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Sublime design of the PB/5 pedestrian button

We are more likely to thump this instantly recognisable design, on a daily basis, than to give it much thought. The PB/5 pedestrian button, a type of "Audio-Tactile Pedestrian Detector" (ATPD), is a successful ...

Jun 30, 2014 not rated yet 0

Blueprints finalized for digital archive

One of the oldest and most complete historical archives in the world is a step closer to being developed into an open digital archive. The Lombard Odier Foundation is joining as a funding partner to take ...

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Sri Lanka better prepared for future tsunamis

Vulnerable coastal communities in Sri Lanka now have more tools to help them survive tsunamis, cyclones, and other rapid-onset natural disasters. This increased preparedness flows from IDRC-supported research that evaluated ...

Jun 20, 2014 not rated yet 0

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Obama, inventors check out electric giraffe (Update)

If President Barack Obama is mingling with inventors, sooner or later there has to be a robot. On Wednesday, it was Russell, the 17-foot (5-meter) electric giraffe towering in the South Lawn of the White ...

Early hormone therapy may be safe for women's hearts

Human brain has coping mechanism for dehydration

Google searches hold key to future market crashes

Lenovo's smart glasses prototype has battery at neck

US Marshals to auction seized bitcoin

The U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday it will auction roughly $18 million in bitcoins seized last fall from Silk Road, a website that was effectively the eBay of illegal drugs.

Silicon Valley's interns enjoy perk-filled summer

Sitting in a kitchen stocked with free food, a handful of 20-something Google summer interns weigh their favorite perks, but where to begin? With bikes, buses, massages, swimming pools, dance classes, nap ...

The challenges facing archivists in the 21st century

UCLA professor of information studies Anne Gilliland says that understanding the history of archival science is critical to understanding where the field is going. In her new book, "Conceptualizing 21st Century ...

Low yield for repeat colonoscopy in some patients

Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish

Facial features are the key to first impressions

Underwater sound examined for links to missing jet

A team of Australian researchers looking into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 released data on Wednesday about an unusual underwater sound recorded around the time the plane vanished, though the lead scientist ...

'Advergames' new avenue for TV advertising

Advertising in the form of games or "advergames" can be as effective as regular 30-second television advertisements according to researchers at Murdoch University's Audience Labs.

Cell's recycling center implicated in division decisions

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