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Righting the Record on Photos of Wartime Europe

A war in Europe instantly creates parallels with the world wars for people in the UK and other European countries. This connection represents what most people know and are taught about conflict on the continent.

This AI Can Make an Eerily Accurate Portrait Using Only Your Voice

Photographs are made with the help of light, but what if portraits of people could be made with the sound of their voices? AI researchers have been working on reconstructing the face of a person using only a short audio recording of that person speaking, and the results are eerily impressive.

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Take a Closer Look: How More and More Students Are Catching the Citizen Science Bug

Taxonomy was once the domain of white-coated scientists with years of university training. While this expertise is still important, everyday Australians are increasingly helping to identify species through citizen science apps. Rapid advances in smartphone and tablet cameras are helping to popularize this activity.