Scientists use game to generate database for analysis of drawing
The fingers of thousands of people who created sketches of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on their iPhones can collectively guide and correct the drawing strokes of subsequent touchscreen users in an application created by ...
'FEAsy' analyzes designs from raw sketches to speed parts creation (w/ Video)
Going back to the drawing board is much easier now that researchers have developed a new type of design program called FEAsy.
'Surrogates' aid design of complex parts and controlling video games
Researchers have defined a new class of software, calling it "surrogate interaction," which enables designers and video gamers to more easily change features of complex objects like automotive drawings or ...
Suggested DAD over CAD could save millions
New engineering design software could drastically improve the efficiency and accuracy of electrical system documentation and save the construction, minerals and energy industries millions in labour costs.
Breeding blow as Australian panda passions run low
It was back to the drawing board for Australian scientists Monday after another breeding season for giant pandas failed to produce results at the Adelaide Zoo.
400-year-old Rubens sketch discovered at Uni
A 17th century drawing by renowned artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens has been discovered at the University of Reading.
Scientists underestimated potential for Tohoku quake. Now what?
The massive Tohoku, Japan, earthquake in 2011 and Sumatra-Andaman superquake in 2004 stunned scientists because neither region was thought to be capable of producing a megathrust earthquake with a magnitude exceeding 8.4.
Hankering for molecular electronics? Grab the new NIST sandwich
The sandwich recipe recently concocted by scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology may prove tasty for computer chip designers, who have long had an appetite for molecule-sized ...
Google hopes to revolutionize video chat with 'Hangout' apps
Christine Egy Rose realized she was on to something powerful. Instead of the awkward monosyllabic two-minute exchange her two-year-old son Jackson typically had over a video chat link with relatives, he spent a full 50 minutes ...
Study of comic books helps Stanford scholars identify cultural trends
Robots and mythical creatures battle each other in cartoon-like drawings spread across a table. A crowd gathers around to take a closer look at the vibrantly colored images from the pages of the award-winning ...
White-lipped peccary trails lead to archeological discovery in Brazil
While tracking white-lipped peccaries and gathering environmental data in forests that link Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes, a team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local partner ...
Children evaluate educational games
Is it possible to create suitable and amusing educational computer games? Can you use qualities from other types of games? And what do the children really think of these kinds of games? Wolmet Barendregt ...
With robots, artist simultaneously draws in three cities
An Austrian artist on Thursday drew three pictures simultaneously in three European capitals thanks to two robots copying his every movement in real time in Britain and Germany.
Promising drilling tool
An innovative new oil-drilling tool concept has seen the light of day.