For honest voting, write a message the 'man in the middle' can't intercept
(Phys.org)—In the run-up to the last election warnings about computer hacking were rampant. Experts demonstrated how the hardware in voting machines could be modified. Touch-screen machines visibly changed votes. One possibility ...
Review: Water resistance stands out in Sony phone
Think of a leading phone maker. Apple and Samsung might come to mind—maybe even HTC, maker of the well-received One. But you're probably not thinking Sony, a company better known for its TVs, cameras and ...
Researchers granted patent for system that fuses human and computer intelligence
In complex crisis situations involving military situation awareness, homeland security and other time-sensitive scenarios, teams of experts must often make difficult decisions within a narrow time frame. However, voluminous ...
Oh great, Facebook wants to know you're being sarcastic
You might think social networks couldn't possibly gather more information on you than they already do. That in a world where your every move is tagged, flagged and logged, there is nothing more that could ...
Filleting robot to help the Norwegian fishing industry
A newly developed white fish filleting machine could give this Norwegian industry a much-needed boost.
Google trumpets Dart release as first stable version
Tobii's eye tracker REX will showcase at CES (w/ video)
Researcher develops computational text analysis method made possible regardless of language or domain
The Internet is awash with text. Databases swell larger and larger by the minute. How can the vast amount of textual data be systematically analysed and managed, as the number of languages, domains, styles ...
The economics of fear
When he worked in Africa, development economist Ariel BenYishay noticed small-scale entrepreneurs were often unable to grow their businesses beyond the initial stage, even when the opportunities were obvious.
Scientists find gene sequences that stall protein synthesis
(Phys.org)—Machines don't always run smoothly – phone calls drop, computers crash and cars stall.
GREAT3 challenge seeks new methods for measuring weak gravitational lensing
(Phys.org) —Think you can figure out a way to unlock one of the biggest secrets of the universe? The recently launched third Gravitational Lensing Accuracy Testing challenge (GREAT3) is giving researchers ...
Identifying long-distance threats: New 3D technology could improve CCTV images
A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.
Smart robotic drones advance science (w/ Video)
(Phys.org)—Chengyu Cao sees a day in the not-so-distant future when intelligent robots will be working alongside humans on a wide range of important tasks from advancing science, to performing deep sea ...
These bots were made for walking: Cells power biological machines
They're soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.