Computer Science

Scientists use 4D scanning to predict behaviour of volcanoes

Scientists use 4D scanning to predict behavior of volcanoes

Scientists are using the latest in 4D technology to predict the behavior of lava flows and its implications for volcanic eruptions. The results explain why...
Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

Connected cars can lie, posing a new threat to smart cities

The day when cars can talk to each other – and to traffic lights, stop signs, guardrails and even pavement markings – is rapidly...

‘Brain password’ uses Leo DiCaprio to unlock your smartphone

Your reaction to pics of Leonardo DiCaprio could unlock your next smartphone Researchers are working on a “brain password” system that could let you unlock...
Artificial intelligence can’t reason why

Artificial intelligence can’t reason why

Computer programs have reached a bewildering point in their long and unsteady journey toward artificial intelligence. They outperform people at tasks we once felt to be...
New data-mining tech offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy

New data-mining tech offers most-vivid picture of Martian mineralogy

A team of scientists led by Carnegie’s Shaunna Morrison and including Bob Hazenhave revealed the mineralogy of Mars at an unprecedented scale. This will help...
New breakthrough paves the way for smaller transistors

New breakthrough paves the way for smaller transistors

Quantum interference may be key to smaller insulators Ever shrinking transistors are the key to faster and more efficient computer processing. Since the 1970s, advancements in...
New tool could lead to answers behind the expansion of the Universe

New tool could lead to answers behind the expansion of the Universe

Data discrepancies may affect understanding of the Cosmos One of the unsolved mysteries in modern science is why the expansion of the universe appears to...
New algorithm to keep data fresh for wireless networks

New algorithm to keep data fresh for wireless networks

For wireless networks that share time-sensitive information on the fly, it’s not enough to transmit data quickly. That data also need to be fresh. Consider the...
Designing materials with exotic electrical properties could enable quantum computing

Designing materials with exotic electrical properties could enable quantum computing

Topological randomness may be the answer for lossless electronics and making the nuts and bolts of quantum computers. Complete randomness in the structures of superconductors...
Wireless system can power devices inside the body

Wireless system can power and communicate with devices inside the body

New technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have...