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Combating the sinister side of crowdsourcing
Computer science researchers at Utah State University have secured a major grant for an ongoing study on crowdsource manipulation. This growing and lucrative corner of the Internet impacts everything from e-commerce sites to social media and threatens to undermine even basic online trustworthiness. (2016-02-16)

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)

Springer publishes 5,000th volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Springer has reached a milestone with the publication of the 5,000th volume in the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The series provides scientifically reliable information on computer science in about 200,000 articles. LNCS has become one of the world's most authoritative computer science research forums, spanning all areas of computer science and information technology research and development. (2008-07-07)

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)

Device helps physically disabled turn on computer
A large percentage of persons with disabilities that have little or no use of their hands have difficulty turning a computer on and off. Dr. Joseph Drew, Kent State associate professor of political science, and colleagues have found a solution. (2007-07-17)

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)

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)

Chapman University to host Interface Symposium on Big Data and Analytics April 4-6
Chapman University is hosting Interface 2013 -- A Symposium on Big Data and Analytics. The main themes of the symposium are data science theory and practice, earth systems science data and health care data systems. (2013-04-02)

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)

Addicted to energy?
Lights at Night, an engaging interactive display developed by the Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, is now available for museums, libraries, schools and other venues. (2006-02-24)

Even small businesses should create computer security teams
With computer viruses and other Internet attacks on the rise, even small businesses should create dedicated security teams to minimize the financial and political fallout from these incidents, according to a new book. A senior security engineer at Ohio State University has joined with a director of security operations for a Fortune 500 company to explain how businesses can create such teams. (2004-02-10)

Scoping the cost of the world's biggest new supercomputer
The world's most powerful telescope -- the new Square Kilometre Array -- is likely to need the world's biggest computer to handle the incredible amount of data it will produce -- and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research is working out how to do it without breaking the bank. (2012-02-21)

Computer reads heart condition from X-ray images
Dutch medical researchers have developed a technique by which a computer can determine the condition of the left heart chamber or ventricle. The computer draws the contours of the heart on the X-ray images and from the wall motion it determines the heart's condition. Previously the contours had to be drawn by hand. The new technique saves time and is reliable. Medis medical imaging systems recently introduced the software with this technique at a major cardiology congress held in Washington DC. (2004-11-17)

Finding the hidden zombie in your network
How do you detect a (2014-02-04)

Computers pass dosage test for thrombosis drugs
The largest ever study into the administration of blood thinning drugs like Warfarin has concluded that dosages calculated by computer are at least as safe and reliable as those provided by trained medical professionals. (2007-07-19)

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)

Teaching computers to replace lost sounds
Mike Savic can't recapture the 18 missing minutes of the Watergate tapes, but he can teach computers to deliver sounds that have been damaged in transmission. His research will aid military communications, improve hearing aids, and possibly find music's lost chords. (2002-03-21)

Mind over body: The search for stronger brain-computer interfaces
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are working on understanding how the brain works when learning tasks with the help of brain-computer interface technology. In a set of papers, the second of which was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the team is moving the needle forward on brain-computer interface technology intended to help improve the lives of amputee patients who use neural prosthetics. (2020-04-20)

Analysis of complex geometric models made simple
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an efficient new way to quickly analyze complex geometric models by borrowing a computational approach that has made photorealistic animated films possible. (2020-06-29)

Plugged in but powered down
Young men who have experienced depression early in life may be far more vulnerable than women to spending large amounts of time online each day later on. And possibly, as a result, to becoming more sedentary generally. (2014-04-01)

Revolutionary technology enables objects to know how they are being touched
A doorknob that knows whether to lock or unlock based on how it is grasped, a smartphone that silences itself if the user holds a finger to her lips and a chair that adjusts room lighting based on recognizing if a user is reclining or leaning forward are among the many possible applications of Touché, a new sensing technique developed by a team at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. (2012-05-03)

New $2.84 million grant supports efforts to improve reliability of computers embedded in electronic devices
Computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions have received a $2.84 million grant to boost the dependability of the specialized minicomputers embedded in electronic devices from toasters to passenger jets. The three-year award, from the U.S. Department of Defense's Army Research Office, brings external funding awarded to Penn's embedded systems research group within the last 18 months to more than $6 million. (2001-10-26)

£3M Manchester research center to develop vital new science
The University of Manchester is establishing a £3 million research center dedicated to developing vital new science applicable to manufacturing processes, power station planning and analysis of the human body. (2007-05-14)

'The robots are coming'
Iowa State University's Alexander Stoytchev is working on software that will enable robots to learn. It won't be long, he says, before personal robots are part of our lives. (2009-01-29)

New design of primitive quantum computer finds application
Scientists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Western Australia have developed how to efficiently simulate a 'quantum walk' on a new design for a primitive quantum computer. (2016-05-10)

Stevens honors cybersecurity experts at Convocation 2006
On Sept. 6, 2006, Stevens Institute of Technology will formally welcome the Class of 2010. In keeping with years past, the Stevens community will recognize several illustrious faculty members with the conferral of honorary degrees in engineering, which will be presented by Stevens' President Harold J. Raveché. (2006-09-05)

Carnegie Mellon computer poker program sets its own Texas Hold'em strategy
A Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist has demonstrated that you don't necessarily need to know much about poker to create a computer program that can play a winning hand of Texas Hold'Em. A knowledge of game theory, not the specialized expertise of a human poker player, is at the heart of the poker robot called GS1 developed by Tuomas Sandholm, director of Carnegie Mellon's Agent-Mediated Electronic Marketplaces Lab, and graduate student Andrew Gilpin. (2006-07-06)

New technology may speed up, build awareness of landslide risks
Engineers have created a new way to use lidar technology to identify and classify landslides on a landscape scale, which may revolutionize the understanding of landslides in the US and reveal them to be far more common and hazardous than often understood. Some areas of the Pacific Northwest may have had 10-100 times more landslides than were previously known of. (2014-11-19)

'K computer' research results awarded ACM Gordon Bell Prize
A research group from RIKEN, the University of Tsukuba, the University of Tokyo, and Fujitsu Limited today announced that research results obtained using the (2011-11-17)

Israeli Startup Delivers Fast 3D Graphics Through The Web
Web users will soon be able to interact with dynamic 3D virtual worlds that are unlimited in size and complexity from a PC. Until now, people could develop and use rich 3D scenes on high-end computers but this content was too large to be used on PCs or sent over the Internet. The new product allows anyone from architects to game players to create and interact with complex 3D scenes over the Internet. (1997-11-14)

$5 million NSF grant to fund cybersecurity research
Developing ways to test defenses against attacks on computer networks by hackers, worms and viruses is the aim of a new project by researchers at UC Davis, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University and the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, Calif., supported by a grant of $5.3 million from the National Science Foundation. (2003-10-20)

Disney Research algorithms improve animations featuring fog, smoke and underwater scenes
A team led by Disney Research, Zürich has developed a method to more efficiently render animated scenes that involve fog, smoke or other substances that affect the travel of light, significantly reducing the time necessary to produce high-quality images or animations without grain or noise. (2013-11-18)

Increasing charge mobility in single molecular organic crystals
Flexible displays that can be folded up in your pocket? More accurate biological and chemical sensors? Biocompatible electronics? In research that may help determine the best materials for a wide range of future electronics applications, a scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory will report on the intrinsic electronic properties of molecular organic crystals at the March 2005 meeting of the American Physical Society. (2005-03-21)

Smartphone videos produce highly realistic 3D face reconstructions
Normally, it takes pricey equipment and expertise to create an accurate 3D reconstruction of someone's face. Now, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have pulled off the feat using video recorded on an ordinary smartphone. Shooting a continuous video of the front and sides of the face generates a dense cloud of data. A two-step process developed by CMU's Robotics Institute uses that data, with some help from deep learning algorithms, to build a digital reconstruction of the face. (2020-04-01)

Smile! Photos converted into 3D from any mobile device
In this new work from Facebook researchers, users are now able to turn the photos they take on their devices into 3D images within seconds. The team will demonstrate their innovative end-to-end system for creating and viewing 3D photos at SIGGRAPH 2020. The conference, which will take place virtually this year, gathers a diverse network of professionals. (2020-06-25)

Carnegie Mellon and Disney Research develop new model for animated faces and bodies
Computer graphic artists who produce computer-animated movies and games spend much time creating subtle movements such as expressions on faces, gesticulations on bodies and the draping of clothes. A new way of modeling these dynamic objects, developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Disney Research, Pittsburgh, and the LUMS School of Science and Engineering in Pakistan, could greatly simplify this editing process. (2012-08-03)

Disney Researchers use multigrid method to dramatically speed up cloth simulation
Simulating the behavior of clothing and other fabrics in animated films requires animators to make tradeoffs between a realistic look and a reasonable amount of computing time. Researchers at Walt Disney Animation Studios now have developed a method that can shift the balance toward greater realism. (2015-10-30)

Carnegie Mellon-Disney researcher invents 3-D printing technique for making cuddly stuff
A new type of 3-D printer developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people enjoy touching. The device looks something like a cross between a 3-D printer and a sewing machine and produces 3-D objects made of a form of loose felt. (2014-04-28)

Computer-based screening may encourage discussions about domestic violence
Computer screening may increase the odds that a woman at risk for domestic violence will talk to a health care professional in the emergency department about the topic but does not guarantee that domestic violence would be addressed, according to an article in the May 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-05-22)

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)

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