Remember paper? 10 forgotten facts you’ll want to Xerox

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Before the “Documents” folder on your computer, there were physical documents—and lots and lots of paper. Lisa Gitelman, a professor of English and of media, culture, and communication at New York University, argues that the...

Tweets from big cities show location still matters

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A new survey of Twitter users suggests that as global as the world’s major cities have become, the people in them tend to remain staunchly local. “Everything is related to everything else, but near things...

Algorithm performs an analysis to extract features from a photograph and gives its “opinion”

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A new algorithm evaluates the composition—the arrangement of visual elements—of digital photographs. It offers feedback about the perceived composition of the photograph and provides examples of similarly composed pictures of high aesthetic value, says James...

Mass extinction kicks off robot evolution

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Computer scientists have found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond its implications for artificial intelligence,...

Quantum ‘keys’ keep secrets safe from code breakers

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Just outside Washington, DC, a heavily armored truck, protected by armed guards, rumbles toward the Pentagon. Its cargo is critical to keeping the most sensitive government communications secret. But it’s not what you might...

Tantalum shows promise for high-density storage

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Scientists have created a solid-state memory technology that allows for high-density storage with a minimum incidence of computer errors. The memories are based on tantalum oxide, a common insulator in electronics. Applying voltage to a 250-nanometer-thick...

Depth sensor could bring Kinect games outdoors

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A new imaging technology could address a major drawback of depth-sensing cameras, such as Microsoft’s Kinect controller: the inability to work in bright light, especially sunlight. The key is to gather only the bits of...

Connecting schools around the world via satellite

Teachers and students from rural schools in South Africa and Italy are benefiting from an ESA-supported project that enriches education through satcoms. Twelve schools with 6500 students in the Mpumalanga region of South Africa and...
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WordPress Website Development Benefits To Be Aware Of

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WordPress currently stands out as one of the most popular platforms used for web development. It is quite easy to understand why since it is a tool that makes it so simple and fast...

How smartphones now cater to children

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Children growing up today are no strangers to smartphones. In fact, while the average child gets his or her own smartphone by the age of 11, he or she actually starts using these phones...
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