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New Caledonian crows show strong evidence of social learning

Among our greatest achievements as humans, some might say, is our cumulative technological culture—the tool-using acumen that is passed from one generation to the next. As the implements we use on a daily basis are modified ...

Australia researchers unveil 'attention-powered' car

Australian road safety researchers on Wednesday unveiled a pioneering "attention-powered car" which uses a headset to monitor brain activity and slow acceleration during periods of distraction.

Research finds poor math skills affect legal decision-making

(Phys.org) —The stereotype of lawyers being bad with numbers may persist, but new research by two University of Illinois legal scholars suggests that law students are surprisingly good at math, although those with low levels ...

Snowboarders feel the buzz from haptic system

(Phys.org)—Daniel Spelmezan, an engineer at the Université Paris-Sud, has worked on a snowboard system that might lighten the case loads of orthopaedic surgeons and even keep those packets of Advil from being emptied. ...

Nokia engineer blogs on Windows 8 game hacks

(Phys.org)—Nokia Engineer Justin Angel works with Windows 8 and decided to share on his blog site what he eventually discovered: Various tactics can succeed in pirating Windows 8 games distributed through the Microsoft ...

QandA with scott knowles: The politics of Hurricane Isaac

The prospect of dangerous winds, flooding and fire have been ominously looming over the Gulf Coast, but the level of destruction to the southern U.S. is not the only aftermath many Americans are awaiting from the storm dubbed ...

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