Monkeypox outbreaks associated with human-to-human transmission outside endemic areas

Since May 2022, cases of monkeypox have increased globally, stirring fears of a new pandemic. A study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens on September 22 by Professor Souha Kanj and colleagues at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, presents synthesized descriptions of its clinical characteristics, risk factors, infection control and […]

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U.S. mortgage interest rates reach 6.25%, highest level since October 2008

The average interest rate on the most popular U.S. home loan climbed to its highest level since October 2008, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) data showed on Wednesday. Rising mortgage rates are increasingly weighing on the interest-rate-sensitive housing sector as the Federal Reserve pushes on with aggressively lifting borrowing costs in order to tame high inflation. […]

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Nvidia Optical Flow Accelerators can use AI frame generation for video encoding, too

Many consumers are looking forward to this year’s new graphics cards for their gaming capabilities, but they also introduce new tools for video encoding. Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series GPUs add one more trick to double framerates while encoding video. The Optical Flow Accelerators behind Nvidia’s new DLSS 3 feature won’t just increase video game framerates. […]

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