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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 31 August -6 September 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    UK’s Age Appropriate Design Code comes into force   On September 2nd, the Age Appropriate Design Code (or Children’s Code) came into force, mandating higher privacy and data protection threshold for children. Organisations that provide online services and/or products, which are likely to be accessed by minors up to age of 18, fall within the…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 24 – 30 August 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    COVID-19-related data breach is being investigated by the FBI   The U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a data breach potentially concerning the names, addresses and virus status of people that have been tested positive with COVID-19, in South Dakota.   The South Dakota’s Fusion Center has been employing a third-party provider to…

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  • Tech News Review Week 5-12 October 2020

      Marine Engineering DARPA Moves Ahead With Futuristic "Sea Train" Convoy System https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/darpa-moves-ahead-with-futuristic-sea-train-convoy-system This is another technology that can lead to a decrease in seafarer demand, as the switch to autonomous vessels at sea is inevitable for military and transportation applications, as well.   Robotics Clearpath Robotics Releases ROS Package for Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot…

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  • Tech News Review Week 28 September-5 October 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Physics Invention Using Terahertz Radiation Could Make Particle Accelerators 10 Times Smaller https://scitechdaily.com/invention-using-terahertz-radiation-could-make-particle-accelerators-10-times-smaller/ Next, this new device could produce bright beams of electrons that would allow us to see in real-time how nature works on the atomic level. These beams could also be applied for cancer treatment.   Lattice Confinement Fusion | Glenn Research Center…

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  • Tech News Review Week 15-21 September 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Space Engineering New measurements show moon has hazardous radiation levels https://phys.org/news/2020-09-moon.html Astronauts would get 200 to 1,000 times more radiation on the moon than what we experience on Earth—or five to 10 times more than passengers on a trans-Atlantic airline flight. While envisaged space colonization is the definition of Keynesian spending, and it is presented…

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  • Tech News Review Week 9-14 September 2020

    Biotech An Army of Microscopic Robots Is Ready to Patrol Your Body https://singularityhub.com/2020/09/08/an-army-of-microscopic-robots-is-ready-to-patrol-your-body/ The actuators of these microrobots can be operated by the low-power electric currents that typically flow through electronic circuits, allowing the most advanced micro-electronics research to be incorporated into modules so small they can’t be seen by the human eye. Along with…

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  • Tech News Review Week 1-8 September 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Space NASA-Funded Scientist Claims New Thruster Could Approach Light Speed https://www.wired.com/story/mach-effect-thrusters-interstellar-travel/ Although this thrust method cannot accelerate very fast, it could however persist for a long time, gradually gaining in velocity. An onboard nuclear reactor could be the solution for the electric power required. Therefore, it appears to be the only feasible solution for intergalactic…

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  • Tech News Review Week 25-31 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Quantum computing Study enables predicting computational power of early quantum computers https://phys.org/news/2020-08-enables-power-early-quantum.html Researchers on a path to build powerful and practical quantum computer https://phys.org/news/2020-08-path-powerful-quantum.html Cosmic rays may soon stymie quantum computing https://phys.org/news/2020-08-cosmic-rays-stymie-quantum.html Quantum computing progress is evident every month and it increases the likelihood of success in launching a supercomputer based on a quantum computing…

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  • Legal Tech News Review Week 17-23 August 2020, by Eleni Kozari

    NIST published draft publication for “explainable AI”   Acknowledging the constantly increasing making-decision-role of Artificial Intelligence, the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft publication, delineating four principles by which the explainability of AI’s decisions can be judged and evaluated.   The Institute aims to trigger a dialogue with all the interested…

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  • Tech News Review Week 18-24 August 2020, by Stelios Iordanis

    Bacteria can defuse dangerous chemicals in Passaic River | EurekAlert! Science News https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/ru-bcd081920.php Bacteria that can help dissolve highly toxic dioxins in sediments in the Passaic River - a hazardous waste site - could eventually aid cleanup efforts at other dioxin-contaminated sites. These bacteria can curb dissipated contamination, where solutions like dredging are not sufficient.…

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