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Oct 6, 2017

Santa Claus Lies in an Ancient Undisturbed Grave in Turkey, Claim Archaeologists

Posted by in category: futurism

Despite what you may have heard, Santa Claus is – or was – real, and archaeologists in Turkey think they’ve pinpointed the location of his final resting place.

Centuries before the jolly red mascot became a fixture of Christmas consumerism, Saint Nicholas was a 4th century bishop who inspired the modern Santa myth – and new claims suggest the grave of this gift-giving churchman lies beneath an ancient church in southern Turkey.

After three months of investigations, Turkish archaeologists say they’ve discovered what looks like an intact temple and burial grounds underneath Saint Nicholas Church in the province of Antalya, in a town called Demre – formerly known as Myra, where Saint Nicholas was made bishop.

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Oct 6, 2017

This startup says its 3D face authentication will work on all kinds of smartphones

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, security

Most of us aren’t going to shell out for an iPhone X, but we can still log in with our faces.

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Oct 6, 2017

Lasers Are Great, But Diamond Superlasers Are Better, Here’s Why

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Watch Lasers Are Great, But Diamond Superlasers Are Better, Here’s Why, a Tech video from Seeker.

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Oct 6, 2017

This skin patch helps you lose weight and burn more fat

Posted by in category: futurism

A faster way to burn fat.

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Oct 6, 2017

A New Cell Therapy Successfully Restored Movement in Paralyzed Patients

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new cell therapy study found that of six people paralyzed or without motor function, four recovered two or more motor levels on one side of their body.

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Oct 6, 2017

Using AI Smarts, Photoshop Elements Can Now Automatically Open Closed Eyes in a Photo

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI

Have you ever had the perfect photo ruined by someone with their eyes closed in the shot? You could fix the problem with a bit of cloning from an alternate shot using a photo editing app—but Adobe is making the process much easier in the new 2018 version of Photoshop Elements with a dedicated ‘Open Closed Eyes’ feature.

You can spend an entire career using Photoshop and still not master the software’s every last feature, but that complexity can be intimidating to the millions of amateur photographers born from the advent of affordable digital-SLRs, and even smartphones. That’s where Photoshop Elements comes in. It’s a lighter version of Photoshop with training wheels that simplifies many popular photo editing techniques. A better way to describe it might be as a version of Photoshop your parents could stumble their way through with minimal phone calls to you.

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Oct 6, 2017

Scientists Just Found Water on Mars Where They Thought None Could Exist

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

Astronomers re-examined data from NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft and found evidence of water from a region in the Martian equator. While the discovery is surprising, it’s definitely a welcome one. Water on Mars can help future exploration missions.

It’s long been known that Mars had large bodies of water some millions of years ago. Traces of these ancient Martian lakes and oceans have been found in recent years, thanks to information provided by probes and landers, like NASA’s Curiosity rover and the Odyssey spacecraft that currently orbits the red planet. Now, a team of astronomers from the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of Johns Hopkins University found large deposits of what could be permafrost ice in the most unlikeliest of places on the Martian surface.

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Oct 6, 2017

Scientists Have Drilled Into Earth’s Hidden 8th Continent

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

This Northern Hemisphere summer, researchers spent two months collecting samples from a submerged landmass known as Zealandia.

As a result, we could gain new insight into everything from ancient life forms to climate change.

Tens of millions of years ago, a landmass that’s being referred to as Zealandia was largely submerged beneath the Pacific Ocean. This summer, a team of scientists set out on an underwater expedition using an advanced research vessel, and the results might yield brand-new insight into Earth’s prehistory.

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Oct 6, 2017

Smart bandage could promote better, faster healing

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, mobile phones

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fiber of its being.

The bandage consists of electrically conductive fibers coated in a gel that can be individually loaded with infection-fighting antibiotics, tissue-regenerating growth factors, painkillers or other medications.

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Oct 6, 2017

This Artificial Intelligence System Can ID Faces Even If They Are Disguised

Posted by in category: privacy

Head coverings and fake beards have foiled face recognition technologies, but a new system overcomes many of the challenges while raising privacy concerns.

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