Archive: 6/03/2012

Cebit 2012: 3-D animations for everyone

3D movies like "Toy Story" or "Transformers" are based on everyday objects that are able to move like humans. Such 3D characters are created by skilled experts in time-consuming manual work. Computer scientists at the Max ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Expert: Webcam spy suspect's computer used in chat

(AP) -- A Rutgers University computer system manager told jurors on Tuesday that it appears the computer of a former student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man was used ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Other
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O, Pioneers! (part 2): The derelicts of space

Before the Pioneer 11 spacecraft could venture beyond our solar system, it had to pass through the rings of Saturn. At the time, the rings were not well characterized and some thought the spacecraft could be destroyed. Whatever ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A heating system with a brain

A start-up from EPFL and CSEM is putting on the market a thermal regulator that uses neural networks to learn about your house as the seasons change, allowing for savings of up to 65% on fuel.

dateMar 06, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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