A Blow for Platinum, Palladium price: Toyota’s new technology

Toyota sold quite ten million vehicles last year placing it in a very virtual tie with Volkswagen as the world’s number one auto maker. Stricter pollution regulations round the world and intense competition mean that prime priority for traditional automotive companies is to cut prices and reduce emissions. A new technology disclosed by Toyota on Wednesday is win for the Japanese company on each counts. Toyota declared the availability of a new, smaller catalyst that uses 200th less valuable in approximately 200th less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas…

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New technology can recognize unique features in lemur faces

When observant life behavior in a very natural setting, researchers usually need to keep their distance, making it difficult to identify individual animals and track their movements and activity over time. One new technique recently developed for observing red-bellied lemurs takes a hi-tech approach to long-distance identification, using changed facial-recognition software. Biologists collaborated with computer engineers to adapt software designed to acknowledge human faces, making a new program dubbed LemurFaceID, that they described during a new study. The software detects distinctive features in lemur faces so that researchers can pinpoint…

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