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08/22/2017 / / Technology

Recently, Microsoft has released app named “Seeing AI“- a smartphone app that uses the computer vision for describing the world for the visually impaired people. With the help of the downloaded app, the users can point their phone’s camera at the person needed to be clicked, and the app itself will speak who the person is? and how is he feeling? The app is not human-specific, the user can also point it towards any object and the app will detect it itself. All these challenges are met with the usage of Artificial Intelligence that runs locally on their device.

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08/21/2017 / / Technology
08/18/2017 / / Technology

When the Luxembourg’s recent law regulating space mining came into force on Tuesday, the nation will already be working on making the science-fiction-sounding mission a reality; said the deputy prime minister.
This regulation will make Luxembourg the introductory nation to supply a legal structure to make sure that personal drivers could be confident about their rights they have in the space, said the replacement head of state.

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08/17/2017 / / Biotechnology

Parkinson’s disease (related to the human brain cells) is one of the world’s most common long term degenerative ailments of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. This causes the patients to lose dopamine neurons that are responsible for the motor control center of the brain. According to the stats from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, there are more than 10 million people who suffer from it worldwide with more than 60,000 cases diagnosed in the US alone.

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08/16/2017 / / Biotechnology

Once, Justin Kao during his drive was listening to the National Public Radio and heard about the latest discovery of “sweet tooth gene”. Kao is fond of eating cookies and thought to pay $5 to know if he could have that. Later, he thought that there could be millions of people who would be willing to pay bucks for revealing the tidbits in their DNA. Justin Kao, the co-founder of Helix San Francisco based company that secured $100 million in the last summer in a quest to create the first app store for genetic information.
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