Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs
A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw ...
Apple a decade behind Japan mobile payment curve
Apple's proud announcement that its new iPhone could be used to buy goods in a single swipe left customers non-plussed in Japan, where mobile contactless payments have been normal fare for a decade.
Big data tamed with the cloud
Big data: it's the hot topic these days, promising breakthroughs in just about every field, from medicine to marketing to machine learning and more. But for many of us, the problems of managing big data hit ...
NASA scientists listen to data
Robert Alexander spends parts of his day listening to a soft white noise, similar to water falling on the outside of a house during a rainstorm. Every once in a while, he hears an anomalous sound and marks ...
MediaTek SoC to boost 64-bit Android devices
Bringing emergency communications together
A new University of Adelaide research project aims to improve emergency operations through integrated communications systems for police and the emergency services.
Celebrating 100 years of crystallography
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of a revolutionary technique that underpins much of modern science, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) magazine last week released a special edition on X-ray crystallography—its past, ...
Digital revolution is changing what it means to be an author, says Stanford professor
Between LOLs, emoticons and 140-character rants, it may seem like digital communication has only served to stunt young people's writing abilities.
Why your next job interview might be conducted by a computer
Milena Head envisions a not-so-distant future in which hiring managers won't need to perform job interviews.
New website engages viewers in herring story
Like a fishing net, a new website, created by a Simon Fraser University archaeologist and a multimedia consultant, captures viewers and draws them into an interactive multimedia window onto Pacific herring's ...
Research enhances online security
As the digital world becomes more and more integrated with day-to-day life, computer scientist Samson Cheung's research is helping to provide necessary safeguards, without sacrificing the benefits brought ...
Imax teams with China's TCL to sell home theaters
Imax is partnering with Chinese TV maker TCL to design and manufacture a high-end home theater system aimed at China's growing ranks of affluent movie fans.
Sudoku saves photographers from copyright theft
A new watermarking technology based on a system akin to the permutation rules used to solve the numeral puzzles known as Sudoku has been developed by computer scientists in Malaysia. Writing in the International Jo ...
Live streaming enjoyment for multi-screen applications
Researchers have developed the FAMIUM development platform and are using it to create new application scenarios for adaptive video streaming in web browsers. One highlight is that content can be split between ...