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Youth cybercrime linked to friends' influence
Peer influence and low self-control appear to be the major factors fueling juvenile cybercrime such as computer hacking and online bullying, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University criminologist. (2011-06-23)

Is your smile male or female?
The dynamics of how men and women smile differs measurably, according to new research, enabling artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically assign gender purely based on a smile. (2018-03-14)

New computational method introduced for lighting in computer graphics
Computing lighting that looks real remains complex and inefficient, as the necessary consideration of all possible paths light can take remains too costly to be performed for every pixel in real-time. A pair of computer scientists at Aalto University in Otaniemi, Finland, with expertise in video game development and lighting simulation algorithms, has developed a new computational method to address this key challenge. (2017-11-27)

Another step forward on universal quantum computer
Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which will enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers. (2018-08-13)

Wise deliberation sustains cooperation
Giving people time to think about cooperating on a task can have a positive effect if they are big-picture thinkers, but if they tend to focus on their own, immediate experience, the time to think may make them less cooperative, University of Waterloo research has found. (2017-03-07)

Cells programmed like computers to fight disease
Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions -- thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology by the University of Warwick. (2017-09-18)

Like an arrow: Jumping insects use archery techniques
Froghoppers, also known as spittlebugs, are the champion insect jumpers, capable of reaching heights of 700mm -- more than 100 times their own body length. Research published today in the open access journal BMC Biology reveals that they achieve their prowess by flexing bow-like structures between their hind legs and wings and releasing the energy in one giant leap in a catapult-like action. (2008-09-29)

Worm uploaded to a computer and trained to balance a pole
The tiny worm C. elegans is the only living being whose neural network has been analyzed completely. It can therefore be transferred to a computer, creating a virtual copy of the worm which behaves in exactly the same way to external stimuli. Such a 'virtual worm' can learn amazing tricks -- its neural network can even be used to balance a pole, which is a standard control problem in computer science. (2018-02-06)

Computer graphics research team to present new tool for sketching faces
A research team, led by computer scientists from the University of Bern-Switzerland and University of Maryland-College Park, have devised a sketch-based editing framework that enables a user to edit their photos by sketching a few strokes on top of them. (2018-07-02)

Carnegie Mellon to host first U.S.-based int'l conference on electronic commerce
Carnegie Mellon University will host the Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC2003) at the Hilton Hotel in Pittsburgh. Despite the doom and gloom of the post-bubble years, e-Business innovation has not stopped. Adoption of e-business practices continue to rise. With annual worldwide transaction volumes poised to pass the trillion-dollar mark, it is clear e-biz is here to stay. (2003-09-18)

Lessons from the fly brain improve search algorithms
To develop better search algorithms for images and data, a group of researchers has turned to the fruit fly brain. (2017-11-09)

Augmented games can increase the diversity of sports
An augmented climbing wall increases social interaction, helps to attract wider target audiences and empowers users to become content creators. The augmented climbing wall operates as a huge touch screen. It combines body tracking with custom computer vision software, depth camera, and projected graphics. (2016-04-28)

Novel system mimics focus activity of the human eye
At SIGGRAPH 2018, attendees will have the chance to test a new computational system that effectively mimics the natural way the human eye corrects focus, specifically while viewing objects that are closer rather than farther away. (2018-06-12)

PPPL takes detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaks
This article describes cross-correlation of turbulence in tokamaks. (2017-10-13)

Researchers teach computer to recognize emotions in speech
Experts of the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at the Higher School of Economics have created an automatic system capable of identifying emotions in the sound of a voice. Their report was presented at a major international conference -- Neuroinformatics-2017. (2017-11-08)

UBC research highlights need to safeguard drones and robotic cars against cyber attacks
UBC researchers executed successful stealth attacks on real and simulated robotic vehicles, revealing vulnerabilities in the attack detection system most commonly used by such vehicles. (2019-11-27)

Moviemaking mimics nature for creative control and a more realistic look
The physics of atmospheric science and neutron scattering combine to help animators create more lifelike movies. (2018-11-29)

Computer scientists find way to make all that glitters more realistic in computer graphics
Iron Man's suit. Captain America's shield. The Batmobile. These all could look a lot more realistic thanks to a new algorithm developed by a team of US computer graphics experts. The researchers, led by Professor Ravi Ramamoorthi at the University of California San Diego, have created a method to improve how computer graphics software reproduces the way light interacts with extremely small details, called glints, on the surface of a wide range of materials. (2016-07-21)

Make more with your 3D printers: from smooth surfaces to complex patterns
The production revolution envisioned by 3D printing visionaries is only a few steps away, when we will be able to print objects with whatever shape and properties we need. This summer at the 2019 SIGGRAPH conference we will move three steps closer, when the scientists from Inria Nancy-Grand Est present their new findings. (2019-07-25)

Inverse-design approach leads to metadevices
A Northwestern University research team used inverse design principles and a 3-D printer to create highly efficient broadband metadevices at millimeter-wave frequencies that could prove revolutionary for consumer products, defense, and telecommunications. (2018-01-22)

WSU mathematician breaks down how to defend against quantum computing attacks
WSU mathematician Nathan Hamlin is the author of a new paper that explains how a code he wrote for a doctoral thesis, the Generalized Knapsack Code, could thwart hackers armed with next generation quantum computers. (2017-02-28)

Swarm-based simulation strategy proves significantly shorter
How long do computer simulations need to run to be accurate? Speeding up processing time to elucidate highly complex study systems like the dynamics of biological molecules has been a common challenge. Now, Shahrazad Malek from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and colleagues have developed a practical solution to the problem of saving time when using computer simulations that require bringing a complex system into a steady state of equilibrium and measuring its equilibrium properties. (2017-12-04)

Using smartphones and laptops to simulate deadly heart arrhythmias
Using graphics processing chips designed for gaming applications and software that runs on ordinary web browsers, researchers have moved the modeling of deadly spiral wave heart arrhythmias to less costly computers, and even to high-end smartphones. (2019-03-27)

One in 5 adults secretly access their friends' Facebook accounts
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new University of British Columbia study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission. (2017-01-19)

Fighting cancer: Scientists developed a theory of 'collective behavior' of nanoparticles
Research shows that 'collective behavior' of nanoparticles produces a unique effect. (2019-01-25)

National Science Foundation and Popular Science announce 2016 Vizzies winners
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Popular Science magazine today announced the winners of the 2016 Vizzies, awards that celebrate the use of visual media to clearly and accessibly communicate scientific data and research. (2016-02-24)

To fight email scammers, take a different view. Literally.
A team of researchers is helping law enforcement crack down on email scammers, thanks to a new visual analytics tool that dramatically speeds up forensic email investigations and highlights critical links within email data. Email scams are among the most prevalent, insidious forms of cybercrime. The research team has already begun sharing Beagle with law enforcement agencies at no cost to assist in their investigations, and will continue to refine its capabilities based on real-world feedback. (2018-11-01)

Superconducting qubit 3-D integration prospects bolstered by new research
Researchers from Google and the University of California Santa Barbara have taken an important step towards the goal of building a large-scale quantum computer. Writing in the journal Quantum Science and Technology, they present a new process for creating superconducting interconnects, which are compatible with existing superconducting qubit technology. (2017-11-29)

A handful of photos yields a mouthful of (digital) teeth
A Disney Research team has developed a model-based method of realistically reconstructing teeth for digital actors and for medical applications using just a few, non-invasive photos or a short smartphone video of the mouth. (2016-12-05)

Earthquakes, chickens, and bugs, oh my!
Computer scientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed two algorithms that will improve earthquake monitoring and help farmers protect their crops from dangerous insects, or monitor the health of chickens and other animals. The algorithms spot patterns in enormous datasets quickly, with less computing power and lower cost, than other methods and have been used to improve earthquake detection, monitor the insect vector Asian citrus psyllid, and evaluate the feeding behavior of chickens. (2019-11-26)

Virginia Tech Study Shows Shift In Learning Process Through Technology-Enriched Courses
The assessment of a collaborative project between Virginia Tech's biology department and its educational technologies unit reveals a transformation in the way college students learn when exposed to technology-enriched courses. Students enrolled in courses designed with significant computer-based elements reported more active engagement with course work and investing more of their own time in the course. (1997-11-04)

Hey Alexa: Amazon's virtual assistant becomes a personal assistant to software developers
UBC computer scientists have turned Amazon Alexa into a tool for software engineers, tasking the virtual assistant to take care of mundane programming tasks, helping increase productivity and speed up workflow. (2018-05-24)

New, more realistic simulator will improve self-driving vehicle safety before road testing
Scientists from the University of Maryland, Baidu Research and the University of Hong Kong have developed data-driven simulation technology that combines photos, videos, real-world trajectory, and behavioral data into a scalable, realistic autonomous driving simulator (2019-03-27)

Keeping GPUs young
Graphics processing units (GPUs) are used for many computationally intensive tasks. Their aging process can be slowed by clever management, as TU Wien and University of California -- Irvine have now shown. (2018-03-12)

Computer program looks five minutes into the future
Scientists from the University of Bonn have developed software that can look minutes into the future: The program learns the typical sequence of actions, such as cooking, from video sequences. Then it can predict in new situations what the chef will do at which point in time. Researchers will present their findings at the world's largest Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, which will be held June 19-21 in Salt Lake City, USA. (2018-06-13)

Animated beer smooth to pour
Researchers from CSIRO and Korea's ETRI will pour a virtual glass of beer in San Diego next week at SIGGRAPH 07, the world's largest computer graphics conference, to showcase their innovative fluid special effects software. (2007-08-03)

Hospital patients are eager to play a role in tracking health data, researchers find
New research shows that patients in the hospital are eager to collaborate with clinicians to track their health data. Traditionally, clinicians have been the only ones who collect, track and reflect on that data. (2018-04-24)

Researchers get humans to think like computers
Computers, like those that power self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences and even school buses. People aren't supposed to be able to see how those images trip up computers but in a new study, Johns Hopkins University researchers show most people actually can. (2019-03-22)

New tool enables powerful data analysis
A powerful new tool that can extract features and patterns from enormously large and complex data sets has been developed by scientists at University of California, Davis, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The tool -- a set of problem-solving calculations known as an algorithm -- is compact enough to run on computers with as little as two gigabytes of memory. (2009-01-08)

Dataset bridges human vision and machine learning
Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Fordham University say a new dataset of unprecedented size -- comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images -- will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images. (2019-05-06)

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