Archive: 24/08/2012

Scientists explain scale of Japanese tsunami

Scientists at Cambridge University have developed a model that may show why some tsunamis—including the one that devastated Japan in March 2011ar—e so much larger than expected. The Japanese tsunami baffled the world's ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Robot NICO learning self awareness using mirrors

(Phys.org)—Self awareness is one of the hallmarks of intelligence. We as human beings clearly understand that we are both our bodies and our minds and that others perceive us in ways differently than we perceive ourselves. ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Robotics report
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Almost half of Americans yawn over 4G LTE

Who needs faster wireless networks? Nearly half of US consumers say they don't. A new survey finds that nearly half of U.S. consumers feel they just do not need 4G LTE. "Colossal power!" "Scorching speed!" "Take your office ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Telecom weblog
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Making crowdsourcing easier

Crowdsourcing is a technique for farming out labor-intensive tasks over the Internet by splitting them into small chunks that dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people complete at their desks for a few cents each.

dateAug 24, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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