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Artificial retina holds out hope of curing blindness
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7/30/2003   Post a comment
Japanese researchers working toward a cure for blindness showed off an artificial-retina prototype at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks here recently.
Chips unravel vision mysteries
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7/30/2003   Post a comment
Enabling the blind to see again is moving beyond the realm of Biblical prophecy as researchers around the world tackle the problem head-on. Recently, several researchers showed off artificial-retina prototypes at the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks that are bringing human applications for machine vision closer to reality.
Sandia quantum/LED hybrids emit full-spectrum light
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, N.M.) have blended quantum dots with an LED to produce a solid-state white-emitting device that does not depend on phosphors or multiple light sources.
Nucleation barrier hypothesis validated after 50 years
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently confirmed a 50-year-old hypothesis regarding the nucleation barrier-the process that causes ice to melt faster than it freezes.
A veritable cognitive mind
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
Marvin Minsky, MIT professor and AI's founding father, says today's artificial-intelligence methods are fine for gluing together two or a few knowledge domains but still miss the "big" AI problem. Indeed, according to Minsky, the missing element is something so big that we can't see it: common sense.
AI quest goes small-concept
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7/28/2003   Post a comment
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in recent years has poured hundreds of millions into every aspect of "big" artificial intelligence-expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms, evolutionary programming, fractal geometry, chaos theory, cellular automata, artificial life.
Intel teams with Alzheimer's Association
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7/25/2003   Post a comment
Intel Corp. thinks it has the solution to "aging-in-place," that is seniors who despite their increasing health problems such as Alzheimer's choose to stay at home. Intel is designing a plugged-in home in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Association in an effort called the Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care (ETAC) consortium.
Sandia's bright idea: hybrids that emit full-spectrum light
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7/23/2003   Post a comment
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have blended quantum dots with an LED to produce a solid-state white-emitting device that does not depend on phosphors or multiple light sources.
Darpa AI research focuses on 'cognitive computers'
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7/17/2003   Post a comment
The Pentagon is funding artificial intelligence research under a $29 million program called the Perceptive Assistant that Learns (PAL) program.
'Sympathetic' haptic device feels every remote move
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7/15/2003   Post a comment
Countless science fiction books muse about systems that let one person share another's sensory experiences. Now a group at the State University of New York at Buffalo's Virtual Reality Lab is applying the concept in a haptic device for real-world applications.
'Sympathetic' haptic device feels every remote move
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7/14/2003   Post a comment
Countless science fiction books muse about systems that let one person share another's sensory experiences.


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