Mastercard, Microsoft Team Up On New Digital Identity Platform

Identity—proving we are who we say we are—is a difficult problem to solve. Despite the growing consensus that passwords don’t solve the identity question, there hasn’t been a lot of progress in figuring out how to verify identity online. Mastercard and Microsoft are teaming up to develop a “single, reusable digital identity.” There are no […]

Researchers develop AI platform to detect microscopic bronchi

Researchers at Asan Medical Center (AMC) have developed a method that uses artificial intelligence technology to quickly and accurately identify microscopic bronchi in the lungs hard to detect even through precise medical images. The hospital expects that the new technology will help detect severe lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]

MIT researchers create plane that flies without any moving parts

Video: MIT Electric Aircraft Initiative Researchers at MIT have developed a plane capable of flying without any moving parts, reports MIT Technology Review. The feat was achieved using electroaerodynamic propulsion, which uses a pair of electrodes to push around ions and create ionic wind. The phenomenon has been known about since the 1960s (in fact, […]

‘Bionic mushroom’ can generate electricity without using fossil fuels

Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey have come up with an unexpected way to produce electricity without using fossil fuels: A mushroom covered with bacteria. The “bionic mushroom” was announced in the journal Nano Letters and has captured the imagination of the public due to its wacky creativity. Bacteria have been […]