Bell Labs researchers build camera with no lens
Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing technology
Computer engineers and hearing scientists at The Ohio State University have made a potential breakthrough in solving a 50-year-old problem in hearing technology: how to help the hearing-impaired understand ...
Smart object recognition algorithm doesn't need humans
(Phys.org) —If we've learned anything from post-apocalyptic movies it's that computers eventually become self-aware and try to eliminate humans.
Computer scientist forges new line of defense against malicious traffic
Paul Barford has watched malicious traffic on the Internet evolve from childish pranks to a billion-dollar "shadow industry" in the last decade, and his profession has largely been one step behind the bad guys.
Stanford builds a better virtual world, one tree (or millions) at a time
When Stanford computer scientist Vladlen Koltun decided to build a better virtual world, he began with 3-D trees—millions of them. Now he wants to give them away.
Researchers break million-core supercomputer barrier
Stanford Engineering's Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) has set a new record in computational science by successfully using a supercomputer with more than one million computing cores to solve a complex ...
Computer scientists successfully boot one million Linux kernels as virtual machines
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer scientists at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif., have for the first time successfully demonstrated the ability to run more than a million Linux kernels as virtual ...
Reflections in the eye contain identifiable faces
Computer scientists develop P2P system that promises faster music, movie downloads
A Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist says transferring large data files, such as movies and music, over the Internet could be sped up significantly if peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing services were configured to ...
Researcher finds optimal fix-free codes
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 50 years after David Huffman developed Huffman coding, an entropy encoding algorithm used for lossless data compression in computer science and information theory, an electrical ...
New Program by Computer Scientist Prevents Crashes and Hacker Attacks
Today’s computers have more than 2,000 times as much memory as the machines of yesteryear, yet programmers are still writing code as if memory is in short supply. Not only does this make programs crash annoyingly, but it ...
Hackers crack high-tech locks
Security maverick Marc Tobias showed hackers on Saturday how simple it is to defeat some of the world's top high-tech locks.
Stanford site advances science of turning 2-D images into 3-D models
An artist might spend weeks fretting over questions of depth, scale and perspective in a landscape painting, but once it is done, what's left is a two-dimensional image with a fixed point of view. But the ...
'Not so fast, supercomputers,' say software programmers
The fastest of the fastest computers - supercomputers used at national research centers, research universities and major corporations - will soon gain even more performance by taking advantage of multicore computing.