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AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second

8 February 2018 - 3:03pm
Researchers have long been applying AI to protect wildlife. Initially, computer scientists were using AI and game theory to anticipate the poachers' haunts, and now they have applied artificial intelligence and deep learning to spot poachers in near real-time.
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New '4-D goggles' allow wearers to be 'touched' by approaching objects

8 February 2018 - 1:19pm
A team of researchers has developed a pair of '4-D goggles' that allows wearers to be physically 'touched' by a movie when they see a looming object on the screen, such as an approaching spacecraft.
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Smartly containing the cloud increases computing efficiency, says first-of-its-kind study

6 February 2018 - 8:49am
Researchers discovered ways to further improve computing efficiency using management tools for cloud-based light-weight virtual machine replacements called containers.
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Worm 'uploaded' to computer and taught amazing tricks

6 February 2018 - 7:58am
The tiny worm C. elegans is the only living being whose neural network has been analyzed completely. It can therefore be transferred to a computer, creating a virtual copy of the worm which behaves in exactly the same way to external stimuli. Such a 'virtual worm' can learn amazing tricks -- its neural network can even be used to balance a pole, which is a standard control problem in computer science.
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The virtual brain: Patient data allow researchers to study brain function using detailed

1 February 2018 - 8:57am
Using patient measurement data, researchers have succeeded in further refining the brain modeling platform 'The Virtual Brain'. The software, which has been downloaded almost 11,000 times to date, has been used in projects and publications across the globe.
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Augmented reality helps surgeons to 'see through' tissue and reconnect blood vessels

31 January 2018 - 5:58am
Using augmented reality in the operating theatre could help surgeons to improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients.
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Augmented reality system lets doctors see under patients' skin without the scalpel

24 January 2018 - 2:24pm
New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does.
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Augmented and virtual reality will involve human senses in verifying the operations of information systems

24 January 2018 - 8:41am
Many new applications aim to make information systems and machines identify their users and take their individual needs and emotions into account.
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Vision, sensory and motor testing could predict best batters in baseball

8 January 2018 - 6:02am
Researchers found players with higher scores on computer-based vision and motor tasks had better on-base percentages, more walks and fewer strikeouts -- collectively referred to as plate discipline -- compared to their peers.
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'Will I look dumb?' Human-like virtual assistants can deter help-seeking

4 January 2018 - 12:34pm
Virtual assistants have become increasingly sophisticated -- and more human-like -- since the days when Clippy asked if you needed help with your document. These assistants are intended to make programs and apps easier to use, but research suggests that human-like virtual assistants may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement. 
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Virtual twin in ten minutes

2 January 2018 - 7:38am
Avatars -- virtual persons: A new system makes it possible to practice and improve motion sequences by providing individualized feedback in real time. The system is embodied by a virtual person acting as a coach. In addition, users see themselves as avatars -- virtual copies of themselves in the mirror of the virtual room. The creation of such personalized avatars used to take several days, but researchers have now developed an accelerated process.
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Tumor growth parameters predict response to anti-angiogenic therapy in mice

21 December 2017 - 11:30am
Using a mathematical modeling approach, scientists have found that certain parameters of tumor growth in mice can predict the effectiveness of drugs that block formation of tumor-nourishing blood vessels.
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Robot drummer posts pictures of jamming sessions on Facebook

20 December 2017 - 9:20am
Scientists have developed a drumming robot that plays along with human keyboard players and posts pictures of the sessions on Facebook.
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Software enables robots to be controlled in virtual reality

14 December 2017 - 11:45am
Researchers have developed software that lets users control robots over the internet with off-the-shelf virtual reality hardware.
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Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects

14 December 2017 - 11:19am
While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. Engineers have recently been experimenting with a new type of programming that mimics the way an insect’s brain works, which could soon have people wondering if that fly on the wall is actually a fly.
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Virtual reality makes journalism immersive, realism makes it credible

7 December 2017 - 3:25pm
Virtual reality technology may help journalists pull an audience into their stories, but they should avoid being too flashy, or their credibility could suffer, according to a team of researchers.
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First step toward practical application of holographic memory with magnetic assist

5 December 2017 - 6:36am
Scientists have successfully applied magnetic assist recording to magnetic-holographic memory to reduce recording energy consumption and achieve error-free data reconstruction. This new technology is promising for practical application of magnetic-holographic memory as a rewritable, ultra-high-density, high-speed optical information storage medium.
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Virtual reality users must learn to use what they see

4 December 2017 - 2:28pm
When most people put on a virtual reality headset, they still treat what they see like it's happening on any run-of-the-mill TV screen, research finds.
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Computerized biology, or how to control a population of cells with a computer

4 December 2017 - 7:53am
Researchers explain computer control of cellular processes. Hybrid experimental platforms combining microscopes and software are enabling researchers to interface living cells with control algorithms in real time. The research illustrates that these solutions make it possible to create new and easily reprogrammable behaviors of cell populations. This external control of living tissue would then become a formidable research tool for acquiring a detailed understanding of the biological role of certain proteins.
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HADES creates alternate reality to mislead hackers

29 November 2017 - 1:40pm
Researchers have created alternative realities to mislead cyberintruders and cast doubt upon their disclosures.
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