The cloud within us
The first tentative steps towards a peer-to-peer approach to cloud computing that enables users and removes the risks and costs of relying on industry giants to offer services are being taken by an international team of researchers.
'Gordon,' a supercomputer with unique flash memory, helps battle autism
When it officially came online at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in early January 2012, Gordon was instantly impressive. In one demonstration, it sustained more than 35 million input/output operations ...
Better, cheaper, faster ways for making (and destroying) memories
For literary types, memory is often linked with Marcel Proust's madeleine cookie, which, in a single bite, launches a nostalgic reverie that lasts through seven volumes. But for scientists and engineers at the University ...
Curiosity is back! Snapping fresh Martian vistas
Curiosity is back! After a multi week hiatus forced by a computer memory glitch, NASA's mega rover is back to full operation.
Four-wavelength integrated silicon laser for inter-processor data transmission
Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a four-wavelength integrated silicon laser for optical transceivers that use silicon photonics, a step toward faster data communications between processors.
Mobile LIDAR technology expanding rapidly
(Phys.org) —Imagine driving down a road a few times and obtaining in an hour more data about the surrounding landscape than a crew of surveyors could obtain in months.
Predictive analysis: Genetics and evolution inspire new generation of computational intelligence systems
Large parts of our lives are now being monitored and analysed by computers. Log on to Amazon and intelligent data analysis software can recommend a selection of books you might like to read. Far from being a sinister intrusion ...
NJIT new patent awards: Orthogonal space time codes, decoding data transmissions
Two new patents to improve orthogonal space time codes and decode data transmissions of space time spreading were recently awarded to NJIT Distinguished Professor Yeheskel Bar-Ness, executive director of the Elisha Yegal ...
Computer scientists feted for ways to store data with untrusted cloud providers
NJIT researchers received a top honor for their ideas on better ways to ensure the integrity and long-term reliability of data stored at potentially untrusted cloud storage providers. "Towards Self-Repairing ...
Computer scientists prevent data theft on smartphones and tablet computers
Some mobile applications on web-enabled mobile phones and tablet computers spy on personal data. Computer scientists from Saarbrücken prevent this through a new approach. Its chief attraction: For the protection ...
Google challenges Apple with high-end laptop (Update 2)
Google unveiled a touchscreen notebook computer Thursday designed for high-end users, throwing down the gauntlet to Apple and its MacBooks.
Smartpen takes handwritten notes into mobile, cloud era
I may be a tech columnist who spends nearly all his time with digital products, but when it comes to taking notes, I'm often stuck in the analog age.
Smart satnav drives around the blue highway blues
Endlessly frustrated by congested roads, computer scientists at California State University, in Fullerton have developed a satellite navigation system, GeoTNavi, which hooks into historical traffic data and current vehicle ...
Too small and numerous to count: Better ways to estimate the diversity of unseen life on and in our bodies
(Phys.org)—Ecologists often rely on the twin standards of the variety and numbers of species to describe a given region's diversity. But scaling down the size also scales up the numbers: On and in our bodies is a community ...