Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Eavesdropping flowers, enormous digital photography, AI for medicine and more

AI Diagnoses Genetic Disorders Using Facial Photos While doctors can identify genetic disorders with an accuracy between 70% and 75%, DeepGestalt—an AI project by FDNA—can do so with accuracy of 90% and over. By analyzing the face piece-by-piece, the system finds a corresponding disorder for that crop, moves on to the next and then pools the results to find the most proper diagnosis for the patient. …

Flowers Are Eavesdropping

According to a new study, plants can “hear” when a bee passes and they subsequently create more sweet nectar to attract them. A recent study by scientists at three Tel Aviv University schools has found that a plant picks up sounds (signaled by the vibration of its petals) and responds (signaled by the excretion of additional nectar). With proof that the flowers responded to all of …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Green Thumb

Options galore for gardening enthusiasts

Whether you’re buying for a successful plant parent or a cactus killer, somebody with acres of backyard or a tiny apartment with a fire escape garden, there’s something in our Green Thumb Gift Guide. From vases to pots, seeds, books, bags and more—everything here is plant-related and selected for people who know that being surrounded by living, breathing plants makes living somewhere are real home. For …