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Artificial Intelligence to increase air safety in the face of storms

The European research project START, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and with the participation of important actors in the aeronautical scene, combines Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to develop algorithms that allow air traffic networks to be optimised during storms. This would improve the safety and timeliness of flights and reduce […]

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Artificial Intelligence to increase air safety in the face of storms

The European research project START, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and with the participation of important actors in the aeronautical scene, combines Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to develop algorithms that allow air traffic networks to be optimised during storms. This would improve the safety and timeliness of flights and reduce […]

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Cloth face masks that can be disinfected by the sun

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have become accustomed to wearing cotton face masks in public places. However, viruses and bacteria that stick to the mask could be transferred elsewhere when the wearer removes or touches it. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a special type of cotton face mask that kills […]

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Cloth face masks that can be disinfected by the sun

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have become accustomed to wearing cotton face masks in public places. However, viruses and bacteria that stick to the mask could be transferred elsewhere when the wearer removes or touches it. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a special type of cotton face mask that kills […]

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USask researchers find face masks don’t hinder breathing during exercise

Questions have been raised as to whether mask wearing during vigorous exercise might compromise oxygen uptake or increase the rebreathing of carbon dioxide, leading to a condition (hypercapnic hypoxia) whereby increased carbon dioxide displaces oxygen in the blood.   But the study, published Nov. 3 in the research journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, did not find evidence to support these concerns.   “Our findings are of importance […]

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USask researchers find face masks don’t hinder breathing during exercise

Questions have been raised as to whether mask wearing during vigorous exercise might compromise oxygen uptake or increase the rebreathing of carbon dioxide, leading to a condition (hypercapnic hypoxia) whereby increased carbon dioxide displaces oxygen in the blood.   But the study, published Nov. 3 in the research journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, did not find evidence to support these concerns.   “Our findings are of importance […]

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GPay Row: Google to Face CCI Probe in India Over Alleged Unfair Means to Promote Its Payments Application

New Delhi, November 9: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered an investigation on Google for allegedly using its dominant position to promote its payments application, Google Pay, to the disadvantage of other competing apps. Google Sued For Antitrust Violations: What is The Case All About? The anti-trust body’s order said that the informant has […]

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Age and Gender Prediction From Face Images Using Attentional Convolutional Network

Automatic prediction of age and gender from a photo is a task useful in different domains: biometrics, identity verification, video surveillance, crowd behavior analysis, online advertisement, and others. Most often, this task is performed using deep neural networks. Elderly man. Image credit: Pixnio, CC0 Public Domain A recent paper on arXiv.org proposes a novel age […]