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Researchers revolutionize closed captioning

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ever since closed video captioning was developed in the 1970s, it hasn't changed much. The words spoken by the characters or narrators scroll along at the bottom of the screen, enabling hearing ...

Mar 22, 2012 report
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Sign language puzzle solved

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have known for 40 years that even though it takes longer to use sign language to sign individual words, sentences can be signed, on average, in the same time it takes to say them, ...

Dec 15, 2009 weblog
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Pi calculation smashes records

(PhysOrg.com) -- A computer scientist in France has broken all previous records for calculating Pi, using only a personal computer. The previous record was approximately 2.6 trillion digits, but the new record, ...

Jan 07, 2010 report
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Sugar cube size supercomputers

(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM labs in Zurich may very well shrink a supercomputer processor down to the size of a sugar cube making it almost 50% more energy-efficient than the world's leading supercomputers.

Nov 15, 2010 weblog
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Researchers Give Computers Common Sense

Using a little-known Google Labs widget, computer scientists from UC San Diego and UCLA have brought common sense to an automated image labeling system. The common sense comes as the ability to use context ...

Oct 17, 2007
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