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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. Finish reading "The machines neither are inmune to the radiactivity"

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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. Continue discovering "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. Continue discovering "How works the voice synthesizers?"

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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. Continue discovering "Winner of the Loebner prize 2010"

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Posted on: Feb, 21st 2012
Swarm robots, Kilobot
The previous post was about robots with body inspired by animals, so that in this I'm going to talk about robots with intelligence inspired in the nature. This are a lot of more interesting, because its programming, unlike to the robots of the prior post, is more related with the artificial intelligence than with the physics. Follow discovering "Robots with intelligence inspired by animals"

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Posted on: Sep, 3rd 2011
Helmet to rea the mind
In the last years has been developed several helmets that allow read the brain, and the software responsible of make a determinate action depending on the thoughts of the user. This is, obviously, a very practical utility for a lot of people disabled and for the vaguest. Would you like to know how works this kind of technology? Read more of "How works the user interfaces that read the mind?"

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Posted on: May, 15th 2011
Robot in the uncanny valley
The uncanny valley, is a theory of the japanes expert in robotics Masahiro Mori that says that the emotional response of a human to a humanoid robot, will be empathic and positive as much more it's the resemblance to a human, but will arrive a point before that the similarity and the movements of the robot be totally human, in that the response will be of aversion. Overcomed this valley, when the robot is indistinguishable from a human, the response becomes so empathic as to any other human. Continue reading "Explanations of the uncanny valley"

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Posted on: Aug, 31st 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010 logo
The SIGGRAPH is the annual conference of computer graphics most important of the world where converge the art and the science. This conference it's performed since the year 1974 and in this post I'm going to present the science papers, animations and inventions that more have attracted my attention of the SIGGRAPH of this year that ended in July. Finish reading "The best of the SIGGRAPH 2010"

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Posted on: Nov, 6th 2011
grave with a computer
The past month died three great geniuses that had made that the computing be as it is today. I'm referring to John MacCarthy, Dennis Ritchie and Steve Jobs. Probably you only know who is the last, which is the only one that has had media coverage. However is the less important, because if the other two had not existed, Steve Jobs perhaps wouldn't have achieved anything. Deep in "Great personalities of the computing deceased recently"

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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. Read all about of "How would be our universe if it would be generated by Matrix?"

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Posted on: Nov, 23rd 2010
Kinect
Microsoft wants that we can play with the Xbox 360 moving us in front of the screen. For that have spend hundreds of millions of dollars in develop a device to realize the recognition and the tracking, not only of a complete person but several ones, including also 3D information, its name is Kinect. In this post you will discover how works the hardware and the artificial intelligence algorithms that uses. Surprise yourself with the rest of "Kinect: How works its 3D body tracking"
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