Baseball study eyes thin line between prospects and major leaguers
Researchers from Murdoch University have found that batters in American professional Major League Baseball (MLB) and the high minor leagues are 13-15 per cent better at predicting a pitch before its release ...
Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand
The maker of one of the Internet's most popular browsers is taking on one of the world's best-known purveyors of surveillance software, accusing a British company of hijacking the Mozilla brand to camouflage its espionage ...
New research finds there may be a 'million dollar voice' for CEOs
When we hear the term "million dollar voice" we often think of singers with the potential to cash in on their powerful vocal chords.
Toshiba debuts 600V Super Junction MOSFET DTMOS IV high-speed diode series at APEC 2013
This week at APEC 2013, Toshiba America Electronic Components will introduce a new lineup of high-speed diodes (HSD): the TK16A60W5, TK31J60W5 and TK39J60W5. Based on Toshiba's fourth generation 600V system super junction ...
Computer scientists prevent data theft on smartphones and tablet computers
Some mobile applications on web-enabled mobile phones and tablet computers spy on personal data. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken prevent this through a new approach. Its chief attraction: For the protection ...
Low-pitched song indicates fairy-wren size
A male fairy-wren's low pitch song indicates body size, a new international study has shown.
Virginia Tech engineer defines the globalization rubric for construction
Imagine going in for a performance evaluation and the only object in the room is a report saying your work is not up to par. No explanations are provided, and no one is available to you to ask how to improve ...
Small bats squeak at higher pitch to focus better, study reports
Small bats have to emit higher-pitched squeaks than their bigger cousins for their sonar navigation systems to work equally well, scientists said Wednesday.
An elephant that speaks Korean (w/ Video)
An Asian elephant named Koshik can imitate human speech, speaking words in Korean that can be readily understood by those who know the language. The elephant accomplishes this in a most unusual way: he vocalizes ...
Stereoscopic 3-D for professional training of football referees
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are applying stereoscopic 3-D to record exercises on offside position for the FIFA to use as teaching material in professional training courses for assistant ...
Speakers of a tone language show improved pitch perception
People who speak Cantonese, a tonal language, demonstrate enhance musical pitch perception relative to Canadian French and English speakers, according to an Apr. 11 report in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
Voice analysis aims to spot phone scams
Nagoya University researchers and Fujitsu Ltd. have developed technology they say can analyze suspicious phone conversations and detect bank transfer scams with a high degree of accuracy.
Researchers find classical musical compositions adhere to power law
Pentagon, NASA open space launch missions to private ventures
The U.S. government has taken the first steps toward allowing commercial space companies to launch its national security satellites into outer space.