Microsoft wins applause for tone-preserving translation (w/ Video)
Uncanny Valley robots essay resurfaces 42 years later
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 ...
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 ...
Google to update translation app for phones
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.
Microsoft researchers use social media to teach Skype how to translate languages in real-time
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 ...
Lost in translation? Not when it comes to control of gene expression during Drosophila development
In any animal's lifecycle, the shift from egg cell to embryo is a critical juncture. This transition represents the formal initiation of development—a remarkably dynamic process that ultimately transforms ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...