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New Software Can Perfectly Forge Handwriting

You’re probably already overly-anxious about protecting your identity online, but researchers at the University College London don’t feel that’s enough to worry about. So they have developed new software that can perfectly replicate anyone’s handwriting — dead or alive — making it easy to forge signatures and notes.


Scientists Discovered A New Type Of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerising to watch, it turns out that a new iteration might also provide a more eco-friendly way to deal with man-made disasters like oil spills.


You Can Now Print 3D Holograms On Your Inkjet Printer

Creating the types of 3D holograms that are used to authenticate products or currency usually requires very expensive, very complex printers. That’s what makes them so hard to counterfeit. But a team of researchers from MIT have created a new kind of 3D hologram that can be printed on the inkjet printer you probably already have sitting on your desk.


MIT Found A Way To Make Virtual Characters Interact With Background Video

One of the obvious tells that a computer-generated character isn’t real is the lack of interaction with the background they have been added to. It’s part of the reason why augmented reality apps are fun, though far from convincing. But researchers at MIT’s CSAIL Lab have come up with clever a way to make background footage interact with a virtual character.


Virtual 3D Oil Painting Perfectly Simulates How The Brush, Paint And Canvas Interact

Nvidia and Adobe teamed up to develop a 3D-painting app that is sure to become an essential tool for modern day art forgers. The software accurately simulates the 3D texture of oil paints, and how the bristles of a brush work to smear it across a canvas.


All That Data: What Health Researchers Can Do With Pokemon GO

Nearly one in five Australians use an activity tracking device daily or nearly daily. Of the people who use activity trackers, three-quarters are prepared to share that data, on the proviso that it is anonymously used for health and medical research.

This is where Pokemon GO — the wildly popular app that gets users out and about instead of behind their tablet or TV — has got the attention of the Australian health and medical researchers.


Australian Breakthrough: Harvesting Renewable Energy From Mobile Base Stations

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) are a step closer to harvesting renewable or ambient energy from mobile phone base stations to power battery-operated wireless sensors used in industries, including health and agriculture.


Hyper Little Dog-Bot Might Be The World's First Robot Chihuahua

Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini is the first robo-dog small enough to be your family’s first artificial pet — but it’s still about the size of a German Shepherd. What if you want a robo-dog that’s small enough to carry in a shoulder bag as a yappy fashion accessory? Say hello to PneuHound, which could very well be the world’s first robotic chihuahua.


Check Out This Robot's Funky Walking Style

All the sensors, servos and motors that allow humanoid robots like ATLAS to walk on two feet require a lot of battery power — so much so that they’re still impractical for real-world applications. But by more closely replicating a human’s gait — at least one with lots of swagger — Georgia Tech’s DURUS requires far less power.


This Underwater Glider Just Spent 74 Days At Sea

A torpedo shaped underwater glider has just completed a 74 day journey through the waters of the Great Australian Bight, returning loaded with information about the bight — along with a few battle scars.


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