Anything that moves or processes tiny amounts of fluid is a microfluidic device.
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Electronics are not the only technology to have been miniaturized. Using the strange behavior of fluids in tiny spaces, microfluidic devices are critical to medicine, science and the modern world.
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Pembeli dan jaringan lokal yang fleksibel membantu rantai pasokan makanan laut skala kecil yang menghadapi dampak COVID-19.
Mobile traders, or
pedagang along-along, in Langkat, Sumatra, were able to continue selling fish despite COVID-19 disruptions.
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Local, flexible buyers and networks helped support small-scale seafood supply chains coping with COVID-19 disruptions.
The FTC put companies that sell AI systems on notice: Cross the line with biased products and the law is coming for you.
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The Federal Trade Commission is rattling its saber at the technology industry over growing public concern about biased AI algorithms. Can the agency back up its threats?
Parents may find it challenging to get their children comfortable going back out into the world.
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As more people get vaccinated and different facets of society slowly reopen, challenges remain in the nation's quest to get back to normal. Here are five articles that help illuminate the path.
Low pay for nursing home workers has contributed to high staff turnover.
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Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Finding the best tour from A through B, C and D and back to A might not be that hard, but adding a few more destinations could give you a headache.
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The traveling salesperson problem is so difficult that practical solutions can never be perfect – only good enough. The challenge is coming up with the best approximations.
In-person learning can start as long as schools operate safely, says the CDC.
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In-person learning can safely resume as long as schools take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Adoring fans celebrated Brazilian ex-President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva before he began a prison sentence for corruption in 2018. Lula’s conviction was recently annulled.
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From Europe to Latin America and the US, former world leaders are being investigated, tried and even jailed. In theory, this shows no one is above the law. But presidents and PMs aren't just anyone.
Financial inclusion in Nigeria must target smallholder farmers.
Sustainable financial inclusion in Nigeria requires interventions that strengthen financial capability, participation and well-being of small-scale farmers.
New mRNA vaccines use genes from the coronavirus to produce immunity.
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So far, most vaccines in the US are mRNA vaccines. These represent a new technology and are likely to take over the vaccine world. But how do they work? What are their weaknesses? Five experts explain.
Since so much our social lives are lived online, maybe it makes sense for our art collections to reside online, too.
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If you look at the reasons people buy art, almost none of them have to do with the physical work.
Search engines often serve up a distorting blend of information and misinformation.
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Search engines, like social media algorithms, get you to click on links by learning what other people click on. Enticing misinformation often comes out on top.
Gene-based vaccines had never been approved for humans before the coronavirus pandemic.
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The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
Los vacunados se preguntan si pueden relajar el distanciamiento social y el uso de la mascarilla.
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Mucha gente cree que las vacunas funcionan como un escudo, impidiendo que un virus infecte. Pero, en la mayoría de los casos, una persona que se vacuna está protegida contra enfermedades, pero no necesariamente contra infecciones.
Each bit of plastic takes a unique journey once it reaches the ocean. We're trying to spot the patterns.
Vaccinated people are wondering whether they can ease social distancing and mask-wearing.
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You've been vaccinated; can you now safely see your friends and family? New research hints that vaccinated people may be less likely to transmit the coronavirus, but they are not 100% in the clear.
The New York Times Facebook site on Feb. 18, 2021 as seen in Melbourne, Australia: Empty.
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The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world's headlines.
The pandemic blew up some carefully constructed ‘polycules.’
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For single people, finding at least one partner has been hard enough. But for those used to juggling multiple relationships, the pandemic has forced them to rethink dating altogether.
House of Representatives members and staff walk the article of impeachment against Donald Trump across the Capitol.
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There are a lot of questions about the point of putting on trial someone who is no longer in office.