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Computer Sciences

A deep learning-based method to detect cyberbullying on Twitter

Researchers at King Saud University, in Saudi Arabia, have developed a new approach to detect cyberbullying on Twitter using deep learning called OCDD. In contrast with other deep-learning approaches, which extract features ...

Robotics

'Ambidextrous' robots could dramatically speed e-commerce

E-commerce continues to expand and achieved new levels during the recent holiday season. To rapidly fulfill the enormous volume and variety of orders, companies such as Amazon, Walmart, and Alibaba are investing heavily in ...

Engineering

Engineers develop powerful tool to help semiconductor manufacturers spot defects

Faulty mobile phones and solar cells could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a ground-breaking invention developed at the Australian National University (ANU).

Consumer & Gadgets

Waiting for Wiliot's battery-free sticker sensor tag

A Bluetooth sensor tag with an ARM processor has tech watchers thinking overtime about what this little wonder might achieve. This is a battery-free product. Oh, did you hear that, "battery-free"? Those two words are right ...

Engineering

Engineers 3-D print smart objects with 'embodied logic'

Even without a brain or a nervous system, the Venus flytrap appears to make sophisticated decisions about when to snap shut on potential prey, as well as to open when it has accidentally caught something it can't eat.

Robotics

Engineers develop robotic greeter to welcome new arrivals

A team of researchers at Media Innovation Lab at the IDC Herzliya, Israel, collaborating with a team from Cornell University, has developed a new type of robot with very limited abilities. Its only purpose is to greet people ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Lexar lifts flash memory storage card to 1TB level

"Terabyte hard drives were only for, like, space stations," said Senior Editor for Geek.com, Jordan Minor, recalling when he was kid and thought that "a terabyte was such a huge, incalculable amount of space that surely no ...

Software

Where is George? Ask this software to look at the crowd

George is a zebrafish. Along with Tom and 98 other mates, George swims freely in a laboratory tank at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU), in Lisbon, Portugal. A camera records from above a video of all the animals' ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Next-level autonomous shopping carts are even smarter

As the year gets under way a lot of talk encircles the word autonomous and it is not confined to the big Ds of driving and drones. Add an R for retail and you have a growing concept of autonomous shopping.

Engineering

3-D printing 100 times faster with light

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3-D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3-D printing processes, University of Michigan ...