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Using sensors to make video games immersive is the industry's latest big idea
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new way to hide your secrets has been created, which is good news for both the spies and the generally duplicitous regular people of the world. This new system, instead of relying on traditional methods of hiding data such as encryption to scramble the text, hides information in an entirely different way. The newest thing in covert operations it to manipulate the location of data fragments. Essentially, the data is still being scrambled, but it is in an entirely different way.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cambridge researchers have created a website that combines the Facebook profiles of fans of companies and public figures with personality testing to create what they are describing as a revolutionary new marketing tool.
The exponentially increasing amount of digital information, along with new challenges in storing valuable data and massive datasets, are changing the architecture of today's newest supercomputers as well as how researchers will use them to accelerate scientific discovery, said Michael Norman, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have leveraged the latest browser technology to create GigaPan Time Machine, a system that enables viewers to explore gigapixel-scale, high-resolution videos and image sequences by panning or zooming in and out of the images while simultaneously moving back and forth through time.
Indecipherable for computers: The Captcha with the password is very grainy, as it is generated in a physical system close to a critical change of state (left). In a chaotic process, it is made completely unreadable. The process can be reversed with an easily remembered password, however. © Sergej Flach / MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems
In large crowds of people - for example in the picture the Love Parade in 2007 - so-called 'Crowd Quakes' can form, which are precursors to mass panic events (Image: necromundo / flickr.com)
Microsoft's seamlessly integrated IM, VoIP, and videoconferencing put users in touch and in control
Second beta for the LibreOffice 3.4 open-source office suite is available one week after Oracle dumped a commercial version of OpenOffice.org
The company says that the cloud will help the long-predicted "Internet of things" take hold
A chip maker is offering a software platform that seeks to integrate apps and devices.