Technology to help people with disabilities to learn and communicate
The Easy Communicator (ECO) application, which has been designed at the EPSEVG under the auspices of the UPC's Accessibility Chair, is aimed at children with autistic spectrum disorders, adolescents with ...
London hit by air traffic control computer failure (Update)
The British government has demanded an investigation after a computer failure Friday at one of Britain's two air traffic control centers caused a major disruption of air traffic into and out of London.
D-Wave and predecessors: From simulated to quantum annealing
The D-Wave computer is currently the latest link of a long chain of computers designed for the solution of optimization problems. In what sense does it realize quantum computation? We describe the evolution of such computers ...
Bring your body into action in tomorrow's digital world
Computers restricts the possibilities to use the physical abilities of our human bodies and this is a fundamental problem for our health. Farid Abedan Kondori has studied how to use media technology to bring motion back to ...
Instagram, other sites go down
Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites.
Planes, trains and molecules: Deriving a generic routing algorithm from the physics of interacting polymers
Computer scientists develop 'mathematical jigsaw puzzles' to encrypt software
(Phys.org) —UCLA computer science professor Amit Sahai and a team of researchers have designed a system to encrypt software so that it only allows someone to use a program as intended while preventing any ...
Teaching a computer to play concentration advances security, understanding of the mind
(Phys.org) —Computer science researchers have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding ...
In first head-to-head speed test with conventional computing, quantum computer wins
(Phys.org) —A computer science professor at Amherst College who recently devised and conducted experiments to test the speed of a quantum computing system against conventional computing methods will soon ...
Shrinking blob speeds traveling salesman on his way
Mars rover back in action after computer problems
The Mars rover Curiosity is humming again after being sidelined by back-to-back computer problems.
Curiosity sleeps as solar blast races toward Mars (Update)
Curiosity hunkered down Wednesday after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars.
NASA's Curiosity rover to be back online next week
NASA's Curiosity rover, which has been exploring Mars since it landed to much fanfare last August, should be running at full capacity next week, after a memory glitch set the robot back.
US weighs tougher action over China cyberattacks
(AP)—High-level talks with the Chinese government to address persistent cyberattacks against U.S. companies and government agencies haven't worked, so officials say the Obama administration is now considering a range of ...