Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers
Mathematicians calculate that there are 177,147 ways to knot a tie
Some Polynesian islanders combined binary and decimal math
Engineers invent programming language to build synthetic DNA
Similar to using Python or Java to write code for a computer, chemists soon could be able to use a structured set of instructions to "program" how DNA molecules interact in a test tube or cell.
Primate calls, like human speech, can help infants form categories
Human infants' responses to the vocalizations of non-human primates shed light on the developmental origin of a crucial link between human language and core cognitive capacities, a new study reports.
Researchers using Kinect to allow deaf people to communicate via computer (w/ Video)
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 ...
New study suggests Voynich text is not a hoax
Facebook releases Hack programming language for HHVM
Language 'evolution' may shed light on human migration out-of-Beringia
Evolutionary analysis applied to the relationship between North American and Central Siberian languages may indicate that people moved out from the Bering Land Bridge, with some migrating back to central ...
Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms
According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, ...
Computer scientists quantify elements of writing style that differentiate successful fiction
(Phys.org) —Imagine the challenge publishers face, pouring over thousands of manuscripts to determine if a book will be a hit. Stony Brook Department of Computer Science Assistant Professor Yejin Choi thinks ...
Ring and bracelet system designed to help the hearing-impaired
Researchers found that words that signal problems with understanding are similar across languages
A word like 'Huh?'—used when one has not caught what someone just said—appears to be universal: it is found to have very similar form and function in languages across the globe. This is one of the findings ...