New software can ID an animal’s gender and age based just on a picture of a footprint.
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I’m a former editorial intern at MIT Technology Review. Topics I am currently covering include the future of peer-review publishing, science startups, and what technology can tell us about nature, particularly elephants. I graduated from Princeton with an A.B. in Geosciences have completed the master’s program in Science Writing at MIT. I am also a metal aficionado.
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A startup has developed software and smartphone tools for cataloguing the trees in forests.
LIDAR technology continues to reveal archeological evidence of urbanization
Research into wild animal locomotion could inform the design of future robots.
An experimental new touch screen, the Obake, has a stretchable surface that to reacts user interaction in new ways.
On the Web, even a teacher can become a little bit rich and famous.
Many users' perceptions are at odds with the realities, researchers show.
The video technique could lead to remote diagnostic methods, like the ability to detect the heart rate of someone on a screen.
Software could make it easier to see in difficult driving conditions.
A plug-in for WorldWide Telescope lets curious users explore the home planet.