High-frequency stock trade risky, unfair: experts

The increasing power of computerized high-frequency trades on US markets has been assailed in Congress as dangerous and unfair, as pressure builds to reel in the powerful industry.

Google in talks with insurers about self-driving car

A leader of Google Inc.'s driverless car project said Wednesday that the company is in discussions with major auto insurance companies about the implications of integrating its technology into real-world vehicles.

Software helps improve software

The earlier a problem is detected, the easier it can be solved. Before implementing complex programs in a time-consuming process, computer scientists also want to know whether they will reach the desired performance. Apart ...

New application makes supercomputing simple

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new open source application developed at Murdoch University is giving researchers a revolutionary new way of accessing supercomputers.

Computer scientists to develop smart vision machines

Five years ago, Laurent Itti of the University of Southern California presented groundbreaking research on how humans see the world. Now, he is heading a $16-million Defense Advanced Research Project Agency effort to build ...

Complex software systems -- heal thyself

(PhysOrg.com) -- Software underlies modern life, keeping everything from mobile phone networks functioning to planes in the air, but ensuring increasingly complex systems stay free of faults has become an epic task. What ...

No catastrophes please, it's software modelling

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have created a development platform that will enable applications to tackle the enormous and increasing complexity of modern computer science. It promises better quality at a lower price.

Software development: speeding from sketchpad to smooth code

(PhysOrg.com) -- Creating error-free software remains time consuming and labour intensive. A major European research effort has developed a system that speeds software development from the drawing board to high-quality, platform-independent ...

Tough times, complex systems -- a modernisation story

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tough economic times call for tough measures to remain competitive. That goes for software modernisation as well. A European project has just released a prototype of a software engineering platform that could ...

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