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Telecommunications, Electronics and Computer Science

Virtual and Real World Adaptation for Pedestrian Detection

Pedestrian detection is a key component of systems present in many markets such as the automotive and surveillance that involves a tiresome collection and annotation of large amount of data required for its training. A research proposes a novel method that allows the adaptation of a detector model trained with data collected from a video game to successfully work with real world data.

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Art and History

Obtaining Wood in Banyoles Area during the Neolithic

UAB researchers have studied the remains of charred wood recovered from the site of La Draga (Banyoles), occupied during the period 5300-5000 BC, to discover the use of environmental resources of the first farming communities in the peninsular NE, which had been determined by accessibility and abundance of species, as well as by the properties of the wood.

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Psychology

Juvenile Stress Can Increase Risk of Psychopathology in Adulthood

A study with rats shows that exposure to juvenile stress affects the reactivity to novel stressful situations in adulthood and may increase the risk to develop certain psychopathologies. Animals maintained in low-stress environments in adulthood show less interest for new situations, whereas if they are exposed to an intense stress there is an increase in animal's anxiety.

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Biology

Certain Plant Roots Select the Microorganisms that Colonize Them

Wetlands are environments of high biodiversity, environmental value and water importance that play a relevant role in the ecosystem. The vegetation in these environments consists of aquatic plants in whose roots microorganisms live. A study shows that the roots of certain species have a selecting effect on the communities of microorganisms.

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3Q: Andrew Rowan

Andrew Rowan is President of Humane Society International and Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the Humane Society. With a PhD in Biochemistry from Oxford University, in 2002 he received the Henry Spira Award from the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. [ + Videos ]

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