College Students Say Crying In Exams Activates “Cheating” Eye Tracker Software

College Students Say Crying In Exams Activates “Cheating” Eye Tracker Software

Colleges and universities are increasingly using digital tools to prevent cheating during online exams, since so many students are taking class from home or their dorm rooms in the era of COVID-19…


Scientists Used AI to Create an Enzyme That Breaks Down Plastic in a Week Instead of a Century

Earth has a plastics problem, and not many great options to solve it. Plastic is everywhere: food, toiletries, and cleaning products come encased in it; our toothbrushes and children’s toys and disposable coffee lids are made of it; and we carry groceries and dispose of trash in bags of it. It’s impossible to avoid. Yet we don’t often think about the fact that these items will still be around hundreds of years from now…


Smart Screws That Can Detect When They’re Loose Could Help Save America’s Bridges

Working to reduce the need for regular inspections of large structures, researchers from the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT have created a smart self-powered screw that leverages IoT tricks to automatically send out alerts when it detects that it’s become looser than it was on the day it was installed…


California Targets Loud Exhaust with Sound-Activated Camera Enforcement

Well known for stringent emissions and modification regulations, the California State Legislature has approved a five-year automated enforcement pilot program targeting loud exhaust from cars. If signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, the camera-enforcement program will begin January 1. The bill specifies six undisclosed cities throughout California to take part in this experimental program…