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Professor Finally Publishes Controversial Brain Theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the late '90s, Asim Roy, a professor of information systems at Arizona State University, began to write a paper on a new brain theory. Now, 10 years later and after several rejections and ...

Nov 19, 2008 feature
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Engineers design self-stabilizing electric bicycle

(PhysOrg.com) -- As every five-year-old knows, balancing on a bicycle is not as easy as it looks. But, as engineers know, getting a bicycle to balance by itself – without a human riding it – is even more ...

Nov 04, 2008 feature
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Robots Detect Behavioral Cues to Follow Humans

Robots can be ironic. Even though they might not have emotions of their own, they can still detect and respond to humans’ emotions. A recent study has shown that, by picking up on human emotional traits, ...

Aug 21, 2008 feature
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Sharp Unveils Solar-Powered TV

For the 1.6 billion people living in areas without utility-supplied electricity, Sharp has designed a TV that can get 100% of its power from the sun. The company plans to exhibit the 26-inch LCD prototype ...

Jul 04, 2008 weblog
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New Quantum Strategy Keeps Web Searches Private

When an Internet user types a word or phrase into a search engine, the Web server has the ability to find out that inquiry. As more people and businesses are becoming concerned about privacy, researchers are developing new ...

Jun 27, 2008 feature
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Researchers Design Band-Aid-Size Tactile Display

Currently, we get most of our information from computers through visual and audio features. But as researchers from Korea point out, the most widespread sense on the human body is touch. While some tactile ...

Jun 06, 2008 feature
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Intelligent Computers See Your Human Traits

Today’s computers can do a lot as far as computation goes, but they tend to do it in an impersonal, stand-offish way, so to speak. However, computer engineers are busy changing that, as they try to give ...

May 29, 2008 feature
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A baseball cap that reads your mind

It looks like an ordinary baseball cap. But when you put it on, the cap detects and analyzes the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals from your brain. It can even tell you if you’re getting too sleepy when ...

May 16, 2008
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Flies' eyes could enhance robot vision

Robots with flies' eyes could take advantage of the insect’s vision system to better locate the edges and boundaries of objects. This ability could help robots perform a variety of tasks more quickly and ...

May 09, 2008 feature
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