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REPORT : Mortar Attacks from Gaza : big problem for Israeli Iron Dome

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The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system is without a doubt the champion of Israel’s current conflict with Gaza. Without it, the hundreds of missiles fired by Hamas into Israel day after day would have likely...

An artificial nerve system gives prosthetic devices and robots a sense of touch

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Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that can activate the twitch reflex in a cockroach and identify letters in the Braille alphabet. The work, reported May 31 in Science,...

AI researchers design ‘privacy filter’ for your photos that disables facial recognition systems

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Each time you upload a photo or video to a social media platform, its facial recognition systems learn a little more about you. These algorithms ingest data about who you are, your location and people...

Aerial robot that can morph in flight

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French researchers have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight. To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, it can reorient its arms, which are...

People who take immunosuppressant medications are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease

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People who take drugs that suppress the immune system are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published May 31 in Annals...

Study suggests a lack of cognitive flexibility and ability to retain new information may...

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Memory, learning and cognitive flexibility depend on a protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain, according to a breakthrough discovery made by an international research collaboration co-led by the University of Warwick. This new knowledge could enable...

A new study reveals how cocaine use alters gene expression and provides new insight...

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A study in Biological Psychiatry has identified unique genetic changes in the brain’s reward circuitry that are associated with cocaine use, including first-time use, withdrawal, and re-exposure to the drug after prolonged withdrawal. The findings reveal...

A new tool opens the possibility of creating drugs that can be taken conveniently...

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As scientists gain insights into which genes drive diseases, they are pursuing the next logical question: Can gene editing technologies be developed to treat or even cure those diseases? Much of that effort has focused on...