For the past 40 years, eye-tracking technology—which can determine where in a visual scene people are directing their gaze—has been widely used in psychological experiments and marketing research, but it's required pricey ...
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a new password system that incorporates inkblots to provide an extra measure of protection when, as so often occurs, lists of passwords get stolen from websites.
When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen.
Prosthetics with a realistic sense of touch. Bridges that detect and repair their own damage. Vehicles with camouflaging capabilities.
Turns out even the experts have difficulty wrapping their heads around the concept of how quickly – and drastically – what's come to be called 'big data' has changed our daily lives.
Manipulating the "spin" of electrons on nanomagnets to create faster, more energy-efficient computers
Computers are basically machines that process information in the form of electronic zeros and ones. But two MIT professors of materials science and engineering are trying to change that.
Bill Shorten's recent announcement that, if elected, a Labor Government would "ensure that computer coding is taught in every primary and secondary school in Australia" has brought attention to an increasing world trend.
Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impaired
MIT researchers have developed a low-power chip for processing 3-D camera data that could help visually impaired people navigate their environments. The chip consumes only one-thousandth as much power as a conventional computer ...
As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the rate we've come ...
Researchers have found an automated way to identify and eliminate those stray soda cans, roaming cars and photobombing strangers that can send favorite photos to the recycle bin.