File compression format found to alter timbre of music causing loss of some emotional context
Dec 12, 2016
(TechXplore)—A small team of researchers with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has found that compressing recorded music into the MP3 format results in the loss of emotional tones, leaving the result with ...
Today's self-taught typists almost as fast as touch typists—as long as they can see the keyboard
Oct 19, 2016
These days, due to the spread of computers, tablets and smart phones, almost everybody types. But most modern-day typists are self-taught and have adopted "nonstandard" styles that are much different from the "touch typing" ...
50 years after England's World Cup win, scientists solve trophy mystery
Jul 29, 2016
Scientists from The University of Manchester have used state-of-the-art science to solve a mystery surrounding the Jules Rimet trophy, the football World Cup won by England in 1966.
343,000 fps camera able to capture intricacies of glass shattering
Jul 20, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—As technology marches ever forward, devices that were once the province of high-tech labs slowly make their way into the hands of the general population. Once such example is high-speed cameras. It is now ...
Expert warns relying on expert navigation systems causing us to lose ability to navigate
Mar 31, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—Roger McKinlay, former president of the Royal Institute of Navigation in Britain, has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature warning people about the dangers of relying on automated navigation systems. ...
Women accepted as better coders as long as no gender link
Feb 13, 2016
Wow, gender bias has appearances of residing in computer programming—off the charts, so to speak, but accorded serious attention in a new study. The findings come from scientists at California Polytechnic State University ...
Researchers study motivations of open-source programmers
Nov 18, 2015
Open source software development is a model that provides free public access to software packages and source code. Since programmers can freely contribute improvements, bug fixes and modifications, open source development ...
Kites, drones, armchair finders in Turkana Basin fossil search
Sep 09, 2015
Hunting fossils in Africa from the comfort of an armchair is now possible. Fossilfinder is the way to do this. It's a "citizen science project," which launched Tuesday in the UK at the British Science Festival in Bradford. ...
Dubai awaits snow-making Heart of Europe transplant
Dec 30, 2014
Tallest, biggest, glitziest. Paths to "most" these days also lead to Dubai. Case in point, the Burj Khalifa (829.8m) as the world's tallest building, and another is the fleet of high-end sports cars for the Dubai police force ...
MH370: Seabed images to support inch-by-inch plane search
Sep 27, 2014
While a team of experts' main goal is to locate the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared in March, their search has turned up seabed details that reveal extinct volcanoes and 1,400-meter depressions for ...