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Aug 16, 2022

SOVA Android Banking Trojan Returns With New Capabilities and Targets

Posted by in categories: finance, robotics/AI

Researchers discover a new variant of the SOVA Android banking trojan with upgraded capabilities.

Aug 16, 2022

Newly Uncovered PyPI Package Drops Fileless Cryptominer to Linux Systems

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Researchers discover a new Python package distributed via the PyPI repository that drops fileless crypto-mining malware onto Linux systems.

Aug 16, 2022

A low-power stretchable neuromorphic nerve with proprioceptive feedback

Posted by in category: energy

A stretchable neuromorphic ‘nerve’ restores coordinated and smooth motions in the legs of mice with neurological motor disorders, enabling the animals to kick a ball, walk or run.

Aug 16, 2022

Humanoid robot passes for human in joint task experiment

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This same feature could also play a role in our ability to tell what is human, and what is not. Several experiments have shown that when humanoid robots exhibit human-like variability in response times or motion patterns, we perceive them as more human-like.

In a study published in Science Robotics1, researchers have observed this same effect when the human and the robot are performing a shared activity. “To evaluate the impact of behavioural variability in the attribution of humanness to a robot, in our experiment the robot was either teleoperated by another human or controlled by a computer”, says Agnieszka Wykowska, senior researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa, and the coordinator of the study.

The research has also shown that the effect applies even when the variability of the robot’s behaviour does not closely resemble the human one, if it falls in the same range. “Depending on the context and on the function that the robot needs to perform, roboticists can endow their machines with a different degree of humanness by modulating the variability of their behaviors,” Wykowska adds.

Aug 16, 2022

Black Hole Mysteries Solved

Posted by in category: cosmology

Recent theoretical and observational results have revealed new secrets about these shadowy objects, with deep implications for more than just black holes themselves.

By Clara Moskowitz


Aug 16, 2022

How the Brain Gathers Threat Cues and Turns Them Into Fear

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: CGRP neurons found in subregions of the thalamus and brainstem relay multisensory threat information to the amygdala. These neural circuits are essential for the formation of aversive memories, a new study reports.

Source: Salk Institute.

Salk scientists have uncovered a molecular pathway that distills threatening sights, sounds and smells into a single message: Be afraid.

Aug 16, 2022

A simplified view of brain function

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, neuroscience


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Aug 16, 2022

Microglia Cells Colonize the Human Brain in Waves

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: In humans, microglia develop in different ways, undergoing growth patterns that go up and down, creating waves throughout our brain development.

Source: University of Southampton.

New research published today by the University of Southampton shows new insight in how our brain develops, that can pave the way for treating neurological disorders.

Aug 16, 2022

Scientists blast atoms with Fibonacci laser to make an “extra” dimension of time

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

The new phase of matter, created by using lasers to rhythmically jiggle a strand of 10 ytterbium ions, enables scientists to store information in a far more error-protected way, thereby opening the path to quantum computers that can hold on to data for a long time without becoming garbled. The researchers outlined their findings in a paper published July 20 in the journal Nature (opens in new tab).

Aug 16, 2022

Wobbling droplets in space confirm late professor’s theory

Posted by in category: space

At a time when astronomers around the world are reveling in new views of the distant cosmos, an experiment on the International Space Station has given Cornell researchers fresh insight into something a little closer to home: water.

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