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    Gut microbiota reveals whether drug therapies work in inflammatory bowel diseases — ScienceDaily

    The prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases has significantly increased both in Finland and globally. These disorders cannot be entirely cured. Instead, they are treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and, at times, through surgery. If conventional drug therapies based on anti-inflammatory drugs are ineffective, the diseases can be treated using infliximab, a biological TNF-α blocker that is […] More

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    Apple puts veteran engineer in charge of a “new project”

    What just happened? Apple this week announced that veteran hardware engineer Dan Riccio will be shifting gears to work on a new project within the company. It’s anyone’s guess as to what Riccio will be working on but recent rumors could point us in the right direction. Riccio joined Apple in 1998 following a stint […] More

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    Major internet connectivity issues hit regions in northeastern US

    The struggle is real: In our connected lifestyles, fewer things are more frustrating than having your internet go down. It’s a problem made even more aggravating for those still working from home. Right now, several cities on the northeastern seaboard are feeling the pain. If you are sitting on the East Coast of the US […] More

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    Genetically-modified mosquitoes key to stopping Zika virus spread — ScienceDaily

    In 2016, the World Health Organization called the Zika virus epidemic a “public health emergency of international concern” due to the virus causing birth defects for pregnant women in addition to neurological problems. Since then, researchers have wrestled with different strategies for controlling the spread of Zika virus, which gets transmitted to humans from female […] More

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    Google’s ‘FLoC’ API could be a privacy-preserving alternative to cookies

    A cookie alternative: The use of browser cookies is a controversial practice, but a necessary one for many sites throughout the internet. However, Google is looking into one alternative that requires less personal user data while still holding significant promise for advertisers — an API called “Federated Learning of Cohorts.” The goal of FLoC, in […] More

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    Researchers have invented a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body — ScienceDaily

    A group of KAIST researchers and collaborators have engineered a tiny brain implant that can be wirelessly recharged from outside the body to control brain circuits for long periods of time without battery replacement. The device is constructed of ultra-soft and bio-compliant polymers to help provide long-term compatibility with tissue. Geared with micrometer-sized LEDs (equivalent […] More

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    The first Sega Saturn devkits were super long

    Vintage tech: The Sega Saturn launched in November of 1994. As with almost all gaming consoles, game makers were given access to developer kits (devkits). One of the first devkits for the Saturn was called the Address Checker, and it was enormous compared to commercial units. A Japanese collector of vintage video game hardware and […] More

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    Center of the island of stability is not located at element 114 — Heavier elements will move into the spotlight — ScienceDaily

    An international research team succeeded in gaining new insights into the artificially produced superheavy element flerovium, element 114, at the accelerator facilities of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany. Under the leadership of Lund University in Sweden and with significant participation of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) as well as the Helmholtz Institute […] More

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    Kickstarter raised a record $730 million last year, despite the lowest number of campaign launches since 2011

    In brief: The pandemic might have prompted many people to be more prudent with their money, but Kickstarter pledges are stronger than ever. Last year saw the crowdfunding platform raise a record $730 million through successful campaigns, $23.3 million of which went toward video games. Ico Partners’ review of Kickstarter’s previous year shows 2020 brought […] More

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    US households are spending close to $50 a month on streaming

    In context: American households are now spending an average of $47 per month on streaming services. That’s up from an average of $38 back in April 2020 at the onset of the global pandemic and is an indicator that consumers are increasingly ditching traditional cable and satellite services in favor of more affordable streaming offerings. […] More

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    Capcom hopes you’ll pay $1,500 for Chris Redfield’s coat

    WTF?! Game companies know that some fans will pay a lot of money for merchandise related to their titles. Capcom’s an expert in this area: the publisher is once again selling a very expensive replica coat worn by a Resident Evil character. The unremarkable wool coat is priced at 159,731 yen on Capcom’s Japanese website. […] More

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    5 Fun Ways to Engage Students Remotely

    With classes online, it can be really difficult for teachers to make classes engaging. This article will help the not-so-tech-savvy teacher find some great ideas on how to engage students through remote learning. School can still be fun, even in a pandemic! More

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    5 Fun Ways to Engage Students Remotely

    With classes online, it can be really difficult for teachers to make classes engaging. This article will help the not-so-tech-savvy teacher find some great ideas on how to engage students through remote learning. School can still be fun, even in a pandemic! More

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    Toddlers who use touchscreens may be more distractible — ScienceDaily

    Toddlers with high daily touchscreen use are quicker to look at objects when they appear and are less able to resist distraction compared to toddlers with no or low touchscreen use — according to new research from Birkbeck, University of London, King’s College London and University of Bath. The research team say the findings are […] More

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    2021 is shaping up to be a big year for automotive tech

    Highly anticipated: In 2020, Tesla somehow managed to create a stock market valuation as large (or larger, depending on the day) than the next 7 largest carmakers combined, but chalk that up to Wall Street insanity rather than the actual progress of the market. The truth is that car tech adoption has been modest at […] More

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    Most patients find tele-dermatology appointments suitable alternative to office visits — ScienceDaily

    The majority of dermatology patients surveyed find telehealth appointments to be a suitable alternative to in-person office visits, according to a survey study from researchers at the George Washington University (GW) Department of Dermatology. The results are published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of everyday life, including […] More

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    AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS Review

    Today we’re kicking off what is set to be many weeks of laptop component testing, as both AMD and Nvidia have lifted their embargos on next generation mobile hardware. On the AMD side, we have new Ryzen Mobile 5000 parts in the differentiated H and U-series, while Nvidia has launched the new GeForce RTX 30 […] More

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    Women who develop the condition are more likely to die than men — ScienceDaily

    The wealthiest countries in Europe have higher death rates from atrial fibrillation than the least wealthy and these death rates are increasing more rapidly than incidence rates, according to the first analysis of its kind published in the European Heart Journal [1] today (Tuesday). The study also found that women who developed the condition were […] More

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