Mollusks with special teeth could revolutionize 3D printing

Technology for 3D printing could be transformed thanks to a discovery made about a particular species of mollusk. Rubber boot chitons have teeth formed from a rare mineral, which is useful for creating special inks. The Pacific is home to the rubber boot chiton, scientifically known as Cryptochiton stelleri, a round, reddish-brown mollusk that crawls … Read more

Challenge to AI: make-up vs. facial recognition

Challenge to AI: The right make-up tips can confound facial recognition software. With advice from another AI, their effectiveness drops below 1%. Facial recognition algorithms are now being used by complex city control structures, as is the case in some Chinese cities, but also by the smartphones in our pockets. You can unlock your iPhone … Read more