Space & Planetary
New research from Aravinda Thyagarajan outlines a new protocol toward better privacy and security protections when swapping cryptocurrencies. The paper, “Universal Atomic Swaps: Secure Exchange of Coins Across All Blockchains,” is being presented at the 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. Thyagarajan’s protocol addresses security and privacy concerns. First, the protocol is universal — it allows for exchanges across all current and future cryptocurrencies. Second, the swap protocol ensures that the swap will happen honestly or it won’t happen at all, meaning no one will maliciously lose coins, without relying on third parties. And lastly, the protocol supports the exchange of multiple types of coins—e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, etc.—in a single swap.
- IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
Researchers at the University of Washington found that people might not be 'addicted' to social media. Instead they get stuck in a state of dissociation, like what happens when you are reading a good book.
- Facebook, National Science Foundation
Actions have consequences, and the physical consequence of slipping improves motor learning, according to research recently published in eNeuro.
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Doctors and scientists are making major strides in the effort to better understand, prevent and treat tuberculosis, and a $1.25 million grant will fund a partnership in Tanzania to train the next generation of front-line soldiers in the war against the disease.
- The Lancet Microbe
- NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH/Fogarty International Center
UC Davis veterinarians and researchers have developed a technique to predict leptospirosis in dogs through artificial intelligence. Leptospirosis is a life-threatening bacterial disease dogs can get from drinking contaminated water.
- Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
- National Science Foundation
Hormones are crucial to prevent, treat, and manage many of the world's most common diseases. They are important to good human health and wellbeing. The role of hormonal health and disease in European Health Policies has so far been insufficiently recognized. This is why The European Society of Endocrinology (ESE), together with the European Hormone and Metabolism Foundation – Foundation of the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE Foundation) and its partner societies are therefore launching the first European Hormone Day, on 23 May.