Russia detects missile launches from French frigate off Syria’s coast in Mediterranean – MoD

Russian airspace control systems have registered missile launches from a French frigate in the Mediterranean on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The French Navy’s newest frigate, FS Auvergne, fired rockets around 8pm GMT Monday, the Russian military said. “Airspace control has recorded rocket launches from the French frigate Auvergne,” the ministry’s statement read. The Auvergne […]

AI detects movement through walls using wireless signals

You don’t need exotic radar, infrared or elaborate mesh networks to spot people through walls — all you need are some easily detectable wireless signals and a dash of AI. Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system (RF-Pose) that uses a neural network to teach RF-equipped devices to sense people’s movement and postures behind […]

Mars Curiosity rover detects ingredients for life

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Blood test detects heart attack in minutes

The new blood test analyses a cardiac protein – cMyC – whose levels increase rapidly after a heart attack. People currently suspected of a heart attack are tested for a different protein – troponin – when they arrive in A&E and again three hours later. But on-the-spot blood tests on more than 700 patients found […]

CRISPR pioneer wants to make an at-home test that detects disease

Biotech company Mammoth Biosciences is working on a simple, portable test that would give everyone, from healthcare professionals to just people at home, the ability to detect various diseases, infections and cancers quickly and easily. The test would use CRISPR to determine which bacteria, viruses or genetic mutations were present in a person’s blood, saliva […]

Cancer BREAKTHROUGH: Blood test detects eight types of cancer when they’re ‘more curable'

A blood test could detect cancers at a point where they’re more curable, researchers have claimed. The test, known as CancerSEEK, could identify eight common types of cancer; ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, colorectal, lung and breast cancers. It successfully detects the disease 70 per cent of the time, studies have shown. CancerSEEK would cost […]

Kaspersky Lab detects virus that steals bitcoin & other cryptocurrencies

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 14:43 Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab said it has detected a new malware able to steal cryptocurrencies from users’ web wallets by replacing their address with that of its creator. Cybercriminals are targeting digital currencies such as bitcoin, ethereum, zcash, dash, monero and others, according to the company. However, the […]

Seoul detects radioactive gas from N. Korea nuke test

A radioactive gas, xenon-133, has been detected from the recent North Korean nuclear test, the South’s nuclear watchdog said, adding that it is still unclear whether it was from a hydrogen bomb test as Pyongyang claimed. Read more Traces of the xenon isotope were detected in the north-eastern part of the country on nine occasions, […]

AI that detects sarcasm and irony? Perfect 🙄

Increasingly, companies are turning to artificial intelligence to understand what people say about their products and services on Twitter or Facebook. The goal is to react more quickly to complainers and perhaps sell more stuff to happy customers. But with sarcasm, there is a big gap between what people say and what they mean. And, […]