Archive: 10/26/2009

Robotic perception, on purpose

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers developed technology that enables a robot to combine data from both sound and vision to create combined, purposeful perception. In the process, they have taken the field ...

dateOct 26, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Exercise makes cigarettes less attractive to smokers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Exercise can help smokers quit because it makes cigarettes less attractive. A new study from the University of Exeter shows for the first time that exercise can lessen the power of cigarettes ...

dateOct 26, 2009 in Health
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Whales are polite conversationalists

What do a West African drummer and a sperm whale have in common? According to some reports, they can both spot rhythms in the chatter of an ocean crowded with the calls of marine mammals -- a feat impossible for the untrained ...

dateOct 26, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Disappearing vowels 'caught' on tape in US midwest

Try to pronounce the words "caught" and "cot." If you're a New Yorker by birth, the two words will sound as different as their spellings. But if you grew up in California, you probably pronounce them identically.

dateOct 26, 2009 in Other
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