Hrant Minasyan

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Want to lose weight? Train the brain, not the body

Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71 percent of Americans are overweight. The average adult is 24 …

No longer ‘junk DNA’ — shedding light on the ‘dark matter’ of the genome

The LIGR-seq method for global-scale mapping of RNA-RNA interactions in vivo to reveal unexpected functions for uncharacterized RNAs that act via …

Genetics

Corsair's Lapdog confirms lapboards are the hottest thing in PC gaming

Hot trend alert: laps.<p>So, Razer just started shipping its Turret lapboard, which combines a wireless keyboard, mouse, and mousepad into one slick slab for gamers who like couches. Not to be outdone, Corsair has now released its own lapboard, and it's kind of crazy. Instead of having a built-in …

A new system can measure the hidden bias in otherwise secret algorithms

A powerful tool for algorithmic transparency<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new system for detecting bias in otherwise opaque algorithms. In a paper presented today at the <i>IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy</i>, the researchers laid out a new method for assessing the …

World's first 3D-printed office building completed in Dubai

We first reported on what's now dubbed the Office of the Future back in 2015. Taking up a footprint of 250 sq m (2,690 sq ft), the building is …