Scientists Just Stored 52 Pages of Mozart in DNA. ByteDance & TikTok have secretly built a deepfakes maker. TikTok parent company ByteDance has built technology to let you insert your face into videos starring someone else.
Computer chips made with carbon nanotubes, not silicon, have arrived. “Silicon Valley” may soon be a misnomer.
Inside a new microprocessor, the transistors — tiny electronic switches that collectively perform computations — are made with carbon nanotubes, rather than silicon. By devising techniques to overcome the nanoscale defects that often undermine individual nanotube transistors (SN: 7/19/17), researchers have created the first computer chip that uses thousands of these switches to run programs.
The prototype, described in the Aug. 29 Nature, is not yet as speedy or as small as commercial silicon devices. But carbon nanotube computer chips may ultimately give rise to a new generation of faster, more energy-efficient electronics. A Single Cell Hints at a Solution to the Biggest Problem in Computer Science. First universe modeling using Einstein's full theory of general relativity.
Using software that incorporates all of the field theory equations developed by Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity, research teams from Europe and the United States have started developing a model of the universe that they claim will eventually provide the most precise and detailed representation of the cosmos ever created.
New face-reading apps determine your preferences for presidents and partners. This is the web browser you should be using if you care at all about security. No matter what you’ve heard about the Tor network, the basics of the service are simple: Tor keeps anyone who uses it safe, secure, and anonymous on the Internet.
Originally created by the U.S. Navy, Tor can be used to browse the Web anonymously, send and receive private communications, or make other computer software anonymous by integrating it with Tor software. Tor’s reputation, however, is less straightforward. Synesthetic-app-typatone-music-writing-1426481484. Angee automated home security system doubles as a personal assistant. The relentless march of technology has helped make home security systems a more affordable option for homeowners, while the ubiquity of home wireless networks has helped extend their capabilities and ease of use.
San Francisco-based startup Angee Inc. is looking to take things a bit further by adding some computer smarts to create an automated security system that is portable and doubles as a personal assistant. The Angee device shares a little in common with the Canary security system that was the subject of an extremely successful crowdfunding campaign in 2013. In addition to also being launched through a crowdfunding campaign, Angee can be controlled by and send notifications to a smartphone and features a cylindrical form factor housing a HD camera with night vision capabilities. Watch the past happen. SitsimLab video demonstrates how the Forum Romanum app works.
Imagine yourself, in the Blücher app prototype shown above, looking out over the Oslofjord from the town of Drøbak. Pleasure boats leave foamy trails in their wake. You hold up your mobile phone against the waterline, and onto the screen another, larger ship slides into view - the German WWII heavy cruiser. The Software That Detects When a Cat Is Messing with Your Keyboard. Pointing the Way: 3D Computer Cursors Could Navigate Virtual Worlds. Forget everything you thought you knew about computer cursors.
The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For. Silent Circle's latest app democratizes encryption. Governments won't be happy. Courtesy of Silent Circle For the past few months, some of the world’s leading cryptographers have been keeping a closely guarded secret about a pioneering new invention.
Today, they’ve decided it’s time to tell all. Ryan Gallagher is a journalist who reports on surveillance, security, and civil liberties. Follow Back in October, the startup tech firm Silent Circle ruffled governments’ feathers with a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app to allow people to make secure phone calls and send texts easily. Spike puts laser measurement hardware on the back of a smartphone. Through the Spike smartphone app, users are able to capture, measure, 3D model and share any object up to 200 yards (183 m) away with what the company says is laser accuracy Image Gallery (10 images)
9-dollar computer tops two million on Kickstarter. Raspberry Pi has new competition in the ultra-budget computer universe.
Latest supercomputers run truer simulations of extreme weather. High-resolution simulations of the global climate can now perform much closer to actual observations, and they perform far better at reproducing extreme weather events, a new Berkeley Lab study has found. Lead author Michael Wehner heralds this news as evidence of a golden age in climate modeling, as not only did the simulation closer match reality but it also took a fraction as long to complete as it would have in recent history – just three months compared to several years. Sproutling smart baby monitor learns and predicts baby behavior. Babies don't come with instruction manuals, so the saying goes. But technology is promising to lend new parents a helping hand in the form of Sproutling, a smart baby monitor that keeps parents abreast of baby’s physical status, conditions in the baby’s room, and learns from baby's past behavior to provide specialized suggestions to sleep-deprived parents.
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