News tagged with ears

New method analyzes corn kernel characteristics

An ear of corn averages about 800 kernels. A traditional field method to estimate the number of kernels on the ear is to manually count the number of rows and multiply by the number of kernels in one length of the ear. With ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Engineering
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Wearables to boost security of voice-based log-in

A security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses developed at the University of Michigan could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication—the practice of logging in to a device or service with your voice alone.

dateOct 17, 2017 in Security
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Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels

Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig ...

dateSep 14, 2017 in Other
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Mobile control with facial gestures

Mobile devices play an increasingly important role in our lives; in some situations, though, they cannot be adequately managed and even accepting a call is a real challenge. In a study, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute ...

dateJul 04, 2017 in Engineering Security
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