News tagged with computer scientists

Video analysis software becomes more usable for police

As police increasingly sort through video surveillance tapes in their hunt for criminals, as happened in the search for the Boston Marathon bombers, some are turning to face-recognition and data-analysis software to help ...

dateApr 22, 2013 in Software
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New way to protect precious water

Australian scientists have devised a way to model polluted groundwater with computer simulation – and better protect the Earth's main fresh water supply.

dateApr 10, 2013 in Environment
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Sorting out structure of a Parkinson's protein

Clumps of proteins that accumulate in brain cells are a hallmark of neurological diseases such as dementia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Over the past several years, there has been much controversy ...

dateApr 01, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Designing a better satellite

(Phys.org) —If you have ever plugged your digital camera into your desktop to download photos, then you have used what is known in computing circles as a "plug and play" interface. Basically, plug and play refers to any ...

dateMar 29, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Can control theory make software better?

"Formal verification" is a set of methods for mathematically proving that a computer program does what it's supposed to do. It's universal in hardware design and in the development of critical control software ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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