Emerging Tech

A.I. researchers create a facial-recognition system for chimps

Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute From unlocking smartphones to spotting criminals in crowds, there’s no shortage of reminders that facial recognition technology has gotten pretty darn good. Among humans, that is. But now researchers from the U.K.’s University of Oxford and Japan’s Kyoto University want to expand the tech’s capabilities — by making a facial […]

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The sun shakes the solar system with interplanetary shocks

[embedded content] The sun shakes the solar system by sending out dramatic interplanetary shocks, and NASA has observed these shocks for the first time. NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) consists of four spacecraft which have been in orbit around Earth since 2015, moving through our planet’s magnetosphere to study a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection. The phenomenon […]

Gears & Gadgets

Huawei announces its first operating system, HarmonyOS

Enlarge Ever since the Trump administration’s export ban on Huawei threatened the company’s Android phones, Huawei has been making claims that it didn’t really need Android and could start its own operating system if it needed to. Today, Huawei’s saber-rattling reached a new volume with the announcement of “HarmonyOS,” Huawei’s very own, home-grown operating system. […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft buys Express Logic, adds a third operating system to its IoT range

Enlarge / Multi-threading. Jamie Golden / Flickr Not content with having a Windows-based Internet of Things platform (Windows 10 IoT) and a Linux-based Internet of Things platform (Azure Sphere), Microsoft has added a third option. The company has announced that it has bought Express Logic and its ThreadX real-time operating system for an undisclosed sum. […]

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Want a pearly white smile? Grab this celebrity-obsessed teeth-whitening system

Getting your teeth whitened by your dentist can cost hundreds. And over-the-counter teeth whitening products like whitening strips and whitening toothpaste are not always the most effective. Coffee, wine, and tobacco can leave your teeth with stains that regular brushing can’t remove. If you’ve been searching for a teeth whitening product that actually works, Snow […]

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Does a steam-powered spacecraft hold the key to exploring the solar system?

Over 19,000 known asteroids carrying an almost inconceivable wealth of resources are within our reach as they orbit the sun. They’re packed with elements like platinum, gold, palladium, and silver — untouched riches locked safely inside celestial treasure chests. Ryugu, a half-mile wide asteroid that poses a potential risk to Earth due to the proximity […]