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Bitcoin causing CO2 emissions comparable to Hamburg

The use of Bitcoin causes around 22 megatons in CO2 emissions annually - comparable to the total emissions of cities such as Hamburg or...

Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery

An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumours. Electrosurgical...

New application can detect Twitter bots in any language

In recent years, big data from various social media applications have turned the web into a user-generated repository of information in ever-increasing number of...

How many taxis can scan a city? Fewer than you’d think

Just 10 taxis equipped with mobile sensors can survey a third of Manhattan’s streets in a day, inexpensively gathering valuable data about factors such...

Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed

In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to...

A platform for Africa’s mobile innovators

Sam Gikandi ’05 SM ’06 and Eston Kimani ’05 have always believed in the potential of Africa’s entrepreneurial community. Their years at MIT, beginning...

Most gun owners support the sale of personalized, ‘smart’ guns

A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that almost four out of five current gun...

With molecular data storage, cat videos could outlast us all

From books to floppy disks to magnetic memory, technologies to store information continue to improve. Yet threats as simple as water and as complex...

The hidden secrets of creating a viral YouTube ad

Researchers from the University of Southern California, University of Houston, and Uber Technologies, Inc. published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing, which finds...

Editing video dialogue as easily as editing text

In television and film, actors often flub small bits of otherwise flawless performances. Other times they leave out a critical word. For editors, the...

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