Latest Scour Stories

2012-03-20 03:11:51

Harvard archaeologist uses computers and satellite images to search for early human settlements A Harvard archaeologist has dramatically simplified the process of finding early human settlements by using computers to scour satellite images for the tell-tale clues of human habitation, and in the process uncovered thousands of new sites that might reveal clues to the earliest complex human societies. As described in a paper published March 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2010-11-15 19:40:10

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a sensor that allows engineers to assess the scour potential of soils at various depths and on-site for the first time "“ a technology that will help evaluate the safety of civil infrastructure before and after storm events. Scour, or erosion of soil around structures due to water flow, is responsible for a wide range of critical infrastructure failures "“ from unstable bridges to the levees that gave way in the wake...

2008-10-20 09:00:17

In search, speed is the name of the game. To that end, social search engine Scour.com today unveiled slick new features including faster search results that rival other top engines' and a new layout with fewer sponsored results. It's all about letting people get to what they're searching for quicker. Launched in July, Scour is a meta search engine, gathering results from Google, Yahoo! and MSN. People are rewarded with VISA gift cards for searching, voting and commenting on results. One...

2008-08-26 03:00:27

SAN FRANCISCO - Anna Patterson's last Internet search engine was so impressive that industry leader Google Inc. bought the technology in 2004 to upgrade its own system. She believes her latest invention is even more valuable - only this time it's not for sale. Ms. Patterson instead intends to upstage Google, which she quit in 2006 to develop a more comprehensive and efficient way to scour the Internet. The end result is Cuil, pronounced "cool." Backed by $33 million in venture...

2008-07-14 09:00:28

Blending the best of algorithmic and human powered search, Scour.com launched today as a meta social search engine which encourages voting and commentary on search engine query results called from Google, Yahoo! and MSN. Scour fosters community- building and enables discovery through user feedback, friends and groups while giving users control of the search parameters needed for accurate results based on their preferences. "Scour gives people a different way to search by infusing the best...

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  • Good cheer; viands.
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