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Activision Shows Next-Gen Tech At GDC With Impressive Visuals

03/28/2013, The next-generation of video game consoles will usher in some amazing visuals, which we already caught a glimpse of during Sony’s PlayStation 4 unveiling. Activision’s R&D department took center stage yesterday during the company’s...

Computer That Never Crashes Mimics Biology

02/15/2013, The University College London now has a computer that is said to never crash. We’ve all experienced it: computers do crash, so what makes this particular one impervious to crash events? To explain that, let’s look at why computer crash to...

New Software Resurrects Dead Languages

02/13/2013, Researchers have managed to piece together a new tool that was specially developed in order to help it reconstruct long-dead languages, where it is also known as protolanguages. Protolanguages are considered to be the ancient tongues from which our modern...

Antarctic Legged Research Base Crawls Out Of The Snow

02/11/2013, On February 5th 2013, Halley VI Research Station was officially opened.  It is located on the Brunt Ice shelf which is floating on the Weddell Sea.  Construction started in 2005 at a cost of £26 million, by Faber Maunsell and Hugh Broughton Architects...

Research Suggests Tablets More Popular Than E-Readers For E-Books

12/28/2012, With the convenience and slightly lower prices of e-books, it only makes sense that more and more people are starting to turn away from the print medium to the digital medium, and according to a research by the folks at Pew Internet, that certainly seems...

Windows Phone ownership in Italy now at 5% according to research

12/14/2012, With the launch of Windows Phone 8 and its accompanying devices, presumably Microsoft was hoping that they would be able to do better compared to Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5, and it looks like that might be the case. According to NPD who...

Sony HMZ-T2 3D Viewer Powers FlyViz 360 Degrees Vision

12/05/2012, French researchers at INRIA have come up with a vision system that provides a 360 degree vision to a user wearing the Sony HMZ-T2 which takes a video feed input coming from a camera paired with a hyperbolic mirror which provides a panoramic (cylindrical)...

MouSensor Project sees mice trained to be landmine detectors

10/16/2012, Clearing up a landmine infested area is not exactly the dream job for most folks, considering the copious amount of risk involved while you are at work with no guarantee that you will be able to return home alive. Well, getting robots to do the job is an...

Genetically Modified food linked to tumors [scientific study]

09/19/2012, A team of researchers lead by Gilles-Eric Séralini (University of Caen/France) has secretly (to avoid industry pressure) studied the effects of genetically modified (GM) corn on 200 rats, and the team of scientists have shown that 50%-80% of those rats...