Tech News (19 – 25 Sept 2021)

Weekly Tech News related to AR – Spiders, Flexible Circuits, AI – New Materials, ‘Hardest of The Hard’ Computer Problems, Human Learning – Synthetic Matter, AI – Anti-Cancer

Note: I do not write/own any of the tech news bits (and cover picture) given here. The links on each of the news bits will redirect to the news source. The content given under each headline is a basic gist and not the full story.


1.    Augmented Reality Helps Tackle Fear of Spiders

Source: University of Basel

20 Sept 2021

Researchers have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders. The app has already shown itself to be effective in a clinical trial, with subjects experiencing less fear of real spiders after completing just a few training units with the app at home.


2.    Tuning Flexible Circuits with Light

Source: Osaka University

21 Sept 2021

Researchers have shown how exposing an organic polymer to ultraviolet light can precisely modify its electronic properties. This work may aid in the commercialization of flexible electronics that can be used for real-time healthcare monitoring, along with data processing.


3.    AI Tool Accelerates Discovery of New Materials

Source: University of Liverpool

21 Sept 2021

Researchers have created a collaborative artificial intelligence tool that reduces the time and effort required to discover truly new materials. The new tool has already led to the discovery of four new materials including a new family of solid state materials that conduct lithium.


4.    A New Way to Solve The ‘Hardest of The Hard’ Computer Problems

Source: Ohio State University

21 Sept 2021

Researchers have found a way to make what is called reservoir computing work between 33 and a million times faster, with significantly fewer computing resources and less data input needed.

Original written by: Jeff Grabmeier


5.    Researchers Find Human Learning Can be Duplicated in Synthetic Matter

Source: Rutgers University

21 Sept 2021

Researchers have found that learning – a universal feature of intelligence in living beings – can be mimicked in synthetic matter, a discovery that in turn could inspire new algorithms for artificial intelligence (AI).

Original written by: John Cramer


6.    Artificial Intelligence Method to Predict Anti-Cancer Immunity

Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center

23 Sept 2021

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence technique that can identify which cell surface peptides produced by cancer cells called neoantigens are recognized by the immune system. The pMTnet technique could lead to new ways to predict cancer prognosis and potential responsiveness to immunotherapies.


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