3D mapping of the movement of sperm has revealed that we’ve been wrong about how these gametes move all along.
In human reproduction, intercourse is really only half the battle. Once sperm is in the female it has a long way to go before reaching the egg, so to boost their chances these mobile gametes are fitted with a wiggly tail. We once believed that the sperm’s tail, known as the flagellum, moved in a way comparable to a snake or eel, but new research published in the journal Science Advances has revealed that they actually corkscrew their way to victory. Fetch your biology books, folks. It’s time for a rewrite.
Going without sleep for too long kills animals but scientists haven’t known why. Newly published work suggests that the answer lies in an unexpected part of the body.
— Read on www.quantamagazine.org/why-sleep-deprivation-kills-20200604/
It’s like other Amazon Go stores, only bigger. But it’s a meaningful difference.
— Read on arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/02/amazon-made-a-bigger-camera-spying-store-so-we-tried-to-steal-its-fruit/
Xiaoma astounds people at this restaurant in Chinatown by speaking both perfect Mandarin and Cantonese.
The company says its facial recognition tech can accurately read eight emotions, including terror of the concept.
— Read on www.techradar.com/news/amazon-can-now-sense-your-fear-when-not-selling-you-calming-scented-candles
Change channels, search for shows, set recordings and get real-time sports results at a glance.
— Read on www.techradar.com/news/comcast-has-developed-a-remote-that-lets-you-control-a-tv-with-your-eyes
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced a goal of implanting chips into human brains as early as next year to create direct human connections to computers.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/mach/tech/elon-musk-wants-hook-your-brain-directly-computers-starting-next-ncna1030631
Custom made bobble heads for groomsmen at a wedding.
Best comment: All their heads nod yes automatically when the bride/wife speaks.
App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s features.
See more (The Guardian)