News tagged with computer scientists

Ticketmaster makes online 'CAPTCHA' puzzles easie

Ticketmaster, often the target of fan anger when tickets to popular concerts get sold out in seconds, is removing an annoyance that can slow down the buying process: the jumble of letters that people need ...

Jan 30, 2013
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Knobbly knees in competition with fingerprints

Forget digital fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, the next big thing in biometrics could be your knobbly knees. Just as a fingerprints and other body parts are unique to us as individuals and so can ...

Jan 23, 2013
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Book says 'Big Data' becoming a global nervous system

When Rick Smolan attended a parent-teacher meeting at his kids' New York City school recently, a spirited discussion broke out about why students were being allowed to text and post on social sites during school hours.

Dec 06, 2012
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Go with the flow in flood prediction

Floods have once again wreaked havoc across the country and climate scientists and meteorologists suggest that the problem is only going to get worse with wetter winters and rivers bursting their banks becoming the norm. ...

Dec 04, 2012
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Beating the dark side of quantum computing

A future quantum computer will be able to carry out calculations billions of times faster than even today's most powerful machines by exploit the fact that the tiniest particles, molecules, atoms and subatomic particles can ...

Nov 16, 2012
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US computer graphics scientist wins Kyoto Prize

An American regarded as a father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist have received the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for global achievement.

Nov 10, 2012
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Britain seeking 'Xbox generation' spies (Update)

Britain launched a new spy recruitment drive on Thursday aimed at "Xbox generation" youngsters without a university education but with social media and computer game skills to counter the threat of cyber attack.

Oct 18, 2012
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