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Application of Fuzzy Logic Teaches Drones to land on Moving Targets (Artificial Intelligence)
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The buzzword in drone research is autonomous — having the unmanned aerial vehicle do most or all of its own flying.
posted: 03/03/2017
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Interactive health apps may inspire healthy behaviors, but watch the tone (Health)
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Just like real doctors and nurses, online health tools with good — but controlled — communication skills can promote healthier lifestyles, according to researchers. However, if their tone is conversational, these tools may lull users into a false sense of comfort, they add.
posted: 03/03/2017
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Adjustable Smart Desks join the Internet of Things (Augmenting Organics)
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Public Health researchers have already shown that stand-capable workstations—those in which the worker could raise or lower the desk to stand or sit as they wished throughout the day—boost productivity in office workers, help students’ cognitive functioning and improve kids’ BMI.
posted: 03/03/2017
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Poker-playing AI program first to beat pros at no-limit Texas hold 'em (Artificial Intelligence)
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For the first time ever, an artificial intelligence program has beaten human poker professionals at heads-up, no-limit Texas hold ‘em.
posted: 02/03/2017
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Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products (Legal)
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The publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products.
posted: 02/03/2017
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Man accused over 3D-printed guns is sci-fi fan (Legal)
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An Australian man accused of making guns with a 3D printer has been described in court as a sci-fi fan who let his hobby get "out of hand".
posted: 02/03/2017
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DJI drones use plane avoidance tech (Sensors)
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The world's bestselling drone-maker has unveiled models that warn their operators when there is a risk posed by nearby aeroplanes or helicopters.
posted: 28/02/2017
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UK Government targets sexting and cyberbullying (Legal)
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A UK government initiative aimed at making the internet safer for young people will target sexting and cyberbullying, as well as online harassment, abuse and rape threats made against women.
posted: 28/02/2017
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UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge (Embodiment)
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Funding of £17.3m ($22m) for artificial intelligence and robotics research to be carried out by British universities is to be announced by the government.
posted: 28/02/2017
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Printable solar cells just got a little closer (Computing Power)
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A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells. This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator.
posted: 19/02/2017
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