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Computer Science - 11.05.2016
Paper gets 'smart' with drawn-on, stenciled sensor tags
Paper gets ’smart’ with drawn-on, stenciled sensor tags
A piece of paper is one of the most common, versatile daily items. Children use it to draw their favorite animals and practice writing the A-B-Cs, and adults print reports or scribble a hasty grocery list. Now, connecting real-world items such as a paper airplane or a classroom survey form to the larger Internet of Things environment is possible using off-the-shelf technology and a pen, sticker or stencil pattern.

Physics - Computer Science - 10.05.2016
New design of primitive quantum computer finds application
New design of primitive quantum computer finds application
Scientists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Western Australia have developed how to efficiently simulate a "quantum walk" on a new design for a primitive quantum computer. Quantum computers have significant potential to open entirely new directions for processing information and to overhaul the way that we think about and use the science of computation.

Computer Science - 10.05.2016
Phones at the dinner table: U-M study explores attitudes
ANN ARBOR-Checking email for work. Posting a photo to Facebook. Texting the kids to come downstairs. Sending a quick snap to a friend. People of all ages might use their smartphones in these ways during shared meals. A new study from the University of Michigan explores how people use mobile phones during meals and how they feel about other people doing so.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 10.05.2016
Computer Science Breakthrough Could Improve Cybersecurity
AUSTIN, Texas - With an advance that one cryptography expert called a "masterpiece," University of Texas at Austin computer scientists have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers, a breakthrough that could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 10.05.2016
Computer Science Advance Could Improve Cybersecurity
AUSTIN, Texas - With an advance that one cryptography expert called a "masterpiece," University of Texas at Austin computer scientists have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers, a breakthrough that could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 09.05.2016
Big Thinking in Small Pieces: Computer Guides Humans in Crowdsourced Research
The Knowledge Accelerator, uses a machine-learning program to sort and organize information. Getting a bunch of people to collectively research and write a coherent report without any one person seeing the big picture may seem akin to a group of toddlers producing Hamlet by randomly pecking at typewriters.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 26.04.2016
The language of persuasion
It's not what you say, but how you say it. By analyzing online arguments, Cornell researchers have identified how language and interaction with the other party contribute to winning an argument. Successful arguers start early, stay calm and go into detail. As a spinoff, the research also offers linguistic clues that will show in advance whether your opponent's mind can be changed.

Media - Computer Science - 14.04.2016
Stanford and Wikimedia researchers create tool to boost article creation in local languages
Stanford and Wikimedia researchers create tool to boost article creation in local languages
Wikipedia exists in nearly 300 languages but many versions are small and incomplete. In one experiment, computer scientists tripled article creation by recommending missing entries to editors. Every day, people around the globe visit one of the roughly 300 language editions of Wikipedia, searching through millions of articles written by tens of thousands of volunteer editors who build and maintain this free encyclopedia.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 30.03.2016
Open-source microprocessor
Open-source microprocessor
In future, it will be easier and cheaper for developers at universities and SMEs to build wearable microelectronic devices and chips for the Internet of Things, thanks to the PULPino open-source processor, which has been developed at ETH Zurich and the University of Bologna.

Computer Science - 24.03.2016
Aussie slang increases likeability »
"If she used slang in her Australian English accent, they liked her more. However, if she used slang in a foreign accent it didn't change the amount they liked her. A new study on Australian slang has found that using Australian slang words like 'ambo', 'uggies' or 'mobes' increases your likability among fellow Australians.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 23.03.2016
Promotion of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Four Computer Science Groups at Freie Universität Berlin Join Forces in Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics At Freie Universität Berlin four computer science groups are combining their methods and applications to better investigate artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as additional possibilities for their application.

Computer Science - Environment - 21.03.2016
Human eyes assist drones, teach machines to see
Human eyes assist drones, teach machines to see
21.03.16 - Drone images accumulate much faster than they can be analyzed. Researchers have developed a new approach that combines crowdsourcing and machine learning to speed up the process. Who would win in a real-life game of "Where's Waldo," humans or computers? A recent study suggests that when speed and accuracy are critical, an approach combing both human and machine intelligence would take the prize.

Social Sciences - Computer Science - 15.03.2016
Research helping make social media posts more private
Computer scientists at Lancaster University are working on smarter 'privacy setting' algorithms to prevent embarrassing photos being shared on social media. Currently, when updates and photographs are posted on sites such as Facebook only the person that posted is able to set the privacy settings - even when there are other people in the image, mentioned in a comment, or invited to an event.

Computer Science - Physics - 11.03.2016
Experiments show magnetic chips could dramatically increase computing’s energy efficiency
In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, UC Berkeley engineers have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can actually operate at the lowest fundamental energy dissipation theoretically possible under the laws of thermodynamics. The findings, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances , mean that dramatic reductions in power consumption are possible - down to as little as one-millionth the amount of energy per operation used by transistors in modern computers.

Media - Computer Science - 05.03.2016
What readers think about computer-generated texts
An experimental study carried out by LMU media researchers has found that readers rate texts generated by algorithms more credible than texts written by real journalists. Readers like to read texts generated by computers, especially when they are unaware that what they are reading was assembled on the basis of an algorithm.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 26.02.2016
Building living, breathing supercomputers
By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers. By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 26.02.2016
A smart walking aid
A smart walking aid
Computer scientists and roboticists at ETH Zurich have developed a robotic walker that makes senior citizens more mobile.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 24.02.2016
SDSC’s ’Comet’ Supercomputer Helps Confirm Gravitational Wave Discovery
This month's announcement by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that scientists for the first time detected gravitational waves in the universe as hypothesized by Albert Einstein 100 years ago has opened up a new era of exploration for astronomers and astrophysicists. The NSF-funded Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, which went into operation in May 2015, was one of several high-performance computers used by researchers to help confirm that landmark discovery before a formal announcement was made.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 22.02.2016
Carnegie Mellon, Stanford Researchers Devise Method To Share Password Data Safely
An unfortunate reality for cybersecurity researchers is that real-world data for their research too often comes via a security breach. Now computer scientists have devised a way to let organizations share statistics about their users' passwords without putting those same customers at risk of being hacked.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 10.02.2016
Researchers release open source code for powerful image detection algorithm
Courtesy of Bahram Jalali An LED light (left) and an image of the same light produced using the Phase Stretch Transform-based algorithm. A UCLA Engineering research group has made public the computer code for an algorithm that helps computers process images at high speeds and "see" them in ways that human eyes cannot.