Engineers build Raspberry Pi supercomputer
(Phys.org)—Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.
How to program unreliable chips
As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the ...
Carnegie Mellon tracking algorithm inspired by Harry Potter's Marauder's map (w/ video)
Computer scientists develop 'mathematical jigsaw puzzles' to encrypt software
(Phys.org) —UCLA computer science professor Amit Sahai and a team of researchers have designed a system to encrypt software so that it only allows someone to use a program as intended while preventing any ...
Adding a '3D print' button to animation software
(Phys.org) -- Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.
Writing programs using ordinary language
In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it's possible to write computer programs using ordinary ...
How computers can learn better
Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and-error. Classic applications of reinforcement learning ...
Bell Labs improves lensless camera with additional pixel on sensor
Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley
Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as ...
OpenGlass apps show support for visually impaired (w/ Video)
Communication scheme makes popular applications 'gracefully mobile'
The Secure Shell, or SSH, is a popular program that lets computer users log onto remote machines. Software developers use it for large collaborative projects, students use it to work from university servers, ...
System that automatically fills the gaps in programmers' code improved
Since he was a graduate student, Armando Solar-Lezama, an associate professor in MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been working on a programming language called Sketch, ...
Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
(AP) -- For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.
New tool gives structural strength to 3-D printed works
(Phys.org)—Objects created using 3-D printing have a common flaw: They are fragile and often fall apart or lose their shape.