martes, 24 de octubre de 2017

Noticias y opinión


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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LibreOffice development on track after Oracle move

Second beta for the LibreOffice 3.4 open-source office suite is available one week after Oracle dumped a commercial version of OpenOffice.org

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Microsoft ties embedded computing to the cloud

The company says that the cloud will help the long-predicted "Internet of things" take hold

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Redesigning Mobile from the Chip Up

A chip maker is offering a software platform that seeks to integrate apps and devices.

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How People Broadcast Their Locations Without Meaning To

Smart phones include geotagging features that many people aren't aware of.

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The Botnets That Won't Die

New communications schemes could make zombie PC networks far harder to shut down.

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App Developers Sticking to iPhone

Developers say fragmentation is hurting Android, while RIM and Microsoft fall still farther behind.

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Ultrasharp 3-D Maps

A missile-targeting technology is adapted to process aerial photos into 3-D city maps sharper than Google Earth's.

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Really Remote Data

Far-flung data centers could use otherwise unharvestable renewable energy for computation.

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Un nuevo sistema aumenta la fiabilidad de las encuestas de opinión

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Microsoft Explores Privacy-Protecting Personalization

A researcher is experimenting with ways that a Web browser could tighten the limits on information provided to websites.

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Making life clickable with Tags

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Las empresas españolas Kronomav y Neoduction inventan una tecnología que permite retransmitir 3D en directo

Se trata de una unidad móvil única en el mundo que permite emitir imágenes 3D en directo. El proyecto se llama IN3D y lo han impulsado las empresas Kronomav y Neoduction con el apoyo del Instituto Tecnológico de Óptica (AIDO) en Valencia.

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HTML5 code could replace Windows applications

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The Really Smart Phone

Researchers are harvesting a wealth of intimate detail from our cellphone data, uncovering the hidden patterns of our social lives, travels, risk of disease—even our political views.

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DARPA Launches Translation Software Initiative

The Defense research agency is developing technology to translate Arabic and Mandarin Chinese in real-time, face-to-face communications.

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