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Gambling on limited information: our visual system and probabilistic inference

The Conversation US - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
But more recently, we've started to think of the process as much more dynamic and interactive. As the visual system tries to resolve uncertainty in the sensory information it receives, it uses both prior knowledge and current evidence to make informed ...

The parrot knows shapes

Harvard Gazette - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Despite a visual system vastly different from that of humans, the bird can successfully identify Kanizsa figures and occluded shapes, said Ken Nakayama, the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, and Irene Pepperberg, a research associate in the ...

Simulator lets sports fans play golf, hockey and even zombie dodgeball

The Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
... mecca for professional hockey players around the world, for recreational hockey player and businessman Peter Muellerchen, it also represents his company's “TSN turning point.
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Honda shows Sonic Civic at Comic-Con - WHEELS.ca

Wheels.ca - ‎19 hours ago‎
To celebrate the legendary video game character, “Sonic the Hedgehog,” SEGA has tapped Honda to create a one-of-a-kind Sonic Civic, as the beloved game ...
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Is it dumb to trust smart technology?

Computerworld - ‎20 hours ago‎
The reason is probably that the truck's side was lit up by the sun, which the Tesla's visual system couldn't distinguish from sky.
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Pokémon GO Could Be The Answer To Making Augmented Reality Mainstream

Forbes - ‎13 hours ago‎
I've always wondered what it would take to make augmented reality mainstream. The answer is glaringly clear now - Pokémon GO.

Nintendo Entertainment System Visual Compendium Returns to Kickstarter

IGN - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
By Seth G. Macy After disappearing from Kickstarter abruptly, Bitmap Books' visual love-letter to the games of the Nintendo Entertainment System and Famicom has returned to the crowd-funding site. The company, known for compendiums of classic systems ...

New beta software automatically tags and captions historic images

Digital Trends - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
And the system works to identify much older historical figures as well, along with their significance - which is pretty good considering most American's don't know that Franklin Roosevelt was a president.

For the blind and visually impaired, just getting around can be challenging. Kevin Gallagher reports on a new app ...

CTV News - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Autour, which is the French word for “around,” is described by its creators as an “eyes-free mobile system” and is the first app of its kind to be developed in Canada.

Preserving the Ancient Art of Getting Pwned

Motherboard - ‎15 hours ago‎
Once infected, Sasser would use up all system resources, forcing the user to restart the computer, which didn't help much since Sasser would relaunch.

Kangaroo meat puts commercial industry and animal welfare groups into conflict

Ballarat Courier - ‎6 hours ago‎
"It would change their status from being a pest on agricultural properties to being a component of the production system," he says. "Landholders would have a vested interest in not only the kangaroos but the habitat the kangaroos prefer ... which then ...

Sideshow Fringe Festival inspires art of collaboration

The Tennessean - ‎2 hours ago‎
The name “sideshow” might imply otherwise, but when it comes to showcasing Nashville's growing progressive performing arts scene, Actors Bridge Ensemble's Sideshow Fringe Festival is definitely the main event.
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It may have been a giant leap for mankind, but the moon might be a death sentence for man

National Post - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Dr. Dorit Donoviel, head of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, said there were many physical problems associated with long-term space flight, including radiation exposure, visual impairment syndrome and the fact that the immune system ...
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'No Man's Sky': 5 Awesome Details From The PS4 Gameplay Leak - [SPOILERS] Intro And More!

Design & Trend - ‎11 hours ago‎
That visual continues for a few seconds while the content loads. It's all capped off with a flash of white light and the player's survival systems going online after a ship crash. The entire ordeal only takes a few minutes, and the rest is for players ...

The Zika Virus: A Healthwise special with Karin McCay

KCBD-TV - ‎5 hours ago‎
But this is how he explains what the virus can do to a fetus, "It all has to do with the central nervous system. This virus is causing damage to developing brain tissue, blood vessels, and not just the brain, but also the spinal cord, and therefore we ...

Tesla & Google Disagree About LIDAR -- Which Is Right ...

CleanTechnica - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Autonomous cars are dependent on their sensors. Lidar is an option that Tesla chose not to take, but Google did. Was Tesla right?
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Smart Vision Labs' New Eye Test Lowers Exam Cost Without Insurance, Makes Vision Care Convenient

Medical Daily - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
But that's not a good thing: 80 percent of all causes of visual impairment are preventable or curable, according to the World Health Organization.

NIH names Dr. Joshua Gordon director of the National Institute of ...

National Institutes of Health (press release) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.

The Ultimate in Astronomy Gadgets: GOTO Telescopes

Space.com - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
While most telescopes will display an object's distance and visual magnitude, SkySafari or another app can augment this with many more details, including folklore.

This Art By Ex-Inmates Exposes The Inhumanity Of The Prison System

Co.Exist - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Shortly after his release, Craig met another former inmate with a knack for visual creativity. Jesse Krimes had recently graduated from art school when he was arrested for cocaine possession, convicted, and sent to federal prison for 70 months.
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