Computer Science

The 'Reality' of Virtual Reality Pornography

The ‘Reality’ of Virtual Reality Pornography

Experts at Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how virtual reality is changing the experience of pornography. Through headsets such as the Facebook owned Oculus Rift...
New tools to safeguard census data

New tools to safeguard census data

Algorithms guarantee individual privacy without compromising community insights In October 2012, as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the densely populated U.S. East Coast, the state...
World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world

An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world's thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart...
How to catch a 'phisher' to defend against cyber attack

How to catch a ‘phisher’ to defend against cyber attack

As cybersecurity experts scramble to stop another wave of ransomware and malware scams, computer science experts are "phishing" for reasons why these types of...
Disney Research transforms cinema-quality animations for interactive viewing

Disney Research transforms cinema-quality animations for interactive viewing

Cinema-quality animations and virtual reality graphics that need to be rendered in real-time are often mutually exclusive categories. But Disney Research has developed a new...
Novel approach could help combat abusive online comments

Novel approach could help combat abusive online comments

Researchers at Georgia Tech have come up with a novel computational approach that could provide a more cost- and resource-effective way for internet communities to...
New Princeton technology can edit voices like text

New Princeton technology can edit voices like text

Anyone who ever used a typewriter will recall the difficulty of fixing a misspelled or poorly chosen word--remember whiteout and correction tape? Now, technology developed...
Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

Startup’s cloud-based system allows for project queuing by multiple users and automated part removal. If you haven’t used a 3-D printer yet, you may be...
Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices

Biased bots: Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices

In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of these machine-based systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new...
4 tips from Star Wars help protect your data

4 tips from Star Wars help protect your data

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shows how the Rebel Alliance steals architectural plans for the Death Star in order to eventually destroy it. According...