Scientists make animated collisions sounds realistic
(Phys.org) -- Bang. Clatter. Tinkle. Jingle. When solid objects collide in the real world we hear a sharp impact sound, sometimes followed by a ringing aftershock. Creating sounds like that to accompany computer ...
Security experts warn of risky attacks on tech-loaded cars
Computer scientists explore secure browser design
(Phys.org) -- University of California, San Diego computer scientists explored a new approach to secure browser design in a paper presented in August 2012 at the 21st USENIX Security Symposium, the foremost ...
Team develops new method for sequencing dark matter of life from a single cell
(Phys.org) -- An international team of researchers led by computer scientist Pavel Pevzner, from the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new algorithm to sequence organisms’ genomes ...
Lab in the Wild asks: What's your Internet like?
One size fits all? Not on the Web. Users from different countries and cultures actually interact with information in different ways.
Fluorescent lights keep smartphones from ten-second drifts
NaCl to give way to RockSalt: Computer scientists develop a tool to improve software fault isolation
A team led by Harvard computer scientists, including two undergraduate students, has developed a new tool that could lead to increased security and enhanced performance for commonly used web and mobile applications.
Computer forecasting matched rises, ebbs in Afghanistan violence
In August 2010, shortly after WikiLeaks released tens of thousands of classified documents that cataloged the harsh realities of the war in Afghanistan, a group of friends - all computer experts - gathered at the New York ...
Bytes for bits: Researchers develop a new, efficient aerosol module for climate models
(Phys.org) -- Thinking small, scientists achieved big impact. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers led a team developing a new computational module to depict tiny atmospheric particles that have ...
New app gives early warning of mean messages
Computer scientists have developed a mobile phone app that can predict the tone of incoming messages before a user reads them so that they are not caught off guard by angry or hostile words.
Computer-designed proteins programmed to disarm variety of flu viruses
Computer-designed proteins are under construction to fight the flu. Researchers are demonstrating that proteins found in nature, but that do not normally bind the flu, can be engineered to act as broad-spectrum ...
US rejects proposal to put Internet under UN control
US officials, lawmakers and technology leaders voiced firm opposition Thursday to efforts to bring the Internet under UN control, saying it could hurt free expression and commerce.
New mathematical framework formalizes oddball programming techniques
Two years ago, Martin Rinard's group at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory proposed a surprisingly simple way to make some computer procedures more efficient: Just skip a bunch of ...