News tagged with computational framework

How to program unreliable chips

As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the ...

Nov 04, 2013 4.3 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

How computers can learn better

Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and-error. Classic applications of reinforcement learning ...

Jun 03, 2013 4.8 / 5 (13) 0 | with audio podcast

Under the hood of the ribosome

(Phys.org) —We all know—generally speaking—how a car works: The gas pedal makes it go, the break pedal makes it stop, and the steering wheel determines its course. But pop open the hood and you'll find ...

Mar 25, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Game not over for retro games

Generations of children around the world were weaned on computer games like 'Pac-man', 'Galaga' and 'Donkey Kong', to name just a few. Indeed many of today's first-rate computer programmers, scientists and ...

Jan 09, 2013 not rated yet 0

Making crowdsourcing easier

Crowdsourcing is a technique for farming out labor-intensive tasks over the Internet by splitting them into small chunks that dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people complete at their desks for a few ...

Aug 24, 2012 not rated yet 1 | with audio podcast