(This post is part of the new round of interviews of non-academic scientists, giving the responses of Matthew Schlecht, a chemist by training who runs his own technical translation service,
(This post is part of the new round of interviews of non-academic scientists, giving the responses of George Farrants, a freelance t
Facebook and Twitter have been touted as tools for North African and Middle Eastern revolutionaries. They're also sources of intelligence on politics and culture. But sifting through all those Tweets is a Herculean task. Now scientists are developing a computer program that doesn't just translate — it interprets nuance as well.
J. Nichols and K.-W. Ng Since the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM), it has been a powerful tool for probing the electronic properties of materials. Typically STM designs capable of obtaining resolution on the atomic scale are limited to a small area which can be probed. We have built an STM capable of c ... [Rev. Sci. Instrum.
I wrote the following to my friend yesterday
> for those that haven’t picked up English, pretty soon Google translate
> will do a decent enough job of imitating a universal translator
> through my cell phone to get by
By LJ Rich, BBC Click
With a global economy and flights that can take you all over the world in hours, why is it that we still struggle with a language barrier that technology is finding hard to break down? Turn on a TV in a Tokyo hotel room and you will get, if you do not speak the language, a jumble of incomprehensible symbols.
Dr. Faye Lynn King, a professor at Northwood's Texas Campus, recently travelled to Peru on a humanitarian trip.