News tagged with computer engineers

Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

(Phys.org) —You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen ...

Apr 25, 2013 3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

'Friendly' privacy concerns on Facebook?

In recent years, social network sites such as Facebook have become hugely popular platforms that provide users with various features to facilitate social connectivity, information sharing and relationship development. However, ...

Apr 22, 2013 not rated yet 0

Hiding in plain sight

A couple years ago, researchers introduced a new material that they said could make any object invisible to both radar and the human eye. Invisibility cloaking would have a major impact on defense technology, they explained, ...

Mar 05, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

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