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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

How State-of-the-Art Camera That Behaves Like the Human Eye Could Benefit Robots and Smart Devices

Apr. 27, 2017 — Experts will explore how an artificial vision system inspired by the human eye could be used by robots of the future -- opening up new possibilities for securing footage from deep forests, war zones ... read more

New Method Addresses Reproducibility in Computational Experiments

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have developed a workflow management system that addresses irreproducibility when analyzing large genomics datasets with computers. Nextflow contributes to establishing good scientific ... read more

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

Apr. 25, 2017 — A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3-D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — High performance computing researcher asked if hardware called 3-D stacked memory could do something it was never designed to do -- help render 3-D ... read more

Geeking out in the Golden Years

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ... read more

Personalized Workouts to Prevent Heart Disease Designed by New Digital Instrument

Apr. 19, 2017 — Personalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to research. The EXPERT tool specifies the ideal exercise type, intensity, frequency, and ... read more

Pinning Down Fraudulent Business Listings on Google Maps

Apr. 18, 2017 — A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — To help us make the most of idle moments, researchers have developed a series of apps called 'WaitSuite' that test you on vocabulary words during moments of waiting, like when you're ... read more

Researchers Working Toward Indoor Location Detection

Apr. 17, 2017 — Computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile ... read more

Monitoring Troubles of the Heart

Apr. 17, 2017 — In the near future, researchers believe technology might be employed to help de-escalate any potential conflicts among couples. Researchers employed multi-modal ambulatory measures to develop a ... read more

Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, Researchers Say

Apr. 17, 2017 — Brain games marketed by the billion-dollar brain-training industry don't improve cognition or help prevent age-related brain decline, new research ... read more

Helping Students Learn by Sketching

Apr. 17, 2017 — New software Sketch Worksheets analyzes and provides feedback on student sketches, helping them learn multiple ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — A new camera platform has been introduced that uses laser 'speckle' patterns to capture high-resolution images from a distance without telescopic ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines ... read more

Policymakers 'Flying Blind' Into the Future of Work

Apr. 13, 2017 — Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the authors of a new ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and color ... read more

People Find Changes in User Interfaces Annoying

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers modelled learning and visual search and predicted how users learn new or partially changed user interfaces. The model shows that even small changes can disturb visual search and impede ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — A new 3-D printing method has been developed to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to ... read more

Tool for Checking Complex Computer Architectures Reveals Flaws in Emerging Design

Apr. 12, 2017 — With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of opening chip designs ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Skin color patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among colored cells that obey equations, say investigators. Researchers report that a lizard acquires its adult skin color by ... read more

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