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Recent efforts to grow human kidneys and other organs in the lab presented hope to millions of patients living with renal failure. However, scientists report that a much better hope, in form of a wearable kidney is in the works. Challenges in getting a matching kidney from a willing donor and other complications are the reason researchers are considering these...
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Netflix is cancelling Orange is the New Black after seven successful seasons. The announcement was met with a great deal of surprise. Fans and critics alike wondered what made the streaming giant cancel such a well-beloved and critically lauded show. To discover the answer, we have to look at Netflix's larger ambitions when it comes to content creation. Quantity Over...
When it comes to cyber-security, it can seem that there is a never-ending cycle where experts in cyber-security identifies a new virus, the public is made aware of it, a fix is soon created along with a way to protect yourself from getting it and then the cycle begins again.  Many experts in security follow the mantra of don't...
Statistics have it that 1 in 12 men and 1 in every 200 women worldwide suffer color vision deficiency (CVD) -- cause by a faulty retina. Now, imagine walking into a clinic with a colorblind retina and coming out with a lab-grown color sensitive retina fitted on you to replace the faulty one. That sounds easy like replacing a...
The idea that technology negatively affects mental health has been well publicized - whether it's the effects of social media or simply the fact that tech keeps us from getting the sleep we need to feel well. But the other side of the story should be examined - can technology actually help with mental health? Historians of our minds A recent Ted...
There’s a flaw affecting Unix and Linux servers worldwide that could make life difficult for website administrators. The flaw is part of LibSSH, which is a free software library, and that’s a major problem that could affect millions. The main reason why we have a big problem on our hands is the fact that hackers could enter a server protected...
Fortnite fans around the world, it’s time to get super excited because with the rise of the v6.10 of the game, something interesting is on the horizon, and it’s called In-Game Tournaments. This new mode will be available via the Events section of the game, and guess what? These tournaments are open to everyone who plays the game, no matter...
Findings point out that over 40% of women living in the U.S. have dense breast tissue, something doctors say is a serious risk factor for breast cancer. As such, 30 states have so far made it a must that women be notified in case their mammograms reveal they have dense breasts. To make screening more thorough and reliable, MIT in...
One example of how technology continues to improve can be seen in the development of drones.  Whether they are being utilized for military, business or entertainment, improvements have occurred over time in how they are manufactured, their size, speed, distance and more.  However, these marvels of technology can put airplanes and others at risk, which is why it is...
A week ago, Intel announced its 9th-Gen Intel CoreTM i9-9900K processor, and the company dubbed it the “gaming processor” as a bid to attract the eyes of gamers around the world. It’s the best of what Intel has to offer consumers, but how does it stack up against AMD? Not too long ago, there were some major controversies surrounding Principled...

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