Intel takes aim at the mobile market again
With a flurry of new chips and strategies, Intel is mounting its biggest push ever into a mobile computing market that threatens one of its key business lines.
Morphing wings help drones manage collisions
Researchers in the US have taken inspiration from nature to create a robotic wing that can recover from mid-air collisions.
OSVR dev kit to carry optional faceplate with Leap Motion tech
New process could make gallium arsenide cheaper for computer chips, solar cells
Computer chips, solar cells and other electronic devices have traditionally been based on silicon, the most famous of the semiconductors, that special class of materials whose unique electronic properties ...
Computer student on gesture control: Start experimenting
'Virtual nose' may reduce simulator sickness in video games
Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but new research findings point to a potential strategy to ease the affliction.
Designing self-healing concrete with shape memory
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries… not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.
System to automatically find a common type of programming bug significantly outperforms its predecessors
Integer overflows are one of the most common bugs in computer programs—not only causing programs to crash but, even worse, potentially offering points of attack for malicious hackers. Computer scientists have devised a ...
Boeing gets patent for a shockwave attenuation system
Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp terms with their undulating, modular ...
Study finds location sharing by apps prompts privacy action
Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently this occurs. An experiment at Carnegie Mellon University shows ...
Cooperative software framework helps tame "too big" data
Furthering work involving the Graph Engine for Multithreaded Systems, or GEMS, a multilayer software framework for querying graph databases developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists from ...
How safe is encryption today?
When checking your email over a secure connection, or making a purchase from an online retailer, have you ever wondered how your private information or credit card data is kept secure?
Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns
Computers are learning to recognize objects with near-human ability. But Cornell researchers have found that computers, like humans, can be fooled by optical illusions, which raises security concerns and ...