Computer Science

It takes just 6 seconds to hack a credit card

It takes just 6 seconds to hack a credit card, study says

Working out the card number, expiry date and security code of any Visa credit or debit card can take as little as six seconds...
machine learning

Using a patient’s own words, machine learning automatically identifies suicidal behavior

Using a person's spoken or written words, new computer tools can identify with great accuracy whether that person is suicidal, mentally ill but not...
New system lets nonexperts optimize programs that run on multiprocessor chips.

Faster programs, easier programming

Dynamic programming is a technique that can yield relatively efficient solutions to computational problems in economics, genomic analysis, and other fields. But adapting it to...
Simulation of BRD4 Interacting with a Potent Inhibitor

Scientists develop a new computational tool to speed drug discovery

A new computational tool called fABMACS is helping scientists more efficiently understand how protein molecule functions, which could ultimately speed up the drug discovery...
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Scientists map Netflix’s content delivery network for the first time

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery. They achieved this by mimicking the...
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Stanford scientists create a new computer to solve complex problems and save billions

The processing power of standard computers is likely to reach its maximum in the next 10 to 25 years. Even at this maximum power, traditional...
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Typing during Skype video or audio conference can compromise privacy

In a recent study led by University of California, Irvine, researchers find that traditional keyboard sounds can be decoded during skyping. This means typing...
cruise control

Decision making during alcohol drinking is the same as cruise control on a car

Heavy alcohol drinking is an important public health issue. In the United States, over 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related causes. In a recent...
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Michael Bloomberg donates $50 million to the Museum of Science to help research

Michael Bloomberg, the owner of Bloomberg L.P. and the former Mayor of New York City, donate $50 million to the Museum of Science. The $50...
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Brain waves can be used to protect cyber security

Cyber security and authentication have been under attack in recent months, seemingly every other day. Just recently, more than 500 million passwords were stolen...