A locust’s brain has been hacked to sniff out cancer

Cyborg locust brains can help spot the telltale signs of human cancer in the lab, a new study has shown. The team behind the work hopes it could one day lead to an insect-based breath test that could be used in cancer screening, or inspire an artificial version that works in much the same way.

Other animals have been taught to spot signs that humans are sick. For example, dogs can be trained to detect when their owners’ blood sugar levels start to drop, or if they develop cancer, tuberculosis, or even covid.

In all cases, the animals are thought …

The Download: India’s delivery apps, and covid vaccines for young children

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

The delivery apps reshaping life in India’s megacities

From 7 a.m. until well past dusk, seven days a week, N. Sudhakar sits behind the counter of his hole-in-the wall grocery store in the south Indian city of Bangalore. Packed floor to ceiling with everything from 20-kilogram sacks of rice to one-rupee ($.01) shampoo sachets, this one-stop shop supplies most of the daily needs for many in the neighborhood. It’s a carbon copy of the roughly …

The delivery apps reshaping life in India’s megacities

From 7 a.m. until well past dusk, seven days a week, N. Sudhakar sits behind the counter of his hole-in-the wall grocery store in the south Indian city of Bangalore. Packed floor to ceiling with everything from 20-kilogram sacks of rice to one-rupee ($.01) shampoo sachets, this one-stop shop supplies most of the daily needs for many in the neighborhood. It’s a carbon copy of the roughly 12 million family-run “kiranas” found on almost every street corner in India.

The shop is on a busy street in the Whitefield district, formerly a quiet suburb but now a major hub for …

Pc Software Program & Resources

In this respect, linear algebra has an essential function in various engineering and scientific disciplines. This course develops concrete computational expertise together with theoretical concerns. This course covers the fundamental techniques used to investigate issues and algorithms, including asymptotic, upper/lower bounds, and best/average/worst case analysis.

What is transportation technology?

Transportation expertise is referring to the electronic advancements made for touring and vehicles. The GPS system is an example of transportation expertise.

Such employees are deeply involved with security tasks and routinely work together with authorized and enterprise groups to stop, detect, investigate and report attainable breaches. From net apps and …