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The modified CRISPR gene editing tool could improve the therapies for HIV and sickle cell disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain City of Hope researchers may have found a way to sharpen the fastest, cheapest and most accurate gene editing technology, CRISPR-Cas9, to more successfully cut out unwanted genetic information. This improved cutting ability could someday accelerate potential therapies for HIV, sickle cell disease and possibly other immune diseases. "Our CRISPR-Cas9 design may be the difference between …

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Changing democratic voters could improve Iowa's role in 2020

In every competitive Democratic nomination race this century, the winner of the Iowa Caucuses finally won the nomination. This is a measure of how much momentum candidates can earn, especially in times of ubiquitous coverage when they win this inaugural competition. Given this history, Iowa's leading candidates for 2020 have been more aggressively hired than any other state on the …

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Oculus Quest hand tracking only takes 7 minutes to improve the battery life of the headset

According to Facebook, the upcoming Oculus Quest hand-tracking feature shortens battery life by just 7 minutes. Beginning next year, users can interact with the Quest menu and supported apps without using the touch controllers. During the developer lecture "Hand Tracking Deep Dive: Technology, Design and Experiences," Technical Director Robert Wang said power consumption had to be kept low was one …

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Greyparrot uses Computer Vision to improve waste management – TechCrunch

Meet Greyparrot, a London-based startup looking to improve waste management. The company uses Computer Vision to streamline sorting at different stages of the waste chain. And Greyparrot was chosen as a wildcard for the startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The company has used machine learning with images of various types of waste to train a model that recognizes glass, …

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Tesla has just bought an AI startup to improve autopilot

<img src = "https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/forrestiandola-800×655.png" alt = "Forrest Iandola, CEO of DeepScale, here on a photo from 2013 , is Tesla's newest Guru for Machine Learning Guru. Tesla has acquired the machine learning startup DeepScale, CNBC, Techcrunch and other news agencies have reported The company's CEO, Forrest Iandola, announced on Monday that he joined the Tesla autopilot team. Iandola told Ars …

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Alibaba Introduces AI Chip to Improve Cloud Plans and Reduce US Dependency

HONG KONG / TAIPEI – Alibaba Group Holding has unveiled its first self-developed artificial intelligence chip in data centers to reduce the dependence of the Chinese technology giant on US technology in times of continuing tensions between Beijing and Washington. The announcement also marks an important milestone in Alibaba's quest to become a serious hardware player. After embarking on e-commerce …

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New technique to improve the ductility of ceramic materials for missiles and engines

Purdue University researchers have developed a new process to overcome the brittleness of ceramics and improve their durability. Credit: Purdue University / Chris Adam Something as simple as an electric field could facilitate the production of missiles or drinking cups in times of war and increase the breaking strength. Items such as drinking cups, rocket heads, heat-insulating layers on engine …

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Twitch acquires game database site IGDB to improve search and recognition capabilities – TechCrunch

Twitch (Amazon Property) has made a small but strategic acquisition to improve its search capabilities and better direct viewers to just the right content. The company acquires IGDB, the Internet gaming database (unrelated to Amazon's IMDb), a website that aggregates all relevant information about games into a comprehensive resource for gamers around the world. As a result of the acquisition, …

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Selenium anchors could improve the durability of platinum fuel cell catalysts

Zhengming Cao, a guest student at Georgia Tech, is working on technologies that could improve the durability of fuel cell catalysts. Picture credits: Christopher Moore Platinum has long been used as a catalyst to enable the oxidation-reduction reaction at the center of fuel cell technology. However, the high cost of the metal has been a factor that has prevented fuel …

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