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Jun 5, 2023

Robot ‘chef’ learns to recreate recipes from watching food videos

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI

Researchers have trained a robotic ‘chef’ to watch and learn from cooking videos, and recreate the dish itself.

The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, programmed their robotic chef with a cookbook of eight simple salad recipes. After watching a video of a human demonstrating one of the recipes, the robot was able to identify which was being prepared and make it.

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Jun 5, 2023

Overcoming The Chronic Condition Of Cybersecurity In Healthcare

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, economics, health

According to 81% of hospital CIOs surveyed by my company, security vulnerability is the leading pain point driving legacy data management decisions. That’s no surprise as healthcare continues to rank as one of the most cyber-attacked industries year over year. In a study by the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), 80% of healthcare organizations reported having legacy operating systems in place. Cybersecurity in healthcare is increasingly becoming a chronic condition.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which measures risk to critical national infrastructure, says legacy software ranks as a dangerous “bad practice.” That’s because the use of unsupported or end-of-life legacy systems offers some of the easiest entry points for bad actors to gain access and cause havoc within a medical environment. With the average price tag for a healthcare data breach at an all-time high of $10.1 million, the overall cost to a breached organization is high in terms of economic loss and reputation repair.

To fortify defenses against cyberattacks, here are some tips for addressing out-of-production software in healthcare facilities.

Jun 5, 2023

Improving prostate cancer screening: accounting for genetic determinants of PSA variation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

In a recent study published in Nature Medicine, researchers conducted a genome-wide analysis of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels of men without prostate cancer to understand the non-cancer-related variation in PSA levels to improve decision-making during the diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Study: Genetically adjusted PSA levels for prostate cancer screening. Image Credit: luchschenF/

Jun 5, 2023

This All-Electric Motorcycle Actually Self-Balances, and It Can Even Follow You Around

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

A new, high-performance all-electric motorcycle just hit the streets, bringing an incredible 250-mile (400-km) NEDC range, in addition to a few tricks that may, thanks to a reported capability to self-balance and actually follow you around, according to a new webpage from Da Vinci Dynamics.

Jun 5, 2023

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 3)

Posted by in categories: internet, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

From the surreal world of AI-generated films to a nanoscale robotic hand, check out this week’s awesome tech stories from around the web.

Jun 5, 2023

AI Is About to Turn Book Publishing Upside-Down

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

I believe that every function in trade book publishing today can be automated with the help of generative AI. And, if this is true, then the trade book publishing industry as we know it will soon be obsolete. We will need to move on.

There are two quick provisos, however. The first is straightforward: this is not just about ChatGPT—or other GPTs (generative pretrained transformers) and LLMs (large language models). A range of associated technologies and processes can and will be brought into play that augment the functionality of generative AI. But generative AI is the key ingredient. Without it, what I’m describing is impossible.

The second proviso is of a different flavor. When you make absolutist claims about a technology, people will invariably try to defeat you with another absolute. If you claim that one day all cars will be self-driving, someone will point out that this won’t apply to Formula One race cars. Point taken.

Jun 5, 2023

XAVER 1000: The Radar That Can ‘See’ Through Walls

Posted by in category: military

Israel’s military technology manufacturer, Camero Tech, has unveiled its latest and most advanced detection system. Called XAVER 1,000, this system enables soldiers to gain a tactical advantage by detecting objects and individuals behind solid walls before initiating an attack. The XAVER 1,000 was showcased at the Eurosatory 2022 exhibition in Paris, where it was met with significant interest and positive feedback.

In this video, we are taking a closer look at the XAVER 1000.

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Jun 5, 2023

The Importance of Hormone Status in Breast Cancer: A Guide to Hormone Dependent Breast Cancer (HDBC)

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

What hormone receptors are involved in HDBC? Why is it important to know breast cancer hormone status? The prognosis of HDBC Early detection Age and hormone status Recent research into HDBC Conclusion References Further reading

Hormone-dependent breast cancer (HDBC), also known as hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, is a type of breast cancer driven by hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. It is estimated that 70–80% of breast cancers are HDBC, making it the most common type of breast cancer.

Understanding the nature of HDBC is vital to further developing effective therapeutic and preventative strategies. Recent decades have seen breast cancer survival rates continuously improve. With better prevention and treatment, we can hope for these rates to improve further.

Jun 5, 2023

Scientists Created a Way to Charge Electric Cars As They Drive Down the Road

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space, sustainability

The new approach, which takes cues from NASA’s methods for sending data through deep space, could revolutionize EV infrastructures by enabling electric vehicles and autonomous factory machines to charge while driving.

Jun 5, 2023

Hyperloop Technology to Reduce Travel Time Between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to 12 Minutes

Posted by in categories: innovation, transportation

A breakthrough in transportation has brought the possibility of traveling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes one step closer. Virgin’s Hyperloop, supported by Dubai-based firm DP World, conducted successful tests in the Nevada desert.

During the trial, two Hyperloop staff members traveled 500 meters on a “DevLoop” in just 15 seconds, reaching speeds of 107 mph (172 kph). The Hyperloop, which uses vacuum tubes to propel pods at high speeds, aims to eventually achieve speeds of 1,000 km/h.

Although the recent test occurred in Nevada, the Los Angeles-based Hyperloop company is considering various locations for implementing the technology, including a route between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If realized, this Hyperloop connection would significantly reduce travel time between the two Emirates.

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