Computer Science

New computing system makes Android and iOS apps sharable on multiple devices

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including...
Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Understanding electrons’ intricate behavior has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the...
Scientists use facial quirks to unmask ‘deepfakes’

Scientists use facial quirks to unmask ‘deepfakes’

After watching hours of video footage of former President Barack Obama delivers his weekly address, Shruti Agarwal began to notice a few quirks about...

How many taxis can scan a city?

Fewer than you would think! Just 10 taxis equipped with mobile sensors can survey a third of Manhattan’s streets in a day. The inexpensively collected valuable...

Engineers make editing video as easy as editing text

A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text – copying, pasting, or adding and deleting...
Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Somebody’s watching you when you take self-driving cars

Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and...
Nanoscale ‘donuts’ offer boost to quantum computing

Nanoscale ‘donuts’ offer boost to quantum computing

Growing 2D crystals over an array of micron-scale “donuts” may lead to tailored materials for quantum information processing and other novel electronics. As researchers eye...

Princeton study uses AI to find new mutations behind autism

In a new study, researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to decode the functional impact of mutations in people with autism. The research was led by...
Vapor stabilizing technique helps boost quantum computing

Vapor stabilizing technique helps boost quantum computing

The patented technique allows electrons to be used for quantum computing, high-precision measurements and other applications. A technique to stabilize alkali metal vapor density using...

VR may detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, Cambridge study shows

In a new study, researchers found that virtual reality (VR) could help detect navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease. The VR detection is more accurately...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...