January 11, 2017Artificial Intelligence develops a neural network that can separate criminals and non-criminals by their mugshots.It might sound like a scene from Minority Report, but it is not. Scientists from Shangai Jiao Tong University identified offenders with an accuracy of 89.5 percent via machine-vision algorithms.
By Kathleen VillaluzApril 06, 2017Water is the most important element any life form needs in order to exist. Our planet Earth is composed of around 71 percent water, however, this raw form of H2O is unconsumable due to the salts and other chemicals that live within it. A team of researchers from the University of Manchester plans to solve the problem of conveniently accessing drinking water by creating a graphene oxide membrane filter that can sieve out salts and other organic materials in an atomic level.
September 29, 2016 Image Source: Wikipedia Canada recently announced that by the end of October any of the provinces who do not adequately address carbon emissions will be faced with a carbon tax.Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna recently announced that all provinces which do not adequately address carbon emission regulations will be faced with a carbon tax in an effort to reduce Canadian carbon emissions.
By Shelby RogersOctober 23, 2016Welcome to This Week in Science & Engineering, your weekly recap of everything major that happened in the wonderful world of science!This week:A Mars Rover disappeared only minutes from the Red Planet& 39;s surface Image Courtesy ofEuropean Space Agency ExoMars& 39;s Schiaparelli lander was supposed to touch down safely on Mars Thursday evening.
January 31, 2017Swedish start-up helps you get rid of sound pollution with xpuff.Strolling down the street, trying to talk on the phone against the bangs and scratches of wind in the background and eventually having to hang up. It& 39;s a very familiar scenario for many of us, especially for those living all the way up north in Sweden where wind is constant and startups are always looking for ideas to make life easier.
By Shelby RogersNovember 05, 2016If you ever wondered what Ice Age& 39;s Sid the Sloth ate, researchers might have the answers. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia The fossilized poop of an ancient sloth could give researchers some clues as to what the greyhound-sized animals used to eat.The poop, known as coprolites, showed that the sloths ate orange-flowered perennials called desert globemallows, shrubs called Mormon tea, and a plant called saltbush.