New flu tracker uses Google search data better than Google.

A team of Harvard statisticians has come up with a new way to track the flu virus using Internet search data. The system uses a method that has been used before, tracking searchers for key words and phrases, but has coupled it with additional data to improve its accuracy. The new model, ARGO (AutoRegression with Google search data), was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and was built on Google Flu Trends, which was Google’s flu tracking model that emerged in 200...
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Google wants your glasses to stay on while you run, with self-adjusting specs.

The latest invention from Google are the new self-adjusting specs that could change the lives of the active and near-sighted .Wearing spectacles and keeping them in place, especially while doing physical work such as running, would be much easier now. The patent outlines a system built into a wearable device like Google Glass that uses motors and motion detectors to automatically tighten or loosen the spectacles' arms depending on what the wearer is doing. It relies on a simple input, adjustm...
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