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Artbot app engineers the discovery of art

Is it possible to engineer the discovery of art? In 2013, two graduate students in MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) set out to answer that question, and today, thanks to their ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Software
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Scuttling satellites to save space

It takes a lot of ingenuity – not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force – to get satellites into orbit. Now space engineers are applying comparable ingenuity to the challenge of getting their missions ...

dateMar 27, 2015 in Space Exploration
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It's sound—Bristol Pound encourages community unity

There is a rapidly growing momentum driving the development of mobile payment systems. New research has shown systems, such as the Bristol Pound, can have a positive effect on the local community by encouraging consumers ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Business
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How music listening programmes can be easily fooled

For well over two decades, researchers have sought to build music listening software that can address the deluge of music growing faster than our Spotify-spoilt appetites. From software that can tell you ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Other
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BPG image format judged awesome versus JPEG

If these three letters could talk, BPG, they would say something like "Farewell, JPEG." Better Portable Graphics (BPG) is a new image format based on HEVC and supported by browsers with a small Javascript ...

dateDec 17, 2014 in Software weblog
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New website engages viewers in herring story

Like a fishing net, a new website, created by a Simon Fraser University archaeologist and a multimedia consultant, captures viewers and draws them into an interactive multimedia window onto Pacific herring's ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Ecology
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