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New algorithms locate where a video was filmed from its images and sounds

February 17, 2015 1:12 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from the Ramón Llull University (Spain) have created a system capable of geolocating videos by comparing their audiovisual content with a worldwide multimedia database. In the future this could help to find people who have gone missing after posting ...

Photos of the Day: World's 1st compact rotary 3D-printer-scanner

February 17, 2015 1:09 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | Comments

The device is the brainchild of Blacksmith Group's founders, NTU engineering graduate Dr Alex Pui Tze Sian and Mr Fang Kok Boon. Mr Fang, CEO of Blacksmith Group, said their aim is to make 3D printing easy and accessible to the average consumers....

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How carbonates behave in the Earth's interior

February 17, 2015 1:08 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Carbonates are the most important carbon reservoirs on the planet. But what role do they play in the Earth's interior? How do they react to conditions in the Earth's mantle? These are the questions being asked by a group of scientific researchers from ...

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Experimental 'short cut' reduces the measure of glass viscosity

February 17, 2015 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Glass is a solid material, but has such a chaotic structure that it could be considered a liquid with an extraordinarily high viscosity. It flows like a liquid, but at low temperatures molecular mobility is so low that experimental observation is impracticable....

Half spheres for molecular circuits

February 17, 2015 1:03 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Imagine taking a fullerene (C60) and cutting it in half like a melon. What you get is a corannulene (C20H10), a molecule that, according to a just-published study conducted with SISSA's collaboration, could be an important component of future "molecular circuits"....

A new spin on spintronics

February 17, 2015 12:20 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University is exploring new materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption, even in harsh environments. Most modern electronic circuitry relies ...

Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics

February 17, 2015 12:17 pm | by Novel solid-state nanomaterial platform enables terahertz photonics | Comments

Compact, sensitive and fast nanodetectors are considered to be somewhat of a "Holy Grail" sought by many researchers around the world. And now a team of scientists in Italy and France has been inspired by nanomaterials and has created a novel....

Technology changing teacher's role

February 17, 2015 12:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Along with technological development, traditional teaching methods have been challenged by various technologically enhanced teaching and learning methods. This trend has received mixed reactions: On the one hand it is feared ...

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Improved fire detection with new ultraviolet light sensor

February 17, 2015 11:04 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create a ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light ...

Rosetta space probe takes sharp, close-up images of comet

February 17, 2015 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it's been tracking for months show boulders on the comet's surface as well as "stunning details of the contrasting terrain."

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Google, Mattel try to bring View-Master into 21st century

February 17, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Mattel and Google are trying to bring the 75-year-old View-Master into the 21st century - with some help from smartphones and virtual reality technology.The original View-Masters gave people a chance to click through colorful photos....

To combat fraud, Visa wants to track your smartphone

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer | Comments

Those days of calling your bank to let them know that, yes, you really are in Thailand, and yes, you really did use your credit card to buy $200 in sarongs, may be coming to an end. The payment processing company Visa will roll out ...

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Obama calls for public debate over encryption

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press | Comments

President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because of their need to protect people from attacks....

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Altera announces virtual prototyping through collaboration with Mentor Graphics

February 17, 2015 10:19 am | Comments

Altera Corporation today announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista® virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm ...

Report: Apple has hundreds working on electric car project

February 17, 2015 9:09 am | by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer | Comments

You've heard of the iPhone and iPad. How about the iCar? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project - code name "Titan" ...

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