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New X-ray technique images soft-tissue tumors clearer than MRI
newatlas.com/medical/first-x-ray-el… 

Generally, X-rays are used to examine bones, while MRI and ultrasound are used to look at softer tissues. But an emerging method is adapting X-ray to image soft tissue, so that its higher resolution can reveal tumors or other problems earlier than other techniques. And now, researchers at Tohoku…

Robotic Safe Cracker
youtube.com/watch?v=nDgC8JOQhiM 

It seems that this thing does exist after all.

Combating the coronavirus pandemic: Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19
bosch.com/stories/vivalytic-rapid-t… 

Combating the coronavirus pandemic: In just six weeks, Bosch developed a rapid test that can detect a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection in patients in under two and a half hours.

Ventilators 101: What They Do And How They Work
hackaday.com/2020/03/25/ventilators… 

Treating the most serious cases of COVID-19 calls for the use of ventilators. We’ve all heard this, and also that there is a shortage of these devices. But there is not one single type of ven…

Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM)
arxiv.org/pdf/2003.10405.pdf 

A Novel Mechanical Ventilator Designed for Mass Scale Production in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemics

How to Make Your Own Open-Source Voice Assistant With Raspberry Pi
uk.pcmag.com/gallery/124058/how-to-… 

Want an open-source alternative to Amazon's Alexa or the Google Assistant? Download Mycroft onto Raspberry Pi for a privacy-focused voice assistant.

Inside a Titan missile guidance computer
righto.com/2020/03/inside-titan-mis… 

I've been studying the guidance computer from a Titan II nuclear missile. This compact computer was used in the 1970s to guide a Titan II ...

How to remove Bixby - Step by Step

Detailed Step by Step guide on Uninstalling Bixby and Facebook from Samsung Galaxy S10

DIY-Air-Purifier
github.com/Kels316/DIY-Air-Purifier 

A small DIY air purifier using off-the-shelf components for <$100.

Wacom drawing tablets track the name of every application that you open
robertheaton.com/2020/02/05/wacom-d… 

Being a mostly-normal person I never usually read privacy policies. Instead I vigorously hammer the “yes” button in an effort to reach the game, machine, or medical advice on the other side of the agreement as fast as possible. But Wacom’s request made me pause. Why does a device that is essentially a mouse need a privacy policy? I wondered. Sensing skullduggery, I decided to make an exception to my anti-privacy-policy-policy and give this one a read.

Chris Graham: Why Google AMP is a threat to the Open Web
socpub.com/articles/chris-graham-wh… 

The lead developer for Composr CMS isn't too happy with Google's solution for speeding up mobile pages.

How Big Companies Spy on Your Emails
vice.com/en_ca/article/pkekmb/free-… 

Multiple confidential documents obtained by Motherboard show the sort of companies that want to buy data derived from scraping the contents of your email inbox.

Airbus unveils 'blended wing body' plane design after secret flight tests
reuters.com/article/us-singapore-ai… 

Airbus (AIR.PA) on Tuesday unveiled a curvaceous aircraft design that blends wing and body, designed to slash carbon emissions by some 20%.

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses
wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-me… 

Last month, the cryptographer and coder known as Moxie Marlinspike was getting settled on an airplane when his seatmate, a midwestern-looking man in his 60s, asked for help. He couldn't figure out how to enable airplane mode on his aging Android phone. But when Marlinspike saw the screen, he wondered for a moment if he was being trolled: Among just a handful of apps installed on the phone was Signal.

FDA clears ‘world’s first’ portable, low-cost MRI following positive clinical research
healthimaging.com/topics/healthcare… 

Magnetic resonance imaging is no longer confined to radiology departments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it has provided clearance to the “world’s first” bedside MRI system, according to an announcement.

Big Telecom Say It Has First Amendment Right to Sell Your Private Data
vice.com/en_us/article/qjdza5/big-t… 

ISPs say that a law requiring users to opt-in to having their location and financial data sold is a 'burdensome restriction' on their 'protected speech.'

Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech
newatlas.com/energy/hb11-hydrogen-b… 

Australian company HB11 says it's well on the way to nuclear fusion energy generation without the radioactive fuels or super-high temperatures