Adobe embracing Apple-favored online video format
Adobe Systems on Wednesday put aside its tiff with Apple and told thousands of software developers it is embracing the online video format preferred by the maker of iPhones, iPods and iPads.
EU clears Oracle takeover of Sun
(AP) -- The European Union on Thursday cleared Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc., saying it would not significantly affect competition in the EU.
The how and why of freezing the common fruit fly
Using a microscope the size of a football field, researchers from The University of Western Ontario are studying why some insects can survive freezing, while others cannot.
How computers are learning to make human software work more efficiently
Computer scientists have a history of borrowing ideas from nature, such as evolution. When it comes to optimising computer programs, a very interesting evolutionary-based approach has emerged over the past ...
UN urged to ensure open access to plant genomes
A plant scientist from The Australian National University (ANU) has called for the United Nations to guarantee free and open access to plant DNA sequences to enable scientists to continue work to sustainably intensify world ...
New programming language for fast simulations
Norwegian researchers have developed an entirely new language for faster programming and simulations.
DNA 'glue' could someday be used to build tissues, organs
DNA molecules provide the "source code" for life in humans, plants, animals and some microbes. But now researchers report an initial study showing that the strands can also act as a glue to hold together ...
3-D codes yield unprecedented physics, engineering insights
When the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated on re-entry in 2002, sophisticated computer models were key to determining what happened.
New tool eases the burden of creating and reproducing analytical performance models
Application performance modeling is an important methodology for diagnosing performance-limiting resources, optimizing application and system performance, and designing large-scale machines. However, because ...
US drone to map ancient Peru ruins
Archeologists in Peru plan to use a US-made drone to survey ancient Andean ruins, in the latest civilian application of the unmanned aerial vehicles used to hunt militants in the world's war zones.
EU regulators softening stance on Oracle-Sun
(AP) -- European Union regulators appear to be softening their opposition to Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion takeover of Sun Microsystems Inc., a shift that has resurrected some investors' hopes that one of the year's ...
Virtualization technology brings security and operability to web applications
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed technology for web applications that run on smart devices or wearables, and that delivers the same level of security as thin clients while offering ...
Diagnostic tool reveals unexpected errors in complex networked applications
Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the University of British Columbia have developed the first tool of its kind for diagnosing failures in complex networked applications like Skype, Firefox, and ...
Searching for faster, more efficient and sustainable parallel computing
A European research project named REPARA and coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is studying how to improve parallel computing applications to increase their performance and energy efficiency, ...