News tagged with sketch

Letter from DNA discoverer to be auctioned in NYC

(AP)—Sixty years ago this month, scientist Francis Crick wrote a letter to his 12-year-old son saying he and a colleague had discovered something "very beautiful"—the structure of DNA.

Mar 24, 2013
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Computer program can identify sketches

(Phys.org)—Computers are good at speed, numbers, and massive amounts of data, but understanding the content of a simple drawing is more difficult. Researchers at Brown and the Technical University of Berlin ...

Sep 13, 2012
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Why police sketches sometimes don't work

When they were investigating the series of attacks on women in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood, police stopped dozens of black or Latino men who were thought to resemble a face in a forensic sketch. The image of a ...

May 11, 2011
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Sketch-interpreting software

(PhysOrg.com) -- Science writers know as well as anyone how much information a diagram can contain. We often labor to express in words what a researcher was able to convey in a single image. But while a drawing ...

Feb 19, 2010
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