Lifebrowser: Data mining gets (really) personal at Microsoft
Microsoft CEO is driving data-culture mindset
Facebook releases Hack programming language for HHVM
NSA can retrieve, replay phone calls, report says (Update)
America's National Security Agency has technology that is capable of recording the phone calls of an entire country and replaying them later, a report based on leaked documents said Tuesday.
Security tools for Industry 4.0
An increasing number of unsecured, computer-guided production machinery and networks in production facilities are gradually evolving into gateways for data theft. New security technologies may directly shield ...
Untying DNA knots
Structural biologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have resolved the 3D structure of a protein machine that plays an important part in the maintenance of genomic stability. ...
Google buys artificial intelligence firm DeepMind
Google said on Monday that it had agreed to buy British artificial intelligence start-up company DeepMind for an undisclosed amount.
Understanding collective animal behavior may be in the eye of the computer
No machine is better at recognizing patterns in nature than the human brain. It takes mere seconds to recognize the order in a flock of birds flying in formation, schooling fish, or an army of a million marching ...
Researchers program bacterial cells to make computer-like decisions
(Phys.org) —Imagine bacterial cells programmed like computers to respond predictably to specific inputs—the cells detect mercury and turn red, or detect and destroy cancerous cells.
Chimpanzees flexibly adjust their behavior to maximize payoffs, not to conform to majorities
Chimpanzees are sensitive to social influences but they maintain their own strategy to solve a problem rather than conform to what the majority of group members are doing. However, chimpanzees do change their ...
Programming smart molecules: Machine-learning algorithms could make chemical reactions intelligent
Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have joined forces to put powerful probabilistic ...
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 ...
Quantum dots make efficient decisions
Even the simplest forms of life face an endless barrage of decisions—where to search for sustenance, for example, or how to avoid predators. Various mathematical models can mimic these decision-making processes, ...
Revisiting quantum effects in MEMS
New calculations shows that the influence of quantum effects on the operating conditions of nanodevices has, until now, been overestimated.