facial recognition

Why do we fumble at times in recognising faces?


January 16th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Do you easily recognise everyone you've ever met, or do you struggle, even with familiar faces? It is already known that we are better at recognising ... Read more...

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US formally drops charges against Osama bin Laden


June 18th, 2011 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) The US has formally dropped criminal charges against former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, CNN reported Friday.The world's most wanted terrorist Osama was killed in ... Read more...

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Osama death: US conducting DNA tests


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2(ANI): The United States is reportedly conducting DNA testing on the body of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.The results of the DNA tests should be available in the next ... Read more...

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New study examines brain processes behind facial recognition


April 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Wondering why you don't see a face in the clouds or in the moon upside down?It turns out the answer to this seemingly minor detail is that your ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, computers to understand how you feel!


March 5th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A Binghamton University researcher wants computers to understand inputs from humans that go beyond the traditional keyboard and mouse.Lijun Yin and team have developed ways to provide information ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Batman’ movies inspire real-world tank design


December 28th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Researchers have taken inspiration from the Batman movies to design seven new conceptual vehicles that may help fight crime.According to technology blog The Engineer, project leader Hisham Awad, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, vending machine that suggests drinks based on your age, gender!


November 16th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Want to get a drink that goes well with your age and gender? Well, you can do it now as Japanese scientists have developed a new vending machine ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Accurate facial-recognition goes mobile, courtesy new software


October 27th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): Scientists in the UK have come up with new software for mobile phones that can track your facial features in real-time.Eventually it will be able to tell ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists one step closer to diagnosing autism with MRI


October 13th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Utah (U of U) are one step closer to diagnosing autism using MRI, an advance that eventually could help health care providers identify ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women turn smarter during ovulation


June 30th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Women are at their smartest self when they are ovulating, according to a study.The study, led by Belinda Pletzer at the University of Salzburg, Austria, claimed that the ... Read more...

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NSW Government pulls a “Big Brother” on unsuspecting public


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 3 (ANI): In a real-life instance of the celebrity 'Big Brother' phenomenon, the New South Wales Government is surreptitiously recording people's facial features and forming a mathematical map of almost ... Read more...

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Now, software that can turn blurry snaps into pics worth keeping


May 10th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): A team of engineers has developed software that can transform blurry photographs into clear pictures.Computer vision engineer Neel Joshi at the University of California, San Diego, and his ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Asians, Caucasians recognise faces differently


January 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): In a study on Caucasians and Asians, the researchers found that people of different races recognise faces differently.PhD student Caroline Blais, of the Universite de Montreal Department ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google upgrades search technology


December 8th, 2009 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Dec 8 (DPA) Google unveiled new features for its signature search tools Monday, including an ability to search by sight, a mobile translator and a real-time search of more ... Read more...

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Race plays limited role in people’s ability to spot family resemblances


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Researchers have found that individuals use a variety of cues to identify their own kin, regardless the fact that the family belongs to the same race as themselves.During ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

People can spot family resemblances, even among strangers


September 22nd, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Scientists have ample evidence that individuals use a variety of cues to spot family resemblances. People can also detect resemblances in families other than their own, a new ... Read more...

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Monkeys, humans recognise faces the same way


July 13th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) Rhesus monkeys and humans recognise faces the same way, according to the latest research. The study provides insight into the evolution of the critical human social skill of ... Read more...

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Monkeys, humans use common brain mechanism to recognize faces


June 26th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have shown for the first time that rhesus monkeys and humans share a specific perceptual mechanism, configural perception, for discriminating among the numerous faces they encounter daily. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why ’super-recognisers’ never forget a face?


May 20th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Some people assert that they can never forget a face, even many years later, a claim which has now been substantiated by psychologists. The new study suggests that ... Read more...

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‘Super-recognizers’ who never forget a face do exist


May 20th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Harvard University researchers have bolstered the claim that "super-recognizers"-people with extraordinary face recognition ability who never forget someone they met in the past-do exist.Richard Russell, a postdoctoral ... Read more...

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Bin Laden can easily pass off as Winona Ryder in UK airport scanners!


April 6th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.6 (ANI): A leaked British Government memo has revealed that airport scanners in the country have been recalibrated to such an "unacceptable" level, that they can't differentiate between Al Qaeda chief ... Read more...

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Apes faces reveal family ties


February 12th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Humans can discern family resemblances in great apes and some monkeys, hints a new study.According to lead researcher Alexandra Alvergne, an anthropologist at the University of Montpelier, ... Read more...

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Researchers decode ‘disturbed’ faces to track mental disease


February 5th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Tracking a mental illness like schizophrenia even before it becomes visible could open the way to more successful treatments in future, according to a new study.Building on her ... Read more...

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Insight into how bees see may help improve artificial intelligence systems


January 24th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 24 (ANI): A study revealing honeybees can learn to recognise human faces even when seen from different viewpoints has raised the possibility of improving artificial intelligence systems and computer ... Read more...

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Humans, chimps use similar brain regions to identify faces


December 19th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Chimpanzees recognize faces by utilizing some of the same brain regions used by humans to identify familiar faces, a new study suggests.This is the first study to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

3D face scans by lasers may help spot terrorists


December 9th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that 3D laser scans of peoples faces could be a more strong option in spotting terrorists. Security services around the world are ... Read more...

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Simple steps to improve quality of facial images taken at border entry points


November 26th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say that officials at border entry points, such as airports and seaports, can acquire better quality facial ... Read more...

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Brain wiring responsible for celebrity ” face blindness”


November 24th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): Cannot tell Brad Pitt from George Clooney on the same magazine page? Well, you may be suffering from a rare condition called "face blindness", which scientists claim ... Read more...

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Emotions are key to facial recognition


September 17th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Emotions on peoples faces play a significant role in their recognition by others when they meet sometimes in the future, according to a study. Researchers in the Netherlands ... Read more...

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The computer mouse could be extinct in 3 to 5 years


July 18th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): It took the world by storm 40 years ago, but now, after four decades, the demise of the evolutionary computer mouse is very near, predicts a leading ... Read more...

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