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 ...
Researchers create global road maps showing potential economic and ecological consequences of new roads
Aug 28, 2014
(Phys.org) —A multinational team of researchers has published a paper in the journal Nature, offering a way towards better global planning for road construction. They highlight the benefits of road building along with detriments ...
British betting company tests smartphone users' wits
Jan 05, 2014
Ladbrokes, UK bookmakers, have gathered results of their online test of 1,000 smartphone users, challenged to complete seven online brain teasers. The brainteasers were designed to see which brand's users were the smartest.