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Apr 14, 2016

Intuition helps humans beat computers in thorny physics game

Computers may have us beat at chess and checkers, but new research suggests our brains still have an edge when it comes to solving certain tricky problems thanks to a very human trait: intuition. Scientists in Denmark have found that people who played a ...

Japan pins tech hopes on game-changing nanofiber

| Apr 11, 2016

Japan pins tech hopes on game-changing nanofiber

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Carbon fiber may often be dubbed the next-generation material, but it’s another product — cellulose nanofiber — that is increasingly attracting attention among manufacturers. A low-weight, high-strength material, cellulose nanofiber has potential use in a wide range of products, including auto parts, food packaging, ...

Device enables endoscope images to be viewed on iPhones

Apr 7, 2016

Device enables endoscope images to be viewed on iPhones

Optical equipment maker Microscope Network Co. and the University of Tsukuba have developed a system that enables doctors to monitor and save endoscope images on Apple Inc. iPhones. The system, comprising a lens equipped with an endoscope attached to an iPhone camera, allows high-resolution ...

AR entrepreneurs mapping out mind-bending trip

Apr 1, 2016

AR entrepreneurs mapping out mind-bending trip

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Virtual reality is a trip, but an even wilder ride could be around the corner as mind-bending startups and technology trendsetters try to emblazon the world with interactive holograms that enlighten, entertain and empower us. The concept, known as augmented reality, looks like something ...

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

Mar 31, 2016

Hospital cyberattack highlights health care vulnerabilities

A cyberattack that paralyzed the hospital chain MedStar this week is serving as a fresh reminder of vulnerabilities that exist in systems that protect sensitive patient information. That attack came a month after a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers $17,000 to regain control of ...