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New’s of the week selected by Impactscool – July 22nd

22 July 2019 | Written by La redazione

The most important news about future and technology selected by Impactscool team

“Nasal” recognition for dogs

Just as we humans have unique fingerprints, each dog’s nose prints are different. A Chinese startup, Megvii, has developed a system that can recognize these fingerprints to identify dogs if they are missing. The startup, already active in the field of facial recognition for the Chinese government, would allow the app to be used also to identify uncivilized bosses who do not collect the needs of their dogs or carry them on a leash.


Iron Man v.1, the virtual reality suit with haptic feedback

For now, it is a prototype and seems to come from a science fiction movie but the Iron Man v.1 suit in development at Valkyrie Industries could revolutionize the world of virtual reality. Thanks to the use of special sensors and feedback systems, this suit is able to make users feel the sense of touch and the feeling of weight when lifting something in the virtual world. There are many applications: from simple entertainment to telemedicine systems.


Aerogel for martian greenhouses

The dream of terraforming Mars is far away, after all, we still have to set foot, but efforts to find ways to make the planet habitable are already underway. A possible solution comes from the airgel, an innovative material composed of silicon and air, a lot of air. The material, very light and almost transparent, is in fact 99.8% composed of air and the rest of a silicon structure (or other suitable materials) which maintains its shape. Thanks to this material, it could be possible to cover areas of the Martian surface and start a process of the greenhouse effect that would allow a local raising of temperatures and even the start of a sort of miniature water cycle. This way it may be possible to grow plants under the Martian sunlight.


FaceApp responds to doubts about privacy: photos deleted within 48 hours

After the controversy raised in recent days, which we also discussed in our in-depth analysis, FaceApp responded to doubts about its privacy policy. The creators of the application, which rejuvenates or ages the photos of the users, has declared to send the photos to a cloud for processing but these are deleted within 48 hours. The FaceApp team also stressed that the great majority users do not log in and therefore the app is not able to link the photos to their identities. Finally, he stated that he did not sell or sell the photos to third parties.


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