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Computer Science - Environment - 29.05.2012
U-M takes important strides in research and sustainable computing
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-The University of Michigan is putting the finishing touches on a new eco-friendly data center, known as the Modular Data Center.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 29.05.2012
An Algorithm to Track Cell Movements
An Algorithm to Track Cell Movements
Reception and service at central level for international students after arrival at KTH.

Computer Science - Art and Design - 29.05.2012
Understanding the impact of digital technology
Understanding the impact of digital technology
Understanding the impact of digital technology What kinds of digital technologies will emerge in the next 50 years?

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 29.05.2012

Health - Computer Science - 29.05.2012
University links with Channel 4 to create first skin database
The University of Birmingham has teamed up with the Channel 4 health awareness show Embarrassing Bodies to create a groundbreaking dermatological database.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 29.05.2012

Health - Computer Science - 25.05.2012
Insertable Robot Offers New Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery
A collaboration between Columbia Professors Peter Allen (Computer Science, Columbia Engineering), Nabil Simaan (formerly Mechanical Engineering at Columbia, now at Vanderbilt) and Dennis Fowler (Surg

Computer Science - Psychology - 25.05.2012
Is that smile real or fake?
A computerized system developed at MIT can tell the difference between smiles of joy and smiles of frustration. Can you tell which of these smiles is showing happiness? Or which one is the result of frustration? A computer system developed at MIT can. The answer: The smile on the right is the sign of frustration.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 23.05.2012
Supercomputing set to boost region’s competitiveness
A £3.5 million supercomputing hub is set to power growth and innovation in the Midlands and London by opening up its vast number-crunching power to local firms.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 23.05.2012
Researchers develop new genetic method to pinpoint individuals' geographic origin
Researchers develop new genetic method to pinpoint individuals’ geographic origin
Understanding the genetic diversity within and between populations has important implications for studies of human disease and evolution.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 23.05.2012
New £3.5m supercomputing investment set to boost region’s competitiveness
A £3.5 million supercomputing hub is set to power growth and innovation in the Midlands and London by opening up its vast number-crunching power to local firms.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 21.05.2012
A robot learns how to tidy up after you
A robot learns how to tidy up after you
Sooner than you think, we may have robots to tidy up our homes. Researchers in Cornell's Personal Robotics Lab have trained a robot to survey a room, identify all the objects, figure out where they belong and put them away.

Physics - Computer Science - 18.05.2012
2011-12: The year in review
2011-12: The year in review
Highlights from a year of innovative teaching, breakthrough research, inventive student projects, and global impact SEAS alumna Joanne Chang '91, owner of Flour Bakery & Cafe, prepared the enormous cake for Harvard's 375th birthday party in October.

Health - Computer Science - 18.05.2012
Comprehensive report documents impact of urologic diseases on American public
Urologic conditions like urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and prostate cancer are a major economic burden on Americans, resulting in health care costs of close to $40 billion annually, according to a newly released national report that charts the demographic and economic impact of urologic diseases in the U.S. Urologic Diseases in America (UDA), last published in 2007, has been revised and updated for 2012 and includes a wealth of new, detailed information on the utilization of resources and the costs associated with urologic diseases among men, women and children.

Computer Science - 15.05.2012
How public should public records be? Increased availability sparks privacy concerns
Online technology has vastly increased citizens' access to public records such as political campaign contributions and real estate transactions.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 15.05.2012
Wild blue yonder: Engineers tackle challenges of hypersonic flight
A multiyear collaboration among Stanford engineering departments uses some of the world's fastest supercomputers to model the complexities of hypersonic flight.

Computer Science - 15.05.2012
The elusive capacity of networks
Calculating the total capacity of a data network is a notoriously difficult problem, but information theorists are beginning to make some headway. In its early years, information theory - which grew out of a landmark 1948 paper by MIT alumnus and future professor Claude Shannon - was dominated by research on error-correcting codes : How do you encode information so as to guarantee its faithful transmission, even in the presence of the corrupting influences engineers call "noise"?

Computer Science - Mathematics - 14.05.2012
Computer scientist Ryan Adams wins DARPA Young Faculty Award
Computer scientist Ryan Adams wins DARPA Young Faculty Award
$300,000 grant will support work on building new computational tools that exploit statistical inference Ryan Adams, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Ap

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 10.05.2012
New £3.5m supercomputing investment set to boost region’s competitiveness
The University of Birmingham is one of four institutions leading on a £3.5 million supercomputing hub, which is set to power growth and innovation in the Midlands and London by opening up its vast number-crunching power to local firms.

Computer Science - Art and Design - 10.05.2012
Mellon Foundation Supports New Software Tools for Humanities Researchers
Lev Manovich and a visiting researcher exploring a visualization of one million manga pages on HIPerSpace visualization system constructed by Gravity Lab at Calit2. Computers have changed the landscape of humanities research. Innovations continue to make it cheaper and easier to digitize and analyze ever larger volumes of data.

Computer Science - 10.05.2012
Networking pioneer Landweber named to Internet Hall of Fame
The decision to put Lawrence Landweber in the "Innovators" circle of the newly-created Internet Hall of Fame is not likely one that cost the nominating committee any sleep.

Innovation - Computer Science - 09.05.2012
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science Geneva, 9 May 2012. The fourth phase of CERN openlab was officially launched during a meeting of its board of sponsors taking place at CERN 1 on 8 and 9 May.

Environment - Computer Science - 09.05.2012
Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow
Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow
Graduate student, Andrew Tinka, demonstrates the Floating Sensor Network water monitoring project in Walnut Grove, CA. Video by Roxanne Makasdjian. A fleet of 100 floating robots took a trip down the Sacramento River today (Wednesday, May 9) in a field test organized by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 08.05.2012
Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects
Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects
When Cornell engineers developed a new type of robot hand that could pick up oddly shaped objects it presented a challenge: It was easy for a human operator to choose the best place to take hold of a

Computer Science - 08.05.2012
Computer Scientists Develop an Interactive Field Guide App for Birders
A team of researchers led by computer scientist Serge Belongie at the University of California, San Diego, has good news for birders: they have developed an iPad app that will identify most North American birds, with a little help from a human user.

Computer Science - Art and Design - 08.05.2012
Sharing design, in all its forms
Sharing design, in all its forms
Massive fair highlights hundreds of great ideas that emerged in courses at SEAS this year By Mureji Fatunde '12 and Caroline Perry Gye Hyun Baek '13 and Madalina Persu '13 exhibit their ES 50 project with course assistant Leonard Kogos '12, right.

Computer Science - 07.05.2012
Best websites balance self-expression and functionality
University Park, Pa. Giving people the freedom - but not too much freedom - to express themselves may help designers build more interactive web portals and online communities, according to Penn State researchers.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 04.05.2012
TACC Provides Multi-Petabyte Data Repository to Enable Research at University of Texas System Institutions
AUSTIN, Texas — The much-anticipated University of Texas Data Repository (UTDR) named "Corral" is available to researchers at all 15 University of Texas System institutions, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin announced today.

Art and Design - Computer Science - 04.05.2012
"Game-powered machine learning" opens door to Google for music
Can a computer be taught to automatically label every song on the Internet using sets of examples provided by unpaid music fans? University of California, San Diego engineers have found that the answer is yes, and the results are as accurate as using paid music experts to provide the examples, saving considerable time and money.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 03.05.2012
Revolutionary Technology Enables Objects To Know How They Are Being Touched
: Revolutionary Technology Enables Objects To Know How They Are Being Touched-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Disney, CMU Researchers Envision 'Smart Doorknobs' and Gesture-controll

Health - Computer Science - 03.05.2012
Game on! UCLA researchers use online crowd-sourcing to diagnose malaria
Game on! UCLA researchers use online crowd-sourcing to diagnose malaria
Online crowd-sourcing — in which a task is presented to the public, who respond, for free, with various solutions and suggestions — has been used to evaluate potential consumer products, develop software algorithms and solve vexing research-and-development challenges.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 02.05.2012
Bringing the Electric Grid into the 21st Century
How antiquated is our nation's electric grid? It is so backward and inflexible that in order to integrate more sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, the current grid requires that we build more power plants.

Computer Science - Physics - 02.05.2012
New supercomputer Alarik fastest in southern Sweden
A new supercomputer – faster and cleverer than all the others has been inaugurated and put to use at the Faculty of Engineering (LTH).

Mathematics - Computer Science - 01.05.2012
Thwarting the cleverest attackers
Savvy hackers can steal a computer's secrets by timing its data storage transactions or measuring its power use.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 01.05.2012
$60 million Simons Foundation grant to launch theory of computing institute
$60 million Simons Foundation grant to launch theory of computing institute
A groundbreaking $60 million award to the University of California, Berkeley, from the Simons Foundation will establish the campus as the worldwide center for theoretical computer science.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 01.05.2012

Computer Science - Linguistics / Literature - 27.04.2012
Call of the wired
Call of the wired
For generations, we have dreamed of machines with artificial intelligence with which we can have real conversations but, despite amazing technological advances, such devices seem some way off.

Computer Science - Art and Design - 26.04.2012
Pop-up TV Shop! – Researchers call on Coventry to sing-up about pop music programming
A pop-up exhibition and drop-in shop is to open in Coventry city centre throughout the month of May, focussing on the history of British pop music programming.

Physics - Computer Science - 26.04.2012
Tiny crystal revolutionises computing
A tiny crystal that enables a computer to perform calculations that currently stump the world's most powerful supercomputers has been developed by an international team including the University of Sydney's Michael Biercuk. The ion-crystal used is poised to create one of the most powerful computers ever developed, with the results published in the journal Nature on 26 April 2012.

Computer Science - Environment - 26.04.2012
Research project develops collaborative tool for water quality data
Scientists with federal and state agencies, academic researchers, environmental consultants, and watershed group volunteers have collected water-quality data for years as part of efforts to monitor the health of Pennsylvania's waterways.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 23.04.2012
Robots fighting wars could be blamed for mistakes on the battlefield
Robots fighting wars could be blamed for mistakes on the battlefield
As militaries develop autonomous robotic warriors to replace humans on the battlefield, new ethical questions emerge.

Chemistry - Computer Science - 23.04.2012
SDSC’s Trestles Supercomputer Speeds Clean Energy Research
The Clean Energy Project team at Harvard University. From left to right: Roberto Olivares-Amaya, Suleyman Er, Johannes Hachmann, and Alán Aspuru-Guzik.

Computer Science - 18.04.2012
LTS2 Paper Accepted to ICIP 2012
LTS2 Paper Accepted to ICIP 2012
The paper Plenoptic Spherical Sampling has been accepted for presentation at 19th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) The paper presents a novel sampling scheme that permits an efficient representation of the 4D light field in free space.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 18.04.2012
Radhika Nagpal approved for promotion to tenured full professor
Radhika Nagpal approved for promotion to tenured full professor
Computer scientist applies inspirations from biological multi-agent systems to computer and robotic systems Harvard President Drew Faust has approved Radhika Nagpal for promotion to the role of full professor with tenure at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 16.04.2012
Electrical Engineers develop LED 'Magic Wands'
Electrical Engineers develop LED ’Magic Wands’
Engineers from the University of Bristol have developed illuminating 'magic wands' that work by picking up radio signals from mobile devices.

Computer Science - 13.04.2012
Stephen Fry tweets for schools contest
Celebrity tweeters have taken part in a Twitter contest that seeks to help pupils hone their IT and ethical skills.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 13.04.2012
Full Disclosure in Science
The advancement of science and technology depends upon the publication and open exchange of knowledge and materials, a backbone that has always been obligatory with regards to publicly funded research.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 12.04.2012
Thomas Cover, acclaimed information theorist, dies at 73
Thomas Cover, acclaimed information theorist, dies at 73
Cover was a man of remarkable breadth in his research interests, making landmark contributions in fields ranging from information theory and mathematical statistics to data compression, pattern recognition and stock market investment strategies.

Physics - Computer Science - 11.04.2012
Sounds of silence proving a hit
Sounds of silence proving a hit
Researchers at The Australian National University have developed the fastest random number generator in the world by listening to the 'sounds of silence'. The researchers - Professor Ping Koy Lam, Thomas Symul and Syed Assad from the ANU ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology - have tuned their very sensitive light detectors to listen to vacuum - a region of space that is empty.

Linguistics / Literature - Computer Science - 09.04.2012
Chronopolis Earns High Marks as "Trustworthy Digital Repository" in CRL TRAC Audit
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) has certified Chronopolis, a large-scale data preservation network, as a "trustworthy digital repository" that meets accepted best practices in the management of digital repositories.