December 27, 2022

‘Smart Bandage’ Designed To Help Heal Wounds Faster

Waiting for a wound to heal can feel like forever. And as you wait, cuts and scrapes are vulnerable to infection, which can delay the healing process. However, soon there may be a solution that can help speed things up. Researchers at Stanford University debuted a “smart bandage” that not only helps treat wounds but also monitors their healing status.

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December 19, 2022

Man Fakes His Entire Life for a Month With Convincing AI-Generated Photos

Can you use artificial intelligence (AI) to fake a life? In the case of Kyle Vorbach, you can. The writer and director used Stable Diffusion AI image generator to create realistic photos of events that never happened. He did this for a whole month, generating believable but totally fake images—much to the shock of his friends and family. Vorbach produced a video detailing his foray into constructing his AI-generated life.

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December 12, 2022

Japanese McDonald’s Restrooms Have Phone Cleaning Devices Built Into Their Sinks

Hand washing is taught from a very young age, and the recent height of the pandemic really reinforced its importance. But we don't give as much thought to the cleanliness of our phones, even though they pick up bacteria easily and can be 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat, according to scientists at the University of Arizona. To combat this spread of germs, and therefore disease, some public places have phone washing stations.

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December 6, 2022

People Are Transforming Themselves Into Vibrant Artwork With Lensa, an AI-Powered Photo App

If you’ve been on social media the past couple of weeks, you've likely noticed people sharing vibrant self-portraits that look like works of art. But there’s no artist behind these stylized images; it’s the work of Lensa, an AI-powered photo editing app that has recently dominated the Apple App Store by being the top-downloaded (free) app. So, what does Lensa do, exactly?

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