Determining fish age using inner ear structures

Biologists in Japan have identified four distinct zones in the otolith, a calcium carbonate structure in the inner ear, which can be used to determine age in fish.

Atomic-scale manufacturing now a reality

Scientists at the University of Alberta have applied a machine learning technique using artificial intelligence to perfect and automate atomic-scale manufacturing, something which has never been done before. The vastly greener, ...

Opinion: It's time to claim ownership of our digital lives

Kurt Cobain, former lead singer of Nirvana, famously sang "Just because you're paranoid don't mean they aren't after you." And 'after you' seems to be exactly what they are. I am referring to the tech-giants who are collecting, ...

Managing the data deluge for national security analysts

After a disaster or national tragedy, bits of information often are found afterward among vast amounts of available data that might have mitigated or even prevented what happened, had they been recognized ahead of time.

The right to privacy in a big data world

In the digital age in which we live, monitoring, security breaches and hacks of sensitive data are all too common. It has been argued that privacy has no place in this big data environment and anything we put online can, ...

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