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Smart screenshot search feature to be added in Android phones

Smart screenshot search feature to be added in Android phones

The service will identify information in screenshots using OCR. 
New iOS 13 bug gives access to your contacts without unlocking your phone

New iOS 13 bug gives access to your contacts without unlocking your phone

The previous version of the system included the exact same workaround.
Brain2Char algorithm turns brain activity into text

Brain2Char algorithm turns brain activity into text

The technology works even if the user is saying words in their head.
Scientists create the darkest-ever material

Scientists create the darkest-ever material

The material is made from multiple carbon nanotubes on an aluminium foil base.
Scientists patent system to clean up space debris

Scientists patent system to clean up space debris

Scientists at Bauman Moscow State Technical University have developed a system made up of 16 satellites. They claim that this is the most rational solution to the problem of space debris.

New medication will treat polycystic kidney disease

Until recently, a kidney transplant was the only option for patients diagnosed with PKD.

French Ministry of Finance seeks to block Mark Zuckerberg’s cryptocurrency

According to the Finance Minister, the Libra cryptocurrency is a threat to the monetary sovereignty of European countries.

Information security specialists discover virus that steals financial and military data

The malware is based on the Ryuk cypher, but instead of demanding ransom, it simply steals files.

Gene therapy transforms glial cells into functioning neurons 

The authors of the study believe that in the future the method will contribute to the effective recovery of victims of strokes and neurodegenerative diseases.

Russian astronomer discovers first interstellar comet

This is the second known space object outside our galaxy, following the ‘Oumouamoua comet.

'Deepfake' instead of pixels on your face

Norwegian developers have trained a neural network to swap real people's faces for anonymous computer-generated versions. This technology will help preserve the privacy of people in photos.

Apple Presents iPhone 11, New Watches and iPad

The company's engineers have improved the gadgets’ performance and functions with a third camera being the most important change in the design of the latest iPhone models.

The Pacific fauna is threatened by a thermal anomaly

The temperature rise is beneficial for algae, which are poisonous to the local animals.

Audi concept car with drones instead of headlights

Audi unveils its innovation at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Chicago company prints miniature human heart 

3D printing of tissues for transplant organs is one of the most promising areas in contemporary medicine. American company BIOLIFE4D has recently made another advancement in this area by creating a miniature copy of a human heart with the same structure as the real organ. 

Scientists create synthetic leaves for production of medicines 

Synthetic leaves are created using special light-transmitting materials. Solar energy serves as a catalyst for chemical reactions that transform the liquid contained in the leaves into various useful substances. 

Acer Predator Thronos Air - a throne for the king of gaming 

The device is a simplified version of the Thronos seat released by the company a year ago. The new version is devoid of automatic transmissions, enabling personalized adjustments of the seat for each player. 

LG G8X ThinQ: a smartphone with two (or even three) displays 

The new device will serve as an excellent alternative to phones with flexible screens. The smartphone is called LG G8X ThinQ, and it was recently presented at the IFA 2019 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. 

BAE Systems introduces an AR military headset

The company has demonstrated the prototype of its augmented reality (AR) lightweight glasses for the military. Work on the device has been underway since 2017.

An Indian surgeon performs the first ever remote heart surgery

The sensational event would not have occurred but for the robot-surgeon CorPath GRX. The device was operated by Dr. Tejas Patel from the Institute of Cardiology in Ahmadabad 35 km away from the operating room.

Square Enix shows rendering with incredibly realistic graphics

The demo video was created using path tracing, a new technology that helps to model natural light distribution. This enables developers to create much more advanced graphics.

Grocery giant Tyson Foods invests in artificial meat manufacturing 

The company has recently revealed plans to invest funds into a startup called New Wave Foods. The company is based in Silicon Valley, specializing in the production of alternative shrimp. 

Decentralized app store attracts $1 million in funding

The company will use the funds to enter new markets and grow their user base.

Coffee offers benefit of preventing gallstone formation

It turned out that increased coffee consumption significantly reduces the risk of developing cholelithiasis, or gallstone disease.
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