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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

The Big Dig: Global Software Solution for Road, Water and Sewer Repairs

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have developed an innovative method of tracking the many issues involved with the repair and renewal of road, water and sewer ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Computer modeling technologies are being developed to help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Engineers are developing hardware and software tools to help underwater telecommunication catch up to its over-the-air ... read more

Social Media Technology, Rather Than Anonymity, Is the Problem

Jan. 20, 2016 — Problems of anti-social behaviour, privacy, and free speech on social media are not caused by anonymity but instead result from the way technology changes our presence. That's the startling ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new research project developed 'DESTCloud,' an evaluation platform that validates the disaster tolerance and fault tolerance of wide-area distribution systems consisting of multiple ... read more

Dec. 30, 2015 — For a software to be maintained in an optimal condition, as well as in track of any necessary updates and innovations, it needs to be kept in check constantly. A new grant proposal suggests a new set ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — New mathematical models can give us better and cheaper robotic ... read more

Closing a Malware Security Loophole

Dec. 7, 2015 — An add-on for antivirus software that can scan across a computer network and trap malicious activity missed by the system firewall is being developed by an international team. The research raises the ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — With the aim of producing high-quality X-rays with minimal radiation exposure, particularly in children, researchers have developed a new approach to imaging patients based on the Xbox gaming system. ... read more

Gaming Technology Helps Create Better X-Rays

Dec. 1, 2015 — Researchers have developed software for the Microsoft Kinect gaming console that measures body part thickness and checks for motion, positioning and beam adjustment immediately before X-ray imaging, ... read more

Computer Programming: Are Two Heads Really Better Than One?

Nov. 24, 2015 — Scientists investigated the advantages and perceptions of pair programming from the programmer’s ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — National security analysts often find that available data is growing much faster than their ability to observe and process it. Sometimes they can't make key connections and often they are ... read more

Climate Macroscope: New Software for Finding Tipping Points and Critical Network Structures

Nov. 17, 2015 — If you wanted to know whether shifts in the African climate during Paleolithic times correlated with the appearance and disappearance of hominin species, how would you find the answer? It’s a ... read more

New Advanced Computing Systems Under Investigation

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are studying how to improve the development of advanced computing systems to create faster software under the auspices of RePhrase, a new research project from the European Union Horizon ... read more

System to Control Information Leaks from Smartphone Apps

Nov. 16, 2015 — A research team has found "extensive" leakage of users' personal identifying information from apps on mobile devices, including passwords. Their unique ReCon cloud-based system can ... read more

Really, What Is the Internet of Things?

Nov. 13, 2015 — The Internet of Things, IoT, the cloud, big data...buzzwords for the modern age. But, asks one researcher: Is the IoT actually anything new and how does it work? Scientists now offer some answers and ... read more

Saving Green: Computer Program Saves Nurseries Water, Plants and Money

Nov. 3, 2015 — A web-based irrigation system saved 21 percent in water use without reducing growth of container-grown landscape plants, a new study ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Anyone who’s taken a picture of birthday candles being blown out or a selfie during a romantic candlelit dinner knows how disappointing it is when the photo comes out dark and grainy. But now a ... read more

Pupils Learn Poorly When Using Most Computer Programs

Oct. 26, 2015 —  “Most digital learning tools used in schools are unsatisfactory and only test the knowledge the pupils already have”, says Björn Sjödén, who has reviewed a large number of computer programs ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — The animal brain is so complex, it would take a supercomputer and vast amounts of data to create a detailed 3-D model of the billions of neurons that power it. But computer scientists and a professor ... read more

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