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Study: AI can detect depression in a child’s speech

A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy...

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start

A new computer processor architecture developed at the University of Michigan could usher in a future where computers proactively defend against threats, rendering the...

Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars

Developing renewable, plant-based alternatives for petroleum-derived chemicals is a major piece of the effort to transition away from a fossil-fuel based economy toward a...

Making the invisible visible: New method opens unexplored realms for liquid biopsies

Advancing technology is allowing scientists increasingly to search for tiny signs of cancer and other health issues in samples of patients' blood and urine....

Transforming waste heat into clean energy

Do you feel the warmth coming off your computer or cell phone? That's wasted energy radiating from the device. With automobiles, it is estimated...

Storing the contents of the New York Public Library in a teaspoon of protein

Books can burn. Computers get hacked. DVDs degrade. Technologies to store information--ink on paper, computers, CDs and DVDs, and even DNA--continue to improve. And...

This Animal Bit onto ‘Science Cookies’ and Revealed Data

Much like the squirrels and chipmunks in deciduous climates, there is a cat-sized creature in tropical regions that practices scatter hoarding – burying the...

Making glass more clear

Not everything about glass is clear. How its atoms are arranged and behave, in particular, is startlingly opaque. The problem is that glass is an...

Scientists 3D-Print All-Liquid ‘Lab on a Chip’

Researchers at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D-printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly...

New polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it

Polymers are usually the go-to material for thermal insulation. Think of a silicone oven mitt, or a Styrofoam coffee cup, both manufactured from polymer...

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