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New Method Automatically Cuts Boring Parts from Long Videos

June 25, 2014 3:36 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Smartphones, GoPro cameras and Google Glass are making it easy for anyone to shoot video anywhere. But, they do not make it any easier to watch the tedious videos that can result. Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists, however, have invented...

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Recent Progress in Whole-Lifecycle Software Architecture Modeling

June 25, 2014 3:33 pm | by Science China Press | Comments

The gradually increasing complexity of user requirements and runtime environments of software demands software to be of more capabilities and thus become more complex than ever. In the past several decades, there was a trend that the scale of software has been increasing continuously...

Demonstrating a Driverless Future

June 25, 2014 3:30 pm | by National Science Foundation | Comments

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations in embedded sensors...

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Google Shows off Android Auto, Wearables

June 25, 2014 3:19 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. But the online search leader's effort to broaden its focus beyond smartphones and tablets was on full display...

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Ready, Set, GoPro: Camera Maker to Hit Wall Street

June 25, 2014 3:15 pm | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | Comments

GoPro has climbed mountaintops and dived to ocean bottoms. Now it's headed somewhere only slightly tamer: Wall Street. The maker of wearable sports cameras, loved by mountain climbers, divers, surfers and other extreme sports fans, is expected...

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NOAA's GOES-R Satellite Successfully Tested

June 25, 2014 10:25 am | by NASA | Comments

The solar array that will provide power to NOAA's GOES-R satellite has been tested, approved and shipped to a facility where it will be incorporated on the spacecraft. The five sections of the solar array come together as one to resemble a giant black wing. On May 13, 2014, the GOES-R satellite solar array panels...

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Photos of the Day: GOES-R Black Wing Ready for Flight

June 25, 2014 10:24 am | by NASA | Comments

GOES-R will be more advanced than NOAA's current GOES fleet. The satellites are expected to more than double the clarity of today's GOES imagery and provide more atmospheric observations than current capabilities with more frequent images...  

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New Memristor Study: Metal Particles Aren't as Fixed as They Seem

June 25, 2014 12:32 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

In work that unmasks some of the magic behind memristors and "resistive random access memory," or RRAM—cutting-edge computer components that combine logic and memory functions—researchers have shown that the metal particles in memristors don't stay put as previously thought...

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New Technology: The Goose Bump Sensor

June 25, 2014 12:26 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and emotional response helped to determine his/her experience...

New Technology Developed to Diagnose and Monitor Adrenal Gland Diseases

June 25, 2014 12:21 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | Comments

Diseases of the adrenal gland have long been difficult to diagnose. But now, researchers have found an affordable and easy way to diagnose and monitor endocrine diseases of the adrenal gland by using saliva and a smartphone. Researchers have developed new smartphone technology...

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Ghost Writing the Whip

June 25, 2014 12:14 am | by American Institute of Physics | Comments

"Ghost imaging" sounds like the spooky stuff of frivolous fiction, but it's an established technique for reconstructing hi-res images of objects partly obscured by clouds or smoke. Now a group of researchers is applying the same idea in reverse...

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New Research Finds That Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

June 25, 2014 12:00 am | by PeerJ | Comments

Smartphones are everywhere, and they may be smarter than you think. Our cell phones actually reflect the personal microbial world of their owners, with potential implications for their use as bacterial and environmental sensors, according to new research...

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Crimes to Crops: Drone Display Shows Potential Use

June 24, 2014 11:54 pm | by Dave Kolpack, Associated Press | Comments

An unmanned aircraft the size of a push lawnmower was launched shortly after a report of a person being held at knifepoint. With red, green and white lights flashing below its rotors, the drone slowly circled the scene and relayed sharp images to those watching from afar on a digital screen...

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Better Red Makes Brighter White

June 24, 2014 5:32 pm | by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a new material for application in LEDs. “With its highly unusual properties, the new material has the potential to revolutionize the LED market,” says Schnick. The two teams report their results in the latest edition of Nature Materials...

Review: Colors Come to Life in New Samsung Tablet

June 24, 2014 5:15 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S tablet looks different. As soon as I turned on the screen, I noticed that the colors are stunning and vivid. Red looks redder, and greens are greener. The lawn and the trees in "Ghostbusters" look alive, as does a purple-tinted apparition...

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