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    Computer scientists show benefits of bioinformatics with PlasmidHawk — ScienceDaily

    Tracking the origin of synthetic genetic code has never been simple, but it can be done through bioinformatic or, increasingly, deep learning computational approaches. Though the latter gets the lion’s share of attention, new research by computer scientist Todd Treangen of Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering is focused on whether sequence alignment and pan-genome-based […] More

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    YouTube announces ‘supervised’ mode for parent-controlled viewing

    YouTube on Wednesday launched a set of features that will give parents more control over what content their kids watch on the streaming platform. The parents will be able to choose from three different content settings which are based on whether their kid is a pre-teen, above 13 years of age, or on the verge […] More

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    Laser system generates random numbers at ultrafast speeds — ScienceDaily

    An international team of scientists has developed a system that can generate random numbers over a hundred times faster than current technologies, paving the way towards faster, cheaper, and more secure data encryption in today’s digitally connected world. The random generator system was jointly developed by researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Yale […] More

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    Realme 8 set to launch in India with 108MP quad rear camera setup

    Realme clearly is in no mood to slow down as the brand is planning to launch a new Realme 8 smartphone in India. The company’s CEO Madhav Seth has posted new teasers via his Twitter handle, which suggest that we will soon witness the launch of the Realme 8 series. Realme is teasing the device […] More

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    Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium — ScienceDaily

    Never before in over 1000 years the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), also known as Gulf Stream System, has been as weak as in the last decades. This is the result of a new study by scientists from Ireland, Britain and Germany. The researchers compiled so-called proxy data, taken mainly from natural archives like ocean […] More

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    Nvidia says $100-$300 million of Q4 revenue came from crypto miners

    In a nutshell: Nvidia has revealed that around $100-$300 million of its revenue in Q4 was from sales to cryptocurrency miners, and it expects the new crypto mining processor (CMP) line will generate around $50 million during the first quarter of FY 2022. In its Q4 and fiscal 2021 earnings report, Nvidia posted a record […] More

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    NASA’s Perseverance rover captures panoramic view of Mars crater

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shared the first high-definition panoramic view image captured by the Perseverance Mars rover’s Mastcam-Z dual cameras. The image shared on Thursday shows in detail the rover’s landing site at the Jezero crater. The HD image was captured by rotating the mast of the rover, where the camera system […] More

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    New research throws wide open the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a single light source — ScienceDaily

    Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a new way to harness properties of light waves that can radically increase the amount of data they carry. They demonstrated the emission of discrete twisting laser beams from antennas made up of concentric rings roughly equal to the diameter of a human hair, small enough […] More

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    AMD will unveil the next Radeon RX 6000 card at March 3 event

    Something to look forward to: AMD is unveiling a new addition to the Radeon RX 6000 series next week. The company tweeted that the graphics card, which will presumably be the Radeon RX 6700 XT, is being revealed in its third “Where Gaming Begins” event on March 3 at 8am PT / 11am EST. AMD’s […] More

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    Price, full specifications, and more

    The Redmi K40 series has been launched in China. The latest flagship phones from the brand pack a Snapdragon 800 series processor. Redmi is also asserting that the device features the world’s smallest selfie camera cutout. It offers an AMOLED 120Hz screen, quad rear camera setup, dual stereo speakers and more. The price of the […] More

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    Model suggests higher risk based on race and age, offers insights to reduce disease impact — ScienceDaily

    A modeling study suggests a majority of adult COVID-19 hospitalizations nationwide are attributable to at least one of four pre-existing conditions: obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and heart failure, in that order. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) and led by researchers at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman […] More

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    Benefits of team building exercises jeopardized if not truly voluntary — ScienceDaily

    Zoom dress up parties, tug-of-war, ‘trust falls’ and escape rooms — team building exercises have become the go-to tool for managers trying to increase organisational and team rapport and productivity, but unfortunately many employees resent compulsory bonding and often regard these exercises as the bane of their workplace existence. A paper published this week by […] More

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    Joby reveals first in-flight footage of its electric VTOL craft

    Forward-looking: California-based Joby Aviation, which has been working on an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) for an air taxi service, has released the first footage of the vehicle in flight, and it looks pretty impressive. Joby has been working on its eVTOL for over ten years and has performed over 1,000 test flights, […] More

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    Clustering of receptors can have the same effect as binding a signaling molecule — receptor clusters can direct cell movement — ScienceDaily

    Our body consists of 100 trillion cells that communicate with each other, receive signals from the outside world and react to them. A central role in this communication network is attributed to receiver proteins, called receptors, which are anchored at the cell membrane. There, they receive and transmit signals to the inside of the cell, […] More

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    Sony is giving away a free copy of Ratchet & Clank for PS4 next month

    Recap: Last April, Sony launched its Play At Home initiative in an effort to encourage social distancing and give gamers something to do while stuck at home. With the pandemic persisting, Sony has decided to do even more for gamers this time around with a second season of Play At Home that’ll run through June. […] More

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