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Physics - Computer Science - 24.07.2012
Theoretical astrophysicist receives $500,000+, no strings attached
Theoretical astrophysicist receives $500,000+, no strings attached
University of California, Berkeley, theoretical astrophysicist Eliot Quataert received an email out of the blue a few weeks ago offering him $100,000 a year for five to 10 years to pursue whatever research he wants. After checking whether the email was a spoof, he accepted. Offers from the Simons Foundation went out to 21 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists across the country, and the first group of Simons Investigators was announced today (Tuesday, July 24) in a paid ad in The New York Times.

Health - Computer Science - 23.07.2012
UC San Diego Health System Among "Most Wired" in Nation
Ed Babakanian, CIO, UC San Diego Health Sciences, leads a multidisciplinary team dedicated to advancing health care technology.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 23.07.2012
N8 leads the way in high performance computing
A new £3.25m Centre of Excellence for High Performance Computing is bringing together the best academic expertise in the N8 Research Partnership.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 23.07.2012
Computers not yet able to understand human speech
Perhaps Hal from "2001: A Space Odyssey" may not have been wrong when he said: "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." Machines - even Apple's Siri - cannot yet completely understand our natural language, a Cornell researcher says. For the second installment of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions lecture series, Cornell's Lillian Lee, professor of computer science, drew 225 faculty, students and guests to Kennedy Hall's Call Auditorium July 18.

Computer Science - Physics - 20.07.2012
Hawking launches supercomputer
Hawking launches supercomputer
The new COSMOS@DiRAC supercomputer will advance our understanding of the origin and structure of our universe. Cosmology is now a precision science, so we need machines like COSMOS to reach out and touch the real universe, to investigate whether our mathematical models are correct." —Professor Stephen Hawking Professor Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful shared-memory supercomputer in Europe.

Computer Science - 20.07.2012
NaCl to give way to RockSalt
NaCl to give way to RockSalt
Harvard computer scientists develop a tool to improve software fault isolation By Mureji Fatunde '12 : Caroline Perry , (617) 496-1351 A team led by Harvard computer scientists, including two undergr

Health - Computer Science - 19.07.2012
Pensinsula Medical School and Plymouth University lead app design challenge for diabetes support
Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School and Plymouth University are leading a national competition to develop apps that can help young people with diabetes better manage their condition.

Computer Science - 18.07.2012
Innovation promises to cut massive power use at big data companies in a flash
Innovation promises to cut massive power use at big data companies in a flash
Big data needs big power. The server farms that undergird the Internet run on a vast tide of electricity.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 18.07.2012

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 17.07.2012
Autonomous robot maps ship hulls for mines
For years, the U.S. Navy has employed human divers, equipped with sonar cameras, to search for underwater mines attached to ship hulls.

Pedagogy - Computer Science - 16.07.2012
New digital media - between freedom and control
New digital media is often described as a boundless force for democracy. That is how the arab spring became a twitter revolution.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 16.07.2012
Do you know where you’re going? Your smart phone soon will
Your smart phone may soon be able to predict where you are going, according to research by University of Birmingham computer scientists. The researchers have devised an algorithm which is able to capture your mobility patterns and those of your social group and can predict, down to 20 metres, where you might be 24 hours later.

Computer Science - Event - 16.07.2012
SDSC Mourns the Loss of Allan Snavely
Allan Snavely, a widely recognized expert in high-performance computing whose innovative thinking led to the development of the Gordon supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, July 14.

Health - Computer Science - 16.07.2012
3D motion of common cold virus offers hope for improved drugs using Australia’s fastest supercomputer
Melbourne researchers are now simulating in 3D, the motion of the complete human rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, on Australia's fastest supercomputer, paving the way for new drug development.

Computer Science - 13.07.2012

Computer Science - Physics - 12.07.2012
Glasses-free 3-D TV looks nearer
A new method for producing multiple-perspective 3-D images could prove more practical in the short term than holography.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 12.07.2012

Computer Science - 10.07.2012
Video: Olympic Torch at Iffley Road
Video: Olympic Torch at Iffley Road
Some of Oxford University's top sportsmen and women, past and present, have described their excitement at welcoming the Torch to Oxford with weeks until the beginning of the London Olympic Games.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 10.07.2012
Searching genomic data faster
Biologists' capacity for generating genomic data is increasing more rapidly than computing power. A new algorithm will help them keep up.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 10.07.2012
Universities Minister David Willetts visits Durham for a briefing on new research
The Minister of State for Universities and Science visited Durham University to see for himself some of the most interesting and innovative projects currently being undertaken at the University's wor

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 09.07.2012
Carnegie Mellon’s Smart Headlight System Will Have Drivers Seeing Through the Rain
: Carnegie Mellon's Smart Headlight System Will Have Drivers Seeing Through the Rain-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Shining Light Between Drops Makes Thunderstorm Seem Like a Drizz

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 09.07.2012

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 06.07.2012

Computer Science - Mechanical Engineering - 05.07.2012
Sharing data links in networks of cars
A new algorithm lets networks of Wi-Fi-connected cars, whose layout is constantly changing, share a few expensive links to the Internet.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 04.07.2012
Supercomputer boost for science, business
Two new supercomputers that will help scientists to tackle challenges across a range of disciplines, and businesses to develop new technologies, went into service on 3 July.

Physics - Computer Science - 04.07.2012
Caltech at the LHC
Maria Spiropulu and Harvey Newman , both professors of physics at Caltech, lead the Caltech team of 40 physicists, students, and engineers that is part of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Physics - Computer Science - 04.07.2012
Scientists celebrate latest development in search for Higgs boson particle
Scientists from the University of Glasgow working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are celebrating the observation of a new particle, consistent with being the elusive Higgs boson. Thirty-five academics, researchers, technicians, and postgraduate students from the University are part of the ATLAS Experiment, one of the two teams that today (4 July 2012) announced that the search for the Higgs boson has yielded a significant signal.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 03.07.2012
SDSC’s CIPRES Science Gateway Clarifies Branches in Evolution’s ’Tree of Life’
XSEDE Resource Provides Open-Access Phylogenetic Supercomputing A new Web resource developed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is helping thousands of researchers worldwide unravel the enigmas of phylogenetics, the study of evolutionary relationships among virtually every species on the planet.

Computer Science - 03.07.2012
New app keeps Londoners in the loop about the tube
New app keeps Londoners in the loop about the tube
A new app for android phones allows Londoners to share their experiences about the London Underground as they travel, and could transform how we use public transport.

Computer Science - Environment - 02.07.2012
University of Glasgow showcases science and engineering excellence
The University of Glasgow's groundbreaking science and engineering research was showcased today (Tuesday 3 July) during a campus visit by Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages Alasdair Allan. Allan visited the College of Science and Engineering to find out more about University scientists' work in the areas of computing, sustainable energy and sensor systems.

Physics - Computer Science - 29.06.2012
Computing Grid Built for Physics Benefits a Wide Range of Science
A Z-boson decays within the Compact Muon Solenoid detector at CERN. Large red spikes represent the resulting electron-positron pair.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 28.06.2012
U of M professor delivers the science of Spider-Man
U of M professor delivers the science of Spider-Man
Physics professor Jim Kakalios, a science consultant for the new Sony film The Amazing Spider-Man , explains the real science behind the Decay Rate Algorithm Media Note: "Spider-Man and the Decay Rate Algorithm" can be viewed at:

Computer Science - Mathematics - 28.06.2012
ICCS 2012 Workshop Highlights Advances in Kepler Scientific Workflows
Workshop Gathers Myriad Success Stories Across Diverse Applications A first-time workshop highlighting the latest advances in the Kepler Scientific Workflow System brought together researchers and co

Computer Science - Sport - 28.06.2012
Edinburgh robots reach cup quarter-finals
Edinburgh scientists have taken a robotic football team to the last eight of the robot world cup. The RoboCup tournament was held in Mexico City and attracted 25 robotic teams from around the world, including Edinferno from Edinburgh.

Computer Science - 28.06.2012
Communication scheme makes popular applications ’gracefully mobile’
New MIT software keeps tens of thousands of people logged into remote computers from mobile devices, but the underlying technology could improve a host of other programs.

Computer Science - Event - 28.06.2012
New hires catapult UW's expertise in machine learning and 'big data'
New hires catapult UW’s expertise in machine learning and ’big data’
A group of high-profile faculty recruits promise to make the University of Washington a leading institution for machine learning and the analysis of "big data.

Computer Science - Event - 26.06.2012

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 26.06.2012
Do books cause revolutions? Historical database plots 18th Century book trade
Is aristocratic pornography or obscure political theory more likely to start a revolution? A new database developed at the University of Leeds will shed light on this and other historical questions.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 23.06.2012
Alan Turing – Celebrating the life of a genius
Alan Turing – Celebrating the life of a genius
Saturday 23 June marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing - mathematical genius, hero of the WWII code breakers of Bletchley Park, and father of modern computing.

Computer Science - 21.06.2012
Researchers amplify variations in video, making the invisible visible
New software amplifies changes in successive frames of video that are too subtle for the naked eye.

Computer Science - Physics - 20.06.2012
$27 million award bolsters research computing grid
Every day researchers add another sea of data to an ocean of knowledge on the world around us — billions on top of billions of measurements, images and observations of the tiniest subatomic particles up to the movement of planets and stars.

Computer Science - Art and Design - 19.06.2012

History / Archeology - Computer Science - 18.06.2012
Gil Stein appointed to third term as Oriental Institute director
Gil Stein, a leading scholar of ancient Mesopotamia, has been reappointed for a third five-year term as director of the Oriental Institute, a position he has held since joining UChicago in 2002.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 15.06.2012
The robot that always lands on its feet
While it's exploring confined, dangerous or cluttered zones, the flying robot "Airburr" isn't fazed by crashes or falls.

Health - Computer Science - 15.06.2012
PervasiveHealth Conference Explores Ubiquitous Computing in Health Care and Well-being
Aleksandra Sarcevic of Drexel University presents an innovative digital pen interface for information capture and display in time-critical medical work, developed in collaboration with Drs.

Computer Science - 15.06.2012
Survey: Disability resource groups improve inclusion
Disability-focused employee networks are key to retaining and advancing workers with disabilities, according to ILR School research released with the Society for Human Resource Management June 7.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 15.06.2012
'Hallucinating' robots arrange rooms to suit human needs
’Hallucinating’ robots arrange rooms to suit human needs
If you hire a robot to help you move into your new apartment, you won't have to send out for pizza. But you will have to give the robot a system for figuring out where things go. The best approach, according to Cornell researchers, is to ask "How will humans use this?" Researchers in the Personal Robotics Lab of Ashutosh Saxena, assistant professor of computer science, have already taught robots to identify common objects, pick them up and place them stably in appropriate locations.

Computer Science - Environment - 14.06.2012
Supercomputer boost to Australian research
Supercomputer boost to Australian research
The door to the petascale era is being opened for critical Australian research in climate change, the environment, and a host of other areas.

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 14.06.2012

Computer Science - 12.06.2012
Brits get more sleep while Germans faster out of bed
A survey of the nation's sleeping and waking patterns has revealed that on average, we get over 7 hours sleep a night.