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Computers
2014-12-12 11:47:06

Computers talk to each other very rigidly. Human communication is more flexible. Scientists are trying to overcome this difference.

2011-01-28 12:47:24

Many different aspects are involved in predicting high water and floods, such as the type of precipitation, wind, buildings and vegetation.

2005-11-28 17:40:00

Two Southern California engineers have created a mathematical theory of surprise, working from first principles of probability theory applied to a digital environment -- and the results of experiments recording eye movements of volunteers watching video seem to confirm it.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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