Computing experts unveil superefficient 'inexact' chip
Researchers have unveiled an "inexact" computer chip that challenges the industry's dogmatic 50-year pursuit of accuracy. The design improves power and resource efficiency by allowing for occasional errors. ...
The elusive capacity of data networks
In its early years, information theory which grew out of a landmark 1948 paper by MIT alumnus and future professor Claude Shannon was dominated by research on error-correcting codes: How do yo ...
Excel programming for nonprogrammers
Microsofts Visual Basic programming language lets Excel users customize their spreadsheets in all kinds of time-saving ways, but few people take advantage of it. Although designed to be intuitive and ...
Researchers use Doppler Effect for computer gesture control
Self-sculpting sand could allow spontaneous formation of new tools, duplication of broken mechanical parts
Imagine that you have a big box of sand in which you bury a tiny model of a footstool. A few seconds later, you reach into the box and pull out a full-size footstool: The sand has assembled itself into a large-scale ...
Facebook privacy flaw nailed at Lugano workshop
Stanford research team cracks animated NuCaptcha
Study explores computing bursts for smartphones
New error-correcting codes guarantee the fastest possible rate of data transmission
Error-correcting codes are one of the triumphs of the digital age. Theyre a way of encoding information so that it can be transmitted across a communication channel such as an optical fiber o ...
A spider web's strength lies in more than its silk
While researchers have long known of the incredible strength of spider silk, the robust nature of the tiny filaments cannot alone explain how webs survive multiple tears and winds that exceed hurricane strength.
NVIDIA dresses up CUDA parallel computing platform
Neural network learns to identify group sizes without knowledge of numbers
Tool detects patterns hidden in vast data sets
Researchers from the Broad Institute and Harvard University have developed a tool that can tackle large data sets in a way that no other software program can. Part of a suite of statistical tools called MINE, ...