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Computer Science - Electroengineering - 09.04.2012
Robotics expert is part of $10M automated programming project
Robotics expert is part of $10M automated programming project
Cornell robotics researcher Hadas Kress-Gazit is part of a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation Expeditions in Computing project to make computer programming faster, easier and more intuitive.

Computer Science - 05.04.2012
Global Manhunt Pushes Limits of Social Mobilization
Network of Spotters Tracks Suspects through Social Media in Simulated Jewel Heist in Five Cities across North America and Europe An international team of researchers, including computer scientist Man

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 05.04.2012
Children perceive humanoid robot as emotional, moral being
Children perceive humanoid robot as emotional, moral being
Robot nannies could diminish child care worries for parents of young children. Equipped with alarms and monitoring capabilities to guard children from harm, a robot nanny would let parents leave youngsters at home without a babysitter. Sign us up, parents might say. Human-like robot babysitters are in the works, but it's unclear at this early stage what children's relationships with these humanoids will be like and what dangers lurk in this convenient-sounding technology.

Computer Science - Physics - 04.04.2012
New ultra-small laser opens up a world of possibilities
New ultra-small laser opens up a world of possibilities
Computing and medicine are among the many fields which could be revolutionised by a new form of ultra-small laser. The innovation was created by an international team of scientists, including David Moss , from the University of Sydney's School of Physics. Featured on the front cover of the prestigious journal Nature on 4 April, it is the first laser to be mode-locked making it highly precise, ultra-fast and ultra-small.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 03.04.2012
Yale leads $10 million effort to build social robots
A Yale-led research team will spend the next five years developing a new breed of sophisticated "socially assistive" robots for helping young children learn to read, appreciate physical fitness, overcome cognitive disabilities, and perform physical exercises.

Computer Science - 03.04.2012
U-M researcher involved in $10 million project to advance computer programming
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Making computer programming faster, easier and more intuitive is the goal of a new $10 million National Science Foundation project that involves a University of Michigan researcher and is based at the University of Pennsylvania.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 03.04.2012
Robotic design and production as easy as 1-2-3
Robotic design and production as easy as 1-2-3
NSF grant funds team of researchers at MIT, Harvard, and Penn to create design and print-your-own robot technology April 3, 2012 - An ambitious new project to reinvent how robots are designed and produced is being funded by a $10-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 02.04.2012
Self-sculpting sand
New algorithms could enable heaps of 'smart sand' that can assume any shape, allowing spontaneous formation of new tools or duplication of broken mechanical parts.

Computer Science - Health - 02.04.2012
Researchers collaborate with Ancestry.com to create the most comprehensive database of the 1940 Census
Researchers collaborate with Ancestry.com to create the most comprehensive database of the 1940 Census
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/02/2012) —A collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com will create the largest database of detailed information about people and their households ever made available for scientific research.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 29.03.2012
Penn Joins MIT-led Project on ’Printable Robots’
The University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University are taking part in an ambitious new project, led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to reinvent how robots are designed and produced.

Computer Science - 29.03.2012
Berkeley Lab-led Institute to Help Solve Data-intensive Science Challenges
Berkeley Lab-led Institute to Help Solve Data-intensive Science Challenges
As scientists around the world address some of society's biggest challenges, they increasingly rely on tools ranging from powerful supercomputers to one-of-a-kind experimental facilities to dedicated high-bandwidth research networks.

Computer Science - Physics - 29.03.2012
Supercomputers help explain mass
University researchers have helped use supercomputers to shed light on the behaviour of key sub-atomic particles. The development could help explain why there is almost no anti-matter in the universe. Scientists including physicists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton have reported a landmark calculation of the decay of an elementary particle called a kaon, using breakthrough techniques on some of the world's fastest supercomputers.

Computer Science - Environment - 29.03.2012
Big grant for Big Data: NSF awards $10 million to harness vast quantities of data
Big grant for Big Data: NSF awards $10 million to harness vast quantities of data
The quest to capture the massive amounts of data being produced in our world - and in so doing unveil answers to some of society's most vexing problems - has gotten a $10 million boost from a National Science Foundation award to the University of California, Berkeley.

Computer Science - 28.03.2012
Penn to Lead $10 Million Project on Computer-assisted Programming
Penn to Lead $10 Million Project on Computer-assisted Programming
The University of Pennsylvania will lead a $10 Million National Science Foundation project to make computer programming faster, easier and more intuitive.

Administration - Computer Science - 27.03.2012
Faculty researchers share their experiences turning discoveries into marketable products
(L-R) UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering professors David Kriegman, computer science and engineering; Rene Cruz, electrical and computer engineering; Sujit Dey, electrical and computer enginee

Physics - Computer Science - 23.03.2012
Now, brought to the big screen by physicists at SLAC: the universe
The first stars in the universe were massive and burned intensely bright before they died in supernova explosions. (Photo: Courtesy of KIPAC) Dramatic 3-D videos, created from actual data, show the origins of the universe. Now playing on screens at SLAC, as well as museums in San Francisco and New York.

Physics - Computer Science - 22.03.2012
Universities can provide horsepower to UK's growth drive
Universities can provide horsepower to UK’s growth drive
Pioneering scientific research and innovative application of discoveries can help add the necessary traction for the UK's economic recovery according to Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the

Computer Science - Mathematics - 20.03.2012
A camera that peers around corners
A new imaging system could use opaque walls, doors or floors as 'mirrors' to gather information about scenes outside its line of sight. In December, MIT Media Lab researchers caused a stir by releasing a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a plastic bottle. But the experimental setup that enabled that video was designed for a much different application: a camera that can see around corners.

Psychology - Computer Science - 19.03.2012
How to engineer intelligence
How to engineer intelligence
"Do we actually want machines to interact with humans in an emotional way? Will it be possible for them to interact with us?" There are already research programmes that attempt to gauge the emotion i

Health - Computer Science - 19.03.2012

Mathematics - Computer Science - 16.03.2012
Agreement signed between UCL and Institute in Tokyo
UCL Centre for Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) in Tokyo have signed an agreement to work together to develop the field of statistical machine learning.

Computer Science - 16.03.2012
Fulbright scholar will help computers understand us better
Fulbright scholar will help computers understand us better
Research into how computers can better understand human language has won University of Sydney PhD candidate Dominick Ng a Fulbright Scholarship to spend eight months studying at UC Berkeley in the US.

History / Archeology - Computer Science - 14.03.2012
From pamphlet to pixel: the humanities in transition
From pamphlet to pixel: the humanities in transition
The humanities have been quick to embrace the potential of computer technology but universities have been reluctant to accept digital projects as bona fide scholarship.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 14.03.2012
Guiding robot planes with hand gestures
MIT researchers are developing a system that would allow aircraft-carrier crews to guide in autonomous planes using ordinary hand gestures.

Health - Computer Science - 14.03.2012

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 12.03.2012

Computer Science - 09.03.2012
Automated Software Synthesis
Automated Software Synthesis
A new method to automatically generate computer software components that are guaranteed to behave correctly. Researchers at EPFL discovered a new method to automatically generate computer software components that are guaranteed to behave correctly. Among the benefits of this line of research is making software development easier and making our computing infrastructure less vulnerable to crashes and hangs.

Computer Science - Physics - 07.03.2012
Engineering awarded £18 million for future information and communication technologies
Engineering awarded £18 million for future information and communication technologies
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) today announced the award of £18million to three projects led by University College London (UCL) Engineering.

Computer Science - History / Archeology - 06.03.2012
What is the price of free?
What is the price of free?
Scientists from the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University have designed a method to improve privacy control in the Android apps market. The method reaches a balance between the need for developer's revenue and the need for user's privacy. We've developed a method that can control how much personal information is released to advertisers depending on the revenue that a developer receives.

Computer Science - Environment - 05.03.2012
SDSC’s ’Gordon’ Supercomputer: Ready for Researchers
Initial Projects Range from Storm Predictions to Stock Market Data Accurately predicting severe storms, or what Wall Street's markets will do next, may become just a bit easier in coming months as Go

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 02.03.2012
Aquatic robot audits health of seabed
Aquatic robot audits health of seabed
The watery depths of Western Australia's Ningaloo coast will be audited by marine engineers and scientists this week using an aquatic robot and technology developed by University of Sydney mechatronic experts. The innovative technology will assist scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in detailed mapping of the seabed communities of Ningaloo Reef's deeper waters, which form part of Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS).

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 01.03.2012
Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing
Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing Geneva, 1 March 2012. Today a consortium of leading IT providers and three of Europe's biggest research centres (CERN 1 , EMBL 2 and ESA 3 ) announced a partnership to launch a European cloud computing platform.

Computer Science - Administration - 01.03.2012
Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing
Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing
Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing European companies and research organisations have created a partnership to turn a wealth of data from various Earth sciences into useful and easily accessible information.

Environment - Computer Science - 01.03.2012
Mapping Tool Analyzes How Climate Change, Conflict and Aid Intersect in Africa
AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers have developed a new dynamic mapping tool that will help policymakers and other groups determine a country's vulnerabilities to climate change and conflicts and show how these two issues intersect in Africa.

Computer Science - Physics - 01.03.2012
SDSC, UC Santa Cruz to Host Summer School on Astroinformatics
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, in conjunction with the University of California's High-Performance AstroComputing Center (UC-HiPACC), will host

Innovation - Computer Science - 01.03.2012

Administration - Computer Science - 29.02.2012
Plymouth University joins €3.5million European project to improve communications between emergency services
Plymouth University has teamed up with experts across Europe in a project to develop new technology which will allow emergency services to communicate together more effectively.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 29.02.2012
Cryptographic attack highlights the importance of bug-free software
Cryptographic attack highlights the importance of bug-free software
A padlocked icon in a web-browser or a URL starting with https provides communication security over the Internet.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 28.02.2012
Penn Helps Rethink Smartphone Design With 'Computational Sprinting'
Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications and make new ones possible.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 28.02.2012
Computational sprinting pushes smartphones till they're tired
Computational sprinting pushes smartphones till they’re tired
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications and make new ones possible.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 27.02.2012
Robotic gripper can throw darts, balls - with no arm motion
Robotic gripper can throw darts, balls - with no arm motion
The Cornell-developed robotic gripper that already boasts Internet fame and imitation has evolved: Now, it can throw things, without swinging an arm, by using air pressure to launch objects forward.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 27.02.2012
Robots could climb and assemble structures, make construction sites safer
Robots could climb and assemble structures, make construction sites safer
Like something straight out of "Star Wars," armies of robots could nimbly be crawling up towers and skyscrapers to make repairs in the not-so-distant future, so humans don't have to.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 24.02.2012
Teachable robot gets ready for factory toil
If robots are to take over people’s jobs then they must become, well, more human! When it comes to learning from previous experience, fine motor skills and manual dexterity, today’s robots are far behind humans.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 23.02.2012
Mathematician sees artistic side to father of computer
This year a series of events around the world will celebrate the work of Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer, as the 100th anniversary of his birthday approaches on June 23.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 23.02.2012
Computer scientist sees artistic side to father of computer
This year a series of events around the world will celebrate the work of Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer, as the 100th anniversary of his birthday approaches on June 23.

Computer Science - 22.02.2012
Death is new design consideration in technological age
At first glance, death seems like an unlikely thesis topic for a computer scientist. But for the University of Toronto's Mike Massimi , it makes perfect sense.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 17.02.2012

Computer Science - 16.02.2012
Making Cars Safe for Cell Phones
Making Cars Safe for Cell Phones
Reception and service at central level for international students after arrival at KTH. For Master's students For Exchange students At the KTH Symposium, the director of the U.S. National Science Foundation explains how scientific co-operation with Sweden benefits American research.

Computer Science - 16.02.2012
Cell phone hackers can track your physical location without your knowledge
Using a cheap phone, readily available equipment, and no direct help from a service provider, hackers could listen to unencrypted broadcast messages from cell phone towers MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/16/2012) —Cellular networks leak the locations of cell phone users, allowing a third party to easily track the location of the cell phone user without the user's knowledge, according to new research by computer scientists in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering.