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Wildlife Critters Inspire Scientists To Build Deceptive Robots
2012-12-04 12:36:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used the deceptive behavior patterns of squirrels and birds to develop robots that are able to deceive each other. Professor Ronald Arkin, who led the study, suggests the applications could be implemented by the military in the future. Arkin and his team reviewed biological research results to learn that squirrels gather acorns and store them in specific locations. The...

2012-10-26 04:00:25

The new Intellinx solution includes broadened pre-packaged rule set for the banking industry, based on implementations at over 100 institutions worldwide. Englewood Cliffs, NJ (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Intellinx Ltd., the innovative leader in enterprise fraud prevention, announced today the release of the Intellinx Employee Fraud (IEF) Solution Version 5, which includes widened pre-packaged rules for the financial industry. "Intellinx is the most widely used insider fraud solution in the...

2012-10-05 23:01:23

ACAD WRITE (http://www.acad-write.com/en) is one of the largest international ghostwriting agencies. Ever since the company was founded in 2004, we have been offering our customers all-round support in producing academic texts of all kinds. We recently received our 6000th project. Manchester (PRWEB) October 05, 2012 ACAD WRITE is one of the largest international ghostwriting agencies. Ever since the company was founded in 2004, we have been offering our customers all-round support in...

2012-10-03 23:03:08

Agreement Helps Chexys Extend its Efforts to Protect Consumers and Businesses from the Threat of Identity Theft Caused by Check Fraud Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 EZShield®, a leader in identity theft management solutions, today announced it has partnered with Chexys, a printer and seller of business and personal checks, to provide check fraud protection services. As a result of this partnership, business owners and consumers that use Chexys can leverage EZShield to reduce...

2012-09-24 21:56:52

The presidential debates offer viewers a lot of substance about the issues of the campaign -- but postdebate media coverage can undermine the value they have for voters, a new study suggests. Results showed that postdebate coverage that focused on the debate as a competition led viewers to think less about policy issues. By comparison, coverage that focused on the substance of the discussion increased the likelihood that viewers would come away with specific thoughts about candidates´...

Lies: Why Do We Tell Them?
2012-09-06 04:31:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Humanity has come up with several explanations for telling half-truths or falsehoods in the years we´ve been walking upright. We often justify the telling of half-truths by saying we don´t want to hurt someone´s feelings. Sometimes we tell flat out lies in order to get ahead or take advantage of an opportunity which has just arisen. We have plenty of reasons to avoid the truth, but why do we do it? Psychological...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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