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System Detects & Translates Sarcasm on Social Media

Researchers have developed a machine translation system for interpreting sarcastic statements in social media. It could one day help people on the autism spectrum, who often have difficulty interpreting sarcasm, irony and humor.
21-Jun-2017 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sensing the Nanoscale with Visible Light

New findings show that features more than 100x smaller than the optical wavelength can still be sensed by light. This could pave the way for major new applications in sensing, including measuring nanometric defects in computer chips and photonic...
6-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

Technion researchers say a combination of metals and organic acids is an effective way to eradicate cholera, salmonella, pseudomonas, and other pathogenic bacteria. The combination also works on bacteria that attack agricultural crops.
22-May-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Ocean Detectives

Technion researchers have detected three new groups of viruses that attack microorganisms from the archaeal marine group, Euryarchaeota. In all, 26 viruses previously unknown to science were found.
28-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In-Flight, on-Demand Hydrogen Production Could Mean “Greener” Aircraft

Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet in-flight energy needs on commercial aircraft.
24-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hydrogen on Demand

Using solar energy, Technion researchers have developed a new method for safely and efficiently producing hydrogen in a centralized manner, miles away from the solar farm. It could greatly reduce the cost of producing hydrogen and shipping it to...
13-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Suggest New Theory for How Parkinson’s Disease Develops

The toxic protein behind Parkinson’s disease may not spread like an infection from nerve cell to nerve. Instead, say researchers from the Technion and Harvard, the protein may simultaneously affect all parts of the nervous system inside and...
28-Feb-2017 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Novel Amyloid Structure Could Lead to New Types of Antibiotics

Researchers have discovered unique amyloid fibers used by the highly drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacterium (which causes MRSA). The findings could lead to new types of antibiotics with a novel mechanism of action for attacking bacterial...
23-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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