In 2019, Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was wrongly arrested for stealing five watches from a store. Though he didn't do it, he was arrested after his face was "recognized" by a computer system. Now he's making a complaint against the Detroit police.
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Students in Christiansburg, Virginia have an unusual option for getting books this summer - having them delivered by drone. The Montgomery County School District is teaming up with a company called Wing to deliver summer reading by drone.
Scientists at Meiji University in Japan have come up with something they call a "taste display". The device can create the taste of any chosen flavor when it is pressed against the tongue.
While much of the world has been on lockdown, lawmakers around the world have struggled to decide whether to continue to meet or suspend their sessions. Lawmaking groups in several countries are now trying to meet virtually.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Peachtree Corners, Georgia tries out remote-controlled scooters, a diver saves a whale and almost catches a whale of a fine, and a woman is given a ticket that wins her a $1.1 million Picasso painting.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.
In recent news from the world of animals, scientists learn that koalas get water by licking rain off of trees, a very rare brown bear is caught on camera in Spain, and an aquarium in Japan asks people to FaceTime its eels.
Governments and businesses worldwide are creating smartphone apps to help track the spread of the new coronavirus. The apps could be an important part of easing up on lockdowns, but they are also causing some worries.
With sports around the world shut down because of the coronavirus, things are getting a little strange. Now real pro basketball players are playing basketball video games against each other and it's being shown on the sports station ESPN.
Researchers at Georgia Tech have been working to improve a musical robot called Shimon. Now Shimon doesn't simply play music, he also writes the words to his own songs - and sings them.