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Sep 24, 2017

This forest is inside a GIANT dome

Posted by in category: futurism

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Sep 24, 2017

A Harvard lab is studying the remarkable ability of axolotls to regrow lost limbs, providing insights into potential treatments for humans

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Sep 24, 2017

Scientists have converted light into sound to make computer processing faster

Posted by in category: computing

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Sep 24, 2017

Here’s the flying car you’ve been asking for

Posted by in category: transportation

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Sep 24, 2017

Stratolaunch Megaplane Fires Up All Six Engines for the First Time

Posted by in category: transportation

The largest aircraft in the world by wingspan gets closer to first flight.

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Sep 24, 2017

How the shape and size of your face relates to your sexuality

Posted by in category: sex

Men and women with shorter, wider faces tend to be more sexually motivated and to have a stronger sex drive than those with faces of other dimensions. These are the findings from a study led by Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University in Canada. The research investigates the role that facial features play in sexual relationships and mate selection and is published in Springer’s journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

The study adds to a growing body of research that has previously shown that certain psychological and behavioral traits are associated with particular facial width-to-height ratios (known as FWHR). Square-faced men (who therefore have a high FWHR) tend to be perceived as more aggressive, more dominant, more unethical, and more attractive as short-term sexual partners than their thinner and longer-faced counterparts.

Researchers attributed differences in to variations in testosterone levels during particular developmental periods, such as puberty. This hormone plays a role in forming adult sexual attitudes and desires.

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Sep 24, 2017

New Artificial Intelligence Renders Your Face in 3D Using Just a Photo

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Until now, this has been a computational challenge of “extraordinary difficulty,” the researchers wrote, with obstacles posed by different facial poses, expressions, and variable lighting.

“Typically if you want to reconstruct a face you have to try and use something called 3D morphable models, or shape from shading,” Aaron Jackson, a Ph.D. student who works on deep learning applied to human faces and who is one of the authors of the paper, told Seeker.

This method of 3D facial reconstruction analyzes shadows on the face to come up with a likely structure. It requires multiple images and poses.

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Sep 24, 2017

Ford is using hologram goggles to design cars

Posted by in categories: holograms, transportation

http://cnnmon.ie/2jRoi2z

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Sep 24, 2017

Letting teens sleep in would save the country roughly $9 billion a year

Posted by in categories: economics, education, policy

The United States would realize roughly $9 billion a year in economic gains by instituting a simple, nationwide policy change: starting public school classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

That’s according to an exhaustive new study by the Rand Corporation, the first of its kind to model the nationwide costs and benefits of later school start times.

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Sep 24, 2017

A new form of matter: scientists create the first supersolid

Posted by in category: materials

Enter the supersolid: a paradoxical material that flows easily like a superfluid, but is crystalline like a solid. Cathal O’Connell reports.

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