Many videos on YouTube are of terrible quality: the resolution is low, the lighting’s bad, and often the camera work is jerky. Now, new software for PCs offers consumers their first access to “super-resolution” algorithms used by the CIA to enhance low-quality video. The software enhances individual frames after analyzing and extracting information from multiple surrounding frames. In addition to improving resolution, the software can also remove noise, brighten dark areas, sharpen blurry scenes, and stabilize shaky ones.
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?
The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
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