Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help

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Your heart hates air pollution; portable filters could help Microscopic particles floating in the air we breathe come from sources such as fossil fuel combustion, fires, cigarettes and vehicles. Known as fine particulate matter, this form of air pollution increases the risk…

Plasma-based system provides radical new path for water purification

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Plasma-based system provides radical new path for water purification Many of today’s methods of purifying water rely on filters and chemicals that need regular replenishing or maintenance. Millions of people, however, live in areas with limited access to such materials, leading the…

Twitch streamers are getting Snap’s AR selfie filters

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Twitch streamers are getting Snap’s AR selfie filters As part of its Snap Camera announcement, Snap Inc. has revealed a partnership with Twitch that will bring augmented reality Lenses to users of the video-streaming site. This will give Twitch streamers access to…

Snapchat’s filters can now recognize your cat

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Snapchat’s filters can now recognize your cat Engaget / Mat Smith What do you do after you lose three million daily users in three months? You start focusing on people’s pets. Snapchat filters can now recognize your cat. You can insert your…

Facebook tests Snapchat-like map for Nearby Friends

Facebook tests Snapchat-like map for Nearby Friends

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Facebook tests Snapchat-like map for Nearby Friends Facebook’s eagerness to replicate Snapchat features might extend beyond particularly conspicuous elements like Stories and selfie filters. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s testing a rework of Nearby Friends that introduces visuals u……

Liquid metal discovery to make toxic water safe and drinkable

Liquid metal discovery to make toxic water safe and drinkable

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Liquid metal discovery to make toxic water safe and drinkable Researchers have discovered a revolutionary and cheap way to make filters that can turn water contaminated with heavy metals into safe drinking water in a matter of minutes. Continue reading . ….

Facebook hopes to prove AR is more than selfie filters and games

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Facebook hopes to prove AR is more than selfie filters and games As I’m surrounded by software engineers in a conference room with no natural light, playing augmented reality games on an iPhone, I forget for a second that I’m in Seattle…

School internet filter maker launches suicide risk detector

School internet filter maker launches suicide risk detector

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School internet filter maker launches suicide risk detector A company that makes internet filters and Chromebook management software for schools is launching a product today that detects when K12 students are at risk of suicide or self harm. GoGuardian serves about 4,000…

Selfies are shifting our definition of beauty

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Selfies are shifting our definition of beauty Selin Pesmes says she uses selfie filters because they smooth out her skin and present a “better-quality version” of herself. That’s likely the same thinking for the millions of other people who regularly post edited…

Selfie filters are driving new cosmetic surgery trends

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Selfie filters are driving new cosmetic surgery trends, Doctors have noticed a new trend: People want to change their body to look like their edited selfies. Specifically, they’re referring to photos of themselves taken with apps like Snapchat and Facetune that apply…

Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters

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Engineers use Tiki torches in study of soot, diesel filters, Chemical engineers are using the summer staple in testing methods to improve efficiency of diesel engines. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment News — ScienceDaily, Top stories…

Facebook pulls back the curtain on its content moderators

Facebook pulls back the curtain on its content moderators

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Facebook pulls back the curtain on its content moderators, When someone reports an offensive post on Facebook (or asks for a review on a message caught by its automatic filters, where does it go? Part of the the process is, as it…

Elon Musk said he will pay for home water filters in Flint

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Elon Musk said he will pay for home water filters in Flint, Four years ago, the Flint water crisis began when officials switched its source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Its more corrosive water caused dangerous levels of lead from…

Slack search filters help you sort through work chat clutter

Slack search filters help you sort through work chat clutter

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Slack search filters help you sort through work chat clutter, Searching in Slack can be… difficult. If you’re looking for a specific conversation or file, you may end up wading through pages of fluff to find that one chat you’re looking for….