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Drug-releasing tooth implant would keep your mouth germ-free

Researchers at the Belgian university KU Leuven have created a porous dental implant that slowly releases drugs with the goal of preventing and fighting infections. You'll never need to pack mouthwash again!

Weekly Rewind: Emoji freeze iPhones, Tesla taps solar power, Samsung scandals soar

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
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Bye-bye fillings! Alzheimer’s drug lets teeth repair themselves

So long fillings! Researchers from King’s College London have developed a method for stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in teeth, using a drug developed to help with Alzheimer's.

MIT research looks into why AI has trouble recognizing diverse faces

According to MIT research, facial recognition programs don't recognize minorities as often as they do Caucasian faces and it's likely because the photos used to train the artificial intelligence were limited.
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Researchers activate graphene’s hidden superconductor abilities

Thanks to U.K. researchers, wonder material graphene has another confirmed skill: The ability to work as a superconductor, meaning that electrical current flows through it with zero resistance.
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Slacker hacker: Programmer uses AI to disguise his screen when his boss nears

There is a new AI application that will be appreciated by internet-browsing employees around the world -- a deep learning face-recognition program that can hide your computer screen when your boss walks by your desk.

Think science can be art? The Hubble Telescope thinks so with its new gallery

On Friday, the Hubble Space Telescope organization announced a traveling gallery of images from the telescope. The gallery, which includes photos as well as paintings and sculptures, will be coming to the U.S. at a later date.
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Pests begone! BioClay offers a safe and sustainable alternative to pesticides

A research team at the University of Queensland in Australia is developing a product called BioClay, an alternative to pesticides they say is effective and environmentally sustainable.
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Soft robot sleeve will help hearts to beat when they’re failing

An innovative soft robotic sleeve will keep a failing heart beating by wrapping around it and mimicking its natural rhythms through a combination of twisting and compressing movements.
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BAE Systems wants to use lasers to create energy-scattering deflector shields

BAE Systems' Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) project plans to temporarily and reversibly alter the Earth’s atmosphere to turn it into a range of different optic tools. Energy deflector shields, here we come!
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A 19-year-old Stanford student has created a 'Fake News Detector AI'

Stanford student Karan Singhal, 19, developed a neural network which he hopes will help busy internet users quickly identify fake news online using the latest artificial intelligence tools.
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Could our cells one day be connected to our smartphone? Research suggests yes

Researchers have conducted new research that suggests that our cells could one day be used to track our health on a much deeper level -- and even one day connect to our smartphone.