Archive: 05/10/2011

Of minds and machines

In the 1950s and '60s -- when MIT’s Warren McCulloch and Walter Pitts were building networks of artificial neurons, John McCarthy and Marvin Minsky were helping to create the discipline of artificial intelligence and ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Other
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Apple pays compensation over Beijing brawl

US high-tech giant Apple said staff at its flagship Beijing store acted in self-defence when a fight broke out, resulting in injuries to a customer who has since been compensated, reports said Tuesday. ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Business
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Electric cars take off in Norway

They speed past gas guzzlers in traffic, ignore congestion charges and get city centre parking for free. In a country whose wealth is fuelled by oil, Oslo has become the world capital of the electric car.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Google to launch online music service: report

Internet giant Google could launch an online music service as early as Tuesday to rival Amazon's "cloud" service, which allows users to store digital music online, the Wall Street Journal reported.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Internet
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Bats lend an ear to sonar engineering

Researchers have mapped out the diversity of bat ears in a hope to inspire the design of new intuitive methods of manipulating waves with physical shapes, such as SONAR and RADAR.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Engineering
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An enigmatic problem in marine ecology uncovered

A new research paper from an international and interdisciplinary team, published in the journal Ecography, has uncovered the mystery behind the relationship between the duration of the open water period and the geographic covera ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Ecology
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Report: Microsoft near deal to buy Skype

Microsoft Corp. is nearing a deal to buy the popular Internet telephone service Skype in what could be the biggest deal in the software maker's 36-year history, according to a published report.

dateMay 10, 2011 in Business
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