• Human Centered Computing
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    Human Centered Computing

    ♪ Music ♪ >>Hi I’m Anne Haake. I’m a professor in the college of Computing and Information Sciences, in the PhD department and I’m in the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Labs. Content Based Image Retrieval is a method of using information in the image itself. Information such as color, contrast, edges, those types of features for storing and retrieving images. And it’s a potential solution to the problem of ever increasing amounts of digital images, and the fact that most of these images are not annotated, that is, there hasn’t been someone to add labels or tags to those images. And in biomedical area one of the major uses is to…

  • Ellen Wins the People’s Choice Humanitarian Award!
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    Ellen Wins the People’s Choice Humanitarian Award!

    – I am here tonight to publicly… publicly declare my love and admiration for Ellen DeGeneres. [cheers and applause] Right? Right? She is one of the very few people in this universe that can make me laugh so hard that I end up in tears and then truly within seconds do something so generous that I end up crying my eyes out even more for a very different reason. And Ellen has dedicated her entire life to putting love and putting kindness into this world, and she doesn’t take that task lightly. She approaches every act of giving with the strength of a determined warrior. And in conjunction with her…

  • Why Don’t Humans Have a Penis Bone?
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    Why Don’t Humans Have a Penis Bone?

    There are 206 bones in the human body, and yes, it’s the same for men and women. No, women don’t have fewer ribs than men, and men don’t have one extra bone, if you know what I mean. You know what I mean. But several mammals, including our close relatives like chimpanzees, do have that extra bone, so today let’s talk about why other animals have penis bones while humans got the shaft. It wasn’t always this way. Researchers who traced its evolutionary timeline found the penis bone, also known by its scientific and less fun name the baculum, first evolved around 145 million years ago after placental and non-placental…