Downtown Tampa is becoming more congested, creating a need for alternative transportation like bike share programs. Tampa is now the first city to offer real-time information on bike share locations and city bus service through a new mobile app feature.
Almost every word has more than one meaning. Modern search engines solve this problem using knowledge bases. Yago was one of the first knowledge bases, developed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and the Télécom ParisTech in Paris. Last week, the researchers received an award for their work on Yago from the most important scientific journal in the field of artificial intelligence. Today, they are releasing Yago's source code.
Developed and built by the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Montreal, NIRPS (Near Infra Red Planet Searcher) is an infrared spectrograph designed to detect Earth-like rocky planets around the coolest stars. The formal agreement to add NIRPS to the suite of instruments on ESO telescopes was signed on June 7, 2017.
Now you can witness the final mission of Cassini and enjoy the beauty of Saturn's rings and the moon in your own room. NAOJ has released the latest version (1.4) of the astronomical software 'Mitaka' with many new features. Mitaka version 1.4 can reproduce Cassini's 'Grand Finale' mission. Also, the moon and Saturn's rings are displayed based on more realistic physical models for light scattering. Moreover, Chinese has been added to the available languages.
On August 27, 2017, deep-sea recovered the underwater robot Tramper, which had been taking measurements at a depth of 2435 metres for nearly 60 weeks -- the first long-term mission involving a crawler under the Arctic sea ice. For the first 24 weeks, the robot took biogeochemical readings at various sites. Because of a broken tread, Tramper got stuck in the same place in January, though it continued to record the oxygen content in the sediment.
Silver micron-particle sintering joining technology developed by Professor SUGANUMA Katsuaki at The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, is promising for next-generation power semiconductor, GaN.
A new clinical trial is testing whether a common genetic mutation makes Parkinson's Disease patients more likely to suffer cognitive decline after deep brain stimulation surgery. This information would help neurologists identify the best candidates for this procedure and targets different brain areas based on that genetic information.
Researchers at Indiana University Bloomington have launched Graspable Inc., an educational technology startup, to help students learn algebra rules and concepts.
The NoiseCapture application uses signal processing algorithms to calculate acoustic indicators during the user's trips. These geolocated indicators are then anonymously stored in a database to develop noise maps that reflect reality as closely as possible, with extremely dense connections. These noise maps obtained with the help of smartphones could be used by local governments to implement more targeted plans of action for preserving or improving the quality of urban sound environments.
University of Arizona researchers are collaborating on a Phase 2 trial to determine whether a particular peptide administered before and after coronary bypass surgery mitigates or even reverses cognitive deficits thought to be connected to the procedure.