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Ultrasound illusion could make buttons on a touchscreen feel real

A wave of ultrasound that briefly levitates your finger off a plate of glass can make it feel as if you have just pressed a button, which could be useful for virtual reality or new kinds of displays

NewScientist 8 Feb 2023 5:31 am

AI is listening in on gamer chat for toxic and abusive language

Artificial intelligence is being used to detect harassment in verbal communications for gaming and VR platforms, but such AIs face challenges in keeping up with evolving forms of extreme speech

NewScientist 8 Feb 2023 2:55 am

AI search heats up as Google and Baidu race to launch ChatGPT rivals

Google Bard and Baidu's Ernie Bot are set to go head-to-head with OpenAI's ChatGPT as tech giants race to combine AI chatbots with search engines

NewScientist 7 Feb 2023 10:30 pm

Can AI curate art better than a human?

An exhibition of art curated by AI and humans questions the impact AI has on visual culture and how audiences perceive creative content

NewScientist 7 Feb 2023 10:14 pm

Vande Bharat Express designer Sudhanshu Mani and Moon Man of India Mylswamy Annadurai to headline Illuminate in Mysuru

Illuminate is a joint initiative by L&T Technology Services (LTTS) and the National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru to nurture engineering excellence among young students, engineering professionals and the wider audience

The Hindu 7 Feb 2023 4:54 pm

Assam: Rhino strayed out of Kaziranga found dead, BJP MLA blames Golaghat police

Guwahati:A rhino strayed out of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) was found dead in a paddy field in Assams Golaghat district. Locals spotted the dead rhino in a paddy field near the Padumoni areain the Golaghat district on Monday evening. On being informed, a team of forest officials and a veterinarian reached the spot and [] The post Assam: Rhino strayed out of Kaziranga found dead, BJP MLA blames Golaghat police appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 7 Feb 2023 1:45 pm

Robotic hand pokes food and water to tell if they have mercury in them

A robotic hand with a tiny sensor on one of its fingers can detect potentially harmful mercury ions in samples of food and water by prodding them

NewScientist 6 Feb 2023 10:13 pm

AI image generators that create close copies could be a legal headache

Artificial intelligence models trained on millions of images can occasionally reproduce near-perfect copies, researchers have found, which could be significant for ongoing copyright infringement lawsuits

NewScientist 6 Feb 2023 8:30 pm

Chinese surveillance balloon shot down by US fighter jet over sea

A Chinese balloon that was travelling over the US, including over military sites, was shot down by a fighter jet on 4 February

NewScientist 6 Feb 2023 7:21 pm

Diving drone can switch between flying and swimming

A drone that can fly like a standard quadcopter but also operate underwater could be developed as a tool for engineers and search and rescue teams

NewScientist 6 Feb 2023 4:35 pm

Deers maybe reservoir for old SARS-CoV-2 variants

The study found multiple spillover events from humans to deer of the Alpha and Delta lineages, and subsequent transmission among white-tailed deer and adaptation of the viruses in the deer.

The Hindu 5 Feb 2023 12:31 pm

OIL pipelines will fragment Assams Dehing Patkai National Park, say environmentalists

Gurvinder Singh Four oil and gas pipelines being laid through protected forests in Assam could be disastrous for wildlife, environmentalists have told The Third Pole. Oil India Limited (OIL), a government-ownedfossil fuelexploration and production company, is rebuilding one pipeline and constructing three from scratch as it seeks to expand production. Documents seen by The Third [] The post OIL pipelines will fragment Assams Dehing Patkai National Park, say environmentalists appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 4 Feb 2023 5:40 pm

U.S. antitrust agency preparing lawsuit against Amazon

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is preparing a possible antitrust lawsuit against e-commerce giant Amazon

The Hindu 4 Feb 2023 10:34 am

A tale of two mothers from Assams human-elephant conflict zone

Sayan Banerjee In the first week of November, 2022, at around 5:30 in the morning, news spread that an elephant calf had probably died in a village paddy field in Udalguri district in Assam. Its mother was trying to drag the body with her. Udalguri district is one of the top human-elephant conflict zones in [] The post A tale of two mothers from Assams human-elephant conflict zone appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 3 Feb 2023 6:21 pm

Astronomers find rare star system that will lead to gold-producing explosion

Astronomers at the National Science Foundations NOIRLab announced the first confirmed detection of a star system that will one day form a kilonova explosion.

Fox News 3 Feb 2023 1:20 am

Google AI generates musical backing tracks to accompany singers

An artificial intelligence called SingSong can take a recording of a person singing and create a backing track for it with the appropriate rhythm, key and harmonies

NewScientist 2 Feb 2023 8:25 pm

US military plan to create huge autonomous drone swarms sparks concern

The AMASS project would involve thousands of drones, on the ground, in the air and in the water, working together in a swarm of swarms to overwhelm enemy defences

NewScientist 2 Feb 2023 7:44 pm

Flying robot echolocates like a bat to avoid banging into walls

A simple buzzer and some microphones help a drone to navigate and map out its surroundings, much like how a bat uses sound to see in the dark

NewScientist 2 Feb 2023 6:32 pm

Tweets reveal hardware stores cause disgust but motels bring joy

A study of more than 1.5 million tweets over one year suggests that people in San Francisco feel disgusted when at hardware stores and Londoners are most joyful at motels

NewScientist 2 Feb 2023 12:30 am

NASA captures photo of 'bear's face' on the surface of Mars

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took a a photograph of a formation that resembles a bear's face on the surface of the Red Planet.

Fox News 1 Feb 2023 5:33 am

Satellite, rocket stage nearly collide in possible worst-case scenario

An old rocket body and a military satellite nearly collided on Friday. LeoLabs said the resulting crash would have resulted in thousands of fragments persisting for decades.

Fox News 1 Feb 2023 12:55 am

Vine-like robot that 'grows' towards heat could put out fires

A vine-like segmented robot that is attracted to heat could be used to autonomously extinguish fires without the need for costly and complex electronics

NewScientist 31 Jan 2023 9:45 pm

DeepMind AI is as fast as humans at solving previously unseen tasks

Artificial intelligences need specific training to excel at a task, but now a more generally intelligent one from DeepMind has performed as well as humans in a virtual world test

NewScientist 31 Jan 2023 3:24 pm

Why gas stoves matter to the climate and the gas industry

Gas stoves are a leading source of hazardous indoor air pollution, but they emit only a tiny share of the greenhouse gases that warm the climate. Why, then, have they assumed such a heated role in climate politics? Daniel Cohan, Rice University This debate reignited on Jan. 9, 2023, when Richard Trumka Jr., a member [] The post Why gas stoves matter to the climate and the gas industry appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 31 Jan 2023 12:01 pm

Germany pledges $222 million for Brazil environment, Amazon

German development minister Svenja Schulze announced Monday that her government will make 204 million euros ($222 million) available for environmental policies in Brazil.

The Times of India 30 Jan 2023 10:04 pm

Microplastics can be recycled to make electrodes for lithium batteries

The polyethylene microplastic pollution commonly found in wastewater can be extracted to create electrodes for lithium-ion batteries

NewScientist 30 Jan 2023 8:53 pm

Hubble captures stunning stellar duo in Orion Nebula 1,450 light-years away

The Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning new image of two stars in the Orion Nebula, a region of stellar formation located about 1,450 light-years away.

Fox News 29 Jan 2023 12:33 am

Florida man who allegedly beat shark on beach should be charged, according to wildlife commission

Florida wildlife officials are recommending charges against a man accused of dragging a shark around a beach after beating it with a hammer. The incident was caught on video.

Fox News 28 Jan 2023 12:42 am

Solar panel cleaning robot can be dropped off and picked up by drone

Dirty solar panels reduce global solar energy output as much as 5 per cent, but a start-up in Israel has tested drone delivery of a new autonomous robot to clean rooftop arrays

NewScientist 27 Jan 2023 9:49 pm

AI has designed bacteria-killing proteins from scratch and they work

An AI was tasked with creating proteins with anti-microbial properties. Researchers then created a subset of the proteins and found some did the job

NewScientist 26 Jan 2023 9:30 pm

NASA and DARPA to develop nuclear thermal rocket engine that may put humans on Mars: reports

NASA and DARP will collaborate on a project to develop nuclear thermal rockets that will shorten transit times to Mars, increase load capacity and generate more power.

Fox News 26 Jan 2023 7:10 am

The US government is suing Google again

A new US government lawsuit alleges that Google has harmed innovation and raised costs for internet users by attempting to monopolise the digital advertising industry

NewScientist 26 Jan 2023 3:29 am

Iceberg larger than London breaks off Antarctica ice shelf

A new iceberg that is larger than the size of Greater London broke off of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf on Jan. 22 nears the British Halley Research station.

Fox News 26 Jan 2023 1:01 am

AI legal assistant's first appearance in court has been cancelled

DoNotPay's AI was due to represent a defendant in court for the first time next month over a speeding ticket, but plans have been abandoned, according to the founder of the company

NewScientist 25 Jan 2023 11:25 pm

ChatGPT can find and fix bugs in computer code

The AI chatbot ChatGPT is as good as standard machine learning approaches at fixing bugs in code, and does even better if engage in dialogue with it

NewScientist 25 Jan 2023 10:44 pm

Metal robot can melt its way out of tight spaces to escape

A millimetre-sized robot made from a mix of liquid metal and microscopic magnetic pieces can stretch, move or melt. It could be used to fix electronics or remove objects from the body

NewScientist 25 Jan 2023 9:30 pm

Artificial skin can detect nearby objects without even touching them

A skin crafted from two layers of electrodes around an ion-infused sponge is better at sensing than human skin because it can detect nearby objects and what they are made of

NewScientist 25 Jan 2023 3:48 pm

Save Africas forest elephants if you want the Congo rainforest to continue capturing carbon: Study

World’s second-biggest rainforest could lose 6-9 % of its carbon capture ability, if the forest elephant goes extinct, says Saint Louis University research  

Down To Earth 24 Jan 2023 8:32 am