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Virtual Reality Reduces Phantom Pain in Paraplegics

In breakthrough research led by neuroscientist Olaf Blanke and his team at EPFL, Switzerland, the scientists show that phantom body pain can be reduced in paraplegics by creating a bodily illusion with the help...

Reports brain cells are made up of less polyunsaturated fatty acids than other major...

A discovery made by Junhwan Kim, PhD, assistant professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is challenging science’s longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain. This breakthrough was outlined in a...

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere highest level in 800,000 years

Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Niño event. Concentrations of CO2 are now...

Malicious Chrome Extension Steals ‘All Posted Data’ without Login Credentials

The trend of spreading adware, banking Trojans and malicious malware through compromised or fake browser extensions seems to be increasing. Lately, there have been quite a few incidents where malicious extensions were used to spread malware. Cybercriminals are not...

unCAPTCHA algorithm can Crack Google’s AI System reCAPTCHA

A new algorithm called unCAPTCHA has been developed by researchers from the University of Maryland. It can defeat the reCAPTCHA system developed by Google to boost its AI security. The reason behind the development of reCAPTCHA was to...

USB Stick with Heathrow Security and Queen’s Data Found on London Street

According to reports from the Sunday Mirror, a USB device was found lying on the street in West London having sensitive data belonging to Heathrow security. An unnamed individual discovered the USB stick from Ilbert Street in Queens Park. This USB had...

AI allows programmers to transplant code from one program into another

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that allows programmers to transplant code from one program into another. The programmer can select the code from one program...

Robots and AI will soon be able to fix themselves

Robots and AI are replacing workers at an alarming rate, from simple manual tasks to making complex legal decisions and medical diagnoses. But the AI itself, and indeed most software, is still largely programmed by...

DNA techniques could transform facial recognition technology

When police in London recently trialled a new facial recognition system, they made a worrying and embarrassing mistake. At the Notting Hill Carnival, the technology made roughly 35 false matches between known suspects and members of the...

New York’s power plants now protected, using Israel’s Iron Dome technology

Working with mPrest, the Israeli company that developed the Iron Dome missile defense technology, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will now be able to stop power outages before they start. From navigation aids to...