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Wake Forest University Offers Virtual Interviews for Admissions

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Using a webcam, a microphone and the Internet, some students applying to Wake Forest University can now sit in their living rooms at home and have a "face-to-face" conversation with an admissions counselor at the university.

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Sevenfold Accuracy Improvement for 3-D "˜Virtual Reality' Labs

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Scientists at NIST have developed software that improves the accuracy of the tracking devices in immersive, or virtual-reality, research environments by at least 700 percent. Their advance is a step forward in transforming immersive technology that has traditionally been a qualitative tool into a scientific instrument with which precision measurements can be made.

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The Clear Future of Electronics: Transparent Memory Device

A group of scientists at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has fabricated a working computer chip that is almost completely clear -- the first of its kind. The new technology, called transparent resistive random access memory (TRRAM), is described in this week's issue of the journal Applied Physics Letters, which is published by the American Institute of Physics.

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Student Helps Bloggers Overcome Writer's Block

Student Paul Stamatiou has created Skribit, a blog that helps other blogger's overcome writer's block. The site currently has more than 4,000 blogs using it and receives more than 4 million hits per month.

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Digital TV: Grassroots Effort Aims to Help Older Adults, Low-Income Families Make the Switch

With the deadline looming for the nationwide transition to digital broadcast television, the Center for Aging & Community at the University of Indianapolis has developed a downloadable information toolkit to help churches and community groups mount volunteer efforts to install converter boxes for members who are still relying on analog signals.

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Researchers Test Mobile Alert System for Cell Phones

In the first field trial of its kind, Georgia Tech's Wireless Emergency Communications project tested the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Commercial Mobil Alert System to see how well it met the needs of people with vision and hearing impairments. They found three areas where they will recommend changes to the FCC.

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New Approach Eliminates Software Deadlocks Using Discrete Control Theory

Software deadlocks are the Catch-22s of the computer world. These common bugs can freeze the machine when different parts of a program end up in an endless cycle of waiting for one another as they access shared data.

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Doctors Feel Vulnerable, Less Efficient Without Technology

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Doctors who receive training in a technology-rich environment but transition away to less modern facilities to practice after graduation say they feel less able to provide safe and efficient care, a new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.

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Talk to the Hologram Dec. 1 at ASC

Holograms haven't changed much in the 30 years from Princess Leia to election night. Both were illusions. This time it's for real. And it talks back.

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Agent-based Computer Models Could Anticipate Future Economic Crisis

As the stock market continues its dive, economists and business columnists have spilled a lot of ink assigning responsibility for the ongoing financial calamity. While hindsight might be clear as day, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory are trying to create new economic models that will provide policymakers with more realistic pictures of different types of markets so they can better avert future economic catastrophe.







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