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  As more children start using virtual reality, it will be critical for parents and teachers to understand the effect it can have, experts say. A new report, Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know About Kids and VR, is a...
Using satellite tracking, machine learning, and common ship-tracking technology, researchers have directly quantified industrial fishing’s global footprint. “…until now we didn’t really know where people were fishing in vast swaths of the ocean…” Their data reveal, among other surprises, that five...
A newly discovered processor vulnerability could potentially put secure information at risk in any Intel-based PC manufactured since 2008. It could affect users who rely on a digital lockbox feature known as Intel Software Guard Extensions, or SGX, as...
How can we store solar energy for period when the sun doesn't shine? One solution is to convert it into hydrogen through water electrolysis. The idea is to use the electrical current produced by a solar panel to 'split'...
The grizzled asteroid miner is a stock character in science fiction. Now, a couple of recent events - one legal and the other technological - have brought asteroid mining a step closer to reality. The legal step was taken when...
  While every new generation of automobile technology brings new security risks, the vulnerabilities that come along with self-driving cars are unprecedented and understudied, a new paper suggests. Imagine the following scenarios: Instead of taking you home from work, your self-driving...
The detection of metallic contaminants in foods is important for our health and safety. However, existing inspection methods have limitations. For instance, the X-ray radiation method cannot detect contaminants with sizes smaller than 1 mm with current practical X-ray levels,...
 Twitter users are more likely to accept corrections to false information if it comes from people with whom they have a connection, new research suggests. “Basically, people don’t want to look foolish in front of their friends…” When Twitter users tweet...
In another time, the confinement due to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus would have been much more boring. In the era of communications, you can have face-to-face conversations through video calls, broadcast online concerts in front of...
Researchers have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust. Specifically, they want to make the particles so small that separating different components is relatively simple compared with processes used to recycle electronic junk now. Chandra Sekhar Tiwary,...