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Computer Science - Electroengineering - 21.03.2013
Robot meets world
A new way of reasoning about what happens when a robot's limb strikes an object could lead to more efficient and reliable robotic-control systems.

Computer Science - Physics - 20.03.2013
Viewing Research Bandwidth Through A New Prism
Currently there are 144 fibers tunneling into Atkinson Hall, and 36 fibers into the main 2,000-square-foot Calit2 server room, plus additional fiber into an adjacent room where Calit2 network research equipment is located.

Computer Science - 20.03.2013
Penn State team receives Google grant for app security
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. An international research team including Penn State computer engineers has received a $50,000 Google Faculty Research Award focusing on smartphone application security.

Computer Science - 19.03.2013
U of’T spinoff company launches tiny, smarter keyboard
For users of mobile, touchscreen devices it's an appealing idea: what if you could make a smarter, more accurate keyboard yet gain more space on your touchscreen? Meet Whirlscape Inc.

Computer Science - 19.03.2013
Face of the future rears its head
Meet Zoe: a digital talking head which can express human emotions on demand with "unprecedented realism" and could herald a new era of human-computer interaction.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 14.03.2013

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 12.03.2013
Making cloud computing more efficient
For database-driven applications, new software could reduce hardware requirements by 95 percent while actually improving performance.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 11.03.2013
Funding boost for information technology
Funding boost for information technology
A University of Sydney research program focussed on photonic signal processing to improve defence capability is among a handful of projects to receive federal government funding announced today by Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon. Mr Snowdon made the announcement at the University of Sydney's School of Electrical and Information Engineering , where technology related to one of the proposals funded was demonstrated.

Computer Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.03.2013
TXT2BFiT: new weight management program for young adults delivered via mobiles
Researchers at the University of Sydney have joined forces with colleagues at the University of NSW and University of Technology, Sydney to launch a world-first weight management program for young adults - to be delivered via mobile phones.

Continuing Education - Computer Science - 08.03.2013

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 08.03.2013

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 08.03.2013
MIT ’cheetah’ robot rivals running animals in efficiency
Robot's custom-designed electric motors are powerful and efficient. A 70-pound "cheetah" robot designed by MIT researchers may soon outpace its animal counterparts in running efficiency: In treadmill tests, the researchers have found that the robot - about the size and weight of an actual cheetah - wastes very little energy as it trots continuously for up to an hour and a half at 5 mph.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 06.03.2013
FCC chairman to speak at MIT
Julius Genachowski will field questions on wireless spectrum policy during 'Fireside Chat' at Stata Center On Wednesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the United Sta

Computer Science - 06.03.2013
How does my garden grow?
Victorians can be alerted to the best times to water their gardens with the help of a new phone app and accompanying website developed by the University of Melbourne.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 05.03.2013
Dr. Michael Michalisin's study on use of new technology published
Michael Michalisin co-authored an article on new technology use for the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability. Michael D. Michalisin, professor of management and business program coordinator at Penn State Worthington Scranton, and two co-authors, recently published an article in the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability.

Computer Science - 04.03.2013
Broadbanding Brunswick: Householders’ early impressions of the NBN
More than 80% of households in the Brunswick area agree that the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a positive initiative, new research from the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University has found.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 03.03.2013
Hand over your email inbox to boost productivity, Stanford team says
Stanford Report, March 4, 2013 Users of the new research application EmailValet grew comfortable with sharing their inbox with remote assistants, who perused the emails to create to-do lists.

Continuing Education - Computer Science - 01.03.2013

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 28.02.2013
Teaching machines to see
Teaching machines to see
How do we know if we're looking at the three-dimensional world or at a kind of trompe l'oeil image painted on the inside of a huge glass sphere?

Computer Science - Event - 27.02.2013

Computer Science - Chemistry - 27.02.2013
Shape changing technology coming soon
Shape changing technology coming soon
A new project aims to ensure that the next generation of computer and mobile display surfaces will extend beyond the rigid, flat surfaces which people are familiar with and allow users to physically push, pull, bend, fold or flex the display.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 27.02.2013
’Wet’ computer server could cut internet waste
A revolutionary liquid-cooled computer server that could slash the carbon footprint of the internet is being tested at the University of Leeds.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 26.02.2013
‘Robot Combat League’ Stars Calit2’s Saura Naderi in ‘Fight to the Death’
Calit2 Outreach Coordinator Saura Naderi (left) and mixed martial arts fighter Amanda Lucas combine their talents to control Robo Hammer, one of the robot fighters in SyFy's "Robot Combat League.

Computer Science - 26.02.2013
Making the invisible visible - managing massive datasets
Making the invisible visible - managing massive datasets
Understanding increasingly massive data sets is challenging information technology developers worldwide, according to University of Sydney IT researchers who are hosting the annual International Pacific Visualization (PacificVis) symposium this week. As the scale of data increases, the limitations of static 2D and 3D data representations is becoming evident says Peter Eades , Chair of Software Technology, at the University's School of IT and Symposium Chair.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 25.02.2013
Tracking trains with satellite precision
Taking a cue from how ESA controls satellites, Spanish railways now have their own high-tech upgrade to keep travellers abreast of when the next train is going to pull into the station.

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 25.02.2013
Uncovering Britain's hidden links to slavery
Uncovering Britain’s hidden links to slavery
Historians from UCL have produced the first freely accessible database of Britons involved in slave-ownership.

Event - Computer Science - 22.02.2013

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 21.02.2013
UC San Diego Computer Scientist Among Young Faculty Recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships
An expert in bioinformatics and computational mass spectrometry at the University of California, San Diego is among the 2013 crop of young faculty members identified by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as "rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders.

Environment - Computer Science - 21.02.2013
Smart way for seafarers to track effects of climate change
The public science project will measure the amount of phytoplankton - minute organisms at the very start of the marine food chain - currently residing in the world’s oceans.

Continuing Education - Computer Science - 20.02.2013
Playing devil's advocate
Students study maps in the Red Cell Analytics Lab at Penn State's Information Sciences and Technology Building on the University Park campus.

Physics - Computer Science - 20.02.2013
Efficient distributed quantum computing
Efficient distributed quantum computing
A quantum computer doesn't need to be a single large device but could be built from a network of small parts, new research from the University of Bristol has demonstrated. As a result, building such a computer would be easier to achieve. Many groups of research scientists around the world are trying to build a quantum computer to run algorithms that take advantage of the strange effects of quantum mechanics such as entanglement and superposition.

Continuing Education - Computer Science - 20.02.2013
Red Cell Lab offers realistic terrorism lessons for future intelligence analysts
Students study maps in the Red Cell Analytics Lab at Penn State's Information Sciences and Technology Building on the University Park campus.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 19.02.2013
Picture-perfect
Quick, efficient chip cleans up common flaws in amateur photographs. Your smartphone snapshots could be instantly converted into professional-looking photographs with just the touch of a button, thanks to a processor chip developed at MIT.

Health - Computer Science - 18.02.2013
Mobile phones can make us healthier, researcher tells AAAS audience
More than 6 billion people worldwide (including almost 400 million in the United States) now carry mobile phones, which could be used to enhance mental and physical health, a Cornell researcher proposes.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 18.02.2013
A class act: empathic robot tutors in classrooms to facilitate teaching and learning
A European project to develop robotic tutors that will support teachers and motivate students in secondary schools is being led by University of Birmingham engineers and computer scientists, in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University and other European partners.

Computer Science - Event - 15.02.2013
Krzysztof Gajos named 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Krzysztof Gajos named 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Award recognizes computer scientist's "research accomplishments, creativity, and potential" Krzystzof Gajos , Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been named a 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

Computer Science - Physics - 12.02.2013
'Slow light' advance could speed optical computing, telecommunications
’Slow light’ advance could speed optical computing, telecommunications
Researchers have made the first demonstration of rapidly switching on and off "slow light" in specially designed materials at room temperature.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 11.02.2013
SDSC’s Chaitan Baru Named Associate Director, Data Initiatives
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has named SDSC Distinguished Scientist Chaitanya Baru the Center's Associate Director, Data Initiatives.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 11.02.2013
Humans and robots work better together following cross-training
Swapping of roles improves efficiency as well as robots' confidence and humans' trust. Spending a day in someone else's shoes can help us to learn what makes them tick. Now the same approach is being used to develop a better understanding between humans and robots, to enable them to work together as a team.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 11.02.2013
Scientists create automated 'time machine' to reconstruct ancient languages
Scientists create automated ‘time machine’ to reconstruct ancient languages
Ancient languages hold a treasure trove of information about the culture, politics and commerce of millennia past. Yet, reconstructing them to reveal clues into human history can require decades of painstaking work. Now, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created an automated "time machine," of sorts, that will greatly accelerate and improve the process of reconstructing hundreds of ancestral languages.

Computer Science - Environment - 08.02.2013
Clouds and green lining
Clouds and green lining
Newly-developed cloud computing algorithms may be the solution to reducing the increasing energy consumption and cost of high performance computing networks according to Albert Zomaya, IT expert at the University of Sydney.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 07.02.2013
Research Could Ensure That Crowd Work Becomes a Career Option, Not a Dead End
: Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice [a] cs.cmu (p) edu PITTSBURGH-Crowdsourcing is an effective way to mobilize people to accomplish tasks on a global scale, but some researchers fear that crowd work for pay could easily become the high-tech equivalent of a sweat shop. Trivial work for rock bottom pay isn't inevitable, however, and they've outlined a research agenda to make crowd work both intellectually and monetarily rewarding.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 06.02.2013
Computer modeling breaks new ground in study of root architecture
Computer modeling breaks new ground in study of root architecture
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The UN estimates that one in every seven people around the world are hungry. Fortunately, Jonathan Lynch uses information technology (IT) to get to the root of this problem. Lynch is a professor of plant nutrition in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. His research focuses on plant root architecture, and how the study of plant roots can increase crop yields and improve global food security.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.02.2013
SDSC Mourns the Loss of Dr. Robert P. Harkness
Robert P. Harkness, a computational astrophysicist with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, died on Sunday, January 27, after a brief bout with cancer.

Computer Science - 01.02.2013

Continuing Education - Computer Science - 31.01.2013

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 30.01.2013
'holy grail' of evolving modular networks
’holy grail’ of evolving modular networks
Many biological entities, from brains to gene regulatory networks, are organized into modules - dense clusters of interconnected parts within a complex network. Engineers also use modular designs, which is why a car has separate parts, from mufflers to spark plugs, rather than being one entangled monolith.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 29.01.2013
The future of digital money: Business School academic shares his thoughts
The future of digital money: Business School academic shares his thoughts
The technological, social and economic future of digital money will be discussed at a symposium led by an Imperial College Business School academic.