Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Musk’s SpaceX helps NASA get busy testing human and bull sperm in space

Swimming sperm will be under the microscope at the International Space Station this month. No one knows how spaceflight affects human reproduction. NASA is going to test sperm from two mammals in space.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Home coffee roasters, wooden coding bots, and more

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Music

‘High-definition vinyl’ could be spinning on your turntable by next year

An Austrian start-up called Rebeat Innovations hopes to update the LP manufacturing process for the 21st century to produce "HD Vinyl" records that have better quality, consistent sound, and longer playing times.
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Facial recognition tech picks a suspect out of a crowd of 50,000 in China

Police in southeast China have reportedly arrested a fugitive spotted in a crowd of 50,000 people attending a pop concert, thanks to some eerily accurate facial recognition technology.
Health & Fitness

Grosser than ever, hot-air hand dryers spread fecal matter throughout buildings

Choose paper towels and don't touch any surface in the building, ever. University of Connecticut researchers found hot-air hand dryers spread feces particles, not only on hands but throughout entire buildings.
Emerging Tech

Forget cloning dogs, A.I. is the real way to let your pooch live forever

Researchers from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have created a deep-learning A.I. that is designed to mimic the behavior of dogs.
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Scientists figure out how to monitor the brain activity of bats in midflight

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have developed technology that lets them study what happens in the brains of bats in flight. It might just improve future autonomous vehicles.
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Get one of the best cheap drones you can buy, and cry less when you crash

Want to get in on all this hot drone action, but don't want to spend half a paycheck to make it happen? There are actually lots of feature-packed budget options. Check out this list of the best drones under $500.
Computing

Google is learning to differentiate between your voice and your friend’s

Thanks to new Google research detailed in a paper titled, "Looking to Listen at the Cocktail Party," a new deep learning system is able to identify voices by looking at people's faces as they speak. 
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Thanks to A.I., there is finally a way to spot ‘deepfake’ face swaps online

Researchers from Germany’s Technical University of Munich have created a deep-learning algorithm that's designed to spot 'deepfake' face swap images and videos online. Here's how it works.
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Astronaut training app could earn you a real-life trip into space

Ever wanted to travel into space? A new astronaut training app called Space Nation Navigator will run you through a variety of physical and mental tests to measure your suitability.
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Biologists have found an oil-hungry bacterium that’s ideal for oil spill cleanup

Could hungry bacteria help clean up oil spills? Researchers from the University of Quebec have spent the past several years searching for the perfect strain of bacteria to do the job.