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Economics / Business - Computer Science - 22.07.2013

Computer Science - Health - 22.07.2013
New app puts idle smartphones to work for science
New app puts idle smartphones to work for science
Android smartphone users will soon have a chance to participate in important scientific research every time they charge their phones. Using a new app created by researchers at UC Berkeley, users will be able to donate a phone's idle computing power to crunch numbers for projects that could lead to breakthroughs ranging from novel medical therapies to the discovery of new stars.

Environment - Computer Science - 19.07.2013
Internet's backbone can readily be made more sustainable, Stanford expert says
Internet’s backbone can readily be made more sustainable, Stanford expert says
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that it wants to establish minimum energy efficiency standards for all computers and servers sold in the United States.

Computer Science - Art and Design - 17.07.2013

Computer Science - 16.07.2013
Hackathon links humanities and sciences
The Humanities Hackathon summer short course asks participants to look, listen, read and play - digging into data sets from music, texts, images and video games that can be explored with computational techniques.

Administration - Computer Science - 16.07.2013
Homeless and connected: mobile phones and homelessness
16 July 2013 A study to be undertaken by the University of Sydney will provide valuable insights into the uses of mobile digital technology by homeless families with children, and young people, two of the fastest-growing homeless groups in Australia.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 15.07.2013
EU research project will enable development of "greener" IT products
Developing greener software and technology is crucial for ensuring people and organisations reduce their impact on the environment.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 11.07.2013
Computer animation contest inspires young animators
Computer animation contest inspires young animators
11 Jul 2013 Computer scientists from The University of Manchester will present their annual UK Schools Animation Competition Festival and Inspirational Computer Science Day tomorrow (Friday).

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 11.07.2013
UCL volunteers help Camden introduce programming clubs in all primary schools
UCL volunteers help Camden introduce programming clubs in all primary schools
From September, the London Borough of Camden will be the first local authority in England to introduce computer programming clubs in all of its 41 maintained primary schools, with help from volunteers from UCL and Google.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 11.07.2013
Writing programs using ordinary language
Systems that can convert written specifications into working code in a few narrow cases could be generalized to other tasks.

Health - Computer Science - 04.07.2013
Mini profile: Dr Chiara Garattini
Mini profile: Dr Chiara Garattini
Dr Chiara Garattini is a socio-cultural anthropologist who investigates how people interact with technologies in health and life sciences.

Physics - Computer Science - 04.07.2013
Researchers build an all-optical transistor
An optical switch that can be turned on by a single photon could point toward new designs for both classical and quantum computers.

Health - Computer Science - 03.07.2013
Manchester secures site for national health informatics research institute
03 Jul 2013 The Minister for Science and Universities, David Willetts has announced today that the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest £20million capital funding to establish a UK health informatics research institute, to be known as the Farr Institute. The Farr Institute will have major centres in Manchester, London, Dundee and Swansea and will link research in 19 universities across the UK.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 02.07.2013
Researcher Doug Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, dies
Researcher Doug Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, dies
Engelbart was known as a big-picture thinker and visionary whose pioneering work changed the way people interact with computers.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 02.07.2013
Making robots more trustworthy
Making robots more trustworthy
The University of Liverpool is part of a UK project that aims to ensure that future robotic systems can be trusted by humans.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 02.07.2013
New £1.2 million research project to make robots more trustworthy
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is part of a new £1.2million project which aims to ensure future robotic systems can be trusted by humans.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 02.07.2013
Protecting data in the cloud
A new hardware design makes data encryption more secure by disguising cloud servers' memory-access patterns.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 01.07.2013
Humanoid robot that sees and maps
Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung's latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol.

Computer Science - 01.07.2013
Pruning the power grid
New algorithm quickly identifies the most dangerous risks in a power grid amid millions or billions of possible failures.

Computer Science - 28.06.2013
Study tracks down the world’s cricket statues
An academic from the University of Sheffield has compiled the first complete database of statues of cricket players around the world: in the process discovering that, whilst England are tipped to prevail in the forthcoming Ashes series, their oldest foes are one step ahead in the statue stakes.

Computer Science - 25.06.2013
More women pick computer science if media nix outdated ‘nerd’ stereotype
Parents and teachers like to tell children they can be whatever they want to be when they grow up. But are there inaccurate stereotypes in the media that nudge them away from certain careers?

Physics - Computer Science - 24.06.2013
New Scheme for Quantum Computing
Tom Wong, a graduate student in physics and David Meyer, professor of mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, have proposed a new algorithm for quantum computing, that will speed a particular type of problem.

Mechanical Engineering - Computer Science - 24.06.2013
Innovation institute to broaden U.S. palette of advanced materials
Sporting sleek cases, sensitive touch screens, and an ever-increasing array of features, today's smartphones and tablets provide consumers unparalleled mobile computing capability.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 21.06.2013
Funding body appoints new council member
Funding body appoints new council member
21 Jun 2013 A University of Manchester professor has been appointed to the Council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) by the Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts.

Computer Science - 21.06.2013
University celebrates Baby's 65th birthday
University celebrates Baby’s 65th birthday
21 Jun 2013 Sixty-five years ago today (Friday) a landmark development in the history of computing took place at The University of Manchester.

Linguistics / Literature - Computer Science - 20.06.2013
HathiTrust partnership expands access to library collections
ANN ARBOR-The HathiTrust Digital Library will partner with the recently launched Digital Public Library of America to expand discovery and use of HathiTrust's public domain and other openly available content.

Computer Science - Health - 20.06.2013
Seeing the human pulse
An algorithm that can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data could ultimately help diagnose cardiac disease.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 17.06.2013
High-frequency trading tactic lowers investor profits
ANN ARBOR-High-frequency trading strategies that exploit today's fragmented equity markets reduce investor profits overall, according to new findings by University of Michigan engineering researchers. The study is believed to be the first to examine how a common and lucrative trading practice known as latency arbitrage can exploit both market rules and the recent growth in the number of venues where stocks can change hands.

Physics - Computer Science - 13.06.2013
CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics inaugurate CERN data centre’s extension in Budapest, Hungary
Geneva 13 June 2013. CERN and the Wigner Research Centre for Physics 2 today inaugurated the Hungarian data centre in Budapest, marking the completion of the facility hosting the extension for CERN computing resources.

Computer Science - 13.06.2013
Philip Howard's new book explores digital media role in Arab Spring
Philip Howard’s new book explores digital media role in Arab Spring
Philip Howard is an associate professor of communication and co-author, with UW doctoral student Muzammil Hussain, of the book " Democracy's Fourth Wave: Digital Media and the Arab Spring ,” published in March by Oxford University Press.

Computer Science - Environment - 11.06.2013
Moving Select Computer Services to the Cloud Promises Significant Energy Savings
Moving Select Computer Services to the Cloud Promises Significant Energy Savings
BERKELEY, Calif.-A six-month study led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) with funding from Google has found that moving common software applications used by 86 million U.

Health - Computer Science - 11.06.2013
Smartphones, drones, to save lives in Malawi
A mobile phone equipped to measure heart rate, body temperature and breathing, with a digital medical manual for health care staff.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 10.06.2013
UC San Diego Launches New Research Computing Program
Triton Shared Computing Cluster to Serve UC System, Industry Partners The University of California, San Diego has deployed a new high-performance research computing system called the Triton Shared Co

Computer Science - 10.06.2013
What really happens to us when we go online
What really happens to us when we go online What happens to our brains, bodies and emotions during digital media engagement? These are among the questions to be explored at a conference at the University of Sussex on 26 June.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 09.06.2013
Securing the cloud
A new algorithm solves a major problem with homomorphic encryption, which would let Web servers process data without decrypting it.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 07.06.2013
Democratising design
A new simulator could help the elderly or disabled users engage more effectively with electronic devices, including websites, smartphones and digital television.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 05.06.2013
Dan Siewiorek Named Director Of Quality of Life Technology Center
NSF-Sponsored Center Creates Intelligent Systems To Improve Daily Living : Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice [a] cs.cmu (p) edu Kristen Sabol / 412-268-3795 / ksabol [a] andrew.cmu (p

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 05.06.2013
Bristol proposes 3D extension to cellular channel model with industry partner
Collaborative research between the University of Bristol and Nokia Siemens Networks is enabling the design and optimization of novel 3D antenna arrays. Today's cellular phone networks are struggling to meet the capacity demands of modern smart phones. Researchers at the University of Bristol have been supported by Nokia Siemens Networks to find new ways of delivering a 1000x capacity boost by 2020.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 05.06.2013
SDSC’s Gordon: A Non-Conventional Supercomputer Fosters Non-Traditional Research Projects
When the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of San Diego, California, debuted Gordon early last year, the system's architects envisioned that its innovative features - such as th

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 05.06.2013
Firefighting Robot Paints 3D Thermal Imaging Picture for Rescuers
Engineers in the Coordinated Robotics Lab at the University of California, San Diego, have developed new image processing techniques for rapid exploration and characterization of structural fires by small Segway-like robotic vehicles.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 04.06.2013
Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home
Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home
Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down.

Computer Science - Environment - 30.05.2013
UAlberta gets the world talking about digital culture
Virtual conference spans the globe to create 24-hour forum on the implications of technology on culture.

Computer Science - Health - 29.05.2013
Nutrition informatics
29 May 2013 Research from the University of Sydney has identified and described emerging technologies to help individuals better understand their nutritional intake.

Career - Computer Science - 28.05.2013

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 23.05.2013
Software Assurance Marketplace to host exposition
Software Assurance Marketplace Operations Officer Brooklin Gore (left) and Chief Technology Officer Myron Livny in the server room of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building, where the software security tests will be run.

Computer Science - 21.05.2013
The Smiler showcases university Thrill Laboratory’s secret weapon
A new secret weapon in thrill-seeking designed by a University of Nottingham research team has been tested out on the world's loopiest rollercoaster which opens at Alton Towers later this week. The Smiler is a new and unique type of white knuckle ride which will be terrifying Alton Towers visitors with its record-breaking 14 loops and world-first optical and sensory illusions including water-spray, blinding lights and 'virtual' jabbing needles.

Computer Science - Linguistics / Literature - 16.05.2013
What is English?
English speakers who are 18 or under use the word 'like' in conversation over five times as often as speakers who are over 70; 'because' is the most misspelled English word globally; the word 'love' is said and written over six times more frequently than the word 'hate'.

Art and Design - Computer Science - 15.05.2013
New app turns drawings into music
A new creative app from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London puts the fun into computer programming by transforming photographs of real drawings into music.