The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.
Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people
It is challenging for deaf people to learn a sound-based language, since they are physically not able to hear those sounds. Hence, most of them struggle with written language as well as with text reading ...
Computer games give a boost to English
If you want to make a mark in the world of computer games you had better have a good English vocabulary. It has now also been scientifically proven that someone who is good at computer games has a larger ...
Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences?
Latino children make greatest gains in NC Pre-K
A new summary of 12 years of research on North Carolina's pre-kindergarten program for at-risk 4-year-olds shows that "dual-language learners" make the greatest academic progress in the program. According ...
Why marvellous isn't awesome any more
Using the Spoken British National Corpus 2014, a very large collection of recordings of real-life, informal, spoken interactions between speakers of British English from across the United Kingdom, Cambridge ...
Mathematicians calculate that there are 177,147 ways to knot a tie
Study reveals a way to improve chances of winning at rock-paper-scissors
Google engineers open gates to Quantum Computing Playground
How arbitrary is language?
Words in the English language are structured to help children learn according to research led by Lancaster University.
Taking notes? TransProse algorithm turns novels into music
Engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA
Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to "program" how DNA molecules interact in a test tube or cell.
Techniques from natural-language processing enable computers to efficiently search video for actions
With the commodification of digital cameras, digital video has become so easy to produce that human beings can have trouble keeping up with it. Among the tools that computer scientists are developing to make ...
Robot can be programmed by casually talking to it (w/ Video)
Robots are getting smarter, but they still need step-by-step instructions for tasks they haven't performed before. Before you can tell your household robot "Make me a bowl of ramen noodles," you'll have to ...