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Physicists create tool to foresee language destruction impact and thus prevent it

There have been numerous cases of cultural changes throughout history. Either by imposition or assimilation, cultural traits are transmitted between neighbouring regions and often one replaces ...

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Hackers demand ransom after stealing personal data from European Central Bank

Hackers have attacked the European Central Bank (ECB), stealing personal data including emails addresses and contact data from the organization's public website.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from The Independent

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New algorithm identifies data subsets that will yield the most reliable predictions

Much artificial-intelligence research addresses the problem of making predictions based on large data sets. An obvious example is the recommendation engines at retail sites like Amazon and Netflix.

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We piloted a giant robot from 'Pacific Rim' using Oculus Rift

Last night, Legendary Pictures gave us a brief look at how it wants to bring the worlds of Pacific Rim and Guillermo del Toro's upcoming gothic horror film Crimson Peak closer to ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from The Verge

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Wireless home automation systems reveal more than you would think about user behaviour

Home automation systems that control domestic lighting, heating, window blinds or door locks offer opportunities for third parties to intrude on the privacy of the inhabitants and gain considerable ...

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This art project turns primitive smoke signals into ones and zeros

How to come to grips with a world dominated by ubiquitous, but unseen wireless communication? An art installation from the Koln International School of Design aims to give us a feel for the ...

7 hours ago from Engadget

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Cyberith's Virtualizer brings running, jumping ... and sitting to virtual reality

In recent years, we've seen a number of virtual reality (VR) devices targeted at bringing more immersive gaming to the home while also adding locomotion to the mix. Joining the charge is the ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Gizmag

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Evaluating system security by analyzing spam volume

The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company's spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability ...

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K computer runs largest ever ensemble simulation of global weather

Ensemble forecasting is a key part of weather forecasting today. Computers typically run multiple simulations, called ensembles, using slightly different initial conditions or assumptions, and ...

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Academics to create 1,000-year evolving model of Venice

Today, Venice is regarded as one of the prettiest cities in the world. If you've ever wondered what it looked like in the past, however, an ambitious project may soon be able to show you. The ...

Tue 22 Jul 14 from Gizmag

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