Hearing Test for Mad Cow Disease

 Hearing Test for Mad Cow Disease

Breakthrough in animal testing

As Japanese consumers become ever more “fussy” over food safety issues, there is a growing demand for technology that improves food quality. To ease the minds of health-conscious meat-eaters, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH) have developed a convenient method for identifying cattle infected with mad cow disease, simply by measuring the brain waves they produce in response to audio stimuli.

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Age-Estimation Software Determines Age Through Face

Age-Estimation Software Determines Age Through Face 

People who hope to keep their age a secret won’t want to go near a computer running this software. Like an age-guesser at a carnival, computer software being developed at the University of Illinois can fairly accurately estimate a person’s age. But, unlike age-guessers, who can view a person’s body, the software works by examining only the person’s face.

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Cyber-Goggles Record and Identify Every Object You See

 Cyber-Goggles Record and Identify Every Object You See

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a smart video goggle system that records everything the wearer looks at, recognizes and assigns names to objects that appear in the video.

Advanced programs then go back and create an easily searchable database of the recorded footage. Designed to function as a high-tech memory aid, these ‘Cyber Goggles’ promise to make the act of losing your keys a thing of the past, according to head researcher professor Tatsuya Harada.

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