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There's a kind of Hush surrounding quantum systems

July 18, 2014 - 5:50am
(Phys.org) —Has a persistent noise ever kept you awake at night? Well it isn't just you. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have had the same problem with quantum technologies.

Software can decode bird songs

July 18, 2014 - 1:43am
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.

Scientific American Editor Testifies at U.S. Senate

July 17, 2014 - 10:17pm
At a hearing on the future of federal research investment, a science magazine editor and three noted scientists asked the U.S. Senate to support basic research

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Is the universe a bubble? Let's check

July 17, 2014 - 11:08am
Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science.

Is the universe a bubble? Let's check: Making the multiverse hypothesis testable

July 17, 2014 - 10:48am
Scientists are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science. Never mind the Big Bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the inflation field, or the Higgs field). Like water in a pot, this high energy began to evaporate -- bubbles formed.

Birdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists

July 17, 2014 - 7:49am
Scientists have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.

'Voice Recognition' System for Birds Can Tell Two Chirps Apart

July 17, 2014 - 6:04am
A new method of decoding bird songs from large sets of recordings could help both expert and amateur bird-watchers identify which birds are present, researchers say.

US Too Dependent on Russian Rocket Engines, Experts Tell Lawmakers

July 17, 2014 - 5:11am
Experts told a Senate hearing Wednesday that key American national-security space missions could be delayed by four to six years if Russia decides to cut off its supply of RD-180 rocket engines.

Computer scientists decode birdsongs automatically

July 17, 2014 - 5:00am
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.

Birdsongs automatically decoded by computer scientists

July 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
(Queen Mary, University of London) Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.

Microsoft hopes new Kinect for Windows sparks app revolution

July 16, 2014 - 4:01pm

Released in 2010, Microsoft's Kinect was designed as an add-on for Microsoft gaming consoles. But thanks to amateur Windows developers, it has since then been used for applications as varied as musical performance and analyzing CAT scans. What innovations will developers think up for this new version? 

Yahoo spotlights live music to shine on Internet stage

July 16, 2014 - 12:30am
Yahoo's hopes for renewed stardom on the Internet stage are being pinned on a song.

Military's Space Plane Program Eyes Future Hypersonic Flight

July 15, 2014 - 4:16pm
A new unmanned military space plane is being developed to launch small satellites into orbit and serve as a test bed for a futuristic fleet of hypersonic vehicles.

Lightning survivor has no memory of deadly strike

July 14, 2014 - 6:11pm
DENVER (AP) -- Justin Teilhet doesn't remember hearing a boom or feeling a sting, just waking up numb on the treeless tundra high in Rocky Mountain National Park and discovering his good friend was trying to revive his wife....

Court KOs New Jersey bid to block ocean blasting

July 14, 2014 - 3:59pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the path for seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will blast the floor of the Atlantic Ocean with loud noises as part of a climate change research project....

Months before their first words, babies' brains rehearse speech mechanics

July 14, 2014 - 1:23pm
New research in 7- and 11-month-old infants shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of the brain that coordinate and plan motor movements for speech. The study suggests that baby brains start laying down the groundwork of how to form words long before they actually begin to speak.

Supersonic Earthquake Shook Kamchatka

July 14, 2014 - 12:40pm
The temblor that shook Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula last year was one of only six supersonic earthquakes ever identified

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UK surveillance programmes challenged at tribunal

July 14, 2014 - 8:30am
Civil liberties campaigners began a legal challenge Monday against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by the British intelligence services, in what they said were historic public hearings sparked by the Snowden leaks.

'Noisy' memory in schizophrenia

July 14, 2014 - 8:03am
The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study. Our brains are usually good at focusing on the information that we are trying to learn and filtering out the “noise” or thoughts that aren’t relevant. However, memory impairment in schizophrenia may be related in part to a problem with this filtering process, which medical researchers have recently studied.

Google buys Songza: How many music services does one company need?

July 11, 2014 - 2:16pm

Google announced Tuesday that it was buying the music streaming start-up Songza. The acquisition marks another example of the increasing dominance of streaming services in the world of digital music.