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What makes an educational video game work well?

To succeed at "Lure of the Labyrinth," a video game created by designers in MIT's Education Arcade, players rescue pets from an underground lair inhabited by monsters. In so doing, they solve mathematical puzzles, decipher ...

date12 hours ago in Software
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AMD steps up its Ryzen game with 45W chips

Ryzen and shine. AMD has released new laptop chips and expect their glitter to come through in high performance laptops. Namely, AMD has listed Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H on its website, said Tom's Hardware.

date17 hours ago in Hardware weblog
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Crowd counting through walls, with WiFi

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have given the first demonstration of crowd counting through walls using only everyday communication signals such as WiFi. The technique, which requires only ...

date19 hours ago in Engineering
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'Robotic skins' turn everyday objects into robots

When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New "Robotic Skins" technology developed by Yale researchers flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate ...

dateSep 19, 2018 in Robotics
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German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing workers or inheriting ...

dateSep 18, 2018 in Computer Sciences
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Why do so many people fall for fake profiles online?

The first step in conducting online propaganda efforts and misinformation campaigns is almost always a fake social media profile. Phony profiles for nonexistent people worm their way into the social networks of real people, ...

Robot created to monitor key wine vineyard parameters

Grapes must be picked at the exact point of maturation, and its plant must have the appropriate intake of water during development so that the wine ends up with desired properties. Controlling those parameters is complicated ...

AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

Birds have long inspired humans to create their own ways to fly. We know that soaring bird species that migrate long distances use thermal updrafts to stay in the air without using up energy flapping their wings. And glider ...

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.7 billion ...

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Gaia detects a shake in the Milky Way
Study tracks Hurricane Harvey stormwater with GPS
Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms

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