Sometimes, Mother Nature has designs more efficient than human-made ones; a researcher has taken inspiration from bat ears to develop an incredibly accurate sound locator. Due to the shape of their ears, bats can determine the location of a sound with only one ear and only one frequency. Previous tech can detect location within 7.5 degrees, while the new sound locator can determine location within half a degree.
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Researcher uses AI to make texts that are thousands of years old readable
The Gilgamesh Epic, the oldest work of world literature, has been brought back to life by LMU researchers in the Electronic Babylonian Literature project. Using their new Fragmentarium tool, they have discovered hundreds of manuscripts, including the most recent tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic which dates from 130 BC – thousands of years after the earliest known version. This shows how highly valued the Epic was, even at a late period. With the public release of the Fragmentarium, anyone can now explore the thousands of cuneiform fragments and explore the ancient Babylonian literature. Read full article here