New simulation shows disk anomalies around stars may not be planets after all
Professor helps design software for the next generation of supercomputer
Jack Dongarra, distinguished professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is designing software that will be critical in making the next generation of supercomputers operational.
Navy completes 1st unmanned carrier landing (Update)
The U.S. Navy says it has landed a drone the size of a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier for the first time.
CGI lighting, scanning deliver more realistic face (w/ Video)
Player information swiped in hack of Ubisoft system
Videogame titan Ubisoft on Tuesday warned that hackers swiped names, email addresses and other information about users of its online gaming community.
Humanoid robot that sees and maps
(Phys.org) —Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung's latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the ...
Apple seeks iWatch trademark in Japan (Update)
Apple has filed a trademark application for an "iWatch" in Japan, fuelling speculation the US tech giant is preparing to introduce a wearable computing device to go up against products on stream from Google ...
Teaching a computer to play concentration advances security, understanding of the mind
(Phys.org) —Computer science researchers have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding ...
Quantum engines must break down
Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of Gdańsk. The ...
Developments with Microsoft's new Windows 8 system
The launch of Windows 8 was heralded as the biggest change to the industry's dominant operating system in at least 17 years. It attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing tablets with its touch-enabled ...
Microsoft to unveil latest Windows adjustments (Update)
Microsoft is giving people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company's flagship operating system.
New scheme for quantum computing
(Phys.org) —Tom Wong, a graduate student in physics and David Meyer, professor of mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, have proposed a new algorithm for quantum computing, that will speed ...
Ups-and-downs of Indian monsoon rainfall likely to increase under warming
Day-to-day rainfall in India might become much more variable due to climate change—potentially putting millions of poor farmers and the country's agricultural productivity at risk.
App to protect private data on iOS devices finds almost half of other apps access private data
Almost half of the mobile apps running on Apple's iOS operating system access the unique identifier of the devices where they're downloaded, computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, ...