Archive: 07/11/2013

A virtual 'Lolita' on the hunt for paedophiles

Children have come to make up a significant proportion of the active users of the Internet, but the presence of paedophiles marks them out as potential victims of abuse. With the aim of preventing such abuse, ...

Jul 11, 2013
4.3 / 5 (3) 1

The new superstrong

In today's market for high performance fibers, used for applications such as bulletproof vests, manufacturers have only four options: Kevlar, Spectra, Dyneema, and Zylon. Made from polymers such as polyethylene, ...

Jul 11, 2013
5 / 5 (17) 0 | with audio podcast

EU raids telecoms firms in Internet probe (Update)

European Union anti-trust officials this week launched surprise investigations of several telecoms firms suspected of abusing their positions in Internet services, including Orange, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica.

Jul 11, 2013
5 / 5 (1) 0

Writing programs using ordinary language

In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it's possible to write computer programs using ordinary ...

Jul 11, 2013
5 / 5 (16) 14 | with audio podcast