Archive: 10/23/2012

Training your robot the PaR-PaR way

Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can't reward it with treats and it doesn't respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in the biological sciences, however, the future ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Robotics
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EU tightens up online gambling controls

The European Commission outlined measures on Tuesday to tighten controls on online gambling, a fast-growing, multi-billion-euro industry, to combat fraud, money laundering and rigging of sport fixtures.

dateOct 23, 2012 in Internet
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Lubricants from vegetable oil

Epoxides are highly reactive organic compounds comprised of a triple ring with two carbon atoms and one oxygen atom. Among other things, the chemicals industry uses them for the production of lubricants for ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Materials Science
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Puppies don't pick up on yawns

Do you get tired when others yawn? Does your dog get tired when you yawn? New research from Lund University establishes that dogs catch yawns from humans. But not if the dogs are too young. The study, published in Springer's ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Quasar may be embedded in unusually dusty galaxy

Hubble astronomers have looked at one of the most distant and brightest quasars in the universe and are surprised by what they did not see: the underlying host galaxy of stars feeding the quasar. The best ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Astronomy
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Quantum computing with recycled particles

A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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