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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)

Surf not up for Palaeozoic creatures - new model reveals ancient sea was a giant lake
The ancient sea was more like a giant salty lake than a rolling ocean, report scientists from Imperial College London in the May edition of the Journal of the Geological Society. A new computer model that simulates how tides in North West Europe would have behaved 300 million years ago shows a sea with so little movement that it was unlike any on Earth today. (2005-05-09)

UMD awarded $1 million from NIST for next-generation cryptography
Three University of Maryland researchers have been awarded $1 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology to support research developing next-generation cryptography. The work will initially focus on making cryptosystems secure against quantum computers (i.e., 'post-quantum cryptography'), provable security for symmetric-key primitives, and security for outsourced data storage in the cloud. (2015-09-24)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Visual authoring tool helps non-experts build their own digital story worlds
Creating characters and situations that computers can use to generate stories for video games is a task that normally requires expert knowledge, but Disney Research is developing a new interface that can help more people build these digital story worlds. (2015-11-24)

Lensless camera captures three-dimensional images
Using principles gleaned from radio astronomy and medical x- ray tomography, researchers at the University of Illinois have assembled an optical system that produces three- dimensional reconstructions of objects without using a lens. (1999-07-07)

Antique device makes microscope faster
As part of an NWO project, Utrecht researchers have adapted a spectrograph for use in fluorescence microscopes. They coupled the centuries old device to a computer, allowing them to zoom in and quickly scan a small area. The speed factor is important because many biological processes are over within a few seconds. (2001-11-26)

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)

Cybersecurity experts investigate self-adapting computer network that defends itself from hackers
Cybersecurity experts are researching the feasibility of building a computer network that could protect itself against online attackers by automatically changing its setup and configuration. (2012-05-10)

NTU international conference to promote computer graphics as a multidisciplinary field
Nanyang Technological University is hosting the Computer Graphics International Conference, one of the oldest and highly acclaimed international computer graphics conferences in the world, from June 8-11, 2010. Organized by NTU's Institute for Media Innovation, in cooperation with the Computer Graphics Society, Computer Graphics International 2010 aims to promote cross-disciplinary exchanges to foster the creation of next generation tools, technologies and services which could help to solve complex problems in various fields. (2010-06-09)

$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)

PECASE winner plans to continue research in detection
Dr. Scott Craver, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Binghamton University, is investigating the development of detectors that are resistant to exploitation for an adversary's algorithms. (2009-08-07)

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)

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)

New Super Computer Could Link Diverse Systems Through The Internet
Virginia Tech researchers have developed a (1996-11-11)

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)

Flowing toward red blood cell breakthroughs
A team led by Brown's George Karniadakis is using the Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility to simulate hundreds of millions of red blood cells in an attempt to develop better drug delivery methods and predictors to fight against tumor formation and sickle cell anemia. (2015-10-14)

2 NASA visualizations selected for computers graphics showcase
A NASA computer animation that shows how the sun's heat drives the Earth's swirling winds and ocean currents and a series that tours the lunar surface and the evolution of the moon are the scientific visualizations selected by an annual conference that presents and publishes the best in computer graphics and technical research. (2012-06-19)

Level up: Study reveals keys to gamer loyalty
Online role-playing game developers can get ahead of the competition by giving gamers more opportunities to get social, collaborate and take control of their online personae, according to a study from the University at Buffalo School of Management. (2012-11-16)

Fighting virtual reality sickness
Columbia Engineering Professor Steven K. Feiner has developed a way to combat virtual reality sickness that can be applied to consumer head-worn VR displays, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard. Their approach dynamically, yet subtly, changes the user's field of view in response to visually perceived motion, as the user virtually traverses an environment while remaining physically stationary, and significantly reduces VR sickness. (2016-06-14)

New discovery in quest for better drugs
Scientists have combined cutting edge computer modelling with pharmacology and medicinal chemistry to reveal new insights into how the body interacts with novel drug treatments, in research that could lead to the creation of drugs that are more targeted and with fewer side effects. (2013-10-13)

Carnegie Mellon engineering researchers to create speech recognition in silicon
Carnegie Mellon University's Rob A. Rutenbar is leading a national research team to develop a new, efficient silicon chip that may revolutionize the way humans communicate. (2004-09-13)

New guidelines aim to improve understanding of scientific data
Researchers from University of East Anglia have produced new guidelines aimed at improving the communication and understanding of scientific data -- using knowledge of how the human brain processes visual and written information. (2016-11-28)

Spectacular 3-D sketching system revolutionizes design interaction and collaboration
Collaborative three-dimensional sketching is now possible thanks to a system known as Hyve-3D that University of Montreal researchers are presenting today at the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference in Vancouver. (2014-08-10)

User-friendly language for programming efficient simulations
A team of researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Adobe, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Toronto, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas have developed a new programming language that handles that switching automatically. In experiments, simulations written in the language were dozens or even hundreds of times as fast as those written in existing simulation languages. (2016-08-10)

Programming tools facilitate use of video game processors for defense needs
Researchers in the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering are developing programming tools to enable engineers in the defense industry to utilize the processing power of GPUs without having to learn the complicated programming language required to use them directly. (2009-06-24)

JHU-STScI team maps dark matter in startling detail
Clues revealed by the recently sharpened view of the Hubble Space Telescope have allowed astronomers to map the location of invisible (2005-12-09)

Computer scientist named 1 of 2009's 'Top 35' researchers by MIT's Technology Review magazine
Jeffrey Bigham, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Rochester has been named one of the top 35 researchers in the world under the age of 35 by Technology Review, MIT's magazine on science and technology. Bigham will be featured along with the other 34 finalists, chosen from more than 300 nominees, in the magazine's September/October issue, and will be recognized at MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference in September. (2009-08-18)

New supercomputer coming to EMSL this summer, supplied by Atipa Technologies
A new supercomputer expected to rank among the world's fastest machines will be ready to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs this summer. Atipa Technologies in Lawrence, Kan., will provide the machine to EMSL. The new supercomputer's capacity and speed are expected to rank it among the world's top 20 fastest machines when it comes online. (2013-01-24)

System converts stereoscopic 3-D video content for use in glasses-less 3-D displays
'Glasses-less' 3-D displays now commercially available dispense with the need for cumbersome glasses, but existing 3-D stereoscopic content will not work in these new devices, which project several views of a scene simultaneously. To solve this problem, Disney Research and ETH Zurich have developed a system that can transform stereoscopic content into multiview content in real-time. (2015-12-14)

Action video game players experience diminished proactive attention
Video game players are often accused of passively reacting to tasks that are spoon fed to them through graphics and stimuli on the screen. A group of researchers from Iowa State University shows that playing lots of video games has different effects on two types of cognitive activity, proactive and reactive attention. (2009-10-13)

Shape-shifting coral evade identification
The evolutionary tendency of corals to alter their skeletal structure makes it difficult to assign them to different species. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have used genetic markers to examine coral groupings and investigate how these markers relate to alterations in shape, in the process discovering that our inaccurate picture of coral species is compromising our ability to conserve coral reefs. (2009-02-23)

Safety in numbers -- a cloud-based immune system for computers
A new approach for managing bugs in computer software has been developed by a team led by Prof. George Candea at EPFL. The latest version of Dimmunix, available for free download, enables entire networks of computers to cooperate in order to collectively avoid the manifestations of bugs in software. (2010-01-27)

NJIT researcher Roberto Rojas-Cessa receives Innovators Award from NJ Inventors Hall of Fame
Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Ph.D., of Brooklyn, N.Y., an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, received an Innovators Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Dr. Rojas-Cessa was honored for his renowned research in the areas of broadband and high-speed networks and a wide range of computer communication technology applications. (2013-10-30)

Carnegie Mellon develops new sensor to detect computer hard drive failures
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have designed a new heat-sensitive sensor to detect computer hard drives. (2004-03-03)

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