Computer Science and Technology News
Invisibility Cloak Closer: New Materials Bend Light Backwards
Posted on August 11, 2008 at 10:32:55 am
Scientists have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible.
Researchers Develop Next-generation Antivirus System
Posted on August 06, 2008 at 08:51:00 pm
Antivirus software on your personal computer could become a thing of the past thanks to a new "cloud computing" approach to malicious software detection developed at the University of Michigan.
Military Use Of Robots Increases
Posted on August 05, 2008 at 09:46:36 pm
War casualties are typically kept behind tightly closed doors, but one company keeps the mangled pieces of its first casualty on display. This is no ordinary soldier, though — it is Packbot from the iRobot Corporation.
How Secure Is Your Network? New Program Points Out Vulnerabilities
Posted on August 04, 2008 at 10:37:12 am
Data breaches are a recurring nightmare for IT managers responsible for securing not only their company's confidential data, but possibly also sensitive information belonging to their clients, such as social security numbers or health or financial records
Mathematicians Explain How Insects Breathe Underwater
Posted on July 31, 2008 at 10:11:20 pm
Hundreds of insect species spend much of their time underwater, where food may be more plentiful. MIT mathematicians have now figured out exactly how those insects breathe underwater.
New Semiconductor Lasers Yield Wide Range Of Applications
Posted on July 28, 2008 at 09:46:25 pm
Scientists have demonstrated, for the first time, highly directional semiconductor lasers with a much smaller beam divergence than conventional ones. The innovation opens the door to a wide range of applications in photonics and communications.
Europe’s next-generation broadband
Posted on July 27, 2008 at 02:36:57 pm
An enormous research effort by Europe’s leading broadband players has helped accelerate dramatically the rollout of next-generation broadband services reaching speeds in the 10s of Mbit/s in many European countries. That is just the start.
Security Flaws Found In Most Bank Websites
Posted on July 26, 2008 at 10:46:52 am
More than 75 percent of the bank Web sites surveyed in a University of Michigan study had at least one design flaw that could make customers vulnerable to cyber thieves after their money or even their identity.
Custom Interfaces Make Computer Clicking Faster
Posted on July 26, 2008 at 10:42:41 am
A new approach to design would put each person through a brief skills test and then generate a mathematically-based version of the user interface optimized for his or her vision and motor abilities.
For Your Eyes Only: Custom Interfaces Make Computer Clicking Faster, Easier
Posted on July 15, 2008 at 11:32:49 pm
Personalized computer interfaces that adapt to each user's vision and motor abilities significantly speeds up computer tasks, especially in disabled users. The prototype system offers the first instantly customizable computer interface.