Time crystals could behave almost like perpetual motion machines
Google turns smartphones into real-time translators
Google began turning smartphones into real-time language translators—of both written and spoken content.
Now Skype can translate for us, why learn a language?
New technology has the habit of making certain professions redundant. Power looms put cotton workers out of job, leading to the rise of the Luddites. Word processors put an end to the typing pool. Now fre ...
Microsoft wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
Uncanny Valley robots essay resurfaces 42 years later
Mysterious 150-year-old writing in rare copy of Homer's 'Odyssey' identified
(Phys.org) —An Italian computer engineer has solved a 150-year-old literary mystery found in a rare edition of Homer's Odyssey at the University of Chicago Library.
Microsoft claims breakthrough in real-time translation
Microsoft has announced what it called a breakthrough in real-time voice translation and said it would offer a test version through its Skype messaging unit before the end of 2014.
Microsoft researchers use social media to teach Skype how to translate languages in real-time
Google buys written language translation startup
Google on Friday confirmed it has bought a startup specializing in using smartphones to translate signs, billboards or other written words in real time.
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.
Our ambiguous world of words
(Phys.org) —Ambiguity in language poses the greatest challenge when it comes to training a computer to understand the written word. Now, new research aims to help computers find meaning.
Cell growth discovery has implications for targeting cancer
The way cells divide to form new cells—to support growth, to repair damaged tissues, or simply to maintain our healthy adult functioning—is controlled in previously unsuspected ways UC San Francisco researchers have discovered. ...
Scientists shed light on how microRNAs repress protein synthesis
(Phys.org) —Scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have discovered how microRNAs repress translation of mRNAs. In a structure-function study published in Molecular Cell, they r ...
Computer automatically deciphers ancient language
In his 2002 book Lost Languages, Andrew Robinson, then the literary editor of the London Times' higher-education supplement, declared that "successful archaeological decipherment has turned out to require ...