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January 29, 2020

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Artificial Intelligence Used to Recognize Primate Faces in the Wild

Scientists have developed new artificial intelligence software to recognize and track the faces of individual chimpanzees in the wild. The new software will allow researchers and wildlife ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Can Diagnose PTSD by Analyzing Voices

A specially designed computer program can help to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their ... read more

New Virtual Reality Tool Allows You to See the World Through the Eyes of a Tiny Primate

Imagine that you live in the rainforests of Southeast Asia, you're a pint-sized primate with enormous eyes and you look a little like Gizmo from the ... read more

Computer Scientists Create Reprogrammable Molecular Computing System

Researchers have designed self-assembling DNA molecules with unprecedented ... read more
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A Digital Approach to Proteins and Cancer

What if scientists could create more effective drugs to treat cancers and other diseases by better targeting specific sites on proteins in the ... read more

Research to Make (Fun) Multi-Player Gaming an Educational Experience

A new video game framework brings together two well-studied approaches to educational software in order to keep multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and ... read more

This AI Birdwatcher Lets You 'See' Through the Eyes of a Machine

It can take years of birdwatching experience to tell one species from the next. But using an artificial intelligence technique called deep learning, researchers have trained a computer to identify up ... read more

Stanford Increasing Access to 3D Modeling Through Touch-Based Display

Researchers designed a tactile display that aims to make 3D printing and computer-aided design accessible to people who are blind and visually ... read more

Platform for Scalable Testing of Autonomous Vehicle Safety

In the race to manufacture autonomous vehicles (AVs), safety is crucial yet sometimes overlooked as exemplified by recent headline-making accidents. Researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) ... read more

Extending Wi-Fi Range for Smart-Home Devices

A group of researchers has created a protocol that significantly extends the distance a Wi-Fi enabled device can send and receive signals. The engineering innovation requires no new hardware to ... read more

Browser Tool Aims to Help Researchers ID Malicious Websites, Code

Researchers have developed an open-source tool that allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those programs. The tool, called ... read more

New Augmented Reality System Lets Smartphone Users Get Hands-on With Virtual Objects

A new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those object by hand as if they were really ... read more

Deep3DFly: The Deep-Learning Way to Design Fly-Like Robots

Scientists have developed a deep-learning based motion-capture software that uses multiple camera views to model the movements of a fly in three dimensions. The ultimate aim is to use this knowledge ... read more

Machine Learning Helps Plant Science Turn Over a New Leaf

Researchers have developed machine-learning algorithms that teach a computer system to analyze three-dimensional shapes of the branches and leaves of a plant. The study may help scientists better ... read more

Object Identification and Interaction With a Smartphone Knock

Scientists have developed new technology, dubbed 'Knocker', which identifies objects and executes actions just by knocking on them with the smartphone. Software powered by machine learning ... read more

New Method Improves Measurement of Animal Behavior Using Deep Learning

Researchers develop deep learning toolkit for high-speed measurement of body posture in ... read more

Interactive Avatar Boosts Performance of Children With ADHD

A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving ... read more

Introducing 'Mesh,' Memory-Saving Plug-in to Boost Phone and Computer Performance

Applications like web browsers or smartphone apps often use a lot of memory. To address this, a research group has developed a system they call Mesh that can automatically reduce such memory ... read more

Software Companies Follow the Skills and Move Where the Staff Are

Software companies are more likely to base their operations in locations where skilled potential recruits already work -- rather than staff moving to new areas for fresh ... read more

Time Saving Software in an Age of Ever-Expanding Data

Before embarking on a new research project, a thorough and exhaustive review of existing literature must be done to make sure the new project is novel. Researchers can also explore the entire body of ... read more

Using Wi-Fi Like Sonar to Measure Speed and Distance of Indoor Movement

Researchers have developed a technique for measuring speed and distance in indoor environments, which could be used to improve navigation technologies for robots, drones -- or pedestrians trying to ... read more

Router Guest Networks Lack Adequate Security, Experts Say

While many organizations and home networks use a host and guest network on the same router hardware to increase security, a new study indicates that routers from well-known manufacturers are ... read more

Google Maps for Tissues

Modern light microscopic techniques provide extremely detailed insights into organs, but the terabytes of data they produce are usually nearly impossible to process. New software is helping ... read more

How Can You Reliably Spot a Fake Smile? Ask a Computer

Real and fake smiles can be tricky to tell apart, but researchers have now developed computer software that can spot false facial ... read more

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