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Level of computer use in clinical encounters associated with patient satisfaction
Patients at safety-net hospital clinics where there was high computer use by clinicians were less likely to rate their care as excellent, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2015-11-30)

Disney researchers reconstruct detailed 3D scenes from hundreds of high-resolution 2D images
Investigators at Disney Research, Z├╝rich have developed a method for using hundreds of photographic images to build 3D computer models of complex, real-life scenes that meet the increasing demands of today's movie, TV and game producers for high-resolution imagery. (2013-07-19)

New software design technique allows programs to run faster
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach to software development that will allow common computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster and possibly incorporate new security measures. (2010-04-05)

Increasing processor efficiency by 'shutting off the lights'
To promote energy-efficient multitasking, Harvard graduate student Wonyoung Kim has developed and demonstrated a new device with the potential to reduce the power usage of modern processing chips. The advance could allow the creation of (2011-02-28)

Cyber Corps enlists Florida State University students to protect national security
Nearly 60 Florida State University graduate students in computer science will serve on America's front line of defense in protecting the nation's information infrastructure from cyberterrorism. (2010-12-16)

CSIRO and MIT join forces in robotics
Australia's CSIRO ICT Centre has announced a collaborative research alliance which will bring researchers from MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence lab together with CSIRO researchers to work on practical applications in robotics. (2005-05-27)

Illinois initiative creates futuristic facility
Through the CompGen initiative, the University of Illinois' Institute for Genomic Biology and the Coordinated Science Laboratory in the College of Engineering are bringing together top faculty in genomic and computational sciences to create a dynamic team that will develop new technology for genomic breakthroughs. (2013-12-02)

Researchers Study Dynamics Of Forest Landscape Management
Researchers from Michigan Tech and the U.S. Forest Service are studying the effects of landscape structure (resulting from timber cutting) on plant species, habitat, and economic output in public forests. (1997-10-23)

Disney researchers create computer models that capture style and process of portrait artists
By monitoring artists as they sketch human faces, stroke by stroke, scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, have built computer models that learn each artist's drawing style, how they use strokes and how they select features to highlight as they interpret a face into a portrait. (2013-07-19)

The impact of its environment on a quantum computer
Scientists have discovered how the performance of a quantum computer can be affected by its surrounding environment. The study, published in the latest issue of the journal Science, will help engineers to better understand how to integrate quantum components into a standard office computer - moving us one step closer to a future of quantum computing. (2005-04-14)

Disney Researchers develop software tools to create physical versions of virtual characters
Achieving a desired motion in an animated physical character, whether it be a small toy or a full-sized figure, demands highly specialized engineering skills. But research teams at Disney Research have created a pair of software packages that can open the design process to people with a broader spectrum of skills and provide more creative choices. (2013-07-19)

Making animated characters jump just got easier
The way a videogame character jumps, kicks, walks, runs or even breathes is determined by a loop of frames known as a motion cycle. Also critical for producing animated films, motion cycles are as important as they are difficult to create. But an innovative new tool from Disney Research can make the task much easier. (2017-07-28)

New method for simulating yarn-cloth patterns to be unveiled at ACM SIGGRAPH
A global team of computer scientists from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria and Indian institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) has developed a method for specifically animating yarn-level cloth effects, accurately capturing the physics of the material, including the stretching and bending response. (2020-07-08)

Body-mounted cameras turn motion capture inside out
Traditional motion capture techniques use cameras to meticulously record the movements of actors inside studios, enabling those movements to be translated into digital models. But by turning the cameras around -- mounting almost two dozen, outward-facing cameras on the actors themselves -- scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University have shown that motion capture can occur almost anywhere -- in natural environments, over large areas and outdoors. (2011-08-08)

Shape-shifting modular interactive device unveiled
A prototype for an interactive mobile device, called Cubimorph, which can change shape on-demand will be presented this week at one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers, ICRA 2016, in Stockholm, Sweden, May 16-21. (2016-05-17)

Bower Award and Prize 2008 goes to Springer author Takeo Kanade
The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has awarded the Bower Prize 2008 to Dr. Takeo Kanade, professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg. Kanade was awarded the prize for his visionary leadership and outstanding scientific accomplishments in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence. (2008-03-12)

Creating animated characters outdoors
Placing animated characters live in feature films -- a method by computer scientists from Saarbruecken has made this possible for quite some time. The researchers have now managed to improve their technology: people who were filmed outdoors, can immediately be embedded into a film scene as a virtual character. Until now, this had not been possible outside of a film studio. Physicians and athletes can also make use of the method to better analyze movement sequences. (2014-02-24)

Pitt research team finds ways to reduce computing energy consumption while saving money
Lowering energy consumption associated with computer data storage (specifically, cloud computing) and saving millions of dollars are possible now, thanks to new memory technology, a field that researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been exploring through a four-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation awarded in 2009 titled, (2011-11-02)

System boosts resolution of commercial depth sensors 1,000-fold
MIT researchers have shown that by exploiting the polarization of light -- the physical phenomenon behind polarized sunglasses and most 3-D movie systems -- they can increase the resolution of conventional 3-D imaging devices as much as 1,000 times. (2015-12-01)

Future computers could be built from magnetic 'tornadoes'
Computers of the future could be built from 'magnetic tornadoes,' according to new research into nanotechnology at the University of Sheffield. (2014-10-14)

Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with 'super computer'
Leading industry experts and international car manufacturers are coming to Queen's University to see how academics are aiming to change the future of car manufacturing through a new (2012-04-16)

Surgeons, CCTV and TV football gain from new video technology that banishes shadows and flare
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed the world's first complete high dynamic range video system, from video capture to image display, that will help a range of users including: surveillance camera operators, surgeons using video to conduct or record surgery, and camera crews following a football being kicked from sunshine into shadow (2011-01-18)

Working for a safer and more reliable electrical supply
Scientists at Cardiff University, UK have been called in to help improve the already high levels of safety and reliability on the United Kingdom's electrical transmission system. (2005-02-18)

UEA researchers pioneer first patient-specific 3-D virtual birth simulator
Computer scientists from the University of East Anglia are working to create a virtual birthing simulator that will help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births. The new program will take into account factors such as the shape of the mother's body and the positioning of the baby to provide patient-specific birth predictions. (2013-11-21)

Scientists map the human loop-ome, revealing a new form of genetic regulation
The ancient Japanese art of origami is based on the idea that nearly any design -- a crane, an insect, a samurai warrior -- can be made by taking the same blank sheet of paper and folding it in different ways. The human body faces a similar problem. (2014-12-11)

Singapore-US scientists first to develop revolutionary microchip that uses 30 times less energy
Leaving your mobile phone charger at home when you go for a two week long vacation may just be the norm one day as scientists from Nanyang Technological University and Rice University have successfully created a microchip that uses 30 times less electricity while running seven times faster than today's best technology. (2009-02-09)

Researchers develop next-generation antivirus system
Antivirus software on your personal computer could become a thing of the past thanks to a new (2008-08-06)

Gaming technology unravels 1 of the most complex entities in nature
BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Manchester's Institute of Biotechnology have used the power of off-the-shelf computer gaming technology to capture previously unobservable atomic movements. The research is helping to chart one of nature's most complex entities known as (2013-10-31)

New research method identifies stealth attacks on complicated computer systems
Three Virginia Tech computer scientists are unveiling a novel approach to discovering stealth attacks on computers at the annual ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security. (2015-10-13)

Lip-syncing Obama: New tools turn audio clips into realistic video
A new AI tool developed by University of Washington computer vision researchers can create realistic videos from audio files alone -- including speeches by President Obama. (2017-07-11)

New computer vision algorithm predicts orientation of objects
Seen from any angle, a horse looks like a horse. But it doesn't look the same from every angle. Scientists at Disney Research have developed a method to help computer vision systems avoid the confusion associated with changes in perspective, such as the marked difference in a horse's appearance from the side and from the front. (2016-02-11)

Computers teach each other Pac-Man
Researchers in Washington State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way that mimics how a real teacher and student might interact. (2014-04-01)

New research lights the way to super-fast computers
New research published today in the journal Nature Communications, has demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create a material that will allow computers to transfer information using light. This development could significantly increase computer processing speeds and power in the future. (2014-11-07)

UAB partners with the National White Collar Crime Center
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Justice Sciences has signed a collaborative agreement with the National White Collar Crime Center and the Internet Crime Complaint Center to conduct research on cyber-crime and to create training programs in cyber-crime investigations for law enforcement. (2009-09-17)

Michael Horn receives prestigious honor for young faculty
Northwestern University's Michael S. Horn, a scientist who studies how people learn from new technologies and designs innovative learning experiences, has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. Horn will design and study new computational literacy experiences for young people in museums, homes and out-of-school programs. A goal of his CAREER project, titled 'Blocks, Stickers and Puzzles: Rethinking Computational Literacy Experiences in Informal Environments,' is to increase diversity in postsecondary computer science programs. (2015-07-15)

NSF grant funds cybersecurity education at Stevens
A team of faculty and researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology are recipients of an NSF grant to further develop existing, nationally-recognized curricula in cybersecurity education. (2010-11-03)

NSF awards Carnegie Mellon's Jacobo Bielak
Carnegie Mellon University's Jacobo Bielak was awarded $1.6 million over the next four years to develop computer simulations that play a role in reducing seismic risk for large coastal cities. (2008-01-15)

Hardware-accelerated global illumination by image space photon mapping
Research presented in a paper by Morgan McGuire, assistant professor of computer science at Williams College, and co-author Dr. David Luebke of NVIDIA, introduces a new algorithm to improve computer graphics for video games. McGuire and Luebke have developed a new method for computerizing lighting and light sources that will allow video game graphics to approach film quality. (2009-12-21)

UC San Diego computer scientists lauded for computer systems security, bioinformatics work
For contributions to bioinformatics and computer systems security, computer science professors Pavel Pevzner and Stefan Savage from the University of California, San Diego are among 41 computer scientists named as 2010 ACM Fellows. Professors Pevzner and Savage are from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. (2010-12-08)

Using mobile devices to augment reality can enhance creative play and exploration
A child need not choose between the immersive, but often passive world of digital media or the physical interaction of real-world games and activities. Scientists at Disney Research say augmented reality with mobile devices serves as the perfect bridge between the two and can enhance creativity in the process. (2015-11-09)

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