A research team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the City University of Hong Kong have unveiled DeepFaceDrawing, an AI-powered framework that turns sketches into photorealistic portraits. This deep learning system uses modules to generate the images, or in other words, it identifies the most notable facial features individually, like the eyes, nose, mouth, face shape, etc., before these vectors are merged to create realistic images.
Urban Aeronautics has teamed up with HyPoint, a company that specializes in (HTPEM) hydrogen fuel cell systems, to develop the CityHawk eVTOL. It will be powered by HyPoint’s latest hydrogen fuel cell stack technology, replacing the previous hybrid propulsion system. This air taxi has a six-seat design with no external wings or rotors, making it perfect f or urban transport and emergency response.
Duke University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence tool, called PULSE, that uses computer vision to transform blurry images of human faces into computer-generated portraits. Previous methods have yielded an image of a face that is up to eight times clearer than its original resolution, but this new tool is capable of 64-times the resolution. AI imagines features like fine lines, eyelashes and stubble that weren’t visible in the first place.
Solar panel arrays for homes are nothing new, but more often times than not, they are an eyesore to say the least, that is unless…you’re talking about SolarGaps Solar Window Blinds. These smart blinds track the sun throughout the day, automatically adjusting their position to the optimal angles to generate solar electricity for your home, apartment or office.
Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley-based startup, has officially ended its “Flyer” program, which is an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle powered by ten independent lift fans. Instead, they are shifting their focus to Heaviside, a one-seater eVTOL concept with an eight-rotor design that has a range of about 100-miles and can fly at speeds of up to 180mph.