Aaron Elkins, a professor at the University of San Diego, has created another device that will protect Americans from terrorists. It is a lie detector intended for use at airports.
The recent heightened risk of terrorist attacks forces governments to develop new ways to protect their citizens from the threat. One of the latest ideas of this kind was created in the head of Professor Aaron Elkins of the University of San Diego, who developed a lie detector.
This is not a device seen often in movies where the suspect is attached to a range of sensors, and investigators ask questions. The new project is called AVATAR and it’s a kiosk, and its task is to check the truthfulness of people on board planes to come to the United States.
AVATAR (Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real Time) is a robot whose function is to study foreigners and to check if they are something they do not hide and whether they can pose a threat to American citizens. The device constantly observes the subject’s face and when questioning, it investigates changes in physiology and behavior. The system detects eye movement changes, voice color, gestures, and postures, determining from this information whether the investigator is telling the truth or lying.…
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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced the opening of a new complex working on super-fast trains technology. It will be located in the French city of Toulouse.
Not everyone knows, but there are two independent companies that try to realize the vision of Elton Musk on the construction of super-fast trains. One of them is called Hyperloop One and belongs to the American billionaire, while the other is Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which does not have such funds but also takes part in the race to revolutionize the railways.
So far, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has been a bit behind its rivals, but it may soon be changing. The company has announced the opening of a large complex in the French city of Toulouse, which will focus on developing new technologies. On the area of 3,000 square meters, research laboratories will be established, where work will be carried out on new solutions related to the project.
The complex will be built near Francazal Airport, which was transformed some time ago by the local authorities into a modern technology park.…
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The flagship series of Korean manufacturers is home to many innovative solutions. Recently, the development of mobile equipment has gone only toward better resolution displays, faster processors and more sophisticated cameras. It seems, however, that we will soon see a lot more revolution – a teaser of changes is the Galaxy S6 Edge line with screens bent on two sides.
Many people, looking at modern smartphones, can not even imagine what else could change in them. In our opinion, the biggest field of interest is the screens – they can contribute to even greater device mobility and also completely change the way they interact with them. The Samsung Display apparently seems to be working on a really interesting technology. What will be the Galaxy S10 display?
Let’s start with the most obvious thing, or resolution. Samsung has confirmed that it is preparing several 11K resolution displays, or about 11264×6336 pixels. Such panels would allow us to see the effect resembling 3D without headaches and the need to wear glasses. They would also be great for virtual reality. Already on the market, we find the Gear VR helmet for the Galaxy S6, and now it delivers truly great sensations. 11K would make us really immersed in a computer-generated world, which due to the infrequent number of details would not differ at first glance from reality. Prototypes of 11K screens will be ready in 2018. Galaxy S10 launches are expected in 2019. Who knows, maybe we will see in it just such a display?
It is also possible that the Galaxy S10 will fit in your pocket much easier than the smartphones we use today. All thanks to the screens folded in half, which are scheduled to make their debut in 2016. Should the return of the golden era of flip phone? Imagine a tiny device that, when unfolded, offers us a 6 “diagonal display – we look forward to baking on our faces! As far as we know, at the moment Samsung is the first and only manufacturer to invest in this interesting solution. We suspect, however, that others will follow.
If the 11K display with 3D effect will not make it to the Galaxy S10 debut, the Korean producer will console us with maybe … holograms. The recently published patent application of the concern represents the idea of a smartphone, which displays holographic elements such as notifications, icons and even characters in games. For this purpose Samsung plans to use a special light emitting module located under the display. Imagine how impressive this solution will be.
There is no doubt that the power of smartphones will also improve in the coming years. Already the top models are very efficient and capable of performing complicated …
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If you have ever thought about the end of the world for various strange and unreasonable reasons (asteroids, calendars, or UFO invasion), then it is better to see what we hold in our backyard (actually they are Americans). Interstitial, multi-head ballistic missile LGM-118A Peacekeeper, we have pictures of their tests, if ever we will be able to see live such a view, it means that the end is close.
One such missile easily destroys a small country, with 10 independent nuclear warheads of 300 kiloton each, easily turning into dust in the top 10 cities (a bomb dropped on Hiroshima had a power of 13 kt). I think everyone is able to imagine what paralysis would bring in our (or any country’s) destruction of the largest cities, even by omitting the huge number of victims.
Under the Disarmament Treaty, the Americans withdrew their missiles in 2005 (and had 50) from their nuclear arsenal. Up to now, there is no official information that the more powerful weapon that would be in the possession of the US, which of course does not mean it is not. Withdrawal of this weapon can not calm anyone in any way, because the Russians of this type of rocket thrown into the dumpster are not going to, they will soon probably something more for you.…
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Anthony Levandowski is a key figure for the development of autonomous vehicle technology. A few years ago, a graduate of the University of Berkley, DARPA developed a self-stabilizing autonomous motorbike in a competition developed by DARPA. Shortly thereafter, he founded the startup 510 Systems, which was quickly acquired by Google, while Levandowski began designing autonomous cars.
Collaboration with Google has recently ended, and Levandowski, along with Li Ron, former Google Maps head, has set up a new startup called Otto. He continued his work on autonomous vehicle technologies, however, with a slightly larger caliber as he focused on trucking. The founders, however, have not long enjoyed the new company, as Uber has just taken over.
Uber paid $ 680 million for Otto, and although the startup took place in July, it was only now that information came to light. The amount is substantial given the fact that the company exists for less than a year and has less than a hundred employees.…
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AT & T Labs has unveiled a new concept for high-speed internet in urban areas. The AirGig project is meant to be an alternative to fiber optics and provide an internet signal by using power cables. However, without physical contact with them.
In urban areas wireless access to the Internet is not very good. High buildings, trees, disturbances caused by the work of other mechanical devices make the wired network much better. It provides a much more stable connection, but unfortunately it is very expensive because of the need to install fiber optics.
AT & T’s US telecom operator says it has a solution to this problem, which is the AirGig project developed by AT & T Labs engineers. This is a wireless internet delivery system that uses overhead power lines for this purpose, however, without the physical connection to the wires. The system is based on hundreds of small radio transmitters, installed on poles, which will provide internet without cables.…
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US companies are not adequately protected against hacker attacks, which makes practically every moment we hear another intrusion that results in theft of customer data. This time the victim of this attack can fall to players using the platform, which probably hackers hacked.
A potential hacker reported that a password reset on his Origin account was received at the end of last week. Having investigated the case, it turned out that about 600 users of this digital platform had leaked to the network, including email addresses, passwords, birthdays, and a list of their games. From what we know so far, data from accounts whose names begin with letters A through F. have leaked.
Electronic Arts has already issued a statement in which it assures that user safety is a priority for the company. He also claims that the user base is well protected and has the potential to break into it.
It is difficult to say whether the security of the EA servers has been compromised, or whether it has broken into one of its partners. However, this is not the first such case. In December last year, Reddit reported unauthorized purchases and other changes related to Origin accounts. The publisher argued at the time that after the investigation, he found no evidence that could indicate a burglary.…
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At the biggest consumer electronics trade fair in Europe visitors will be attracted by hundreds of exhibitors, both small and giants. It is very likely that LG will make the biggest “first impression” of guests entering one of the exhibition halls.
Entering Hall 18 will pass through a tunnel whose walls are lined with 216 curved OLED screens measuring 55 inches each, capable of displaying nearly half a billion pixels. The installation is 5 m high, 7.4 m wide and 15 m long and features a specially prepared for this occasion, lasting about 3 minutes, a clip from “From Black to Black”, which consists of gorgeous shots of the northern lights over Iceland, flowing Jellyfish or whale and space.
14 cameras were used to prepare the video, so as the creators say, give the smallest detail and move as accurately as possible.
The tunnel was built by combining ultra-thin, extremely flexible and lightweight OLED screens, which, thanks to its innovative design, can be bent in any way to create concave or convex forms while preserving image quality. What’s more, thanks to the use of organic LEDs, each pixel of the OLED screen is a light source, depending on the scene displayed, may turn on or off.
“This year has been 50 years since LG produced its first TV. The tunnel presented at the IFA was designed to celebrate this milestone as another milestone – the era of OLED TVs, “says Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company. “Guests of our stand offer unprecedented experiences connected with the revolutionary possibilities of mapping reality. We believe that OLED screens will delight the IFA participants by presenting infinitely deep black and extremely contrasting and realistic colors, regardless of angle of view. “…
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The garbage that surrounds our planet over the years pose an increasing threat, so researchers are working on ways to detect and track them. One of the interesting projects for the detection of space waste is the use of radio waves emitted by the radio.
In Australia a whole new Murchison Widefield Array was launched a few months ago to detect space objects smaller than 100 cm in diameter that could threaten orbiting satellites.
A network consisting of 2048 dipole double polarized antennas has been set up to receive waves reflected by objects that are up to a thousand kilometers away. The entire complex utilizes the FM waves broadcast by the world’s broadcasters, leaving the earthly atmosphere. The signal bounces off the larger trash and returns to Earth, where the radio telescope receives it.
This way, the exact position of the larger garbage is fixed and then tracked. This is very important because such cosmic waste can have a lot of mass and when they fall to the surface of our planet, they can do damage.…
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The Japanese company has so far been the only one offering OLED TVs. True, their prices were cosmic, but the fact is that you can buy them. However, now that other manufacturers have announced their entry into this technology, Sony is backing it out.
About four years ago, Sony was the only company to offer OLED TVs. Their price was not low, but the fact is that the Japanese concern did not have any competition in this field. Good times are coming to an end, and at CES, our own OLED TVs will show Samsung and LG, so Sony will no longer be the only company with such screens in its offerings.
Apparently Sony has recognized that there is no chance of clashing with such giants, especially since its consumer electronics division has been losing itself for years. So it announced that it would retire from consumer OLED TVs, though it would probably continue to provide screens for products such as smartphones and portable players.
Read before you buy a TV. LCD, LED, Plasma, OLED – what to choose?…
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