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JPEG for the Mind: How the Brain Compresses Visual Information

ScienceDaily (Feb. 10, 2011) — Most of us are familiar with the idea of image compression in computers. File extensions like .” jpg” or .” png” signify that millions of pixel values have been compressed into a more efficient format, reducing file si… → Read More: JPEG for the Mind: How the Brain Compresses Visual Information

ACM Multimedia 2011

http://www.acmmm11.org ACM Multimedia 2011 is the worldwide premier multimedia conference and a key event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products. The conference offers to scientists and practitioners in the area of multim… → Read More: ACM Multimedia 2011

TRECFiles Evaluator (for Windows)

TRECFiles Evaluator (ver 0.1 BETA) calculates the efficiency of the MAP, ANMRR, P10, P20 and the MNRO in TREC Files (Trec Format), giving also to the user the ability to execute significance tests (ST). STs tell us whether an observed effect, such as a… → Read More: TRECFiles Evaluator (for Windows)

The 17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

(URL: http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms11.html ) Convitto della Calza (http://www.calza.it/it/ ) Florence, Italy August 18 to 20, 2011 With today’s proliferation of multimedia data (e.g., images, animations, video, and sound), comes the challenge of using su… → Read More: The 17th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems

Eric Schmidt at DLD

Eric Schmidt speaks at DLD in Munich on January 25, 2011. → Read More: Eric Schmidt at DLD

PCI 2011

The PCI 2011 Conference will run in parallel sessions, with invited talks, research and case study tracks. Authors are invited to submit papers in any area of Informatics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, and Information Syst… → Read More: PCI 2011

Before there was Kinect, there was Pantomation

Article from http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/01/28/before-there-was-kinect-there-was-pantomation/ History. If we don’t know where we came from, it’s easy to get lost in where we’re going. Taking a look back at an early chromakey system know… → Read More: Before there was Kinect, there was Pantomation

Theoretically, information can be erased without using any energy at all

Article from http://gsirak.ee.duth.gr/index.php/archives/500 Reported by Lisa Zyga, in PhysOrg, January 25, 2011. Until now, scientists have thought that the process of erasing information requires energy. But a new study shows that, theoretically, inf… → Read More: Theoretically, information can be erased without using any energy at all

Flooding the internet with online media

http://www.focus.com/images/view/48564/ → Read More: Flooding the internet with online media

Color Sorter

This project was submitted to Parallax by Nikos Giannakopoulos. The Parallax Color Sorter uses the BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller to locate, retrieve, and sort colored balls. This color sorter has the ability to identify five different colored ping-pong… → Read More: Color Sorter