Quantum algorithm breakthrough
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia, has demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation for the first time. ...
Algorithm detects nudity in images, offers demo page
Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind
Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it's being ...
New algorithm lets autonomous robots divvy up assembly tasks
Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient—as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to be.
A computer algorithm that mines rap lyrics to create its own song
Combining computer vision and brain computer interface for faster mine detection
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have combined sophisticated computer vision algorithms and a brain-computer interface to find mines in sonar images of the ocean floor. The ...
Algorithm able to identify online trolls
IBM peers into Numenta machine intelligence approach
Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution
Drivers trying to get to work or home in a hurry know traffic congestion wastes a lot of time, but it also wastes a lot of fuel. In 2011, congestion caused people in US urban areas to travel an extra 5.5 ...
System to automatically find a common type of programming bug significantly outperforms its predecessors
Integer overflows are one of the most common bugs in computer programs—not only causing programs to crash but, even worse, potentially offering points of attack for malicious hackers. Computer scientists have devised a ...
How safe is encryption today?
When checking your email over a secure connection, or making a purchase from an online retailer, have you ever wondered how your private information or credit card data is kept secure?
Can an LED-filled "robot garden" make coding more accessible?
Here's one way to get kids excited about programming: a "robot garden" with dozens of fast-changing LED lights and more than 100 origami robots that can crawl, swim, and blossom like flowers.
Google-style ranking used to describe gene connectivity
Using the technique known as "Gene Rank" (GR), Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center investigator Eugene Demidenko, PhD, captured and described a new characterization of gene connectivity in "Microarray ...
Machine learning offers insights into evolution of monkey faces
Computers are able to use monkey facial patterns not only to correctly identify species, but also distinguish individuals within species, a team of scientists has found. Their findings, which rely on computer ...