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CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary gene-editing tool, but it’s not without its downsides. Now, scientists at Harvard have demonstrated an alternative genetic engineering system called Retron Library Recombineering (RLR), which works without cutting DNA and can be quickly applied to huge populations of cells.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: gene therapy, Genetic engineering, Genetics, B
A new method of handwriting analysis developed by researchers from the University of Groningen is offering fresh clues as to who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. Testing the machine learning tool on one of the most famous ancient scrolls has revealed not one but two scribes were responsible for the ancient text.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Archaeology, History, Machine Learning, Artificial I
Last month, we featured Deep Nostalgia, an AI-powered tool from genealogy platform MyHeritage that reanimats photos to bring portraits to life. Today, My Heritage has announced an update to Deep Nostalgia that adds ten new ‘special animations’ that include new gestures and expressions to the animated portraits.Since its release five weeks ago, MyHeritage says Deep Nostalgia has created over 72 mi
Photographer and friend of DPReview Michael Clark has been trying out Adobe's new Super Resolution feature, and he's been impressed by what it can do. In this post (originally published on Michael's blog and reproduced here by kind permission) he goes into detail about what the new technology can do - no pun intended.On March 10, 2021 Adobe dropped its latest software updates via the Creative Clo
Driven by advances in artificial intelligence, doctored video content known as deepfakes present a serious and growing danger when it comes to the spread of misinformation. As these altered clips become more and more convincing, there is a pressing need for tools that can help distinguish them from real ones. Computer scientists at the University of Buffalo have just offered a compelling example
Frederick Douglass is perhaps best known as an abolitionist and intellectual. But he was also the most photographed American of the 19th century. And he encouraged the use of photography to promote social change for Black equality.In that spirit, this article – using images from the David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan
Brighton College student Pietro Pignatti has designed a compact avocado cutter that can be used to safely open avocados while on the go. Read more
Ratcheting tools certainly make it easier to tighten and loosen stiff bolts and whatnot, but they're not always that easy to stuff in a pocket or clip to a belt. That's why the compact Wheel Driver "luxury palm ratchet" was created.Continue ReadingCategory: Around The Home, LifestyleTags: Multi-Tools, Kickstarter, New Atlas Audio
Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has launched Delve, a tool that uses artificial intelligence to create "millions of design possibilities" for urban developments in minutes. Read more
Bungie appears to be arguing that the cheats violate the Destiny 2 license agreement, a complaint sent alongside a cease and desist demand. ... is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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