Electric charge disorder: A key to biological order?
Theoretical physicist Ali Naji from the IPM in Tehran and the University of Cambridge, UK, and his colleagues have shown how small random patches of disordered, frozen electric charges can make a difference when they are ...
Fujitsu digitizes sticky-note brainstorming with proprietary digital pen technology
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has developed an industry-first technology supporting the digitization of results from sticky-note brainstorming sessions by utilizing a digital pen.
Recognizing pathogenic invaders
Researchers in Japan have determined the structural basis of the molecular defense system that protects insects from pathogens1, which provides clarity on the molecular binding that underpins this defense ...
Google buys computer vision startup 'PittPatt'
Google on Monday said it has bought a computer vision startup spun out of the robotics institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
US Air Force connects 1,760 PlayStation 3's to build supercomputer
From handwritten CAPTCHAs to 'smart rooms,' tech solutions start with pattern recognition
Buy something online, enter your credit card number and mailing address. Simple. Then you come to the box with the CAPTCHA, the Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. Here, the website ...
Seeing the forest for the trees: Object recognition system breaks images into ever smaller parts
Object recognition is one of the core topics in computer vision research: After all, a computer that can see isn't much use if it has no idea what it's looking at. Researchers at MIT, working with colleagues ...
Ames Researcher Makes Flying Safer
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's comforting to know that when you board a commercial airline Ames Researcher Ashok Srivastava is working to ensure that you enjoy a safe flight.
Context is ev ... well, something, anyway
Today, computers can't reliably identify the objects in digital images. But if they could, they could comb through hours of video for the two or three minutes that a viewer might be interested in, or perform ...
An emotion detector for baby
Baby monitors of the future could translate infant cries, so that parents will know for certain whether their child is sleepy, hungry, needing a change, or in pain. Japanese scientists report details of a statistical computer ...
Researchers Build Artificial Immune System to Solve Computational Problems
Game utilizes human intuition to help computers solve complex problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new computer game prototype combines work and play to help solve a fundamental problem underlying many computer hardware design tasks.
Clarke clarifies pattern recognition theory of humour
Recent commentary has suggested that the extent to which anomaly theories have become ingrained in the minds of academics and popular commentators alike has led to certain common assumptions and misconceptions about Clarke's pattern recognition theory of humour. ...
Researcher identifies just 8 patterns as the cause of all humor
Evolutionary theorist Alastair Clarke has today published details of eight patterns he claims to be the basis of all the humour that has ever been imagined or expressed, regardless of civilization, culture or personal taste.