Archive: 25/06/2013

New IT tool predicts book sales prior to publication

In Granada, researchers have developed a new IT system that predicts the volume of sales a book will have if it is finally published. This information will be of great value to publishers, who could use it to decide on the ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Software
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German team creates robot ape (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Researchers at Germany's Research Center for Artificial Intelligence are working on a project they call iStruct—its purpose is to create robots that more closely resemble their natural counterparts. To that ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Robotics report
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A better route to hydrocarbazoles

(Phys.org) —A new chemical process developed by researchers at Kanazawa University provides an efficient way of synthesizing diverse organic compounds. This research is also described in the inaugural June 2013 issue of ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Materials Science
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Fishing for chips

Traditional methods of marking larger farm animals rely on branding with hot irons or on ear-tagging. Dogs and cats are instead identified by the implant of a microchip transponder. With very few exceptions, it is now mandatory ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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