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MorphoSource platform uses X-ray images to let researchers study dead specimens

MorphoSource.org offers researchers an open source platform through which they can study and dissect digital replicas of recently deceased specimens. The project may save scientists around the world both money and time.The post MorphoSource platform uses X-ray images to let researchers study dead specimens appeared first on Digital Trends.

Future contact lenses may measure glucose, detect cancer, monitor drug use

A team of engineers from Oregon State University are working to embed transparent sensors into contact lenses, which could monitor biomarkers to track drug use, blood glucose levels, or even detect early signs of cancer.The post Future contact lenses may measure glucose, detect cancer, monitor drug use appeared first on Digital Trends.

New technique not only detects cancer, it can pinpoint its location from blood samples

CancerLocator simultaneously detects cancer and determines where in the in the body it's located by analyzing a blood sample. The program could facilitate not only quicker diagnosis but also more effective treatments.The post New technique not only detects cancer, it can pinpoint its location from blood samples appeared first on Digital Trends.

New technique not only detects cancer, it can pinpoint its location from blood samples

CancerLocator simultaneously detects cancer and determines where in the in the body it's located by analyzing a blood sample. The program could facilitate not only quicker diagnosis but also more effective treatments.The post New technique not only detects cancer, it can pinpoint its location from blood samples appeared first on Digital Trends.

Graphene sieves are a cheaper way of making saltwater drinkable

A graphene-based sieve developed by a team of researchers from the University of Manchester could give millions of people access

Adobe’s experimental app copies one photo’s style to another

Photo retouching and style matching (not to be confused with Prisma-like Instagram filters) is challenging work that requires a trained

Toyota is using AI to hunt for new battery materials

Toyota has turned to artificial intelligence for help in the hunt for new advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts.

Korean researchers dream of mind-controlled turtles and say, ‘Why not?’

The human-turtle interface combines features from brain-computer interfaces and computer-brain interfaces, which send signals from brains to computers and computers to brains respectively.The post Korean researchers dream of mind-controlled turtles and say, ‘Why not?’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

Korean researchers dream of mind-controlled turtles and say, ‘Why not?’

The human-turtle interface combines features from brain-computer interfaces and computer-brain interfaces, which send signals from brains to computers and computers to brains respectively.The post Korean researchers dream of mind-controlled turtles and say, ‘Why not?’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

Scientists turn human kidney cells into tiny biocomputers

A team of scientists from Boston University have found a way to hack into mammalian cells -- human cells, even

Researchers develop an artificial lung that fits in a backpack

Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed an artificial lung that can be carried in a patient’s backpack and could offer relief and mobility for people who suffer from lung failure.The post Researchers develop an artificial lung that fits in a backpack appeared first on Digital Trends.

Hush now: New gene-silencing drug cuts cholesterol by half in clinical trial

By silencing a gene, a new treatment may help fight high cholesterol. In clinical trials, the drug known as inclisiran developed by researchers from Imperial College London reduced cholesterol by an impressive 50 percent.The post Hush now: New gene-silencing drug cuts cholesterol by half in clinical trial appeared first on Digital Trends.

Human, all too human: Study shows that lifelike, emotional AI seems to creep people out

In a paper published this month in the journal Cognition, researchers Jan-Phillip Stein and Peter Ohler present what they’re calling the “uncanny valley of the mind," in which emotional AI leave participants with an uneasy feeling.The post Human, all too human: Study shows that lifelike, emotional AI seems to creep people out appeared first on Digital Trends.

Drones 59, naysayers 0: DJI tallies up lives saved from drone rescues

Just how much of an impact has drone technology made on search and rescue efforts? A new study from DJI suggests the number is growing -- and that even hobbyists are making an impact.The post Drones 59, naysayers 0: DJI tallies up lives saved from drone rescues appeared first on Digital Trends.

Needle-free, painless vaccinations may become a reality thanks to MucoJet

A needle-free device called the MucoJet may make vaccinations practically painless. Developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, the pill-sized, 3D-printed device shoots a stream of vaccine into the mouth.The post Needle-free, painless vaccinations may become a reality thanks to MucoJet appeared first on Digital Trends.

Life at the ‘end of the world’ isn’t all looting and pillaging

Typically, end-of-the-world scenarios involve rioting, looting and chaos. Those depictions are from pop culture, though, and not based on any

Green light makes rats more tolerant of discomfort, study finds

Green has long been the color of nature and envy, and more recently it’s been associated with money and traffic lights. Now, however, a team of researchers think they may have found another use for it -- as a potential pain reliever.The post Green light makes rats more tolerant of discomfort, study finds appeared first on Digital Trends.

3D-printed door latch now comes equipped with a functional PIN pad

The PIN pad consists of a series of springs, some of which are “locked” and other which are not. By pressing the correct combination on the pad, the springs all switch to the unlocked position, allowing the latch to open.The post 3D-printed door latch now comes equipped with a functional PIN pad appeared first on Digital Trends.

Nanoengineers’ 3D-printing technique may bring lab-grown organs to life

Led by Shaochen Chen, a team of nanoengineers developed a new method for 3D printing biomimetic blood vessel networks, which may help lay the foundation for functioning synthetic tissue and organs.The post Nanoengineers’ 3D-printing technique may bring lab-grown organs to life appeared first on Digital Trends.

Your sleep tracker may actually disturb your sleep, study suggests

In a bid to improve sleep patterns, many people have turned turned to devices such as sleep trackers to better optimize their shut-eye. But a new case series suggests these devices might actually prompt sleep problems.The post Your sleep tracker may actually disturb your sleep, study suggests appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How much data does video streaming use?

When it comes to internet usage, video watching is one of the main interests of users. Most users are mainly inclined towards streaming videos so it matters a lot to know how much data is required for it. Of course, we do require a smooth internet connection to be able to stream our favorite content online.If video streaming is your preference then you must consider high-speed internet like Spectrum internet for instance, that do not offer data caps. This means you do not have to worry about any extra fee surprises in your bill that are bound to happen if you run out of your data limit. Most of the providers in the United States do impose data caps so it is very important to find out an internet plan that assures a no data cap policy. For that, let us first have a look at the data that is needed for various video streaming platforms.YouTubeJust like using any other app on your smartphone, YouTube being one of the popular platforms needs data too. It nearly takes 562.5 MB of data per hour. This holds valid when you stream at around 480p resolution. In case you want better resolution, then you might require 1.86 GB per hour for 720p. For 1080p you might require 3.04 GB. For watching videos in 4K, you will require a massive 15.98 GB of data per hour.NetflixWe all agree with the fact that how much we love Netflix as it has successfully evolved as one of the most popular video streaming services. For subscribers exceeding 130 million, the internet speed is not much of a problem. An hour of video streaming in standard definition would need around 1 GB of data. If you want to enjoy high-quality video streaming, you might need up to 3GB. For ultra-high-definition, you can require up to 7 GB of data per hour.The selection of accounts can help you decide a suitable resolution for your connection. If you want to save your data, you can check the settings option and click the save button when you want.Amazon Prime VideoAmazon Prime Video was launched by Amazon as a streaming service in 2011 and has ever gained popularity among the users. Nowadays it is seen as one of the biggest competitors for Netflix. This service provides up to three resolutions for the users. Among them include good, better, and best. The Good enables streaming videos at around 480p in standard definition and utilizes a data of 800 MB per hour. The Better option allows an HD stream with a data requirement of around 2 GB per hour. The Best option consumes nearly 6 GB of data per hour. You should also know that accessing Amazon Prime Video on your mobile app results in low data consumption as compared to the desktop app.HuluHulu is another important video streaming option that uses somewhat less data as compared to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video This makes Hulu as one of the most economical options available. You require around 680 MB per hour of data for the standard definition. If you switch to a 720p high definition setting, the data requirement may jump to 1.3 GB per hour. 1080p resolution can need data up to 2.7 GB per hour. You can also stream live TV if you are using Hulu’s $39.99 monthly plan.SpotifySpotify is one of the best-known music streaming platforms but not everyone knows that it also provides a video service in certain areas. The company does not disclose much about the data requirements of the video streaming service. However it only notifies that video streaming requires more data as compared to music streaming and is much like the ones needed for other video channels. Mostly the videos are in high definition and can consume up to 3 GB of data for an hour streaming.VimeoVimeo does not have any details regarding data usage. The standard definition content can need up to 353 MB of data per hour. As far as the HD videos are concerned, they need up to 2.75 GB per hour.StanMany of us might not have heard of Stan as it is accessible in Australia only. The app usually provides four-tier quality. The lowest standard definition setting can require up to 1.13 GB per hour while HD and 4K can require around 3 GB per hour and 7 GB per hour respectively.DirecTVThe DirecTV website also does not display clear information about the required bandwidth. In case if your provider puts a data limit, you can always reduce your video quality. The data consumption parallels to the aforementioned video streaming platforms.Sling TVSling TV is another one of the highest quality video streaming service that uses around 2 GB per hour of data for its highest quality option. The data required for medium quality is 540 MB per hour that further lowers to 360 MB per hour for low-quality streaming options.Summing UpYou need to be aware of the data consumption involved in the video streaming service you are using. This can save you from exceeding your data limit and paying any additional cost.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

This portable UV-C wand sterilizes your items and work space

In an age when cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer aren’t easily found, it’s a little tough to keep your personal items and space clean. Not wiped down and washed, but free from germs and bacteria.Rather than fighting your way through a store to find only to find out there are no wipes left, take a smarter approach. The SANITECH UV-C Wand, on sale for just $72.99, is the sort of thing you buy once and get to use over and over. Try that with those Clorox Wipes.About the size of an electric toothbrush, the SANITECH UV-C Wand emits a UV-C light that kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria within ten seconds. It cleans all sorts of surfaces, including clothes, bedding, phones, keyboards, laptops, and more. If your hands touch it, you can probably clean it with the SANITECH UV-C Wand.FeaturesUV-C light kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria, & viruses within 10 secondsChemical-free for your safety & can be used on baby products, cosmetics, pet supplies, on home and public spacesLasts up to 90 minutes w/ full chargeBuilt for travel & convenienceBuy it NowPurchase the SANITECH UV-C Wand for just $72.99, a savings of 18% off the normal $90 price. Choose from Winter White, Flamingo Pink, and Seabreeze Green.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Xiaomi Mi 10 review: Premium hardware let down by unpolished software

The Mi 10 is an excellent piece of hardware let down by software inconsistencies.

Huawei MatePad Pro Review: In the iPad’s shadow

Can the MatePad Pro's great screen and wireless charging help it beat the iPad, or does software hold it back?