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.

Apr 04, 2014
3 / 5 (2) 0

'Whale Spotting' app seeks to reduce ship strikes (Update)

U.S. federal officials trying to reduce the number of whales that are struck and killed by ships sailing in and out of San Francisco Bay are testing a new smartphone application that could help locate the mammals more accurately.

Sep 18, 2013
not rated yet 0

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 ...

May 05, 2014
not rated yet 0

Telecoupling paper honored as 2013's best

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

Mar 25, 2014
5 / 5 (3) 0

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 ...

Sep 09, 2013
5 / 5 (1) 0

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.

Jul 03, 2014
5 / 5 (3) 1