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2008-06-24 12:02:37

In return for its award-winning work on behalf of fish and horses last year, the New York advertising agency DeVito/Verdi took home six "Lions" at this year's Cannes International Advertising Festival. The Cannes "Lion" is arguably the highest creative award bestowed to advertising work annually. DeVito/Verdi won three bronze "Lions" for its Legal Sea Foods print ads, and three silver "Lions" for its National Thoroughbred Racing Association radio commercials. The awards were announced...

2008-06-24 09:03:24

Helicos BioSciences (NASDAQ:HLCS), a life science company focused on innovative genetic analysis technologies, announced today that it has entered into a scientific collaboration with the Children's Oncology Group (COG) in order to interrogate a wide spectrum of genomic variation within various sarcomas, an aggressive type of bone or soft tissue cancer usually found in children and young adults. New insight into molecular events occurring in primary and metastatic tumor states is critically...

2008-06-16 18:00:23

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BBDO New York and its HBO Voyeur campaign shot out of the gate today at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, winning a Grand Prix in the "Promotion" category. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080616/NYM152-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080616/NYM152-b ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080616/NYM152-c ) "There's nothing like winning at Cannes. The competition is fearsome, it really means...

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2008-03-02 12:15:00

At a university lab in a Tokyo suburb, engineering students are wiring a rubbery robot face to simulate six basic expressions: anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise and disgust. Hooked up to a database of words clustered by association, the robot - dubbed Kansei, or "sensibility" - responds to the word "war" by quivering in what looks like disgust and fear. It hears "love," and its pink lips smile. "To live among people, robots need to handle complex social tasks," said project leader...

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2007-09-13 09:00:00

By MATT SLAGLE RICHARDSON, Texas - David Hanson has two little Zenos to care for these days. There's his 18-month-old son Zeno, who prattles and smiles as he bounds through his father's cramped office. Then there's the robotic Zeno. It can't speak or walk yet, but has blinking eyes that can track people and a face that captivates with a range of expressions. At 17 inches tall and 6 pounds, the artificial Zeno is the culmination of five years of work by Hanson and a small group of engineers,...

2007-06-13 12:02:19

Independent ad agency Ignited Minds recently won the Yahoo! Big Idea Chair award and seven Belding Bowls at the 41st Annual Belding Awards sponsored by Think LA, a non-profit organization dedicated to the media, marketing and advertising industries. Named after Don Belding, the late ad executive widely recognized as the "father of West Coast advertising," the prestigious Belding Awards are the top awards competition for the Southern California advertising industry. Amid stiff competition...

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2006-11-22 15:15:00

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON - George the robot is playing hide-and-seek with scientist Alan Schultz. George whirrs and hides behind a post until he's found. Then a bit later, he hunts for and finds Schultz hiding. If that sounds childish, consider that Schultz is working his way up to teaching the robot to play Capture the Flag. What's so impressive about robots playing children's games? For a robot to actually find a place to hide, and then hunt for its human playmate...