Facebook Builds “SapFix”: An AI Tool That Debugs Code

AI tool by Facebook

Facebook develops an AI tool that performs automated end-to-end testing and repair in a large-scale codebase.  It lets programmer spend less time on debugging code and more on focusing what’s next.  The tool is still in development phase and intended for open source release.  Programmers like to write code, not debug it. Sadly, it’s an ...

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New Technology Can Power Devices Inside Human Body Without Batteries

power devices inside human body without batteries

Scientists have found a new way to communicate with battery-free devices implanted inside the body.  These tiny devices are powered by radio waves that are harmless to human tissues.  It can be used to monitor internal conditions and deliver drugs at appropriate times.  For many years scientists all over the world have been trying to ...

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DeepIM: An AI To Estimate 6D Pose From 2D Color Image

DeepIM an AI to Estimate 6D Pose

DeepIM is a deep learning based system that accurately estimates 6D pose of objects using color images only.  It considerably outperforms the state-of-the-art methods that use depth images for pose refinement.  Several real-world applications require object localization in 3D from a standard image. For example, in virtual reality apps, the ability to recognize 6D pose (3D location ...

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BMW Is Developing Self-Riding Motorcycle

BMW has been working on a self-riding motorcycle prototype for more than 2 years.  It can go from one stop to another, lean into turns and apply breaks all by itself.  It will still take years before we see these bikes on open roads.  The risk of an accident in a motorcycle is 35 times ...

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The Unprecedented View Of Human Brain Obtained Via Organ Chips

One Brain chip connected to two BBB

A new model provides an unprecedented view of how vascular system of the brain controls metabolic functions.  It’s made up of organs-on-chips that simulate functions of living human organs. Each organ chip contains a flexible polymer about the size of a computer memory stick.  The human brain consists of more than 86 billion neurons, and a less ...

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15 Best Music Player Apps For Android In 2018


A music player is something that comes pre-installed or by default in smartphones, such as Google Play Music but we still need a third party music application for our Android device, why? Well, there could be a multitude of reasons for that. For instance, a default music application might not have the particular feature you’re ...

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Most Efficient, Dual-Layer Solar Cell With 22.4% Efficiency

Dual-Layer Solar Cell

New double-layer solar cells use photoactive materials to harvest a wider solar spectrum.  It sets a new record of converting 22.4% of the sunlight into electrical energy.  The double layer solar cell sits on a two-millimeter thick glass substrate. The conventional (single-junction) solar cells convert less than 20 % of sunlight into electricity. Tandem (multi-junction) solar cells, ...

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Eating In 10-Hour Window Can Prevent Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Eating within 10-Hour Window Can Prevent Obesity

Researchers show that eating all calories in a 10-hour window could improve health.  They performed experiments with mice and found this type of fasting reduces the risk of developing diabetes, fatty liver, and high cholesterol.  The expression of several metabolic enzymes is regulated by the circadian clock – a biochemical oscillator that is synchronized with ...

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DeepLabCut: An Open Source AI To Track Body Parts Of Moving Species


New deep learning-based algorithm tracks and labels body parts of moving species using minimal training data.  It doesn’t require any computational body model, time data and stick-figure.  To understand the brain of any species, it’s necessary to accurately quantify their behavior. Video tracking is one of the best options to observe and record animal behavior in different ...

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13 Best TeamViewer Alternatives Of 2018

TigerVNC - teamviewer alternative

TeamViewer is without a doubt one of the most popular desktop sharing application available right now. It allows users to access and control systems remotely. People around the world use it to conduct online meetings, provide assistance in real time, among other things. System developers also use such platform for easy deployments. But like every other thing, ...

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New Wireless System Can Enable Submarine And Planes Communicate Directly

Submarine And Planes Communicate Directly

Researchers develop translational acoustic radio frequency to enable seamless air-water communication. It only needs two components to work: an underwater transmitter and a receiver above the water surface.  Did you know that underwater machines (like submerged submarines) can’t communicate wirelessly with those on land? Both use different signals to send/receive data: Submarine uses SONAR (acoustic signals), ...

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Using Phone’s Speaker and Microphone To Hack Android Unlock Patterns

Hack Android Unlock Patterns

A new acoustic side-channel attack uses smartphone’s speaker and microphone to steal user’s information.  It works by generating sound waves to track movements of user’s fingers on the touchscreen.  It can reduce the number of possible unlock patterns in Android phones by 70%.  In the last couple of decades, radar and sonar systems have been ...

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