Computable Minds
Blog of popular science about the more exiting branches of computer science.
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Posted on: Jun, 8th 2010
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Welcome to Computable Minds, a new blog of popular science and curiosities focused in the informatics and oriented for all kind of people. Even if you don't like informatics I'm sure you found it interesting, since the informatics, how the other sciences, always are related with all other sciences and the improvement of our lives. Continue reading "Computable Minds a blog created from nothing"

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Posted on: Sep, 7th 2010
Cover of the movie The Matrix
The hypothesis of that we are in a universe simulated by big supercomputer can't be proven because, if true, never will could see outside of the simulation, although is a funny mental experiment do speculation about this. Continue discovering "How would be our universe if it would be generated by Matrix?"

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Posted on: Sep, 10th 2010
Cover of the movie Matrix Reloaded
Following with the prior post, I'm going to expose some questions of the science that would be solved if we were in the Matrix. You will see that some of them are so rare and could be considered a glitch in the Matrix or a programming bug. Surprise yourself with the rest of "Glitches in the Matrix"

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Posted on: Jun, 11th 2010
Tom Cruise at Minority Report using a gestural interface
Do you remember that futuristic movie called Minority Report? In this movie appears Tom Cruise controlling a computer making gestures with both hands. This an idea that today is quite impressive but, really, wasn't nothing new in the 2002 when appears this film, in fact in that times it was possible make this without the need of using gloves. Continue discovering "The gestural Interface of Minority Report wasn't a new idea"

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Posted on: Jul, 9th 2010
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Although I hate soccer (because of the fanaticism that generate and the astronomical amounts of money that move that we could invest at investigation), how the next Sunday it's the world championship final, I'm going to talk about soccer with robots.
The Robocup is the robot soccer competition most important of the world. The last was made in Singapore and end at the past June 25. Here you can see some videos, inform yourself about the competitions and know the last news. Follow reading "Soccer results of the Robocup 2010"

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Posted on: Apr, 13th 2011
Signal warning of radiactivity
The processors aren't inmune to the radiactivity. This it produces soft errors, that are errors in the signals of its circuits, produced by the noise that generates the radiation on it. The consequences of the radiation over the machines aren't so devastating as over the human, because in the worst case we can reboot the machine, but the things that could do the machines affected by radiation to the humans, it could be dangerous. Don't left of read the rest of "The machines neither are inmune to the radiactivity"

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Posted on: Aug, 24th 2010
CAPTCHA
The web pages increasingly receive more SPAM of programs that automatically fill the forms of the webs. To avoid it, appears the annoying CAPTCHA ("Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart"). A CAPTCHA consist in a test that has to pass the person that is filling the form, to demonstrate that is a human. But, are there any test that can surpass a human and not a machine? Follow discovering "Could the CAPTCHA of the future distinguish a human from a machine?"

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Posted on: Mar, 22nd 2011
Tsunami picture of Hokusai
The tsunamis or seaquakes can be generated by earthquakes, submarine landslides, volcanic eruptions and giant meteors. All this variety of phenomena can be simulated in a computer to take preventive measures. Don't stop reading the rest of "Tsunami simulation"

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Posted on: May, 22nd 2011
Virtual singer Miku Hatsume
The voice synthesizers are those programs as Loquendo, which provide of human voice to the machine. Although the majority of them have a voice very robotic, without intonation and feelings, but we can understand it. Here you see roughly how is imitated the human voice in a computer and because is so difficult achieve a voice equal to the human one. Don't left of read the rest of "How works the voice synthesizers?"

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Posted on: Nov, 26th 2010
Kinect
The new Xbox 360 peripheral has a multiarray microphone that is capable of separate the voices that there are in front of the device from the others sounds of the enviroment to chat and use voice commands. Here you will learn how is done this difficult task. Continue reading "Kinect: How works its multiarray microphone "

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Posted on: Oct, 26th 2010
Gold medal of the Loebner prize
The past day 23 was celebrated the twentieth edition of the Loebner prize in the University of California. This competition consist in test several chatbots to see if they are capable to surpass the Turing test. Enter into "Winner of the Loebner prize 2010"
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