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Amazon’s facial recognition updates can detect fear, among other emotions

Amazon’s facial recognition software can detect emotion on people’s faces. The company announced improvements in emotion detection, including: Happy, sad, angry, surprised, disgusted, calm, confused, and fear.
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Google’s soccer-playing A.I. hopes to master the world’s most popular sport

Think the player A.I. in FIFA ‘19 was something special? You haven’t seen anything yet! That’s because Google is developing its own soccer-playing artificial intelligence. And, if the company’s history with machine intelligence is…
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DARPA’s next robotics competition is an obstacle course in an abandoned mine

Kicking off this week, the DARPA Subterranean Challenge will put 11 robotics teams through their paces in a simulated disaster scenario in a defunct mine system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Europe’s free land could house enough wind turbines to power the world

Think wind turbines aren't a realistic means of powering the world? An international team of researchers have worked out that there is enough available land in Europe to do the job.
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Domino’s swerves around traffic by expanding its ebike pizza delivery service

Your Domino’s pizza could now be delivered to you via ebike. Through a partnership with Rad Power Bikes, Domino’s is hoping to solve the problems of traffic congestion and the difficulty of finding parking for those delivering pizza in…
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NASA wants your help developing autonomous robots to explore other worlds

NASA is asking for the public's help to create the robots which could one day explore the moon, Mars, and beyond. It has launched the second phase of its Space Robotics Challenge to develop autonomous functionalities of the robots.
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The best deepfakes on the web: Baby Elon, Ryan Reynolds Wonka, and beyond

Deepfakes, the A.I.-aided face-swapping technology that threatens the future of truth as we know it, are everywhere. Here are some of the scariest, funniest, and most convincing we've seen.
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The future has arrived. Want proof? Check out these amazing robotic exoskeletons

Sci-fi is full of amazing wearable robots which can be used by humans to increase their capabilities. But real life is fast catching up. Here are some of the best real robot exosuits.
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Dead planets give off ghostly radio waves which we should be able to detect

Dead planets orbiting dead stars can give off ghostly radio wave emissions that can be detected from Earth. Astronomers have proposed we could tune into radio waves given off by cores of exoplanets which orbit around white dwarfs.
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The sun shakes the solar system with interplanetary shocks

NASA has observed interplanetary shocks for the first time, using its Magnetospheric Multiscale mission. MMS consists of four spacecraft which have been in orbit around Earth since 2015, moving through our planet's magnetosphere.
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Virtual universe machine models galaxies to learn about dark matter

Researchers are discovering new facts about our universe by creating a virtual universe machine which models the way galaxies develop over time. They simulated 12 million galaxies, stretching back 400 million years after the Big Bang.
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Telescope array discovers a trove of ancient, massive galaxies

Huge, billion-year-old galaxies have been hiding in plain sight. Astronomers discovered 39 ancient, massive galaxies which were hard to find because the light they give off is very faint, and they are obscured by dust.
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Icy snowball planets may not be as inhospitable to life as previously thought

Astronomers have long assumed that, in order to be habitable, an exoplanet should be a rocky planet within the habitable zone. But a new study suggests that even icy planets could be capable of supporting life.
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Why tech companies are ill-equipped to combat the internet’s deepfake problem

How do you solve a problem like deepfakes? Here's why it's such a major challenge for tech companies -- and whether or not there's any way of actually answering it to people's satisfaction.
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Space radiation can damage mice’s brains and cause anxiety, study shows

Space radiation is known to cause sickness and increase the lifetime risk of cancer in astronauts, and now scientists have shown that exposure to radiation can cause damage to the brains of mice and affect their behavior.
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Curiosity rover celebrates its 7th birthday by investigating a clay mystery

The Mars rover Curiosity just celebrated its seventh birthday since it landed in 2012. And it's recently drilled its 22nd hole in the Martian rock. Curiosity is now halfway along its path through a region called the "clay-bearing unit."
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Beautiful emission nebula is 100 light-years wide and shaped like a seagull

The stunning Seagull Nebula is so named because its shape suggests a bird with wings spreading out across space. The nebula is massive, spanning 100 light-years across, and was captured by the VLT Survey Telescope.
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Hubble images Jupiter, our Solar System’s most beautiful planet

Arguably our Solar System's most beautiful planet, Jupiter, has been imaged in stunning detail by the Hubble Space Telescope. The image shows more intense colors than previous images, showing off dramatic cloud formations.