Archive: 8/07/2009

From pythons to fungus, species invading US

(AP) -- A pet Burmese python broke out of a glass cage last week and killed a 2-year-old girl in her Florida bedroom. The tragedy became the latest and most graphic example of a problem that has plagued the state for more ...

dateJul 08, 2009 in Ecology
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Review: Need advice? Aardvark can sniff it out

(AP) -- I like to get advice from friends on all sorts of things, and love to give it even more. In the past few years, instant messaging, e-mail and Twitter have sped up the process, but there's still room for improvement.

dateJul 08, 2009 in Internet
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Robot Learns to Smile and Frown (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A hyper-realistic Einstein robot at the University of California, San Diego has learned to smile and make facial expressions through a process of self-guided learning. The UC San Diego researchers used machine ...

dateJul 08, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Beyond -- way beyond -- WIMP interfaces

(PhysOrg.com) -- Human-computer interaction is undergoing a revolution, entering a multimodal era that goes beyond, way beyond, the WIMP (Windows-Icons-Menus-Pointers) paradigm. Now European researchers have developed a platform ...

dateJul 08, 2009 in Software
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Keeping harmful bacteria from progressing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Wyoming and an institute in Germany have completed a project that, for the first time, has identified how sunlight changes activity of a particular class of proteins called ...

dateJul 08, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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