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Short algorithm, long-range consequences

In the last decade, theoretical computer science has seen remarkable progress on the problem of solving graph Laplacians—the esoteric name for a calculation with hordes of familiar applications in scheduling, image processing, ...

Mar 01, 2013 4.9 / 5 (20) 4 | with audio podcast

Bird watching in the 21st century

Was that a catbird or a mockingbird you just saw? The answer is now just a smartphone tap away. Birdsnap—a new app developed with the help of a University of Maryland computer scientist—can identify birds ...

Jul 18, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 0

Weather app puts kids in the pilot seat

Kids growing up in tornado alley are used to bright, splotchy radar patterns moving across a television screen, and most know the difference between a tornado watch and warning. But do they understand how ...

Jun 11, 2014 not rated yet 0

Logic in computer science

All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. Logical arguments like this one have been studied since antiquity. In the last few decades, however, logic research has changed considerably: ...

May 27, 2014 4.2 / 5 (5) 0