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Scientists assessed the accuracy of COVID-19 prediction by Google

Scientists assessed the accuracy of COVID-19 prediction by Google

Japanese scientists compared predictions of the situation with the COVID-19 traditional statistical model and Google’s model using artificial intelligence. It turned out that the accuracy of the traditional “manual” model is much higher. The results of the study are published on the medRxiv preprints website. Google (Alphabet Inc.) has been using artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the COVID-19 epidemic in ...

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The Koreans can make soldiers “invisible”!

The Koreans can make soldiers "invisible"!

Scientists from Korea are preparing a real breakthrough capable of making soldiers virtually “invisible” to a possible enemy. No, we are not talking about something like what is described in a famous work. Researchers have created an innovative material that makes a person invisible. It seems to merge with the environment, being dyed in its color. There have been similar ...

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Canadian gold miners find ancient wolf mummy

Canadian gold miners find ancient wolf mummy

During the erosion of frozen ground at a gold mine in the Yukon, workers found a perfectly preserved mummy of a young she-wolf. According to scientists, it had been in the ground for about 57,000 years. The researchers reconstructed the lifestyle of the animal. It turned out that it fed mainly on fish, and genetically related to wolves from Siberia. ...

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Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine will be available to all EU countries, EC assured

Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine will be available to all EU countries, EC assured

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will be available to all EU countries at the same time and under the same conditions, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said during a video statement. The EC admitted the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to the EU market on Monday, following a positive evaluation by the European Medicines Agency. The vaccine will be available to all EU ...

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Scientists confirm high rate of spread of new type of coronavirus

A new type of coronavirus identified in the United Kingdom is spreading at a greater rate, Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. Infection rates in the southeast of England have risen rapidly, and the advisory board on new and emerging respiratory viral threats has advised residents to be more cautious. “We have alerted the World ...

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Scientists have solved the riddle of Beethoven’s metronome

Scientists have solved the riddle of Beethoven's metronome

Spanish scientists used big data processing methods to analyze the rate of playback of Beethoven’s works by different conductors and came to the conclusion that the great composer misread the metronome and, therefore, mistakenly indicated the tempo of his symphonies in the manuscripts. The findings have been published in the journal PLOS ONE. Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the ...

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BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine may be approved in the EU as early as December 21

BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine may be approved in the EU as early as December 21

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) may issue conditional approval for the use of a coronavirus vaccine by BioNTech and Pfizer in the European Union as early as December 21, C News reported with reference to the relevant statement of the European regulator. Starting Monday, vaccination with the drug, created by the U.S. company Pfizer and the German company BioNTech, began ...

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Light that kills bacteria. Alternative to antibiotics is created in Russia

Light that kills bacteria. Alternative to antibiotics is created in Russia

One of the most serious threats to humanity, as the World Health Organization believes, is the bacterial resistance to antibiotics, which is rapidly increasing due to their uncontrolled use. The project of Russian scientists, the physical part of which is implemented by specialists of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (NRNU MEPhI). (NRNU MEPhI), offered a possible solution to this ...

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Tea stops the coronavirus!

Tea stops the coronavirus!

Scientists around the world are searching for new ways to combat the spread of the coronavirus infection. The coronavirus has proven to be a tough nut to crack, but researchers have already found something that can stop it. You’d be surprised, but it’s… ordinary tea. It is tea that has demonstrated amazing properties that can and should be used in ...

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