Sonifications in the control room

Those whose work involves monitoring highly complex industrial procedues sometimes have difficulty attending to several concurrent processes (at the same time). To this end : “Computer scientists at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University and the University of Vienna have developed a method that allows control room staff to monitor […]

Funny business, with (but without) ostriches

A new industry, launched with high hopes and fairly lavish funding, hit a wall. They called in scientists to try to understand what was going wrong. The scientists found something most unexpected. That, friends, is what led to publication of the study “Courtship Behaviour of Ostriches Towards Humans Under Farming Conditions in Britain,” which in turn […]