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Your smartphone could be the key to predicting natural disasters

Wireless communication links, social networks, and smartphones as examples of data-generating sources that can be harnessed for environmental monitoring. Noam David One of the challenges for atmospheric scientists is gathering enough data to understand the complex, planet-wide weather system. As atmospheric changes in one location can have profound effects on the climate in far away […]

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This lifesaving wearable could diagnose strokes more accurately

As the Apple Watch’s ECG-reading tech has made clear, wearable devices have moved well beyond high-tech gimmicks and become genuine lifesavers. The latest demonstration of this is a new device, developed by researchers from the Army Medical University and China Academy of Engineering Physics. Their “hybrid instrument” uses two different light measurement techniques to build […]

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Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between U.S. regulators

An agreement by U.S. regulators puts Amazon under closer watch by the Federal Trade Commission. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News) Tony Romm Staff writer covering technology policy June 1 at 11:12 PM Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between U.S. regulators that puts it under closer watch by the Federal Trade Commission, three […]

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Astronomers are worried SpaceX satellites could soon put an end to stargazing

SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites last month that will become part of a larger network designed to provide internet to all reaches of the globe. The company’s Starlink constellation of satellites isn’t the only of its kind. Other companies including OneWeb, Samsung, and Boeing have plans to build their own satellite internet clusters. Facebook and […]