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Northampton councilors to revisit facial recognition technology ordinance
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Northampton councilors to revisit facial recognition technology ordinance

NORTHAMPTON — As local activists continue their push to strip funding from the Northampton Police Department, the City Council plans to meet Monday night to begin its review of the ordinance that bans the use of facial recognition technology.During the virtual meeting at 5 p.m., the Legislative Matters subcommittee will also discuss whether to request special legislation from the state that would enact ranked-choice voting in local elections, and councilors will consider appointments to the Disability Commission, the Conservation Commission and other city bodies.The facial recognition ordinance became a hot topic during the recent public debate over the use of dashboard cameras by police. Critics of a plan to upgrade the dashcams pointed out that the new system is capable of facial rec...
SaskPolytech at the cutting edge of technology
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SaskPolytech at the cutting edge of technology

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Digital Integration Centre of Excellence is in the midst of two research projects.One that dives into creating and supporting infrastructure for autonomous equipment and the other is a partnership with SAIT and project lead Mohawk College out of Hamilton that looks at remote sensing using remotely piloted aerial systems, rovers and unmanned boats to monitor and inspect critical infrastructure systems.Dr. Terry Packham is SaskPolytech’s DICE director. He says both projects have been recently awarded over a million dollars by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council College and Community Innovation program.The autonomous equipment project was awarded $440 thousand dollars. Dr. Peckham says there’s software already available to help pilot e...
Technology as artwork is actually beautiful
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Technology as artwork is actually beautiful

Technology gets old fast. Many users replace their gadgets frequently, with some even replacing them yearly. While many devices are sold and reused by others, some gadgets find themselves without a home and in the garbage. Thankfully, some companies recycle used gadgets, and Xreart is one of those companies.Estimated reading time: 5 minutesXreart is taking obsolete gadgets and turning them into artwork. Now, this isn’t for everyone, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So for those who love technology, Xreart might strike a chord. The company takes popular devices that are no longer supported, frames them, and even labels the components so that you can display your favorite dead gadget on your wall. Read on for our review of Xreart. iPhone 1st gen and iPhone X.SpecificationsFirst-G...
Discovering the Emergence of Eye Imaging Technology that Enhances Robotic Vision
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Discovering the Emergence of Eye Imaging Technology that Enhances Robotic Vision

by Analytics Insight April 30, 2022 As we know, robotic eyes are quite different since they do not possess retinas, so to assist them in interacting with the world more effectively lies with the optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices that are commonly found in the ophthalmologist’s office. One of the most common eye imaging technologies that are included in most sensory packages is light detection and ranging, we also know it as LiDAR.Autonomous car developers are exponentially investing in LiDAR technologies since it acts like radar, but instead of sending broad waves and looking for reflection, it uses short pulses of light from the lasers. But, using traditional forms of LiDAR technologies might be quite challenging since it requires detection of very weak reflected light si...
GAST Clearwater Develops New Technology to Save the
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GAST Clearwater Develops New Technology to Save the

AUSTIN, Texas, April 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GAST Clearwater has developed a disruptive technology and methodology to replace the Secondary Treatment & Disinfection stages without using chemicals or biological elements of Wastewater & Sewerage treatment facilities. The technology has been dubbed the "Tesla" of Water Treatment, earmarked to disrupt the water treatment industry just as electric vehicles have for the motor industry. Ironically, Tesla did not develop a new battery for its cars but merely improved its battery systems' efficiency and effectiveness, namely lithium iron phosphate (LFP). GAST Clearwater holds a similar story with its technology developing two (2) new systems colloquially referred to as: The Black Box (WMM - Withdrawal of Microorganism & Mi...