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EU referendum: UK science wakes up to new future

UK science must fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from BBC News

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Computer sketches set to make online shopping much easier

A computer program that recognises sketches pioneered by scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could help consumers shop more efficiently.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from

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How well do facial recognition algorithms cope with a million strangers?

In the last few years, several groups have announced that their facial recognition systems have achieved near-perfect accuracy rates, performing better than humans at picking the same face out ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from

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Augmented reality can increase slaughterhouse production yield

New research explores the potential impact augmented reality has on systems in slaughterhouses. Augmented Reality has provided lucrative new solutions in industrial quality assurance systems. ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from

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Visual cloud computing methods could help first responders in disaster scenarios

In natural or man-made disasters, the ability to process massive amounts of visual electronic data quickly and efficiently could mean the difference between life and death for survivors. Visual ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Medical Xpress

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Object and scene recognition software work together to understand video content

Researchers from Disney Research and Shanghai's Fudan University have used deep learning techniques to train computer software to recognize events in videos, even categories of events that the ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from

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New method detects human activity in videos earlier and more accurately

Researchers at Disney Research and Boston University have found that a machine learning program can be trained to detect human activity in a video sooner and more accurately than other methods ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from

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Computer vision system studies word use to recognize objects it has never seen before

Computer vision systems typically learn how to recognize an object by analyzing images of thousands of examples. But scientists at Disney Research have shown that computers also can learn to ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from

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Securely resetting passwords

The number of passwords that each of us has to memorise is continuously on the increase. A password is easily forgotten. But watch out: if a new password is generated after the old one was lost, ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from

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Science fund lets kids learn 3D printing, gene modification

President Obama declared June 17 to the 23rd to be the National Week of Making, and what better way to celebrate than funding research for kids? The National Science Foundation (NSF) ...

Thu 23 Jun 16 from Engadget

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