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 ...

Oct 26, 2009
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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 ...

Oct 26, 2009
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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 ...

Oct 26, 2009
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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.

Oct 26, 2009
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