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 wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
Seeing the world with new eyes: Biosynthetic corneas restore vision in humans
A new study from researchers in Canada and Sweden has shown that biosynthetic corneas can help regenerate and repair damaged eye tissue and improve vision in humans. The results, from an early phase clinical ...
Google translation 'app' hits iPhone
Google software that turns iPhones into interpreters became available at Apple's online App Store on Tuesday.
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.
Identifying the meaning of words with multiple meanings, without using their semantic context
Two Brazilian physicists have devised a method to automatically elucidate the meaning of words with several senses, based solely on their patterns of connectivity with nearby words in a given sentence – ...
In Parkinson's disease, brain cells abandon mitochondria
In a study that sheds new light on the causes of Parkinson's disease, researchers report that brain cells in Parkinson's patients abandon their energy-producing machinery, the mitochondria. A shutdown in fuel can have devastating ...
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.
DARPA issues BAA for advanced robotic translator
Microsoft researchers use social media to teach Skype how to translate languages in real-time
Uncanny Valley robots essay resurfaces 42 years later
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 ...
Many cancer cells found to have an 'eat me' signal
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that many cancer cells carry the seeds of their own destruction a protein on the cell surface that signals circulating immune cells to engulf ...
Ancient Chinese herbal recipe eases side effects of chemotherapy
A combination of Chinese herbs in use for more than 1,800 years reduced the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy in mice, while actually enhancing the effects of the cancer treatment, Yale University researchers ...