Technology

Golden Ratio Makes Computer Recognize Attractiveness In Women

Amit Kagian, an M.Sc. graduate from the TAU School of Computer Sciences, has successfully “taught” a computer how to interpret attractiveness in women. The notion that beauty can be boiled down to binary data and interpreted by a mathematical model is noth ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2008 - 11:38am

Wii Makes For The Most Fun Parkinson's Occupational Therapy Ever

Parkinson’s disease affects daily tasks that people take for granted. Brushing teeth, getting out of bed and walking become a problem for these patients because of dopamine depletion, which results in stiffness or slowing of movement and fine motor dysfunc ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2008 - 11:43pm

Texas Petawatt Fires Up- The World's Most Powerful Laser

The Texas Petawatt laser reached greater than one petawatt of laser power on Monday morning, March 31, making it the highest powered laser in the world, Todd Ditmire, a physicist at The University of Texas at Austin, said. When the laser is turned on, it ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2008 - 12:29am

Cutting Edge Computing Helps Discover The Origin Of Life

The National Grid Service in the UK and the TeraGrid in the U.S. have joined forces to help University College London (UCL) scientists shed light on how life on Earth may have originated. Deep ocean hydrothermal vents have long been suggested as possible s ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2008 - 5:06pm

High-Tech Cycling- Adaptronic Components Monitor Biomechanical Stress

Cycling is great fun and and modern bicycles give riders a lot of options. Perhaps too many. For example, novice riders getting onto a cycle with 27 gears change gears too infrequently and too late, get out of breath and don’t enjoy themselves. Some new re ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2008 - 10:27am

Robocup- Soccer Robots 2008

Robot soccer is an ambitious high-tech competition for universities, research institutes and industry. Several major tournaments are planned for 2008, the biggest of which is the ‘RoboCup German Open.’ From April 21-25, over 80 teams of researchers from mo ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2008 - 8:32am

Wireless EEG System Is Powered By Body Heat

The Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre(IMEC), an independent research center focusing on next generations chips and systems and enabling technologies for ambient intelligence, has developed a battery-free, wireless, 2-channel electroencephalography(EE ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2008 - 11:11am

Vulerability And Spoofing In The IPhone/iPod Positioning System

In January, Skyhook Wireless Inc. announced that Apple would use Skyhook’s WiFi Positioning System (WPS) for its popular Map applications. The WPS database contains information on access points throughout the world. Skyhook itself provides most of the data ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2008 - 11:37am

Solar Wind Sail Nears Implementation

The electric solar wind sail developed at the Finnish Meteorological Institute has moved rapidly from invention towards implementation. Electric sail propulsion might have a large impact on space research and moving in space in general. The electric solar ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 15 2008 - 9:26am

Cutting Down Hospital Costs With Text Messaging

The National Health Service (NHS), the British government-run hospital system, has begun adopting a reminder service they say helps reduce missed patient appointments and resulting losses in hospital revenue. Called the Managed Appointment Reminder Service ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2008 - 4:30pm