All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Research’

Sex Robots: Prostitution As A Science, Not An Art

We can relegate this one to the realm of science fiction for the moment, but two researchers from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand suggest that in the near future, we could all be looking at a world where prostitution is largely the work of robotic sex companions. Their study, published in the May edition of Futures magazine, is called …

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Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter

Researchers in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol have presented a paper in which they track the national mood of the United Kingdom through Twitter posts. This is not the first, or even the largest, study to track public mood swings using Twitter. This study, however, is interesting because it specifically shows the increasing public anger leading …

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Computer Researchers and Google Develop an Algorithm to Identify Fake Reviews

Computer Science researchers have teamed up with Google to investigate how SPAM reviews online can be identified automatically and shut down. The research was published by Arjun Mukherjee and Bing Liu from the computer science department of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Natalie Glance, a software designer and engineer at Google. The researchers began by realizing that individuals …

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E-Book Subscriptions: More Publishers are Adding Titles to ebrary’s Academic Complete

Publishers that distribute e-books to libraries under subscription in addition to other models will receive the most value, according to ebrary which is owned by ProQuest. Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Leuven University Press, and University of Illinois Press will distribute e-books in Academic Complete as well as other …

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Electric Cars Have Radio Interference Problems

To enable radio reception in electric vehicles, manufacturers must install filters and insulate cables, since electrical signals will otherwise interfere with music and speech transmissions. Now, using new calculation methods, researchers are paving the way for pure listening pleasure while also helping to lower the associated costs. In the vehicle of the future, the electric car, listening to the radio …

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Mobile App Boosts Stop Smoking Efforts

Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh is trying to find out why. “One thing that really stood out among the relapsers is how their urge to smoke just never dropped, in …

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US Navy Unveils New Recruitment Center For Robots

The United States Navy has really picked up research on robotics in the last few years. Recently the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research(LASR) unveiled a 50,000-square-foot complex on the campus of the Naval Research Laboratory. The lab is going to do research and testing on how robots interact with people and how people interact with robots. The facility has sand …

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Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?

With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

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Google Announces App Engine Research Awards

Google’s App Engine is used for a lot of different web applications. While it can be used for business applications, the more interesting uses come from the scientific and research fields. Google is now going to reward those who use app engine in the most interesting ways. Google announced today the creation of the

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Record-setting 100 Tesla Magnetic Field Emits An Eerie Howl

Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s biggest magnet facility succeeded last week in producing the world’s first magnetic field surpassing 100-tesla, an achievement that produced a magnetic field roughly 2,000,000 times stronger than Earth’s magnetic field. The official measure was 100.75 tesla, or T, which was created using a “100-tesla pulsed, multi-shot magnet, a combination of seven coils sets …

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Ads On Free Apps Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery

Everybody knows that playing games on your smartphone is a death sentence to your phone’s battery. When I first succumbed to my light addiction to Words With Friends, I actually had to start taking my battery charger to work with me because my iPhone wasn’t making it through a whole eight-hour shift (although actually working at work would probably have …

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Bioprinting Uses Inkjet Printer On Living Cells

Researchers from Clemson University have found a way to create temporary holes in the membranes of live cells using a standard inkjet printer. The method will be published in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, on March 16. “We first had the idea for this method when we wanted to be able to visualize changes in the cytoskeleton arrangement due …

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