Today’s Tech Sightings:
Scientists at Qatar University are experimenting with 3-D-printed models of football stadiums to address concerns about summer heat when the country hosts the 2022 World Cup tournament. The researchers hope to test the durability of the models against summer heat and sand and dust storms that occur in winter.
“Autism glass” is an experimental headset that helps children with the Autism Spectrum Disorder record and analyze faces in real time, and alerts them to the emotions they’re expressing. The computerized headset uses software developed at Stanford University. About 100 autistic children are participating in the study to determine whether “autism glass” therapy can help with the interpretation of facial expressions.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, founder of the nonprofit LeanIn.org, is encouraging women to seek out support from other successful women to help them advance their careers. Her organization has just launched a new initiative to inspire women to stick together and counter the myth that women are other women’s worst enemies. Sandberg’s comments coincided with her public endorsement, along with a slew of Silicon Valley leaders, of U.S. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.
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