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Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers

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Artist uses DNA from discarded items to make life-like busts of strangers
Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a cultural experiment, Chicago-based artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has created sculptures of strangers using DNA found in New York City for her project, “Stranger Visions.” Combing the streets, alleys, and subways of the Big Apple in search of hairs, gum, and cigarette butts, onlookers probably saw Dewey-Hagborg as just another weirdo wandering about the city doing who-knows-what. However, these items were destined for more than being lovingly placed into a ... more
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Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook

published Wed, Dec 10 2014 01:49 GMT
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Keep You From Embarrassing Yourself On Facebook
Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those who tend to post drunken selfies: Facebook is reportedly developing an advanced AI program that can detect when people attempt to post pictures in which they are inebriated and keep it from happening. According to Herald Sun technology correspondent Harry Tucker, the social media company is currently developing software that, instead of just being able to identify people’s faces, will actually be capable of determining what is taking ... more
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90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii

published Sat, Dec 06 2014 04:48 GMT
90-Year-Old Ghost Ship Discovered Off Hawaii
Provided by Marcie Grabowski, University of Hawaii at Manoa Researchers from the University of Hawai'i (UH) and NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries today announced the discovery of an intact "ghost ship" in 2,000 feet of water nearly 20 miles off the coast of Oahu. Sitting upright, its solitary mast still standing and the ship's wheel still in place, the hulk of the former cable ship Dickenson, later the USS Kailua, was found on the seabed last year on a ... more
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UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?

published Wed, Dec 03 2014 06:45 GMT
UPDATE: Brains Missing From UT Campus - Are They REALLY Missing?
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: December 3, 2014 (12:50 p.m. CST) Sam Machkovech of ArsTechnica reports that last month's photo-heavy book Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital, is behind the news frenzy surrounding the missing brains. As reported by Michael Muskal of the Los Angeles Times, "The brains, missing from a facility at the University of Texas in Austin have been found at the University of Texas in San Antonio." However, Muskal ... more
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