News tagged with interactions

New avatars capable of laughing

Today's computer-based avatars lack one of our most deeply rooted human characteristics: laughter. Computer scientists have now teamed up with psychologists to give avatars the ability to laugh.

dateApr 04, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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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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Telecoupling paper honored as 2013's best

A new way scientists – all kinds of natural and social scientists – are using to scrutinize some of the world's biggest challenges in sustainability is getting its turn in the spotlight.

dateMar 25, 2014 in Environment
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BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets

BlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology for vehicle dashboards.

dateJul 03, 2014 in Business
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A climate guide to a weird future

Global Weirding is an interactive visualization of the most comprehensive scientific report on climate change ever made – the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report.

dateDec 04, 2014 in Environment
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MIT pulls online lectures over harassment claim

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has removed a retired physics professor's lectures from an online learning platform because the school concluded he had sexually harassed a woman, university officials said.

dateDec 09, 2014 in Other
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