Computer Sciences

Using machine learning to reconstruct deteriorated Van Gogh drawings

Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have recently developed a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based model to reconstruct drawings that have deteriorated over time. In their study, published in Springer's Machine ...

Energy & Green Tech

Interest rates are a decisive factor for competitive renewables

Renewable energy has become competitive—and one often-overlooked reason is the reduced cost of financing. Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) have modeled different scenarios ...

Engineering

Creating batteries to power air travel

Researchers at the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research have created new computer models to predict the life and performance of batteries that could power some passenger airplanes—a step forward for cleaner, ...

Hi Tech & Innovation

Five ways AI could make your car as smart as a human passenger

Driving long distances without a passenger can be lonely. If you've ever done it, you might have wished for a companion to talk to—someone emotionally intelligent who can understand you and help you on the road. The disembodied ...

Business

How a simple change can protect crowdfunding backers from fraud

Budding entrepreneurs with a business idea inevitably face the problem of finding financing. With the advent of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo—where the entrepreneur appeals to the masses to support ...

Internet

Examining a video's changes over time helps flag deepfakes

It used to be that only Hollywood production companies with deep pockets and teams of skilled artists and technicians could make deepfake videos, realistic fabrications appearing to show people doing and saying things they ...

Consumer & Gadgets

A web application to extract key information from journal articles

Academic papers often contain accounts of new breakthroughs and interesting theories related to a variety of fields. However, most of these articles are written using jargon and technical language that can only be understood ...

Security

Wearable pet devices are putting human privacy at risk

The billion-dollar pet industry now has a growing market dedicated to wearable devices but new research from the University of Bristol has found these devices capture more data on the owners rather than their pets.

Internet

Researchers develop a method to identify computer-generated text

In a world of Deep Fakes and far too human natural language AI, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and IBM Research asked: Is there a better way to help people detect ...

Engineering

TRACER: Sailors use augmented-reality to train for combat

The Sailors file into the room, their weapons ready and their adrenaline flowing. They operate as a team in a seamless manner. Their mission: to secure an active-shooter situation and apprehend the holographic perpetrator. ...

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