Microexpressions reveal your deepest emotions, even when you are trying to hide them. Now a machine vision algorithm has learned to spot them, with wide-ranging applications from law enforcement to psychological analysis.
Wladimir Palant, Adblock Plus, and the (profitable) war against unacceptable ads.
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A new kit called Amino promises home-brew bioengineering for less than the price of a MacBook.
Biologists have long puzzled over why neurons have thousands of synapses. Now neuroscientists have shown they are crucial not just for recognizing patterns but for learning the sequence in which they appear.
A smartphone may be able to measure your heart and breathing rates, even if you’re not directly touching it, researchers say.
Researchers in Germany have developed technology for an armband that lets you feel impact from virtual interactions.
A shelf-scanning bot called Tally will help make sure everything is in its place in supermarkets and other retail outlets.
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