Computer Science and Technology News
New Tool Can Measure ‘Reality’ of Virtual Worlds
Posted on October 29, 2008 at 10:52:59 am
Researchers have developed a new way of measuring how “real” online virtual worlds are – an important advance for the emerging technology that can be used to foster development of new training and collaboration applications by companies around the world.
Computer Chips With Plasmonic Lenses That 'Fly'
Posted on October 23, 2008 at 10:45:50 am
Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are reporting a new way of creating computer chips that could revitalize optical lithography, a patterning technique that dominates modern integrated circuits manufacturing.
Visualizing Election Polls: An Animated, Interactive Way
Posted on October 06, 2008 at 10:30:19 am
Do you want to know the percentage of white women who support Sarah Palin? What about college-educated versus high school-educated white women? Or those who also hunt?
The Burgeoning Steampunk Subculture
Posted on September 26, 2008 at 08:51:41 pm
Hardware hackers are creating fantastical machines from a Victorian age that never was.
New Nanoscale Process To Help Computers Run Faster
Posted on September 26, 2008 at 10:41:46 am
Smaller. Faster. More efficient. These are the qualities that drive science and industry to create new nanoscale structures that will help to speed up computers.
New Bluetooth System Orients Blind and Sighted Pedestrians
Posted on September 22, 2008 at 11:17:00 am
A new Bluetooth system designed primarily for blind people places a layer of information technology over the real world to tell pedestrians about points of interest along their path as they pass them.
Some Insidious Computer Programs Prove Immune To Anti-Virus Software
Posted on September 16, 2008 at 10:28:24 am
Some insidious programs prove immune to anti-virus software, residing inside your computer for months or even years, collecting personal information and business secrets.
New Method Has Computer Users Digitizing Books Quickly And Accurately
Posted on September 04, 2008 at 09:56:18 am
Millions of computer users collectively transcribe the equivalent of 160 books each day with better than 99 percent accuracy, despite the fact that few spend more than a few seconds on the task
Small Helicopters Teach Themselves To Fly
Posted on September 03, 2008 at 11:53:17 pm
Stanford computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that enables robotic helicopters to teach themselves to fly difficult stunts by watching other helicopters perform the same maneuvers.
Investigating The Origins Of Life Using A Computer
Posted on September 03, 2008 at 11:38:49 pm
Scientists at Penn State have developed a new computational method that they say will help them to understand how life began on Earth.