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2010-12-23 07:50:24

A computer program that automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data could help climate scientists keep track of complex, constantly changing environmental conditions.

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2009-09-10 06:50:00

While computers can replicate many aspects of human behavior, they do not possess our ability to recognize distorted images, according to a team of Penn State researchers.

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2008-10-09 10:55:00

A pair of Penn State researchers has developed a statistical approach, called Automatic Linguistic Indexing of Pictures in Real-Time (ALIPR), that one day could make it easier to search the Internet for photographs.

2008-08-18 00:00:18

By Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA - The painting of the lean-faced, bearded man with the penetrating stare is unmistakably a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh. An art historian can tell by looking at the riot of bold, colorful brushstrokes.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.