December 28, 2018

Age and Gender

Scientists have recently created a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can identify individuals on a video by detecting age and gender more rapidly and with high accuracy. According to the researchers at Russia’s Higher School of Economics, the technology to detect age and gender has already been the basis for offline detection systems in Android mobile applications. Modern neural networks could detect gender of people on videos with highest

Lignin Composites

Scientists from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have discovered that a by-product of biorefinery processes called – lignin composites; could serve as renewable 3D printing feedstock. The new discovery has been outlined in the journal Science Advances, which extends ORNL’s achievements in the reducing the cost of bio-products by creating profitable new uses of lignin. The lignin is a form of complex organic polymers that creates structural materials in

Intellectual Property

China to allow victims of intellectual property infringements to sue for damages, state media reported on Monday, as Beijing seeks for ways to strengthen its intellectual Property protection framework, with US demanding for action on the issue. According to Xinhua news agency reports, a draft law – under which the victims can file for ‘punitive damages’ – was presented at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People’s

Box Office

In record-breaking 2018, US box office sales has amounted to around $11.38 billion, as more viewers stepped into the theaters to watch blockbusters of this year, CNBC news reported. As the final week of the year is likely to be the busy time for moviegoers, analysts estimate the final total amount could be as high as $11.8 billion. In particular, superhero movies dominated the box office in 2018 with more

Spiders

In a survey of 50 homes in North Carolina for complete arthropod fauna of the indoor ecosystem, researchers found high diversity with an estimate range of 24-128 distinct families of arthropods per house. Spiders are crucial part of the nature as well as the indoor biome. While people tend think their houses are safely insulated from the outdoor environment, many species of spiders can be found inside. The researchers discovered