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Researchers Create Picture Dictionary for Cities

Researchers used a vast library of Google Street View images to find the visual features that define some of our greatest cities.

What gives your city its unique visual character?

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Facial-Recognition App Enables Next-Level Web-Stalking

A cybersecurity team at Carnegie Mellon has developed software that hunts down your internet life based on a scan of your face. Spooky.

The retinal and facial recognition scanners used to track Tom Cruise in the 2002 futuristic thriller Minority Report were, at the time, a scary glimpse into a world in which privacy was just an illusion. Today, they're real—thanks to a new study from Carnegie Mellon University. Get ready for yet another reason you might not want your picture all over the internet.

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Pie Charts Take to the Streets

Creating politically charged street art just got a bit easier with this new adjustable pie-chart stencil.

Ninety percent. That's the amount of ocean life depletion since 1950 and a figure too dry to make most people pay attention. Presented visually, however, the statistic takes on new strength, and as a pie chart splattered in spray paint across an urban wall, the fact-as-street-art becomes unavoidable for any passerby.

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