New VertLife project will sprout a forest of family trees
A Yale-led effort to bring "big data" to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new, Genealogy of Life program at ...
Intelligent navigation system to personalise shopping trips
A ground-breaking indoor navigation system is being developed to help improve people's experiences of a range of businesses, including supermarkets, hospitals and leisure parks.
US judge weighs Google book copyright case
A federal judge Monday pointedly questioned attorneys for the Authors Guild in a long-running case on whether Google's book-scanning project violates copyright law.
CAS archaeologists test new research tool
Last month, a team of CAS archaeology faculty and students tested out their latest research tool: a remote-controlled hexacopter. The small six-rotor flying tool, equipped with a camera, will be used in Turkey this summer ...
Unconventional visualization method wins jury prize at media festival
Collaborative work performed by the Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center (RDAV) and University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, artist Evan Meaney that examines the interplay of data, information, and knowledge has ...
US readers turn increasingly to digital books, study finds
US readers are increasingly opting for digital books instead of ink-and-paper editions, according to a Pew Research Center study released on Thursday.
Fast forward to the past: Technologists test 'game-changing' data-processing technology
It's a digital world. Or is it? NASA technologist Jonathan Pellish isn't convinced. In fact, he believes a computing technology of yesteryear could potentially revolutionize everything from autonomous rendezvous ...
Working by night, specialists create digital twin of Chinese statue in Yard
Reality has not been kind to the large Chinese statue in Harvard Yard, but maybe virtual reality will be.
Next generation 3-D theater: Optical science makes glasses a thing of the past
Even with current digital technology, the latest Hollywood blockbusters still rely on clunky glasses to achieve a convincing 3-D effect. New optics research by a team of South Korean investigators offers ...
Interdisciplinary research leads to reduced construction costs and multiple awards
Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale ...
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope approved to advance to final design stage
(Phys.org) -- The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) just received another boost. The National Science Foundation announced that it has received the go-ahead from the National Science Board to advance ...
Toshiba shares jump as it drops Japan TV operations
Toshiba shares surged almost six percent Thursday after saying it had stopped making televisions in Japan where a strong yen has hurt exports as slow demand and falling prices also ate into earnings.
Vatican and Oxford libraries announce joint digital conversion of some manuscripts, books
More world literature just got its door kicked open digitally. For the first time scholars will be able to compare material kept in the separate collections for centuries.
Apple's next big thing?
Along with revelations about his "thermonuclear war" on Google and funding of non-traditional cancer treatments, Steve Jobs' newly published biography drops a bomb about the next big thing he and Apple were working on.