Microsoft wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
We are not only eating 'materials', we are also eating 'information'
In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing university present a rather striking finding that plant miRNAs could make into the host blood and tissues via the route of food-intake. Moreover, once inside the host, they ...
Google translation 'app' hits iPhone
Google software that turns iPhones into interpreters became available at Apple's online App Store on Tuesday.
Scientists grow blood vessels for human surgery
Scientists can grow blood vessels in a lab for use in coronary bypass or dialysis, a promising alternative to harvesting from the patient, said a study published on Wednesday.
Some monkeys born with gene that protects against AIDS
A certain gene in some monkeys can help boost vaccine protection against simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a trait that could help researchers develop better AIDS vaccines for humans, suggested a study ...
Pills of the future: Scientists develop way to successfully give nanoparticle therapeutics orally
Drugs delivered by nanoparticles hold promise for targeted treatment of many diseases, including cancer. However, the particles have to be injected into patients, which has limited their usefulness so far.
Google turns Android smartphones into interpreters
Google on Wednesday began turning Android-powered smartphones into interpreters with experimental software that lets the handsets translate conversations in real time.
Keeping atherosclerosis in-check with novel targeted inflammation-resolving nanomedicines
Nanometer-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical ...
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.
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.
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.
Switch off enzyme to control chronic pain, say researchers
A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has developed a new drug targeted at parts of the brain and spinal cord associated with pain perception, which may more effectively control chronic pain caused by nerve injuries.