In this case, I’m talking about earthquake detection, which has been around for a few years now. It uses smartphones’ accelerometers to create an early detection network, notifying users to take cover.
Ever wonder why mirrors are so spooky? It’s an established horror trope, featured in everything from the ancient Greek myth of Narcissus to the urban legend of bloody Mary and the Candyman series of horror movies. Now, science can (somewhat) explain why mirrors give everyone the creeps.
Essentially, your brain is always trying to make sense of what your eyes are seeing, and when looking at something in low light, there can be some… miscommunications. For example, when looking at yourself in candlelight, your face, which you have a very established mental image of, may appear warped or distorted. This so-called “strange face illusion” manifested as deceased loved ones or even monsters in experiments.