Japan's new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch
Japan's new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted off Saturday carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets in a launch coordinated from a laptop computer-based command centre.
Intelligent, efficient and sustainable use of water on golf courses
A wireless system capable of optimally irrigating golf courses promises not only better-cared for greens and fairways but substantial savings in water usage as well. In fact, the EU-funded WaterGolf project, ...
Japan suspends satellite rocket launch at last minute (Update)
Japan suspended the launch of its next-generation solid-fuel rocket on Tuesday just seconds before lift-off after engineers discovered a technical glitch.
Research team building a computer chip based on the human brain
Today's computing chips are incredibly complex and contain billions of nano-scale transistors, allowing for fast, high-performance computers, pocket-sized smartphones that far outpace early desktop computers, and an explosion ...
Disney Researchers use automated analysis to find weakness in soccer coaching strategy
Investigators at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, are applying artificial intelligence to the analysis of professional soccer and, in one application of the automated technique, have discovered a strategic error ...
Robots: How long before they're part of the family?
Low-cost, high-performance sensors, such as digital cameras, and advances in computer vision and artificial intelligence are bringing the age of robots ever closer, says QUT robotics scientist Dr Feras Dayoub.
Recognizing people by the way they walk
Recognizing people by the way they walk can have numerous applications in the fields of security, leisure or medicine. Ramon Mollineda, lecturer at the Department of Computing Languages and Systems at the Universitat Jaume ...
Time to train for world's first fleet of marine drones
An odd underwater ballet has been unfolding in the Mediterranean port of Toulon these past few days.
Computer smart as a 4-year-old
Artificial and natural knowledge researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have IQ-tested one of the best available artificial intelligence systems to see how intelligent it really is.
On the trail of bacteria: Infrared light allows characterization of pathogens
Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) are hot on the trail of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. The researchers have developed a technique for the rapid and reliable ...
Researchers track facial expressions to improve teaching software
(Phys.org) —Research from North Carolina State University shows that software which tracks facial expressions can accurately assess the emotions of students engaged in interactive online learning and predict the effectiveness ...
New IT tool predicts book sales prior to publication
In Granada, researchers have developed a new IT system that predicts the volume of sales a book will have if it is finally published. This information will be of great value to publishers, who could use it to decide on the ...
German team creates robot ape (w/ Video)
What makes people click? Researchers analyze online news preferences
A new study has analysed tens of thousands of articles available to readers of online news and created a model to find out 'what makes people click'.