The largest-ever commercial communications satellite spans 693 square feet

AST SpaceMobile has completed a crucial step in testing its space-based cellular broadband network. Back in September, the Texas-based satellite designer and manufacturer launched its BlueWalker 3 (BW3) test satellite into orbit. This week, the team successfully deployed the satellite’s communications array. According to AST SpaceMobile, BW3 is the largest-ever commercial communications array deployed in […]

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Intel detection tool uses blood flow to identify deepfakes with 96% accuracy

Deepfakes are one of those technologies that, while impressive, are often used for nefarious purposes—and their popularity is growing. Companies have been working on ways of identifying a real video from an altered one for years now, but Intel’s new solution looks to be one of the most effective and innovative. Deepfakes, which usually involve […]

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Smartphones can help monitor and maintain bridges

Aging infrastructure like bridges has been a serious issue in many countries, with collapses causing dozens of injuries and deaths in recent years. Researchers have started monitoring bridge integrity with driver’s smartphones, which is cheaper than conventional methods but introduces privacy concerns. Researchers from MIT and the US Military Academy recently published a study on […]

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