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CAA gives audio visual system to Castine Town Hall

Castine Patriot - ‎May 19, 2016‎
On Saturday, May 14, at the annual town meeting, the newly installed audio visual system, given as a gift to Castine by the Castine Arts Organization, was used for the first time, according to a news release from CAA.

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems Wins Contract With Thales To Perform Maintenance Of Visual Display Systems For ... (press release) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
by Thales to perform the maintenance of the visual display system on six ship bridge simulators for the French Navy.

The Neuroscience of Op Art

Artsy - ‎8 hours ago‎
Artists, like neuroscientists, are masters of visual systems. Through experimentation and observation, artists have developed innovative methods for fooling the eye, enabling flat canvases to appear three-dimensional, for instance.
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Journalists from across the country honoured at National Newspaper Awards

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎2 hours ago‎
Writers, reporters and visual journalists from across the country were honoured Friday night in Edmonton at the National Newspaper Awards.

New computational model simulates how neurons in visual cortex process sensory stimuli - ‎May 24, 2016‎
This model may help neuroscientists to better understand how neuronal networks in the visual system process natural stimuli.

Smoke Alerts Like That on Flight 804 Have Raised Questions in the Past

Wall Street Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
Shortly after United Airlines Flight 497 took off from New Orleans, the pilots of the A320 plane received a smoke alert from the hub of its avionics system, but investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board later said they found “no ...
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This Film Reveals the Cruel Dysfunction of the British Welfare System

VICE - ‎3 hours ago‎
Arch left-wing Brit realist Ken Loach walked away with the coveted Palme d'Or for his newest drama of working-class strife, I, Daniel Blake, about a heart-attack victim who can't navigate the shameful labyrinth of the British welfare system to secure ...

Alternative odor receptors discovered in mice

Science Daily - ‎14 hours ago‎
These "necklace" neurons, as they're called, use this newly discovered olfactory detection system to respond to odors that elicit instinctive responses, such as pheromones and the smell of seeds and nuts.
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Is Blizzard's new world the new king of multiplayer shooters?

PC Gamer - ‎7 hours ago‎
Balancing that, some systems are more streamlined than you'd expect from a class-based shooter. .... That said, it is one of the weaker interface elements - the icons and messages often getting lost in the audio visual assault that is moment-to-moment ...

Why We Need the Human Factor in Modern Shipping

The Maritime Executive - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Before Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) radars, GPS systems and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), sextant and reduction tables were used to calculate the ship's position.
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[ 27 May 2016 ] Astronomers find giant planet around very young star CI Tauri News

Astronomy Now Online - ‎17 hours ago‎
Stars so young also are often active, with visual outbursts and dimmings, strong magnetic fields and enormous starspots that can make it appear that planets exist where they do not.

Don't like your car's AV system? Simply install a full PC into it - ‎21 hours ago‎
As stated, it began with an old Jaguar and an outdated audio visual system. The donor PC was an Atom-based netbook (been a while since you heard that string of words, hasn't it?
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'Super-Earth' Prospect for a Habitable World?

Science Daily - ‎14 hours ago‎
NASA's Kepler mission discovered the planetary system that includes Kepler-62f in 2013, and it identified Kepler-62f as the outermost of five planets orbiting a star that is smaller and cooler than the sun.

Finding relevant data in a sea of languages

MIT News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Williams continues leading this effort to define the relationship between query-biased summarization and overall system performance as a human-in-the-loop problem.

Using virtual users to develop accessible ICT-based applications

Science Daily - ‎17 hours ago‎
In order to verify these models, researchers from LifeSTech carried out the accessibility evaluation of a real health monitoring system. Thus, three potential user groups were simulated: with age-related cognitive decline, with visual impairments and ...

Stressed Out? Try Looking At Some Trees

Huffington Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
But why? New studies suggest that viewing even an image of a tree or a forest canopy bolsters the parasympathetic division of the central nervous system that naturally induces calm.

FenSens Packs Parking Sensor System Into a License Plate Frame

Automobile - ‎9 hours ago‎
A San Francisco-based electronics company has debuted a new license plate frame that doubles as a wireless parking sensor system for your car. FenSens, the company that created the device, says that it can be installed in less than five minutes and ...

Can Rebranding Help A City Shake Its Seedy Reputation?

Co.Design (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
"In the context of Dongguan, graphic design on its own can't stop prostitution or pollution of the environment," Reynolds says.
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Terrapattern is Like a Search Engine for Satellite Imagery

WIRED - ‎18 hours ago‎
Like many recent computer vision projects, Terrapattern uses something called a convolutional neural network to make sense of what it's looking at.

The 10 best supercars on sale in Britain - ‎19 hours ago‎
Whether you view them as brash playthings for the rich and famous, or exceptional examples of the ultimate in automotive engineering, there's no denying that the market for supercars is in rude health.