Augmented reality guides surgeons on the battlefield

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Researchers are developing an “augmented reality telementoring” system that could provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield from specialists thousands of miles away. Telementoring allows a surgeon performing an operation to receive remote guidance...

How smartphones can worsen blue feelings

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People who swap electronic interaction for the real-life human kind find little if any satisfaction, a new study finds. The findings suggest that depressed people who turn to their smartphones for relief may only be...

Bach or computer: Can you tell who made this music?

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Automation can unnerve some people, and the automation of art has a special power to offend humanity’s view of itself as soulful: How could a thing without psychological or emotional states express itself with...

Fitness band accuracy not always on target

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Activity trackers can provide a good overall estimate of calories burned, but are less accurate when measuring certain activities, such as strength training. For a new study, researchers tested four consumer fitness trackers—Fitbit Flex, Nike+...

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...
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