Conducting cool summer research in the Arctic
The Arctic Coastal Ecosystems Survey (ACES) is focused on understanding the ecological role of near-shore and lagoon habitats of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas that surround Alaska and its connectivity with ...
Hidden in middens: New clues of earliest known Bolivian Amazon humans
Researchers have discovered the earliest evidence yet of humans living in the Bolivian Amazon, putting the first known human habitation of the region at about 8000 years earlier than was previously thought.
Robot does standup for London audience (w/ Video)
Arctic sea-ice loss has widespread effects on wildlife
With sea ice at its lowest point in 1,500 years, how might ecological communities in the Arctic be affected by its continued and even accelerated melting over the next decades? In a review article in the ...
Citizen scientists rival experts in analyzing land-cover data
Over the past 5 years, IIASA researchers on the Geo-Wiki project have been leading a team of citizen scientists who examine satellite data to categorize land cover or identify places where people live and ...
Digital hair manipulation gets dynamic
Had your hair cut lately? Most of us probably can answer that one affirmatively. Use a brush or comb? Well, yeah, of course. Does your hair blow in the wind? Only when it's windy.
Humanoid robot that sees and maps
(Phys.org) —Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung's latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the ...
Ailanthus tree's status as invasive species offers lesson in human interaction
An exotic tree species that changed from prized possession to forest management nightmare serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of non-native species mixing with human interactions, according to researchers.
Emotional energy is a source of strength for implementing strategy
In order to be put into action, a strategy requires a massive amount of cooperative processing from the members of an organisation.
SideWays eye-tracking system shown at Paris conference (w/ video)
Fleeing Facebook: Study examines why users quit
With more than a billion active accounts worldwide, it can be easy to forget that some people don't use Facebook. In fact, "non-use" of the social networking site is fairly common – one-third of Facebook ...
Write timing: ZoomBoard works for smartwatch text entry (w/ video)
MorePhone: Revolutionary shape-changing phone curls upon a call (w/ Video)
Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a new smartphone – called MorePhone – which can morph its shape to give users a silent yet visual cue of an incoming phone call, text ...
Personal touch is key to gesture control software: Design-it-yourself gestures may be key to future computer interfaces
(Phys.org) —A team of experts in human-computer interaction at the University of St Andrews have found that gesture-based Natural User Interfaces (used to control televisions, computers and games consoles ...