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A person's perception of risk can tell us about their chances of opioid relapse
People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, according to a study by Rutgers and other institutions. (2019-12-08)
Water animation gets easier thanks to BYU professors
A team of computer science professors at BYU created a method to quickly resize animations of fluids without having to completely re-simulate the entire sequence. (2019-12-05)
New device enables battery-free computer input at the tip of your finger
Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. (2019-11-28)
Virtual reality becomes more real
Scientists from Skoltech ADASE (Advanced Data Analytics in Science and Engineering) lab have found a way to enhance depth map resolution, which should make virtual reality and computer graphics more realistic. (2019-11-28)
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)
High levels of screen use associated with symptoms of anxiety in adolescence
High levels of social media use, television viewing and computer use are associated with symptoms of anxiety in adolescence. (2019-11-26)
Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers. (2019-11-25)
New haptic arm places robotics within easy reach
Imagine being able to build and use a robotic device without the need for expensive, specialist kit or skills. (2019-10-20)
Engineers solve 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing
Engineers Alexander Stoytchev and Vladimir Sukhoy have solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing. (2019-10-10)
Groundbreaking method detects defective computer chips
A technique co-developed by researchers at the Paul Scherer Institut in Switzerland and researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering would allow companies and other organizations to non-destructively scan chips to ensure that they haven't been altered and that they are manufactured to design specifications without error (2019-10-07)
The fast dance of electron spins
Metal complexes show a fascinating behavior in their interactions with light, which for example is utilized in organic light emitting diodes, solar cells, quantum computers, or even in cancer therapy. (2019-10-04)
Compute at the speed of light
A new way to achieve integrated photonics--a new device has been developed at the University of Delaware that could have applications in imaging, sensing and quantum information processing, such as on-chip transformation optics, mathematical operations and spectrometers. (2019-09-26)
Numbers limit how accurately digital computers model chaos
Digital computers use numbers based on flawed representations of real numbers, which may lead to inaccuracies when simulating the motion of molecules, weather systems and fluids, find UCL and Tufts University scientists. (2019-09-23)
Spreading light over quantum computers
Scientists at Linköping University have shown how a quantum computer really works and have managed to simulate quantum computer properties in a classical computer. (2019-09-03)
Seeing how computers 'think' helps humans stump machines and reveals AI weaknesses
Researchers from the University of Maryland have figured out how to reliably create questions that challenge computers and reflect the complexity of human language through a human-computer collaboration, developing a dataset of more than 1,200 questions that, while easy for people to answer, stump the best computer answering systems today. (2019-08-06)
Manufacture of light-activated proteins
A new strategy for designing light-sensitive proteins has been developed by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. (2019-08-02)
$4.6 million award creates program to train cybersecurity professionals
A five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation will enable a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas to create a program to recruit, educate and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. (2019-07-16)
New method makes realistic water wave animations more efficient
Producing high-quality and realistic water wave animations that interact with complex objects is often computationally expensive with designers frequently opting for methods that are fast to compute but of lower quality. (2019-07-02)
Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy
A University of Houston biomedical engineer reports in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons. (2019-06-11)
How usable is virtual reality?
Virtual Reality takes over ever more areas of our lives so it is important that virtual worlds offer high usability. (2019-05-21)
Following on from Meltdown and Spectre: Austrian researchers discover new security flaws
ZombieLoad and Store-to-Leak Forwarding impact on the security of Intel computer processors. (2019-05-14)
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)
Low-cost intervention boosts undergraduate interest in computer science
A recent study finds that an online intervention taking less than 30 minutes significantly increased interest in computer science for both male and female undergraduate students. (2019-05-06)
Promising material could lead to faster, cheaper computer memory
Currently, information on a computer is encoded by magnetic fields, a process that requires substantial energy and generates waste heat. (2019-05-02)
New way to 'see' objects accelerates the future of self-driving cars
Researchers have discovered a simple, cost-effective, and accurate new method for equipping self-driving cars with the tools needed to perceive 3D objects in their path. (2019-04-23)
PSU researchers develop blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceutical sales
Portland State University researcher Nirupama Bulusu wants to prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from flooding the market. (2019-04-15)
New computer-aided model may help predict sepsis
Can a computer-aided model predict life-threatening sepsis? A model developed in the UK that uses routinely collected data to identify early symptoms of sepsis, published in CMAJ, shows promise. (2019-04-08)
The cost of computation
There's been a rapid resurgence of interest in understanding the energy cost of computing. (2019-04-08)
Teaching computers to intelligently design 'billions' of possible materials
At the University of Missouri, researchers in the College of Engineering are applying one of the first uses of deep learning -- the technology computers use to intelligently perform tasks such as recognizing language and driving autonomous vehicles -- to the field of materials science. (2019-04-02)
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. (2019-03-22)
Computer scientists create programmable self-assembling DNA
Computer scientists at UC Davis, Maynooth University in Ireland and the California Institute of Technology have created DNA molecules that can self-assemble into patterns essentially by running their own program. (2019-03-20)
Can artificial intelligence solve the mysteries of quantum physics?
A new study published in Physical Review Letters by Prof. (2019-03-12)
Exposing flaws in metrics for user login systems
How good is the research on the success or failure of the system that verifies your identity when you log into a computer, smartphone or other device? (2019-02-26)
Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality
Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. (2019-02-19)
Brain-computer interface, promise of restoring communication discussed at AAAS presentation
Choosing the 'right' brain-computer interface that maximizes reliability of the neural control signal and minimizes fatigue and frustration is critical. (2019-02-15)
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)
Measuring AI's ability to learn is difficult
Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (2019-01-17)
Computers can be a real pain in the neck
Many people slouch or strain their necks while working at the computer. (2019-01-03)
New AI computer vision system mimics how humans visualize and identify objects
Researchers from UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and Stanford have demonstrated a computer system that can discover and identify the real-world objects it 'sees' based on the same method of visual learning that humans use. (2018-12-20)
How a personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime
Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. (2018-12-17)
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