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Searches involving multiple websites can quickly get confusing, particularly when performed on a mobile device with a small screen. A new web browser developed at Carnegie Mellon University now brings order to complex searches …

Purdue researchers have developed an online platform that enables first responders to monitor emergency situations using tweets and Instagram posts.

Microsoft announced Wednesday that its labs have developed an AI machine translation system that can translate from Chinese to English with the same accuracy as can a human. The researchers are at Asia and U.S. labs of Microsoft.

Do this, do that. Talking with voice assistants is not like talking to humans and, as helpful as it is to be near the technology, we know the difference. A surprising turn has materialized, however, and it is in the form …

Alex Betts, Craig MacLean and Kayla King from the Department of Zoology, shed light on their recent research published in Science, which addressed the impact that parasite communities have on evolutionary change and diversity.

All plants require an adequate supply of inorganic nutrients, such as fixed nitrogen (usually in the form of ammonia or nitrate), for growth. A special group of flowering plants thus depends on close symbiotic relationships …

New software designed by Rice University students working in the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) can provide automated sports analytics in an hour.

Software used by Coca-Cola Femsa to reduce liquid waste from the soft drink bottling process has cut water waste due to leakage by 2 percent, equivalent to 2.5 million cubic meters per year.

The number of cameras in cars is increasing. However, through the flood of data the internal networks are being pushed to their limits. Special compression methods reduce the amount of video data, but exhibit a high degree …

Exercise can prevent chronic disease, boost mental health and elevate quality of life. But exercise can also be an expensive undertakingespecially for newcomers.

Suicide is a growing public health concern. In Canada, 4,000 lives are claimed by suicide each year that is 10 lives per day.

Iron-rich rocks near ancient lake sites on Mars could hold vital clues that show life once existed there, research suggests.

Former Apollo 12 astronaut and painter Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon and later turned his passion for space into art, has died. He was 86.

At the very time of this writing, someone somewhere on a plane, train or bar stool will be excited over some drawing or words scribbled on a napkin which he and his companion are moving around to describe the next big ideawhat …

Thousands of family-friendly apps from the Google Play Store are potentially violating federal law, according to a new large-scale study from North American and European universities and organizations.

The tumor vasculature is a major target of anticancer therapies. Rieger, Fredrich and Welter at Saarland University, Germany have been pursuing a quantitative analysis of the physical determinants of vascularized tumors for …

Mobile apps designed to help parents keep their children safe from online predators may actually be counterproductive, harming the trust between a parent and child and reducing the childs ability to respond to online threats, …

Buying well-fitting clothes online or making bespoke garments is easier with intelligent 3-D human modeling technology developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). The software digitally reconstructs the shape …

If you are new at coding and dont want to rearrange your life as a resultchanging work hours, spending wads on formal coursesyou may want to know about Grasshopper, a new way you can learn to write code on your phone.

Facebook on Tuesday gave its popular Messenger app the ability to translate missives in real time, deploying artificial intelligence to enable text conversations between people using different languages.

Chinese scientists have turned copperiodine cluster molecules into aggregated, highly luminescent nanostructures for use in light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The solid-state assemblies made of complexes of the copperiodine …

Parkinsons disease, a progressive brain disorder, is often tough to treat effectively because symptoms, such as tremors and walking difficulties, can vary dramatically over a period of days, or even hours.

Crypto currency stunt on Everest linked to Sherpa death

The 12 m radio telescope APEX in Chile has been outfitted with special equipment including broad bandwidth recorders and a stable hydrogen maser clock for performing joint interferometric observations with other telescopes …

A new algorithm developed at the University of Waterloo will help first responders and home care providers better help the elderly during natural disasters.

A mountain range with a total length of 65,000 kilometers runs through all the oceans. It marks the boundaries of tectonic plates. Through the gap between the plates, material from the Earths interior emerges, forming new …

They roam Moroccos southern desert, braving the searing heat to scour the undulating sands for bounty fallen from the sky.

Over the last few years, the frequency of dining at restaurants or other out-of-home dining establishments in Europe has radically increased. Yet, compared to meals prepared at home, restaurant fare tends to contain more …

During the first month of 2018, an app called VRChat shot from 4,000 installs to more than two million.

If you could use an app to send someone to fill your cars empty gas tank while you were at work, would you do it?

In theory, what a concept. Augmented reality and virtual reality experiences right here right now.

Every cell in our bodies is shaped by its outer coating, or biomembrane. This incredible, naturally created nanostructure wraps the cell in a supportive and protective blanket, allowing the cell to carry out its normal function …

Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys from data collected during the first modern aerogeophysical survey of the South Pole region.

Cortana had her day in the spotlight this month with the announcement of a new Windows 10 preview with Cortana Show Me. This is not the final build, however, but people are talking about the Cortana preview anyway as a good …

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An algorithm tool developed by Purdue Polytechnic Institute faculty will help law enforcement filter out and focus on sex offenders most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with child victims.

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Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered why bioelectrodes containing the photosynthesis protein complex photosystem I are not stable in the long term. Such electrodes could be useful for converting light …

Augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality headsets are gradually becoming more widespread. But the communal pleasure of video games is at risk when our friends disappear into solitary playing experiences that we …

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

Freeways choked with traffic, supermarkets laden with fertilizer-grown stock from distance fields and virtually everything we touch derived from petroleum-based plastics. Its hard to imagine life beyond our fossil-fueled …

Scientists in South Africa on Friday launched the worlds first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining eyes and ears to try to unravel the secrets of the universe.

Sugam Sharma remembers as a child listening to his parents talk about hunger. While his family always had enough to eat, hunger was prevalent and something he regularly witnessed growing up and as a young adult in India.

Its impossible for me to keep up with every game. Dozens of titles launch every month and some are bound to fall to the wayside. Thats how Dragon Quest Builders fell off my radar in 2016.

Imagine being able to power your car partly from the heat that its engine gives off. Or what if you could get a portion of your homes electricity from the heat that a power plant emits? Such energy-efficient scenarios may …

Beta-amyloid peptides, protein fragments that form naturally in the brain and clump into plaques in Alzheimers disease patients, are thought to be responsible for neuron death, but it hasnt been clear how the substances …

If the complexities of booking flights is making you long for a road trip, some robot relief is on the way.

Will the real William Shakespeare please stand up? Massive numbers of academic papers have focused through the decades on questions of where and when the bard lifted from other works and how much was from his own head.

UBC computer scientists have turned Amazon Alexa into a tool for software engineers, tasking the virtual assistant to take care of mundane programming tasks, helping increase productivity and speed up workflow.

Finding a new particle is always a nice surprise, but measuring its characteristics is another story and just as important. Less than a year after announcing the discovery of the particle going by the snappy name of cc++ (Xicc++), …

Iridescence is a form of structural colour which uses regular repeating nanostructures to reflect light at slightly different angles, causing a colour-change effect.

Software automatically generates knitting instructions for 3-D shapes

For every two mobile apps released, one is a clone of an existing app. However, new research published in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research shows the success of the original app is not always adversely affected …

Alarmed about the countrys deadly flu epidemic, Lisa Maciel knew she needed to get her 2-year-old daughter to a doctor when the toddlers eyes began to water and she started to run a fever.

Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut

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A new experimental discovery, led by researchers at the University of Minnesota, demonstrates that the chemical element ruthenium (Ru) is the fourth single element to have unique magnetic properties at room temperature. The …

Researchers from the University of Virginia have established new guidelines for scientists mapping out the body molecule by molecule to help us better understand how our cells use metals such as iron and magnesium to maintain …

The European Unions new data protection laws came into effect on Friday, with Brussels saying the changes will protect consumers from being like people naked in an aquarium.

Inspired by a class on managing professional relationships, five recent University of Michigan graduates are developing an app that would mesh with Alexa to help nudge people when theyre out of sync with what they want.

In this age of information and misinformation advancements in technology are challenging us to rethink how language works.

The presence of microbial life in Earths stratosphere is not only opening up a new arena in which to study extremophiles, but is increasing the range of possible environments in which we may find life on other planets. This …

When a massive astrophysical object, such as a boson star or black hole, rotates, it can cause the surrounding spacetime to rotate along with it due to the effect of frame dragging. In a new paper, physicists have shown that …

Planning out how to arrange furniture in your homeor plants in your gardenused to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of imagination.

Calling all gamers to help pick World Video Game Hall of Fame inductees. Twelve finalists were named Tuesday for the class of 2018, pitting Ms. Pac-Man against John Madden Football.

Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americasthrough the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.

Chris Sun was trying to persuade homeless people to accept free money, which, in this case, was harder than it seemed.

Glacial retreat in cold, high-altitude ecosystems exposes environments that are extremely sensitive to phosphorus input, new University of Colorado Boulder-led research shows. The finding upends previous ecological assumptions, …

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

A new NASA-led study shows that climate change is likely to intensify extreme weather events known as atmospheric rivers across most of the globe by the end of this century, while slightly reducing their number.

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a system that can translate a wide variety of 3-D shapes into stitch-by-stitch instructions that enable a computer-controlled knitting machine to automatically …

A Ph.D. student at the University of Manchester has developed a new method and software for using computer game technology for complex scientific and engineering simulations.

EPFL has developed tiny fibers made of elastomer that can incorporate materials like electrodes and nanocomposite polymers. The fibers can detect even the slightest pressure and strain, and can withstand deformation of close …

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the eartherr, game.

Humans arent the only earth-bound organisms that need to take their vitamins. Thiamine commonly known as vitamin B1 is vital to the survival of most every living thing on earth. But the average bacterium or plant …

A small team of researchers from the U.S. and Tunisia has found evidence that suggests a huge asteroid that struck the Earth approximately 66 million years ago caused the planet to warm up for approximately 100,000 years. …

Eyewitness evidence can be critical to investigations and trials. However, research shows that eyewitness memory can be inaccurate and vulnerable to distortion depending on what happens next for example, inaccurate information …

Certain types of bacteria and viruses are readily ejected into the atmosphere when waves break while other taxa are less likely to be transported by sea spray into the air, researchers reported May 22.

A federal court jury on Thursday ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years.

IBM has officially unveiled its Watson Assistant, a voice recognition and assistant system meant to serve as the back end of customized customer front-end systems. IBM announced at its annual Think conference that Watson …

About a decade ago, a modest update to Apples iPhoto software showed me a new way to study architectural history. The February 2009 update added facial recognition, allowing users to tag friends and loved ones in their photos. …

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