Physics team suggests possible way to make quantum cryptography available in handheld machines
Smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans
(Phys.org) —If we've learned anything from post-apocalyptic movies it's that computers eventually become self-aware and try to eliminate humans.
New algorithm can dramatically streamline solutions to the 'max flow' problem
Finding the most efficient way to transport items across a network like the U.S. highway system or the Internet is a problem that has taxed mathematicians and computer scientists for decades.
Free program makes computer graphics more realistic
(Phys.org)—Computer-generated images can be a little more realistic—and a lot cheaper to make—with a rendering program created by a Cornell graduate student.
Researchers develop algorithm for rendering 3-D tactile features on touch surfaces
A person sliding a finger across a topographic map displayed on a touch screen can feel the bumps and curves of hills and valleys, despite the screen's smooth surface, with the aid of a novel algorithm created ...
Eliminating unexplained traffic jams
Everybody's experienced it: a miserable backup on the freeway, which you think must be caused by an accident or construction, but which at some point thins out for no apparent reason.
Algorithm can determine, with 80 percent accuracy, whether video is running forward or backward
Einstein's theory of relativity envisions time as a spatial dimension, like height, width, and depth. But unlike those other dimensions, time seems to permit motion in only one direction: forward. This directional ...
A mathematical theory proposed by Alan Turing in 1952 can explain the formation of fingers
Alan Turing, the British mathematician (1912-1954), is famous for a number of breakthroughs, which altered the course of the 20th century. In 1936 he published a paper, which laid the foundation of computer ...
Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing technology
Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand ...
Computer scientists develop new approach to sort cells up to 38 times faster
A team of engineers led by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new approach that marries computer vision and hardware optimization to sort cells up to 38 times ...
Pay-per-gaze? Google patent proposes ad system
Computer scientists design new keyboard layout on touch screen devices (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices. They used computational ...
Facebook looking for meaning in user posts with 'deep learning' algorithms
Parallel in time algorithms enable simulation of long-lasting chemical processes
(Phys.org) —Molecular dynamics simulations often require too much time to be practical for simulating important chemical processes that take place on long timescales. Using EMSL-developed NWChem, researchers ...