Bizarre Things: Computers & Math
July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

July 2, 2015 — A researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, ... read more

June 17, 2015 — An international team of researchers is using data mapping methods created to track the spread of information on social networks to trace its dissemination across a surprisingly different system: the ... read more

June 15, 2015 — The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A bioethicist weighs in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot ... read more

Turning the Internet of Things Into the Internet of 'Cha-Ching'

June 15, 2015 — That Nest thermostat on your wall could be making you money. Not saving money, mind you. That's its day job: learning your habits so it can fine-tune your energy use and lower your power bills. ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Speech is produced in the human cerebral cortex. Brain waves associated with speech processes can be directly recorded with electrodes located on the surface of the cortex. It has now been shown for ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have shown it is possible to create artificial skin that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic one of nature's masters of camouflage, the ... read more

Secrets of Innovation Revealed in Study of Global Video Game Industry

June 15, 2015 — From the adventures of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider to the apocalyptic drama of Fallout - new research has revealed the secret to how some of the world's most iconic video games were ... read more

June 12, 2015 — Researchers have just announced a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. The bubbles, a physics phenomenon thought to be an option for more energy-efficient and ... read more

June 10, 2015 — The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development, in the hopes of improving robot visual ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now an engineer says the technique can be applied to building batteries, ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Researchers have made a robot that learns like a young child. At least, that's the idea. The machine starts with nothing -- it has to learn everything from ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A synchronous computer has been developed that operates using the unique physics of moving water droplets. Their goal is to design a new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate ... read more

Counting People With WiFi

June 8, 2015 — Researchers are proving that wireless signals can do more than provide Internet access. They have demonstrated that a WiFi signal can be used to count the number of people in a given space, leading ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Researchers are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it's being ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Physicists have developed an experimental technique to simulate friction at the nanoscale. Using their technique, the researchers are able to directly observe individual atoms at the interface of two ... read more

June 4, 2015 — An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria -- the small worms whose power to regrow body parts makes them a research model in ... read more

June 2, 2015 — You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer. According to a new study, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace ... read more

10th-Century Medical Philosophy and Computer Simulation in Research

June 1, 2015 — The writings of a 10th-century medical philosopher are being linked to the use of computer simulation as an alternative to using animals in medical ... read more

May 31, 2015 — Mobile Maestro enables users to enjoy a high-quality listening experience anytime and anywhere through the collaborative use of multiple mobile ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume. Two strategies are involved: males must find the outer envelope of the pheromone plume, and then head upwind. ... read more

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