Music could send Wi-fi passwords to your phone

There's a new way to store and send data through music right to your phone via music. The data is imperceptible—listen for yourself.

ETH Zurich • futurity
July 9, 2019 ~5 min

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Metabolomes: A new way to store data in little space

DNA isn't the only molecule to show promise for data storage. A new study is proof-of-concept for using artificial metabolomes.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
July 5, 2019 ~6 min

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To stop wasting fertilizer, find dud spots in corn fields

Almost all fields have certain areas with consistently low or high yields. Big data can help farmers avoid wasting fertilizer on them.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 19, 2019 ~6 min

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How multiparty computing makes it safe to share data

Splitting up data and sending it to multiple computers can make data sharing and analysis a lot more secure.

Boston University • futurity
March 21, 2019 ~2 min

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To gauge a neighborhood, combine tons of reviews

New research shows how to combine lots of online posts to create more holistic neighborhood reviews

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
March 19, 2019 ~4 min

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With ‘dirty data,’ predictive policing can make bias worse

"Dirty data" can corrupt predictive policing systems and exacerbate discrimination against minority suspects, researchers say.

Jade McClain-NYU • futurity
March 8, 2019 ~3 min

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1 million Spotify users offer clues to world’s emotions

Data from Spotify users in 51 countries offer researchers a new way to evaluate how people are feeling—and how they use music to manage their emotions.

Linda B. Glaser-Cornell • futurity
Jan. 30, 2019 ~5 min

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Data overload hinders mission to ID bacterial threats

Though more data is usually a good thing for researchers, too much data may make identifying certain kinds of bacteria more difficult.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Nov. 13, 2018 ~6 min

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