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Airfare analyzer could save big bucks by advising when to buy tickets
Researchers at the University of Washington have taken some of the guesswork out of traveling in today's world of wildly varying ticket prices with a computer program that approaches a 90 percent score in saving money by predicting air fares. (2003-04-01)
Research to improve mine safety being developed
New technology being developed at the University of Alberta and Laurentian University will provide geologists a remote controlled (2003-02-14)
UCSD's Karin, Varghese elected ACM fellows
Two professors at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Jacobs School of Engineering have been elected Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the scientific and professional society for computer science and information technology. (2003-02-03)
Restoring a century of cinema for use by TV, DVD and the Internet
A content-hungry new media spanning TV, DVD and the Internet is looking to the cinema archives for material. (2003-01-21)
Snakes, robots, and the war on terrorism
The magnitude of the devastation on 9/11 exceeded the available resources of urban search and rescue specialists, dogs, and sensors. (2002-11-01)
'Empowering' tiny reconnissance robots the goal of IT research project
The NSF is funding research at Virginia Tech to make search and rescue robots smaller than present technology and capable of transmitting even more information to rescue workers. (2002-09-10)
Weizmann Institute scientists win global competition in predicting protein-protein interactions
A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science achieved the best result in the CAPRI Challenge, an international competition in which participants submit predictions of structures of protein-protein complexes prior to experimental determination. (2002-06-24)
Duke leads studies to detect hidden targets with robotic sensors
A vision of futuristic robotic aircraft and land vehicles that can sense and close in on targets hidden in trees, caves or bunkers is being explored by a new four-university research initiative led by Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering. (2002-04-23)
UCLA researchers develop novel approach to finding lost 911 callers
UCLA researchers have developed algorithms that will enable police to use the nation's wireless phone network to pinpoint the location of 911 callers. (2002-04-16)
Daniel Freedman wins NSF CAREER Award
Daniel Freedman, 30, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation. (2002-04-08)
New medical system for colon cancer screening
Funding from the Office of Naval Research has helped develop a Virtual Colonoscopy procedure that is an accurate, cost-effective, fast, non-invasive, and patient-comfortable procedure for screening of colon polyps, the precursor of cancer. (2002-02-11)
Commerce secretary announces new standard for global information security
The Advanced Encryption Standard is now the official federal method for protecting sensitive computerized information and financial transactions. (2001-12-07)
NASDA AND NASA Collaboration: OCTS global data set available
The Sensor Intercomparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies (SIMBIOS) Program was developed to provide a consistent, long-term ocean color data set which encompasses the measurements from several satellite instruments and missions. (2001-11-14)
Genetic algorithms 'naturally select' better satellite orbits
Some Earth-orbiting satellites will be able to keep in touch longer with controllers on the planet's surface thanks to computer programs that mimic Darwin's evolutionary model of survival-of-the-fittest. (2001-10-15)
What's the date?
Calendrical Calculations: The Millenium Edition is written as a guide for computer programmers grappling with issues related to dates. (2001-08-28)
Computer scientist receives NSF CAREER award for robotics research
Srinivas Akella, assistant professor of computer science at Rensselaer, was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation to develop software that will eventually allow industrial robots to do what they've never done before: manipulate flexible objects. (2001-06-26)
'Walkthru Project' renders real-time 3d models for engineering and architecture
Computer scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) are helping architects and engineers to create extremely detailed virtual structures that designers can (2001-05-21)
A better test for cervical cancer
Australian scientists from CSIRO have contributed to the development of a revolutionary cervical cancer detector with the potential to save lives and replace the PAP smear. (2001-04-18)
Computer scientist solves old salesman problem
It was a combination of things that killed Arthur Miller's traveling salesman Willie Loman. (2001-01-11)
Smart spacecraft will provide smoother ride
As experimentation takes place on the International Space Station, one prominent goal is to develop the next generation of smart spacecraft, able to make decisions and solve problems without human intervention. (2000-11-30)
Linear algorithm for sequence analysis
Researchers at Mineapolis-based Pillar Communications have developed a linear algorithm for DNA, RNA, and protein sequence analysis. (2000-11-26)
ORNL instrument could spell doom for Asian beetles
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 27, 2000 - An invasion of tree- destroying Asian Longhorned Beetles could be slowed or perhaps stopped with a larvae detection system being developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). (2000-10-26)
Building better engines through natural selection
Computer models developed at UW-Madison are helping engineers design high-performance engines of the future, by using genetic algorithms to simultaneously increase fuel efficiency and reduce pollution. (2000-06-13)
NYU professor Marsha Berger elected to National Academy of Science
Professor Berger's research is in large-scale scientific computing, with applications in the area of computational fluid dynamics. (2000-05-07)
Cyber jams
An ONR-sponsored Cornell University computer scientist believes he can make networks operate more efficiently by focusing on the routing problems of the Internet. (2000-02-13)
Gerhard Hess prizes awarded
The Grants Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) today honoured ten highly qualified young scientists, among them a woman, by awarding them the Gerhard Hess prize. (2000-01-31)
Fast and efficient algorithms handle nearly 10 million unknowns
By developing faster algorithms, researchers at the University of Illinois have again pushed the envelope on the analysis of electromagnetic scattering, interaction and radiation phenomena. (1999-11-01)
New techniques to foil cyber intruders
Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., are developing new statistical techniques to aid human operators in detecting and defending computer networks against intrusion. (1999-09-09)
Scientists provide first detailed maps of wiring circuitry in the living human brain
Researchers have developed a way to visualize nerve fiber bundles that transmit information between different areas of the living human brain. (1999-08-31)
Computers use Darwinian model to 'evolve' fuel additives
Chemical engineers at Purdue University have demonstrated how a computerized system that mimics evolution can discover new gasoline additives for better engine performance. (1999-07-21)
Fighting diabetes: UD researchers move closer to chip-based control of 'smart,' implantable insulin pumps
An estimated 16 million people worldwide suffer wildly fluctuating blood-glucose levels, often resulting in serious medical complications or even death because their bodies don't produce the hormone insulin, which helps cells process sugar. (1999-06-06)
Algorithms Used In Military Radar Systems Have Potential To Improve Medical Ultrasonic Imaging
Radar systems employing image-formation algorithms developed by a University at Buffalo associate professor -- and likely being used by NATO planes to spot hidden targets in Yugoslavia -- have the potential to significantly improve medical ultrasonic imaging. (1999-05-05)
Finding A Way Through Internet Traffic Jams
Cornell University computer scientist Jon Kleinberg has received a three-year, $305,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to study the way information moves around in networks and methods for mining data from them. (1999-04-27)
Control That Computer With A Wave Of Your Hand
Computer mice could soon be history if researchers at MIT get their way. (1999-03-03)
A Computer Program For Willie Loman
With ONR funding, the Rice-Rutgers team recently announced a new record for the Traveling Salesman Problem by determining the best possible route for a salesman visiting 13,509 cities. (1999-01-21)
Groundwater Remediation: New Tool Offers Improvement
Researchers are looking at a new method that would give decision-makers a multi-objective tool to help them solve groundwater remediation problems. (1999-01-04)
Unmanned Aircraft Offers Latest Design Challenge For One Of The World's Foremost Authorities On Control Systems
Scientists hope that soon a small, unmanned hover craft could be able to maneuver through forests and crevasses -- on its own -- to bring needed supplies quickly. (1998-09-18)
NIST Announces Candidates For New Data Scrambling Standard
This release details the August 20, 1998, announcement at an international cryptography meeting of 15 candidates for a new information scrambling code for the 21st century. (1998-08-20)
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