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Argumentative agents for online deal-making

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software agents that play devil's advocate and quarrel with each other may not sound like something you would want in your computer. But, say a team of European researchers, argumentative agents promise faster, ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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The grid: a new way of doing science

(PhysOrg.com) -- A European consortium has brought the power of grid computing to bear on problems ranging from the genetic origins of heart disease to the management of fish stocks and the reconstruction ...

dateJan 06, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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As the refrigerator said to the hi-fi...

(PhysOrg.com) -- Networked sensors and devices have huge potential but how can we ensure that they can all talk to each other? The answer, according to a European consortium, is to link them seamlessly through a common 'middleware'.

dateJan 04, 2010 in Engineering
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Smarter cars are gaining traction (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lives can depend on a vehicle's moment-by-moment traction. New European technology promises to make cars as good as experienced, alert drivers at sensing and adjusting to wet, snowy or icy ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Engineering
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Growing Europe's nanowires

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed state-of-the-art nanowire 'growing' technology, opening the way for faster, smaller microchips and creating a promising new avenue of research and industrial ...

dateDec 16, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Slam dunk for future smart robots

(PhysOrg.com) -- 'What does the world look like' and 'where am I' are two questions robots must solve if they are to act autonomously in an unknown environment. Work by European researchers will help future ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Robotics
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Television control for the remote

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cheap way to deliver interactive communications to remote communities has been successfully tested in Brazil and Italy.

dateDec 08, 2009 in Telecom
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New laser -- it's a gas, gas, gas... sensor

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new generation of optical sensors is enabling the development of robust, long-lasting, lighting-fast trace gas detectors for use in a wide range of industrial, security and domestic applications.

dateDec 04, 2009 in Engineering
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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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