Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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. 
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

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.
Emerging Tech

HyperloopTT takes another step toward completing its test track in France

Our dreams of being shuttled around in vacuum tubes are coming yet another step closer to fruition. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has received the first sets of tubes needed to build its test track in Toulouse, France.
Cars

Kia wants to solve one of the biggest problems with electric cars

Kia has completed its three-year pilot program to develop a wireless fast-charging system for a fleet of Kia Soul EV prototypes. The current system won't be available to consumers, but hasn't ruled it out for future models.
Emerging Tech

Don’t get burned! How to back crowdfunding projects the smart way

In the world of crowdfunding, there’s no such thing as a sure thing. There's a million reasons why a project might fail. But with this handy guide, you'll be able to spot the signs of a sketchy project and decrease your chances of getting…