Being a cat parent can be very challenging, especially when you are still bonding with your feline. Every day we see thousands of uploads of funny videos and photos that pet parents share with the world. In general, taking care of any animal can be challenging, especially when you cannot pinpoint what is going on with it. Keeping this factor in mind, a company specializing in animal health technology has developed a unique app. Let us get to know what it is all about and how it can help you.
Introducing Tably, the Intelligent App Designed for a Cat Parent
Slyvester.ai, a company in Calgary, Alberta, developed an app that allows you to use a smartphone’s camera to understand what your feline is feeling. The app quickly detects if the feline is in distress by scanning the change of the whiskers, muzzle tension, narrowing of the eyes, the position of ears and head.
So, How Did the Developers Decide on Something Like This?
In a recent interview, Miche Priest, the venture lead of Sylvester.ai, stated that this app works around the same concept of the FGS or feline grimace scale. FGS is said to be a reliable and valid tool that helps to assess feline pain levels. Through this app, owners will get to know if their feline is experiencing any pain or not. He further added that they could train the machine using a series of images and machine learning technology.
Who Can Benefit From This App?
As per Calgary’s Wild Rose, Cat Clinic’s Dr. Liz Ruelle stated that this app is beneficial not just for feline owners but even young veterinarians. Dr. Rulle, also part of the team of developers who train algorithms, further stated that this app would be a boon for cat owners to know exactly what is going on with their furbabies.
Sprites Were Confirmed In the Atmosphere of Jupiter for the First Time
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has captured footage of what appears to be electrical “sprites” or “elves” in the atmosphere of Jupiter. This is the first time such phenomena were observed on the gas giant. The new results suggest that these lightning-like electrical outbursts would normally occur in the upper reaches of the famous tumultuous atmosphere of Jupiter.
The Sprites On Jupiter Are the First to Have Been Observed On Another Planet
On Earth, bright flashes caused by thunderstorms and lightning strikes can create tendrils that are called “sprites” or glowing disks, which are known as “elves.” These transient luminous events were believed to also occur on Jupiter because of its lighting storms, but they had not been observed so far.
Last summer, Juno’s ultraviolet spectrograph instrument allowed researchers to observe Jupiter’s aurora, and that resulted in a surprise discovery of a bright narrow streak of ultraviolet light emission. Although it disappeared very quickly, the event gave scientists reason to believe they have detected a transient luminous event on Jupiter.
On Earth, Sprites and Elves Appear Different
Sprites and elves are events that last for just milliseconds and are triggered by lightning charges from violent thunderstorms that look like a giant red sky jellyfish. They are usually over in a flash and appear reddish in color because they interact with our nitrogen-rich atmosphere. On Jupiter, the atmosphere is mainly hydrogen, which is why the sprites and elves appear pink or blue.
Transient luminous events on Jupiter were confirmed after scientists searched over the Juno mission data from the last four years and found eleven bright events that took place in a region known to form thunder and lightning. After the researchers confirmed the events lasted just milliseconds and were not just mega-bolts of lightning, they were able to say these were in fact sprites or elves. Now that scientists know what they are looking for, they look forward to finding more evidence on Jupiter and even on other planets that are known for having thunderstorms.