The research hardware in your video-game system – Nature

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Motion sensors don’t just drive gameplay. With the right software, they can scan dinosaur skulls, monitor glaciers and help robots to see.

Read the full story in Nature

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Software better than humans at guessing how you feel from speech

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Chalk up another win for computers. Software developed at the University of Rochester in New York has outstripped humans in its ability to identify emotions in speech. The researchers plan to use it to understand the effects of emotion in parent-child interactions.

Read the full article in New Scientist.