Archive: 22/08/2012

How to act if there is a fire on the AVE

Researchers at the University of Cantabria have used computer models to analyse the best way to evacuate the Spanish High Speed Train, AVE, in the case of fire. The involvement of the crew in organising the fast transfer ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Engineering
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Computer program recognises any language

If computers are rendered capable of recognising speech it will one day be the norm to give commands by voice rather than via a keyboard. “Speaking” with a mobile phone is already commonplace for many people. ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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DARPA to invest in iRobot's inflatable robot arm

( -- In military operations there are a lot of things that need to be done besides fighting, and the US government is hoping to offload as much of those things as possible to robots. To that end, the Defense Advanced ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Robotics weblog
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Suggested steps to improve literacy

Many students struggle with the high standards and difficult coursework of college. University of Arkansas professor, Sandra Stotsky, identifies the problem as a lack of increased difficulty in reading requirements throughout ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Social Sciences
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