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Google Acquires Recaptcha
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Google Acquires Recaptcha

ReCAPTCHA Inc., a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department, has been acquired by Google Inc. The Pittsburgh company developed online...

NRL Artificial Intelligence Team Win Prestigious Video Awards
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NRL Artificial Intelligence Team Win Prestigious Video Awards

Researchers at the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory's (NRL) Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence won two awards at the 21st International Joint...

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How Emerging Wireless Techs Are Transforming Healthcare

Heath care technology researchers are taking advantage of faster wireless networks and developing new "telehealth" sensors and devices as part of a booming new...

Gestures Set to Shake ­p Mobile ­ser Interfaces
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Gestures Set to Shake ­p Mobile ­ser Interfaces

Mobile interface expert Christian Lindholm believes that mobile phones will be transformed in the next few years due to advances in fold-out screens, gesture controls...

Study Pushes the Button on Intuitive Design
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Study Pushes the Button on Intuitive Design

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher Simon Lawry plans to observe adults in their homes using everyday appliances in an effort to develop contemporary...

High-Tech Manikins Educate Nurses at Clinical Simulation Lab
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High-Tech Manikins Educate Nurses at Clinical Simulation Lab

"I feel like I could die." This desperate-sounding utterance from a patient would grab the attention of nurses and caregivers on any hospital floor or in any ER...

Digital Contacts Will Keep an Eye on Your Vital Signs
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Digital Contacts Will Keep an Eye on Your Vital Signs

University of Washington (UW) researchers are developing a contact lens with a wirelessly powered light-emitting diode (LED) in the hope that the device can be...

Capsules for Self-Healing Circuits
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Capsules for Self-Healing Circuits

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) researchers are developing a material that could enable a computer circuit to repair itself. The researchers have...

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Virtual Maps For the Blind

BlindAid, developed by Tel Aviv University's Orly Lahav, is a new program that helps the blind navigate through unfamiliar locations. BlindAid digitally maps real...

Nsf Grant Supports Distributed Mobile Apps Management
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Nsf Grant Supports Distributed Mobile Apps Management

Williams College will conduct research into managing distributed applications on mobile computing platforms that make use of cell phones, vehicles, and embedded...

Role For Robots: Helping Elderly at Home
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Role For Robots: Helping Elderly at Home

Three University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) engineers and a Rush University nursing specialist have been awarded a three-year, $989,000 National Science Foundation...

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Smart Sensors Power Interaction

More than 70 demonstrations of interactive technologies that use sensors for a wide range of applications were showcased at the Human Computer Interaction conference's...

Welcome to 3-D Learning
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Welcome to 3-D Learning

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) is using three-dimensional (3D) technology to enable students to interact with the content covered in...

Child's Play May Revolutionize Video Gaming, Police Work
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Child's Play May Revolutionize Video Gaming, Police Work

University of Alberta researchers Marcia Spetch and Vadim Bulitko have completed a study on the decisions humans make when hiding and searching for objects. They...

Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface
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Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface

Engineers around the world are exploring all kinds of possibilities for wearable robot interfaces, from brain implants to touch interfaces. Professor Jacob Rosen...

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National Science Foundation Awards $1.4 Million For Genocad Development

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech professor Jean Peccoud has been awarded a three-year, $1.42 million grant from the National Science Foundation...

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Get to Hospital to See the Future

Modern hospitals provide a glimpse into how people will interact with machines in the future, according to a new Gartner report on the future of human-computer...

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Defying Experts, Rogue Computer Code Still Lurks

Like a ghost ship, a rogue software program that glided onto the Internet last November has confounded the efforts of top security experts to eradicate the program...

­sing Robots to Serve the Elderly at Home
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­sing Robots to Serve the Elderly at Home

Robots that lend a very human-like helping hand to healthy elderly people with limited mobility may be on the horizon, thanks to three University of Illinois at...

Computer Science Meets Environmental Science
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Computer Science Meets Environmental Science

Scientists share knowledge and seek collaborators at computational sustainability conference.
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