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A.I. Helps Shift Touch ID to Touchless

Credit: Jeremy Dawson, West Virginia University. Making a payment can be as easy as hovering a smartphone or a smart credit card over a contactless console. A similar touchless technology is on the horizon for fingerprint identification.

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New Technique Provides Faster, Lower-Cost Detection in Surveillance Images

Processing images from surveillance cameras is a time-consuming and costly endeavor. A new technique developed by researchers at the Center for Net-Centric and Cloud Software and Systems (NCSS) with funding from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) program, has found a more efficient way to process surveillance images. The new technique has the potential to reduce system and processing costs, enabling faster detections.

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New A.I. Tool Aims at Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths

More than 40,000 women and 500 men in the United States die from breast cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society. But a novel computer model could help cut those numbers in half by 2026. The artificial intelligence (AI) tool is built using 1.6 million anonymous healthcare entries from more than 260,000 breast cancer patients over a period of 41 years.

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Catalyzing Commercialization: Ultrasonic Dehydration of Protein Suspensions

Today, consumer food choices, as well as food processing innovations, are driven by health, nutrition, and sustainability considerations. Plant proteins, a sustainable alternative to meat, are being used more frequently in foods from protein bars to pasta. At the heart of many food processes is drying. Proteins are routinely dried to improve storage stability, expand alternatives to product formulation, and enhance bioavailability.

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Catalyzing Commercialization: Unlocking the Power of RNA Interference for Insect Pest Management

In recent decades, insects have become more resistant to pesticides. As resistance becomes more widespread, the agricultural biotechnology sector has sought viable alternatives to curtail the huge economic losses associated with insect pests. One of these alternative approaches, called RNA interference (RNAi), could be used to kill pests by silencing genes that are critical for their survival.

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