmos-1, which it describes as a multimodal large language model (MLLM) that can not only respond to language prompts but also visual cues, which can be used for an array of tasks, including image captioning, visual question answering, and more.

OpenAI's ChatGPT has helped popularize the concept of LLMs, such as the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) model, and the possibility of transforming a text prompt or input into an output.


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95ac29 67f6b6f47d2d45ef86f550c7d9ee82bb mv2Over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, steroid injections -- some people have tried it all and are still dealing with knee pain.

Often knee pain comes from the progressive wear and tear of cartilage known as osteoarthritis, which affects nearly one in six adults -- 867 million people -- worldwide. For those who want to avoid replacing the entire knee joint, there may soon be another option that could help patients get back on their feet fast, pain-free, and stay that way.

Image: Duke researchers have developed a gel-based cartilage substitute to relieve achy knees that’s even stronger and more durable than the real thing. Clinical trials to start next year. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Business people planning strategy 2022 01 31 17 26 00 utcI have a good friend who detests making plans. Our small circle of colleagues jokingly refers to him as "Houdini," as he'll seemingly go to any lengths to get out preparing. When it's time to detail our yearly group vacation, for example, he'll come up with the unlikeliest excuses to avoid participating. "I prefer to go with the flow," is the reliable response.


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Thomas Hartung with brain organoids in his lab at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
CREDIT: WILL KIRK/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITYA "biocomputer" powered by human brain cells could be developed within our lifetime, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers who expect such technology to exponentially expand the capabilities of modern computing and create novel fields of study. The team outlines their plan for "organoid intelligence" today in the journal Frontiers in Science.

Image: Thomas Hartung with brain organoids in his lab at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. CREDIT: WILL KIRK/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

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BullFrog AI Partners with J Craig Venter Institute to Develop Colorectal Cancer Therapeutic BullFrog AI Holdings Inc BFRGGAITHERSBURG, MD / ACCESSWIRE / February 23, 2023 / BullFrog AI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BFRG; BFRGW) ("Bullfrog AI" or the "Company"), a digital technology company using machine learning to usher in a new era of precision medicine, today announced a co-development arrangement with the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a world-leading institution in genomics research and innovation, for the design and validation of a synthetic HSV-1 (herpes simplex type 1) virus particle targeting colorectal cancer.


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Featured Image Credit: Lawrence Livermore National LaboratorySometimes the biggest changes can come from the smallest of things and this is definitely the case for a bunch of scientists who have discovered a tiny in size but colossal in impact game-changer for the world.

Researchers have found that just a minuscule diamond sphere can completely change life as we know it.

Set to unlock a whole new chapter for the planet, this discovery is certainly revolutionary.

Image: Featured Image Credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Female computer scientist 2021 09 24 04 04 44 utcArtificial Intelligence (AI) is going through something of a “hot topic” moment, as applications such as ChatGPT show the world just how powerful and capable it is becoming.

The emergence of this new breed of “generative” AI tools has made it clear in recent months that it is no longer something that is only important in the realm of academic research or Silicon Valley tech giants.


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CONQUERing founders Tammy and Jake Nelson.
 Photography by Maddie McGarveyGrowing up in Wisconsin, young Tammy Nelson dreamed of becoming a professional dancer in New York City or L.A. Despite the slim odds of any girl making it in that rarefied realm, her mother only ever expressed complete belief in her daughter. Though Nelson, 52, ultimately exchanged her tap shoes for a successful career in marketing, she's always looked for ways to harness the fearlessness her mother instilled in her to make others feel just as supported as she did. That led her to build her fidget ring brand, which she runs as a side hustle with her son, Jake. It is now one of the fastest-growing jewelry businesses in the land, and No. 478 on the 2022 Inc. 5000. But first they would have to fuss over the ring's fidget mechanism.--As Told to Rebecca Deczynski

My mom instilled in me an unequivocal belief that anything is possible. I always thought that everyone must think that way, but over the years I realized that most people don't. My mom gave me that gift. After she passed away from brain cancer in 2010--too young, in her 50s--I set out on a mission to spread that feeling of empowerment.

Image: CONQUERing founders Tammy and Jake Nelson. Photography by Maddie McGarvey

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Male teenage hacker sitting in front of computer s 2021 08 27 09 38 07 utcAs the new year gets into full swing, business leaders continue to become more involved with and concerned about security. The increased attention should come as no surprise, as simultaneously, cyberattacks have skyrocketed, with 65% of cybersecurity professionals saying the volume of attacks has significantly increased since Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago.


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A young man with a laptop sitting outside and work 2022 01 17 21 37 05 utcWith burnout rates at historic highs, businesses are scrambling to find practical ways to retain staff-or at least so they should be.

As burnout continues to burn businesses, the problem is that the strategies that work best often seem backward. Take for example the strangest 'Great Resignation' strategy, which is also the most effective, or Google's wildly simple trick to increase productivity also decreases burnout.


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National Days 12 800x529Intrepid explorers of new innovation all over the world constantly think of new ideas and create new ways for people to interact with and experience the world.

We celebrate these endeavors on innovation day, recognizing the changes their work brings about in our future.

Image: 16 February is innovation day. Image: Pixabay

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MediumUniversity students have created the world’s cleanest car - so clean it actually removes carbon dioxide from the air. The fully electric car, named “Zem”, is made from 3D printed, recycled plastic, has a dashboard made from cooking oil and an interior made from pineapples.

It is able to remove carbon dioxide from the air via two carbon filters in the front grill, removing around 4.5lbs of CO2 per 20,000 miles. That means  ten cars could remove the same amount of carbon dioxide from the air in a year as three mature trees.

Image: Students in the Netherlands have built a 3D printed car that is fully electric and removes carbon dioxide from the air. -

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Topicsscience jpgAmericans purchased more than 500,000 fully electric vehicles in the first three quarters of 2022, accounting for more than 6 percent of all U.S. vehicle sales. The Biden administration wants that number to exceed 50 percent domestically, and the International Energy Agency projects it to exceeed 60 percent globally by 2030. But getting those cars on the road—and storing increasing amounts of intermittent energy generated by solar panels, hydro plants, and wind turbines—would require a lot of lithium-ion batteries.

Image: Form Energy

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Photo Credit: Boundary LayerWe could be on the brink of a major change in shipping. Low- to no-emission cargo ships are poised to take to the seas, reducing carbon pollution and providing alternatives to expensive and polluting air freight.

Startups like Boundary Layer, whose ships utilize hydrogen power and hydrofoil technology, and B9 Shipping, which is pioneering biogas- and wind-powered vessels, are seeking to reduce the negative impact of international shipping operations on the climate.

Image: Photo Credit: Boundary Layer

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T shirt recycling2Around 92 million tons of textiles are discarded every year around the world. Over 85 percent of that waste ends up in landfills, amounting to a garbage truck-full every second, even though much of it could be recycled. But recycling fabrics is a complicated problem, because they are generally blends, and it is hard to tell what a fabric is made of.


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Human like robot and artificial intelligence 2022 01 06 00 25 53 utcTech experts, taking a first look at Microsoft's new AI-powered search engine, are learning what happens when you push the system out of its comfort zone.

Why it matters: Two well-known tech columnists describe their experiences with Bing's AI as chilling, scary and mind-blowing.


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