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Team develops faster, higher quality 3-D camera

When Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox in November 2010, it transformed the video game industry. The most inexpensive 3-D camera to date, the Kinect bypassed the need for joysticks and controllers by ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Engineering
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Computers that mimic the function of the brain

Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Extreme science in the Arctic

A research team from Northwestern University was dropped by helicopter in the desolate wilderness of Greenland with four weeks of provisions and the goal of collecting ancient specimens preserved in Arctic lakebeds.

dateFeb 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Think again about gender gap in science

Scholars from diverse fields have long proposed that interlocking factors such as cognitive abilities, discrimination and interests may cause more women than men to leave the science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Social Sciences
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