mardi 10 octobre 2017

Creation of robot Cat remain the tail

A Japanese company has created the Qoobo, a machine that can be caressed and reacts like a feline.

Of absolute sadness, here is the new invention coming from the Land of the rising sun: the robot cat.

We owe this thing to Yukai Engineering. Named Qoobo, it looks like a hairy cushion with a tail.

Described as an anti-stress object, the Qoobo vibrates when caressed and stirs up its appendage, like a cat.

Except that it is a machine. Maybe it will make the joy of allergic people? Its cost will be a hundred dollars.

More Than 100 Hippopotames found dead IN NAMIBIA

One hundred hippos were found dead in a river in a national park in Namibia, a hecatomb that could have been caused by anthrax.

In pictures of the local press, hippo corpses lie on their backs or heads above water in Bwabwata Park (northeast).

"More than one hundred hippopotami died last week. We do not know the origin of the deaths but we suspect that it is about the disease of the coal, "said the Namibian Minister of the Environment, Pohamba Shifeta.

Coal disease is a bacterial disease commonly associated with arid climates.

The assessment may be even higher, the minister said, assuming that hippopotamus carcasses had already been devoured by crocodiles.

"Our veterinary services are on site to try to determine the cause of death. Once the results are achieved, appropriate measures can be taken, the Minister added.

1300 hippos in total

Namibia, a southern African country that is popular with tourists for its fauna and dunes, has some 1,300 hippopotamuses.

Anthrax is an acute infection affecting both animals and humans. The bacterium (Bacillus anthracis) is also considered a bacteriological weapon. The disease is usually transmitted to humans by infected animals or by contaminated animal products.

Coal disease has recently decimated noiselessly chimpanzees living in tropical forests in a national park in Côte d'Ivoire

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jeudi 7 septembre 2017

Facebook lutte les Fake News

Facebook annonce une bonne nouvelle qui va surtout aider les stars contre les infos intox.
Une nouvelle mesure pour lutter contre la propagation de fausses informations sur son réseau, rapporte  le site

Les utilisateurs peuvent signaler un contenu sur lequel ils ont un doute, il est alors intégré à un portail de vérification où les médias partenaires peuvent prouver en produisant d’autres liens que l’information est fausse. Dans ce cas la page incriminée se voit empêcher de réaliser de la publicité pour attirer du trafic grâce au post contenant la fausse information.
Aujourd’hui Facebook va un peu plus loin dans le but de réduire encore la propagation des fausses informations qui “font du mal à tout le monde, rendent le monde moins bien informé et entament la confiance”.