Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 10, 2002
Optical antenna brings benefits to wireless networks, household electronics and data transfer
A new optical antenna, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick, will bring significant benefits to credit card payments, wireless networks, household electronics and longer distance data transfer.

Current TTS systems to get technical boost through $1.8 million grant
New $1.8 million grant from NSF will enable a talented team of computational linguists, autism experts, comptuer scientists, and neuropsychologists tackle technological shortcomings of current computer text-to-speech (TTS) synthesizers used by the hard-of-hearing and language-impaired.

Pre-term infants slower than full-terms at processing information
Although individuals vary widely, on average, pre-term infants are markedly slower at processing information -- including understanding what they see -- than full-term infants.
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