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Internet 'mirror' claims to know who you are. Up to a point

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Take the National Media Museum's online test. Or have fun manipulating its tiny cyber mindHere's a bit of online fun from the National Media Museum, although I'm not sure that - in spite of quite grandiose claims - it's much more than that.Bradford's great attraction has got together with Cambridge...
Internet 'mirror' claims to know who you are. Up to a point

This Computer Never Crashes

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Good news for folks who regularly find themselves mashing control+alt+delete until their fingernails hurt: Researchers at the University College London have invented a new "systemic" computer that automatically repairs corrupted data whenever it appears. In non-geek speak, all that means is that this gilded, Platonic ideal of desktop PCs never,...
This Computer Never Crashes

Hybrid fusion: the third nuclear option - opinion - 04 March 2010 - New Scientist

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Hybrid fusion: the third nuclear option - opinion - 04 March 2010 - New Scientist

Eat less, live longer? - New Scientist

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Eat less, live longer? - New Scientist

New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings

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Hot on the heels of our own reporting of cables in the South Pacific (or the lack thereof), in flies a report that at least two new undersea cables are being planned for the arctic. According to New Scientist, a pair of lengthy fiber optic wires will be laid...
New undersea cables planned for arctic passageways, frozen gamers dream of lower pings
ISPs itching to bring data-cap racket to home broadband services

University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)

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Most approaches to capturing 3D models of real-world objects involve multiple cameras that are rarely cheap, and are sometimes tricky to calibrate. The University of Glasgow has developed a method that ditches those cameras altogether. Its system has four single-pixel sensors stitching together a 3D image based on the...
University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)

AR goggles take crime scene technology to CSI: Miami level

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Dutch researchers are looking to catapult crime scene investigation into the 21st century through the use of augmented reality (AR). The prototype system, designed by the Delft University of Technology, employs a pair of AR goggles, two head-mounted cameras and a portable laptop rig to allow investigators to build...
AR goggles take crime scene technology to CSI: Miami level
SpiderSense ultrasound suit gives wearers a sixth sense
Soon We'll Get To View Holograms On Our Phones And Tablets

Microsoft Research crafts wrist-worn device that tracks hand gestures in 3D space (video)

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A team led by researchers at Microsoft's UK-based R&D lab has crafted a system that tracks the full 3D pose of a user's hand without the need for a pesky glove. Dubbed Digits, the Kinect-inspired rig latches onto a user's wrist and utilizes a diffuse infrared light, IR laser,...
Microsoft Research crafts wrist-worn device that tracks hand gestures in 3D space (video)

Supervolcano: How humanity survived its darkest hour - life - 14 April 2010 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627561.300-supervolcano-how-humanity-survived-its-darkest-hour.html?full=true

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Supervolcano: How humanity survived its darkest hour - life - 14 April 2010 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627561.300-supervolcano-how-humanity-survived-its-darkest-hour.html?full=true
Microsoft could use Kinect to deliver emotion-based advertising

Microsoft Research's MirageTable brings some augmented reality to your tabletop

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We got a look at a holographic telepresence project from Microsoft Research earlier this week, but that's far from the only Kinect-enhanced rig it's working on these days. This setup dubbed a MirageTable was also shown off at the Computer-Human Interaction conference in Austin, Texas this week, offering a...
Microsoft Research's MirageTable brings some augmented reality to your tabletop

Angelina: the experimental AI that's coming for our game dev jobs

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Ok so, maybe Angelina couldn't have created Skyrim all on her own, but the experimental AI from Michael Cook (a computer scientist at Imperial College London) is still quite impressive. The artificial dev is able program enemy behavior, layout levels, and distribute power ups with random attributes. While many...
Angelina: the experimental AI that's coming for our game dev jobs
Creating a mosh pit physics simulator with gas particles as a model

Boeing wants to take down space junk with clouds of gas

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Orbital debris, also known as space junk, is a problem that many people in government and the commercial space industry are hoping to solve — clearing the Earth’s orbit of old satellites and other equipment. So here is Boeing’s idea: Get rid of the rubble with cloud of gas. In...
Boeing wants to take down space junk with clouds of gas
Google Glass can identify friends by their clothing

Quiet sun puts Europe on ice - environment - 14 April 2010 - New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627564.800-quiet-sun-puts-europe-on-ice.html?full=true#

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Quiet sun puts Europe on ice - environment - 14 April 2010 - New Scientist http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627564.800-quiet-sun-puts-europe-on-ice.html?full=true#
Life hacking: Craig Venter says he's close to creating artificial bacterium 'from scratch'
Scientists invent a self-repairing computer that will never crash
Polish prof discovers way to encrypt secret messages into silence on Skype (even if the FBI is listening)

Barcodes help objects tell their stories - tech - 13 April 2010 - New Scientist

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Barcodes help objects tell their stories - tech - 13 April 2010 - New Scientist

Rubinstein Leaves HP, Twitter Can Block Tweets By Country, Cook Defends Apple On Worker Standards

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP. Rubinstein, formerly of Apple and then lead at Palm during its efforts to rival the iPhone, is leaving HP. It's being spun as simple fulfillment of contractual agreements, signed when HP bought Palm. But with...
Rubinstein Leaves HP, Twitter Can Block Tweets By Country, Cook Defends Apple On Worker Standards

Visualized: Boeing supersonic airliner concept soars in a wind tunnel, quietly

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No, you're not looking at an early preview of Star Wars Episode VII -- it just might represent the future of air transport, though. Boeing has spent years developing a truly quiet supersonic airliner concept, the Icon II, and what you see is an aerodynamics test of a mockup...
Visualized: Boeing supersonic airliner concept soars in a wind tunnel, quietly

Researcher details method for teaching computers to win at board games through short training videos

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All right, hotshot -- sure, you can trounce your five-year-old niece in a round of Connect Four, but are you ready to do battle with a machine? Łukasz Kaiser of Paris Diderot University in France has detailed a method for teaching computers how to learn relatively simple games like...
Researcher details method for teaching computers to win at board games through short training videos

NASA announces test of inflatable space capsule, set for deployment in 2015

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There are two ways that you can go about building a blowup space capsule. One is to construct an enclosure that self-destructs at a moment's notice to disappear any evidence of the night before. The other is to build an inflatable bounce house-like contraption. NASA has decided on the...
NASA announces test of inflatable space capsule, set for deployment in 2015

Exoskeleton Lets The Paralyzed Walk Again

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A research team at the Santa Lucia Foundation in Italy is working on a way to restore the ability to walk to those paralyzed from the waist down, according to New Scientist. To hold the person up and propel them forward, the team created an exoskeleton - a set of...
Exoskeleton Lets The Paralyzed Walk Again

Skip the hard cell: Flexible solar power is on its way - tech - 13 April 2010 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627550.300-skip-the-hard-cell-flexible-solar-power-is-on-its-way.html?full=true

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Skip the hard cell: Flexible solar power is on its way - tech - 13 April 2010 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627550.300-skip-the-hard-cell-flexible-solar-power-is-on-its-way.html?full=true

Knowing the mind of God: Seven theories of everything - physics-math - 04 March 2010 - New Scientist

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Knowing the mind of God: Seven theories of everything - physics-math - 04 March 2010 - New Scientist
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