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Merlin Bird ID app identifies birds you hear singing

Merlin Bird ID app identifies birds you hear singing

There have been apps around for a long time that listen to a snippet of a song playing on the radio and tell you who sings it and what the song is called. Something similar has now debuted called the Merlin Bird ID app that can identify what type of bird is singing. The app was developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is free to download.

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Cornell stretchable sensor could redefine soft robotics and virtual reality

Cornell stretchable sensor could redefine soft robotics and virtual reality

Cornell researchers have created a fiber-optic sensor utilizing inexpensive LEDs and dyes that resulted in a stretchable skin-like material able to detect deformations, including pressure, bending, and straining. The sensor could have soft robotic systems applications and could be a game-changer for augmented reality technology. A soft wearable sensor could allow augmented reality users to feel sensations similar to those felt in the real world.

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