WWI casualties reburied after DNA identification
BOIS-GRENIER, France (AP) Eleven British casualties of World War I who got a name and family history through cutting-edge DNA research have been officially reburied with some of their descendants in attendance.Wednesday's solemn...
[nzherald.co.nz - world] Chromebook sales are about 1% of all PC sales, says ABI Research
Acer, HP and Samsung controlling 75% of tiny market as consumers generally hold off on Googles ChromeOS Continue reading...
[The Guardian] VIDEO: 'Knowledge economy' changing the north
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.
[BBC News UK] Germany's Preeminent Technical University Chooses ownCloud for Secure File Sync and Share for Researchers, Students and Administrators
Students, researchers, teachers and administrators at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany's preeminent technical university, depend on the secure exchange of files. Now, with the help of ownCloud , Inc., the company behind the world's most popular open source file (...)
[WebWire Computer software] Immersed in violence: How 3-D gaming affects video game players
Playing violent video games in 3-D makes everything seem more real – and that may have troubling consequences for players, a new study reveals. Researchers found that people who played violent video games in 3-D showed more evidence of anger afterward than did people who played using traditional (...)
[Science daily] Less-numerate investors swayed by corporate report presentation effects
Less-numerate investors are more susceptible to style and presentation effects in corporate social responsibility reports, according to new research.
[Science daily] Physicists solve longstanding puzzle of how moths find distant mates
Physicists have come up with a mathematical explanation for moths' remarkable ability to find mates in the dark hundreds of meters away. The researchers said the results could also be applied widely in agriculture or robotics. By controlling the behaviors of insects exposed to pheromones, they (...)
[Science daily] Researchers take big-data approach to estimate range of electric vehicles
Researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge. The new technique requires drivers to plug in their destination and automatically pulls in data on a host of variables to predict energy use for the (...)
[Science daily] Recognizing emotion in text :-S the business benefits :-)
Researchers have advanced the field of affective computing -- the creation of computer systems that recognize, express and process human emotions -- by proposing a new way to recognize emotion in text. Their development has significant potential for business (...)
[Science daily] World record in data transmission with smart circuits
Fewer cords, smaller antennas and quicker video transmission. This may be the result of a new type of microwave circuit. The research team behind the circuits currently holds an attention-grabbing record.
[Science daily] Supercomputers link proteins to drug side effects
New medications created by pharmaceutical companies have helped millions of Americans alleviate pain and suffering from their medical conditions. However, the drug creation process often misses many side effects that kill at least 100,000 patients a year. Now researchers have discovered a (...)
[Science daily] Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers has developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, fingerprints, handwriting, faces, bodies, voice frequencies and DNA (...)
[Science daily] 1980s American aircraft helps quantum technology take flight
The X-29, an American experimental aircraft has inspired quantum computing researchers in a development which will bring the technology out of the lab.
[Science daily] iPad screenings effective for detecting early signs of glaucoma in underserved, high-risk populations
Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study. In this study, researchers used a free peripheral vision (...)
[Science daily] Smartphone approach for examining progression of diabetic eye disease offers comparable results to traditional method
A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study. The results of the research indicate the lower-cost method could be useful for bringing the service to patients (...)