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Microsoft switching to digital events until at least July 2021

Microsoft is making sweeping changes to how it organizes events for the foreseeable future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of its conferences and gatherings are going digital until July 2021, and that means significant changes for the Xbox-maker’s calendar. According to an email regarding Microsoft’s MVP Summit event, Microsoft’s change include …

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5G AND CORONAVIRUS: BASELESS CONSPIRACY THEORY ABOUT RADIATION AND COVID-19 SPARKS ONLINE PANIC

An unfounded conspiracy theory that radiation from 5G towers causes coronavirus and cancer is spreading across social media and messaging apps, resulting in widespread panic about the next-generation technology. A petition to block the UK government from rolling out 5G across the country has received more than 110,000 signatures, assisted by celebrities sharing it with …

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FACEBOOK TAKING ‘AGGRESSIVE STEPS’ TO REMOVE STORIES ABOUT 5G AND CORONAVIRUS THAT MAY CAUSE PHYSICAL HARM

says it has started to remove stories linking coronavirus and 5G – but only if they will cause physical harm. The site said that it is taking “aggressive steps” to remove such misinformation as part of its response to coronavirus hoaxes and false stories more generally. But it will only take down …

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Turning cells into computers with protein logic gates

New artificial proteins have been created to function as molecular logic gates. Like their electronic counterparts in computers, these biochemical tools can be used to program the behavior of complex systems, such as gene regulation inside human T-cells. This new advance might improve the durability of future cell-based therapies. The …

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Scientists develop ‘backpack’ computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats

To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described in PLOS Biology, researchers are able to track tiny animals that divide their time between flying around in the sky and huddling together in caves and hollow trees — by …

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