The world is an ugly place. At least that's what mainstream media wants you to think! However, people continue to create all sorts of useful inventions that can help make our planet a better place.
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Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence Algorithms to Diagnose Mental Illness
The team at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute utilizes innovative computer science tools to help advance the new field of computational psychiatry. They plan to make use of advanced machine learning algorithms, with the goal of learning more about mental illness.
Samsung Electronics Replaces Plastic Packaging with Sustainable Materials
The company has decided to replace plastic packaging materials with environmentally sustainable elements, such as recycled/bio-based plastics and paper. The plastic bags that are currently used to protect the surface of home appliances will also be replaced with recycled materials and bioplastics.
Data Alliance's Long-Range Wi-Fi Combo Helps Reduce Energy Consumption
Broadband Wi-Fi isn't a new technology; people have used high-power wireless transmitters coupled with high-gain Yagi antennas for quite some time now. This is the ideal solution if you want to provide solid connectivity from your office to employees who are working in a remote area, or if you need to share Internet access between two locations that can only be linked wirelessly.
High-power transmitters use a lot of energy, though. And high-gain antennas are either expensive, or quite hard to build. Fortunately, there is an alternative solution: the Alfa 1000mW USB WiFi Adapter in Outdoor Enclosure + 12dBi 2.4GHz Antenna + 26-FT USB cable combo. By making use of this package, people have gotten a solid +40dBi signal for distances of up to 2 miles away from the antennas. And since total power consumption is under 2W, this is definitely a great solution for environment-conscious people.
Back in 1965, Gordon Moore, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation, predicted that the number of components that can be fitted in microprocessors will double each year. His law is still true today.
Microsoft Edge Now Includes NewsGuard's Fake News Extension
NewsGuard has recently partnered with Microsoft, incorporating its fake news detector service into the mobile versions of the browser that run on the iOS and Android platforms. This means that the Microsoft Edge browser users won't have to install the NewsGuard extension separately from now on.
Jigsaw Will Offer its Advanced DDoS Protection to European Political Operators
The company is owned by Alphabet, which owns Google as well. The defense mechanism utilizes the 'reverse proxy' technology to protect websites from attackers, by allowing sites to route their traffic through Google's infrastructure, and thus preventing unwanted traffic from reaching the owners' servers.