Artificial intelligence found a powerful antibiotic that kills super-resistant germs

An artificial intelligence system developed by MIT University researchers in the US has found a powerful new antibiotic (“halicin”), which can kill many types of bacteria resistant to other antibiotics such as carbapenem. It is the first time artificial intelligence has found a new antibiotic from scratch and even powerful, opening up new possibilities in the field of pharmacy, as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Bracelet-“shield” against “indiscreet” electronic microphones

A “shield” device against microphones located in the user’s environment (including hidden microphones) was developed by researchers from the University of Chicago. This hand-worn device, referring to a bracelet, is based on the fact that when exposed to ultrasound, most commercially available microphones leak sound into the audible spectrum. In addition, as the researchers note, the device exploits a Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

“Smart” diaper that alerts when dirty

MIT researchers developed a “smart” and low-cost diaper, equipped with a moisture sensor, which alerts the child’s parents (or those who look after the person who wears it in general) when it is wet: Once the sensor detects moisture, it sends a signal to a nearby receiver, which in turn sends an update to a smartphone, or computer. The sensor consists of an RFID tag, placed Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Draper drone to save water from micro-plastics

An autonomous underwater drone that can detect and analyze invisible microplastics in ocean, river and coastal waters was created by the American nonprofit research and development organization Draper, in collaboration with Sprout Studios and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The aim of this drone is to assist scientists in understanding the source of the origin of these micro-plastics and thus to enable them to Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Google: users’ personal videos sent to strangers due to a technical problem

Google apologized after a bug was discovered that resulted in some users’ personal videos being accidentally shared with others. This problem affected Google Takeout, which allows Google Photos users to export the content of their accounts for four days, between November 21 and November 25, 2019. Google has said that those who used it may have received Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Can Big Data Predict Epidemics?

Big Data today is presented as the magic solution to all modern problems. The term is now heard very often both in the Media and in daily discussions. But there are very few who know exactly what this is about. In essence and in general we are dealing with “Big Data”, data that have such a huge volume that it is Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

This year’s 117 new emojis

You’re probably aware of the most typical Italian gesture. You know, the one with all the fingers of the hand joined in the shape of a diamond, usually framed with a look of wonder and at the same time disapproval. This move is therefore among the new emojis that have been released and you will soon see them -if Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Reuters: Chinese “rival awe” on Google Play comes in!

Chinese Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Oppo and Vivo are joining forces to create a platform where developers outside China will be able to upload apps to all their app stores at the same time, in a move that analysts say is meant to challenge Google Play’s dominance, as reported by Reuters. The four companies put the finishing “touches” on Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Scientists created the first bionic jellyfish with ‘supernatural’ powers

The ultimate goal is the future supply of such bionic jellyfish with electronic sensors and micro-cameras in order to obtain information on the state of the oceans. Researchers in the US created the first bionic jellyfish; which -thanks to the addition of a small electronic device– can swim three times faster than the normal jellyfish. The ultimate objective is Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

6G promises very high speeds

We may still be far from the era of widespread use of 5G, but scientists are now talking about the 6G and the speeds this will offer. Chinese researchers -who are thought to be at the forefront of technological developments with regard to next-generation mobile networks- have already begun to talk about 6G and present some Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …