Archive: 23/06/2010

Smart computer learns from video

Swiss researchers have written a computer programme that is able to analyse temporal and spatial patterns of moving objects, and on top of that is capable of learning. This would be a significant aid in traffic monitoring.

dateJun 23, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Down with jet lag

Journeys across several time zones make our internal body clocks go haywire. We feel exhausted and tense, and our sleep pattern is out of synch. As scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry have now ...

dateJun 23, 2010 in Medical research
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Plentiful and Potential Planets

Two planet-hunting telescopes - CoRoT and Kepler - are keeping astronomers hard at work cataloging far-distant planets that orbit other stars in our galaxy. The search for distant planets is essential for astrobiologists ...

dateJun 23, 2010 in Astronomy
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Drug mitigates toxic effects of radiation in mice

While radiation has therapeutic uses, too much radiation is damaging to cells. The most important acute side effect of radiation poisoning is damage to the bone marrow. The bone marrow produces all the normal blood cells, ...

dateJun 23, 2010 in Medications
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