Study Pits Man v Machine in Piecing Together 425-Million Years Old Jigsaw
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study pitting academic expertise against a computer in recreating a 425 million-year old jigsaw puzzle has discovered that there is no substitute for wisdom born out of experience.
Esquire looks to energize print with 3-D animation
(AP) -- Hold Esquire's December issue in front of a webcam, and an on-screen image of the magazine pops to life, letters flying off the cover. Shift and tilt the magazine, and the animation on the screen moves accordingly.
Toy Robot to Solve Sudoku (w/ Video)
5 ways to strengthen your brain
You're lifting those barbells for strong muscles. You're walking around the block or running marathons or doing 1,000 jumping jacks every day for a stronger heart.
'Brain exercises' may delay memory decline in dementia
People who engage in activities that exercise the brain, such as reading, writing, and playing card games, may delay the rapid memory decline that occurs if they later develop dementia, according to a study published in the ...
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.
What are the Chances? Probability Solves an Evolutionary Puzzle
The origin of species may be almost as random as a throw of the dice. Iosif Pinelis, a professor of mathematical sciences at Michigan Technological University, has worked out a mathematical solution to a biological puzzle: ...