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Google’s Computers Can Dream! And Its About Strange Creatures In the Clouds

Computers can now “dream” – or so say software engineers from Google. Apparently, they dream of strange creatures: dog-fish, camel-bird, pig-snail, you name it. Now, doesn’t this sound totally crazy?! AI dreams: A strange carnival with automobile-animal hybrids. Photo credits: Michael Tyka/ Google. When the ability of the servers of Google to identify and create images

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Facebook Can Recognise You In Pictures Where Your Face Is Not Conspicuous

Facebook can recognise you from those pictures where your face is not conspicuous thanks to an experimental algorithm concocted in its artificial intelligence lab. Unique features like a person’s hair style, body shape, and clothing are put into perspective to determine the identity of the person. The head of artificial intelligence at Facebook, Yann LeCun,

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Green Jet Fuel Made From Sugarcane

A group of scientists have developed a procedure to make a ‘green’ fuel for aircrafts from sugarcane. The researchers explain that components obtained from the crop can be used to make jet fuel and lubricants. The findings have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Airplanes are expected to increasingly account for

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Microsoft’s Project Premonition: Using Drones To Detect Harmful Viruses & Mosquitoes

Microsoft’s new project – Project Premonition – has recently been launched to use drones to detect viruses as a means of prevention of infectious diseases. The pathogenic organisms will be identified by a group of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) before they infect people. Ethan Jackson, the Microsoft researcher behind the project, with a drone for

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Transmitting Data Across Computer Chips Using Light

Transporting data across computer chips can be done without electricity: researchers have successfully achieved the same by using light. The new study shows how data transmission can be made to be much faster, and simultaneously using up less energy. Even if we can send data in the form of photons through optical fibres on the Internet,

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Iris Recognition System Identifies Individuals From 40 Feet

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in the US have brought forth the latest innovation in the field of biometric technology. They have shown that iris recognition can be used to identify drivers using an image of their eye captured from the side mirror of their vehicle. This would be faster than traditional ways of identifying

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Biodegradable Wood-Based Computer Chip Invented

A team of scientists have recently invented the world’s first biodegradable wood-made semiconductor chip. As electronics have gained ground in our contemporary societies, so has e-waste. As a matter of fact, when we dispose of used electronics, they do not get biodegraded; they thus constitute a waste of space, as well as pollutants in the

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Canadian Breaks Guinness Record For Farthest Flight on A Hoverboard

Canadian inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru has broken a Guinness World Record when he successfully travelled on his propeller-based hoverboard up to a height of 5 meters, covering a distance of 275.9 meters. He has thus won the title for Farthest flight by a hoverboard. Catalin Alexandru Duru flying his hoverboard You can see him achieving

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Camera Able to Shoot Events Occurring At 45,000 km/s Invented

Scientists are often led to fantastic inventions in their quest for knowledge. Such an instance has brought into the world a camera able to capture images of events occurring at speed 45,000 kilometers per second, which is one-sixth of the speed of light. The camera has been named STAMP (Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography). It

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German Inventor Creates Iron-Man Glove That Fires Beams

Iron-Man fans, this article is going to make your day! Laser expert Patrick Priebe has constructed an Iron Man ‘glove’ (an arm and hand) that allows one to shoot lasers at random objects. The Iron Man-like arm and hand that fires beams is seen lighting a match. The new invention of Patrick Priebe, an arm

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Google Malaysia Defaced By Hacker “Tiger-Mate Bangladeshi”

Google Inc’s Malaysia website was taken over by hackers on Tuesday. Users were denied access to it and were instead redirected to another page that read “Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker”. A spokesperson acknowledged the problem and informed the public of the situation:- “We’re aware that some users are having trouble connecting to

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Massive Cyberattack On TV5Monde Channels

A massive and powerful cyberattack had taken hold of a French television network on Thursday, 9th of April, such that the latter was unable to keep contact with its channels and audience. TV5Monde had all of its 11 channels disabled. The hacking began at 4 p.m ET. The screens of the 11 networks went blank

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