Digital identity: new UK scheme risks running a repeat of ID card controversy

A digital ID will only work if people are allowed to keep control of their data.

Maureen Meadows, Professor of Strategic Management, Coventry University • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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New gene regulation model provides insight into brain development

A well-known protein family binds to many more RNA sequences than previously thought in order to help neurons grow.

Raleigh McElvery | Department of Biology • mit
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

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A “bang” in LIGO and Virgo detectors signals most massive gravitational-wave source yet

A binary black hole merger likely produced gravitational waves equal to the energy of eight suns.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 2, 2020 ~10 min

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Making health care more personal

The company Health at Scale uses machine learning to improve outcomes for individual patients.

Zach Winn | Becky Ham | MIT News Office | MIT News correspondent • mit
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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The US has lots to lose and little to gain by banning TikTok and WeChat

Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.

Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, North Dakota State University • conversation
Aug. 28, 2020 ~10 min

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Cyberspace is critical infrastructure – it will take effective government oversight to make it safe

Self-regulation by the technology industry has failed to keep people safe online. That's a job for government.

Francine Berman, Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • conversation
Aug. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

By looking systems in which things suddenly go very wrong, researchers created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Avalanches inspire tool to predict ‘black swan’ events

Looking at systems where things go very wrong suddenly, researchers have created a tool that could help predict the next gigantic global disaster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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