DARPA Shredder Challenge sizzling but no winner yet
'Sound of Football' project allows blind to play football (w/ video)
Paper uncovers power of Foldit gamers' strategies
Researchers studying the nature of crowds playing Foldit called some strategies "shocking" in how well they mimicked some of the methods already used by protein scientists.
Computer scientist cracks mysterious 'Copiale Cipher'
The manuscript seems straight out of fiction: a strange handwritten message in abstract symbols and Roman letters meticulously covering 105 yellowing pages, hidden in the depths of an academic archive.
Researchers uncover privacy flaws that can reveal users' identities, locations and digital files
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and colleagues in France and Germany will soon notify Internet scholars of flaws in Skype and other Internet-based phone ...
Pi enthusiast calculates it to ten trillion digits
An oracle for object-oriented programmers
In the last 40 years, the major innovation in software engineering has been the development of what are called object-oriented programming languages. Objects are, effectively, repositories for ...
Programmer has fun with monkeys typing Shakespeare theory
Smarter robot arms (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently and move more predictably.
Security researcher finds hack vulnerability in Mac battery chips
Computer learns language by playing games
Computers are great at treating words as data: Word-processing programs let you rearrange and format text however you like, and search engines can quickly find a word anywhere on the Web. But what would it ...
Genius of Einstein, Fourier key to new humanlike computer vision
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two new techniques for computer-vision technology mimic how humans perceive three-dimensional shapes by instantly recognizing objects no matter how they are twisted or bent, an advance that ...
Code green: Energy-efficient programming to curb computers' power use
Soaring energy consumption by ever more powerful computers, data centers and mobile devices has many experts looking to reduce the energy use of these devices. Most projects so far focus on more efficient cooling systems ...
What makes an image memorable? We tend to remember pictures of people much better than wide open spaces
Next time you go on vacation, you may want to think twice before shooting hundreds of photos of that scenic mountain or lake.