Brain inspired data engineering
What if next-generation ICT systems could be based on the brain's structure and its cognitive and adaptive processes? A groundbreaking paradigm of brain-inspired intelligent ICT architectures is being born.
DNA survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere
The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into the earth's atmosphere—and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results ...
Netflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks
Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.
Dogs hear our words and how we say them
When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said—those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences—but also to other features of that speech—the ...
Hacked emails slice spam fast
Spam spreads much faster and to more people when it is being propagated by hacked, or otherwise compromised, email accounts rather than legitimate accounts, according to research published in the International Journal of ...
Global quantum communications—no longer the stuff of fiction?
Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively. The Faculty of Physics at the University ...
Modeling the ripples of health care information
Evaluating a new health care intervention can be a messy and costly process.
Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users
Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
Study reveals how much people understand Internet
The Internet generation doesn't actually know much about how it works.
Scanning robot helps put insect collection online
A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online, according to South Dakota State University ...
Quantum mechanical calculations reveal the hidden states of enzyme active sites
Enzymes carry out fundamental biological processes such as photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and respiration, with the help of clusters of metal atoms as "active" sites. But scientists lack basic information ...
Don't get hacked! Research shows how much we ignore online warnings
Say you ignored one of those "this website is not trusted" warnings and it led to your computer being hacked. How would you react? Would you:
Protecting personal data in the cloud
IBM today announced it has patented the design for a data privacy engine that can more efficiently and affordably help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds.
Scientists discover bacteria's clever defence mechanism
Scientists have uncovered important new information about how bacteria grow and multiply, potentially leading to the discovery of much-needed new antibiotic drugs. Using Diamond Light Source – the UK's ...