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Life Sciences - Computer Science - 26.09.2011
Researchers Develop Optimal Algorithm for Determining Focus Error in Eyes and Cameras
Sept. 26, 2011 AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, a feat only accomplished by human and animal visual systems until now. Like a camera, the human eye has an auto-focusing system, but human auto-focusing rarely makes mistakes.

Computer Science - 26.09.2011
Dieter Fox to co-lead new Intel Science and Technology Center
Dieter Fox to co-lead new Intel Science and Technology Center
Intel newsroom Intel Science and Technology Center – UW Fox faculty page University of Washington computer scientist Dieter Fox will co-lead an Intel Science and Technology Center that will focu

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 23.09.2011
NSF-funded project to test cloud computing for smart grid
A Cornell research team has received a four-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a system for computation and information sharing when designing a "smart" electrical grid.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 21.09.2011
Smarter robot arms
A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently - and move more predictably.

Computer Science - 20.09.2011

Computer Science - Environment - 19.09.2011
UCLA, Rutgers collaborate on technology to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant worth nearly $2 million to UCLA and Rutgers to develop intelligent metropolitan traffic management technology that reduces urban traffic congestion and air pollution.

Computer Science - 16.09.2011
"Using your phone in the car cuts costs and pollution - and it can save lives"
Peter Händel wants you to make your mobile phone a part of the car's dashboard. The KTH Professor of Signal Processing has helped create a new mobile application for safer and more efficient driving.

Environment - Computer Science - 15.09.2011
Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory launched
Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory launched
A groundbreaking research project which could revolutionise the study of biodiversity around the world has been launched at the University.

Computer Science - 14.09.2011
Smartphone battery life could dramatically improve with new invention
Sept. 15, 2011 Smartphone battery life could dramatically improve with new invention ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 14.09.2011
Experts show budding entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses at Seedcamp Week
Experts show budding entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses at Seedcamp Week
By Tanya Gubbay Wednesday 14 September 2011 Last week saw the launch of Seedcamp Week at Imperial College Business School and the Department of Computing, linking up new entrepreneurs with industry experts from across Europe.

Computer Science - 12.09.2011
New study quantifies use of social media in Arab Spring
New study quantifies use of social media in Arab Spring
In the 21 st century, the revolution may not be televised – but it likely will be tweeted, blogged, texted and organized on Facebook, recent experience suggests.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 12.09.2011
Ferroelectrics could pave way for ultra-low power computing
Ferroelectrics could pave way for ultra-low power computing
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that it is possible to reduce the minimum voltage necessary to store charge in a capacitor, an achievement that could reduce the power draw and heat generation of today's electronics. "Just like a Formula One car, the faster you run your computer, the hotter it gets.

Computer Science - 09.09.2011
KTH Enters Strategic Partnership with University of Illinois
The chief executives of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, have formally announced a long-term strategic alliance designed to benefit students and faculty at both institutions.

Physics - Computer Science - 08.09.2011
$13-million NSF center to explore new ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale
Sept. 9, 2011 $13-million NSF center to explore new ways to manipulate light at the nanoscale ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A new $13-million National Science Foundation center based at the University of Michigan will develop high-tech materials that manipulate light in new ways.

Computer Science - 08.09.2011

Environment - Computer Science - 07.09.2011
A canopy view of climate change -- novel art installation reaches heart of Sherwood Forest
Image courtesy of Active Ingredient PA 267/11 An ambitious touring art installation is to use real-time data collected from the canopies of trees in Sherwood Forest to raise awareness of the environmental changes affecting our planet as a result of the continued rise in CO2 emissions.

Physics - Computer Science - 07.09.2011
KTH Great Prize awarded to MAX-lab's Mikael Eriksson
KTH Great Prize awarded to MAX-lab’s Mikael Eriksson
Professor Mikael Eriksson, a driving force behind the MAX-lab research laboratory in Lund is this year's recipient of the KTH Great Prize.

Computer Science - 07.09.2011
Morgan car lovers first to benefit from High Dynamic Range Television’s arrival on domestic TV
HDR video captures a wider range of light intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to lowlight images and thanks to a partnership between Researchers at WMG, University of W

Physics - Computer Science - 02.09.2011
NASA Gives Public New Internet Tool to Explore the Solar System
NASA Gives Public New Internet Tool to Explore the Solar System
PASADENA, Calif. NASA is giving the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool.

Computer Science - 01.09.2011
Robots learn to handle objects, understand new places
Robots learn to handle objects, understand new places
Infants spend their first few months learning to find their way around and manipulating objects, and they are very flexible about it: Cups can come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have handles. So do pitchers, so we pick them up the same way. Similarly, your personal robot in the future will need the ability to generalize - for example, to handle your particular set of dishes and put them in your particular dishwasher.

Computer Science - 31.08.2011
Chatty robots go viral on YouTube
Chatty robots go viral on YouTube
An online chat between two robots set up by Cornell students is entertaining the nation. "It was just an afternoon hack," said Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 31.08.2011
Word association: Princeton study matches brain scans with complex thought
Word association: Princeton study matches brain scans with complex thought
by Morgan Kelly In an effort to understand what happens in the brain when a person reads or considers such abstract ideas as love or justice, Princeton researchers have for the first time matched images of brain activity with categories of words related to the concepts a person is thinking about. The results could lead to a better understanding of how people consider meaning and context when reading or thinking.

Health - Computer Science - 30.08.2011
New laser could treat acne with telecom technology
Aug. 30, 2011 New laser could treat acne with telecom technology ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A laser developed at the University of Michigan is designed to melt fat without burning surrounding tissue. It could potentially be used to treat acne, researchers say. Its 1,708-nanometer, infrared beam takes advantage of a unique wavelength that fat can absorb more efficiently than water , which makes up more than half of the human body.

Physics - Computer Science - 26.08.2011
Leading lights head for Australia
Leading lights head for Australia
The world's top scientists in laser research, from super-fast data transfer and blue-sky computing to designing invisible cloaks, will converge on the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre this Sunday for the largest optics research conference to be held in Australia and the southern hemisphere.

Physics - Computer Science - 25.08.2011
Berkeley Scientists Discover an
Berkeley Scientists Discover an "Instant Cosmic Classic" Supernova
A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth - approximately 21 million light-years away - than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.

Computer Science - 25.08.2011
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone
A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 24.08.2011
Mapping the brain
Mapping the brain
Computer scientist Hanspeter Pfister helps turn terabytes of image data into a navigable 3D model of neural circuits By Sarah Zhang '11 The brain of a mouse measures only 1 cubic centimeter in volume.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 23.08.2011
Storing vertebrates in the cloud
Storing vertebrates in the cloud
A trumpet fish and tiger shark, two vertebrate species represented in the world's museum collections.

Computer Science - Health - 23.08.2011
UC Berkeley robotics expert named among world's top young innovators
UC Berkeley robotics expert named among world’s top young innovators
Pieter Abbeel, a University of California, Berkeley, professor known for his novel work in the field of machine learning in robotics ' including robots that can fold laundry ' has been named to a prestigious list of 35 of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review magazine.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 22.08.2011
Simple security for wireless
Researchers demonstrate the first wireless security scheme that can protect against 'man-in-the-middle' attacks ' but doesn't require a password.

Health - Computer Science - 18.08.2011
UW team part of IBM ’cognitive’ computing chip project
Media Inquiries news [a] uwhealth (p) org Related Information Department of Psychiatry Stay Connected Follow UWSMPH on Twitter Follow UWSMPH on Facebook Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin-M

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 17.08.2011
'Endless Forms' uses the Web to breed 3-D printable objects
’Endless Forms’ uses the Web to breed 3-D printable objects
Just like generations of plants and animals evolve in nature, Cornell engineers are allowing anyone online to guide the evolution of printable, three-dimensional objects, aiming to revolutionize the design of art, architecture and even artificial intelligence.

Health - Computer Science - 17.08.2011
New risk score spots patients at high risk of serious blood clots
New risk score spots patients at high risk of serious blood clots
PA 245/11 A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots who might need preventative treatment, according to a study published on bmj.com. The tool, which can be found at www.qthrombosis.org , is based on simple variables which the patient is likely to know and could be easily integrated into GP computer systems to risk assess patients prior to hospital admission, long haul flights, or starting medications that carry an increased clotting risk.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 16.08.2011

Computer Science - 14.08.2011
London teens command robots with their mobile phones
London teens command robots with their mobile phones
Between 15th and 19th August, 30 talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds will be taking part in the 'Generating Genius? programme at UCL's Faculty of Engineering.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 09.08.2011
Powered by the sun, Stanford ingenuity
Powered by the sun, Stanford ingenuity
On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Stanford Solar Car Project officially unveils Xenith, a solar-powered vehicle two years in the making that boasts several industry-leading technological innovations.

Computer Science - Health - 09.08.2011
Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging
A simple new imaging system could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons and doctors identify cancers.

Health - Computer Science - 08.08.2011
Computers synthesize sounds -- from fire to frictional contact -- to go with graphics
Computers synthesize sounds -- from fire to frictional contact -- to go with graphics
Computer-generated imagery usually relies on recorded sound to complete the illusion. Recordings can, however, limit the range of sounds you can produce, especially in future virtual reality environments where you can't always know ahead of time what the action will be.

Computer Science - 02.08.2011
Web search is ready for a shakeup, says UW computer scientist
Web search is ready for a shakeup, says UW computer scientist
In a two-page commentary titled " Search needs a shake-up ,” published in the Aug. 4 issue of the journal Nature , UW professor of computer science and engineering Oren Etzioni calls on experts to, literally, think outside the search box. The piece is being published on the 20-year anniversary of Tim Berners Lee unveiling his World Wide Web project.

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 02.08.2011
Clearing the decks
A new planning tool helps direct traffic on aircraft carriers. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ' On the deck of an aircraft carrier, where up to 60 aircraft are crammed into 4.5 acres, keeping track of all the pieces - and keeping everyone safe ' can seem like a game of high-stakes chess.

Computer Science - 01.08.2011
Digital photos can animate a face so it ages and moves before your eyes
Personal photos occupy an ever-expanding amount of hard drive space. Baby, family and vacation photos can now number in the thousands.

Computer Science - Event - 29.07.2011
Royal Society award for Computing Science academic
Professor Muffy Calder of the University of Glasgow's School of Computing Science has been appointed as a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow.

Physics - Computer Science - 28.07.2011
University of Minnesota research project combines astrophysics and archeology to decipher ancient texts
University of Minnesota research project combines astrophysics and archeology to decipher ancient texts
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/28/2011) —University of Minnesota researchers are part of an international collaboration launched this week by Oxford University and the Egypt Exploration Soci

Environment - Computer Science - 28.07.2011
Citizen Science Central is clearinghouse to 130-plus projects
Citizen Science Central is clearinghouse to 130-plus projects
From citizen science projects on butterflies, pollen outbreaks and light pollution to mountain goats, loons, spring blooming and much more, Cornell's Citizen Science Central is an online clearinghous

Computer Science - 26.07.2011
Researchers aim for direct brain control of prosthetic arms
Researchers aim for direct brain control of prosthetic arms ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Engineering researchers at four U.S. universities are embarking on a four-year project to design a pro

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 25.07.2011
Some online reviews are too good to be true; Cornell computers spot ’opinion spam’
If you read online reviews before purchasing a product or service, you may not always be reading the truth. Review sites are becoming targets for "opinion spam" - phony positive reviews created by sellers to help sell their products, or negative reviews meant to downgrade competitors. The bad news: Human beings are lousy at identifying deceptive reviews.

Computer Science - Administration - 25.07.2011
Texas Advanced Computing Center a Major Partner in $121 Million Advanced Computing Project
AUSTIN, Texas — A partnership among the National Science Foundation (NSF) and 17 institutions, including the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), today announced the debut of the Extreme Sci