Investigation of 'cognitive fingerprints' to bolster computer passwords
(Phys.org)—It won't make passwords passé, but a team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) intends to use "cognitive fingerprints" to make sure you are you, and not an imposter.
Estonian first graders to learn computer code
Tech-savvy Estonia has launched a project encouraging public schools to teach pupils, including first graders, to write computer code, the project's authors said Thursday.
Scientists integrating multiple organ-on-chip systems to mimic the whole human body
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Agreement worth up to $37 million with the Defense Advanced Research ...
Google patent calls on eyes to unlock smart glasses
Interdisciplinary research leads to reduced construction costs and multiple awards
Mani Golparvar-Fard, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, has developed an augmented reality modeling system that automatically analyzes physical progress on large-scale ...
Google unveils ultrafast wired home project
Google on Thursday unveiled an ultrafast Web service along with an Internet television subscription in the Kansas City area as part of a pilot project to boost broadband speeds.
Searching genomic data faster with new algorithm
In 2001, the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announced that after 10 years of work at a cost of some $400 million, they had completed a draft sequence of the human genome. Today, sequencing a human genome is something ...
SDSC's Trestles supercomputer speeds clean energy research
A team of Harvard University researchers has been allocated time on the Trestles supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego to perform computational calculations ...
Apple plans nation's biggest private fuel cell energy project in NC
North Carolina will be home to the nation's largest private fuel cell energy project, a nonpolluting, silent power plant that will generate electricity from hydrogen.
New Stanford software takes Folding@home's biological research to supercomputers
Vijay Pande's chemistry and structural biology group at Stanford has become known for Folding@home, a distributed computing project that borrows computing time from home computers to simulate how proteins take ...
New system will detect insider threats from massive data sets
When a soldier in good mental health becomes homicidal or a government employee abuses access privileges to share classified information, we often wonder why no one saw it coming. When looking through the ...
Wearable depth-sensing projection system makes any surface capable of multitouch interaction (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- OmniTouch, a wearable projection system developed by researchers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University, enables users to turn pads of paper, walls or even their own hands, arms ...
Philly papers offer Android tablets with paid apps
The city's two major newspapers announced Monday that they will give free Android tablet computers to paid digital subscribers as part of a new venture designed to shore up readership and revenue nearly a ...
Kindle so-so for students, UW study concludes
Researchers at the University of Washington are about to present a report on a pilot project that had computer science students use a Kindle DX for their course reading.