Wednesday, 23 de April de 2014

Noticias y opinión


Your iPhone Can Buy Your Groceries

A new iPhone app offers a preview of the personalized, self-service future of shopping.

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AI, Virtual Worlds, and Massively Multiplayer Online Games

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Scrapheap Software Development: Lessons from an Experiment on Opportunistic Reuse

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Multimodal Input in the Car, Today and Tomorrow

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Computational Thinking Is Becoming One of the Three Rs

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Un estudio analiza el verdadero papel de la I+D en las patentes

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4D Anatomy and bowel cancer screening advances

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Emotional video gaming makes the action real

Using sensors to make video games immersive is the industry's latest big idea

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How Google is teaching computers to see

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Google condenado por infringir una patente de software con Linux

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YouTube empieza a servir sus videos en WebM

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Data Miners Dig for Corrosion Resistance

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Embedding spy secrets in the hard drive fragments

(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.

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With friends like these...

(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.

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SDSC to venture capitalists: Data-intensive supercomputing is here

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).

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Researchers build time machine to visually explore space and time

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.

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Strong protection for weak passwords

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

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Hunting for gaps

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)

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The Sky Is No Limit: 13 Research Teams Compute in the Clouds

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Microsoft Lync 2010: Unified communications comes of age

Microsoft's seamlessly integrated IM, VoIP, and videoconferencing put users in touch and in control

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