Improved In vivo imaging of atherosclerotic plaque development

Researchers have developed a method for quantitatively assessing atherosclerotic plaque buildup in mice. They transplanted X-ray-irradiated low-density-lipoprotein-knockout mice with bone marrow cells expressing near-infrared fluorescent protein, which subsequently developed into fluorescent macrophages. These macrophages congregated specifically in atherosclerotic plaques that arose after feeding on a high-cholesterol diet. In vivo imaging detected the amount of aortic plaque formed and its change over time, which could help in assessing the efficacy of anti-atherosclerotic drugs.
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Jaybird X4 hands-on: Improved water resistance, 8-hour battery, and great fit for activity

  1. Jaybird X4 hands-on: Improved water resistance, 8-hour battery, and great fit for activity  ZDNet
  2. Jaybird’s new X4 wireless sports headphones offer a more comfortable fit  CNET
  3. Jaybird X4 wireless earbuds coming September 17 for $129.99  Android Police
  4. Jaybird X4  PCMag
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Improved understanding of industrial electrode processes

In the industrial production of chlorine, recently special electrodes have been introduced, which consume much less current than conventional systems. The method requires oxygen which is introduced into hot, highly concentrated sodium hydroxide solution, in which it is poorly soluble. It is still unclear how industrial current densities can be achieved under these conditions. Researchers from Bochum and Clausthal have gained new insight into the processes involving these types of electrodes, also referred to as oxygen-depolarised cathodes.
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Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models

Researchers have used computer models on the Stampede2 supercomputer to replicate the dispersal of gases from the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack in northwest Syria. The simulations were able to capture real world conditions despite a scarcity of information. Recently, the team developed a coarse model that uses seasonal conditions as background information to speed up calculations, reducing forecasting time from days to minutes.
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Dark Sky Updates iOS App With New Design, Unified Timeline, and Improved Notifications

  1. Dark Sky Updates iOS App With New Design, Unified Timeline, and Improved Notifications  Mac Rumors
  2. Dark Sky overhaul brings new design and simplified forecast view  9to5Mac
  3. Apple yanked 25000 apps from its China App Store  CNBC
  4. Apple Wipes Thousands of Gambling Apps After China Backlash  Bloomberg
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U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protectionThe United Nations General Assembly requested the report in a resolution adopted in June that condemned Israel for excessive force against Palestinian civilians and denounced the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. The final option could be to send additional U.N. human rights, coordination and political officers to boost monitoring and reporting on the situation and increase the U.N.’s visibility, Guterres said.


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Siri improved small business name recognition by using local language models

  1. Siri improved small business name recognition by using local language models  AppleInsider
  2. Apple Details Improvements to Siri’s Ability to Recognize Names of Local Businesses and Destinations  Mac Rumors
  3. Apple explains how it uses US Census data and ML to make Siri a local  9to5Mac
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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 processor boasts improved AI performance, power efficiency for mobile devices

  1. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 processor boasts improved AI performance, power efficiency for mobile devices  VentureBeat
  2. Qualcomm boosts mid-range smartphone AI with Snapdragon 670 mobile platform  ZDNet
  3. Qualcomm Reveals The Snapdragon 670 Platform: Dual Big Cores + Adreno 615  AnandTech
  4. ٧ أغسطس ٢٠١٨ – Twitter  Twitter
  5. Qualcomm teases Sept 10th reveal for next-gen wearable chipsets to power future Wear OS devices  9to5Google
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Windows 10: New Android app, improved security and bug fixes in latest Insider build

  1. Windows 10: New Android app, improved security and bug fixes in latest Insider build  ZDNet
  2. Microsoft Weekly: A pass to game, small hardware frame, change of codename  Neowin
  3. Edge, Azure and Windows Phone receives a Telegram. Yup, it’s the week at Microsoft  The Register
  4. Microsoft Surface Go Review: Small Computer, Big Compromise  Wall Street Journal
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