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Crime prevention through crime prediction

What if the solution to solving crime, lowering murder rates and fighting the opioid crisis could be found through a marriage of computer science and entrepreneurship?

New tools to detect digital domestic abuse

Carol is locked in a custody battle with her abusive ex-husband. She has an order of protection against him, but he's somehow able to access her private photos and post them on Facebook.

Microsoft halts development of Minecraft update

Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, throwing in the towel after concluding it was technically too complicated, according to a blog post by the team responsible for the hit adventure and construction ...

Google Maps for tissues

Modern light microscopic techniques provide extremely detailed insights into organs, but the terabytes of data they produce are usually nearly impossible to process. New software, developed by a team led by MDC scientist ...

A new algorithm enables more realistic sound effects in VR

When we watch movies or play video games, the right sound effects can help make scenes more realistic: When a grizzled gambler rolls a silver dollar across a card table in a silver screen saloon, the sound seems to travel ...

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