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Mars rover sends back human voice recording

August 28th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) The first recorded human voice that travelled from Earth to Mars and then back to Earth was released Monday at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) ... Read more...

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Never a dull moment in ‘Vicky Donor’ (IANS Hindi Film Review)

April 21st, 2012 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Vicky Donor"; Starring: Ayushmann Khurana, Yami Gautam, Anu Kapoor; Directed by: Shoojit Sircar; Rating: ****When was the last time you saw a Bollywood comedy that made you chuckle and ... Read more...

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‘Aazaan’ takes action to a new level (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ***1/2)

October 14th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Aazaan", Cast: Sachiin Joshi, Candice Boucher, Sarita Choudhary, Aly Khan, Ravi Kissen and Aarya Babbar; Director: Prashant Chadha; Rating; ***1/2As we see rescue operations post a bombing attack being ... Read more...

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English-reading software introduced in seven schools

February 18th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) To improve written and spoken English and comprehension of the language among students in schools, a read-to-me software has been introduced in seven schools in the capital.The ... Read more...

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Now, Google to transcend language barriers

January 12th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Google's prototype language translator, Conversation Mode now lets you communicate with locals in any part of the world.The translator uses Android phones to record spoken words and then ... Read more...

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New book chronicles Barack Obama’s first year in office via quotes

June 13th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new book, which chronicles US President Barack Obama's first year in office through his quotes, has been launched.Obama The President's Historic First Year in Quotes -a ... Read more...

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Early auditory exposure may facilitate word learning in deaf kids

February 22nd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, February 22 (ANI): Early exposure to auditory input may facilitate language skills in deaf children, scientists have suggested.Indiana University Department of Otolaryngology experts made use of the Intermodal Preferential Looking ... Read more...

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Dogs ‘as smart as 2-year-olds’

August 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Dogs' mental abilities are close to a human child age 2 to 2.5 years, according to a new research.Psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the ... Read more...

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Autistics kids should be taught in smaller groups, say experts

July 3rd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study suggests that children with autism need to be taught in smaller groups."Sensory integration dysfunction has long been speculated to be a core component of autism ... Read more...

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Now, computers can decode letters from brain signals

June 13th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Scientists have developed new brain-computer interfaces that "translate" what a person is thinking into words or actions.For their study, researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands performed ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Clone’ faces in real time to better understand human behaviour

June 1st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Computer scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have come up with a new technique to clone facial expressions in real time during live conversations, which they ... Read more...

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What we see increases our understanding of what we hear by six-fold

March 4th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Why does it often become difficult to understand what a friend is saying during a noisy party without seeing his/her face? Well, according to a new study, ... Read more...

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CCTV cameras that can hear sounds on the anvil

June 25th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Portsmouth are trying to update artificial intelligence software used by CCTV cameras to provide them with the ability to hear sounds like ... Read more...

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Instant Messaging represents linguistic renaissance

May 15th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): As a concerned parent you might feel like shouting OMG! (Oh, My God!) when you see your teenage kid submerged in the newest lingo in town, Instant ... Read more...

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SMS not bad grammar but linguistic renaissance: study

May 15th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) Parents need not worry - a new study contends that SMSes and online chats actually help teens hone their linguistic abilities, rather than degrade them. Parental worry has ... Read more...

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