Archive: 06/22/2006

Supercomputers may be key to stay ahead

The technology used in aerospace engineering and weather forecasting is being used these days to produce better laundry-detergent bottles and animated movies too, thanks to high-performance computing.

Jun 22, 2006
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AT&T claims ownership of customer data

AT&T has been charged with violating the privacy of its customers by handing over data to the National Security Agency, a charge that it has hitherto denied.

Jun 22, 2006
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A Neural Mosaic of Tones

The brain filters what we hear. It can do this in part because particular groups of neurons react to specific frequencies of sound. Neurobiologists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in ...

Jun 22, 2006
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New system trains good grid operators with bad data

Power grid operators now have the ability to train like pilots, with simulators providing faulty readings designed to throw them off. Such misleading data and resulting loss of "situational awareness" was identified as a ...

Jun 22, 2006
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When robots learn social skills

Learning to communicate and adapting our behaviour to the information we receive has been fundamental to human evolution. If machines could do the same the intelligent talking robots of science fiction could ...

Jun 22, 2006
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