Computer Science

Finding faces in a crowd

Finding faces in a crowd

Context is key when looking for small things in images Spotting a face in a crowd, or recognizing any small or distant object within a...
A new solution to get faster page loads

A new solution to get faster page loads

System allocates data center bandwidth more fairly, so no part of a webpage lags behind others. A webpage today is often the sum of many...
New quantum gadget could make contactless payment more secure

New quantum gadget could make contactless payment more secure

A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public...
Quantum computers may have higher ‘speed limits’ than thought

Quantum computers may have higher ‘speed limits’ than thought

How fast will a quantum computer be able to calculate? While fully functional versions of these long-sought technological marvels have yet to be built, one...
Protecting web users' privacy

MIT: protecting web users’ privacy

Most website visits these days entail a database query -- to look up airline flights, for example, or to find the fastest driving route...
Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networks

Machine learning lets scientists reverse-engineer cellular control networks

The flow of information between cells in our bodies is exceedingly complex: sensing, signaling, and influencing each other in a constant flow of microscopic...
Google Street View cars are eyes on the ground for urban methane leaks

Google Street View cars are eyes on the ground for urban methane leaks

A set of Google Street View mapping cars, specially equipped with cutting-edge methane analyzers, are allowing Colorado State University researchers to "see" invisible methane...
Artificial intelligence

How A.I. captured a volcano’s changing lava lake

One of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand how. On January 21, a fissure opened at...
Making better decisions when outcomes are uncertain

Making better decisions when outcomes are uncertain

A simple statistical trick could help make a ubiquitous model of decision processes more accurate. Markov decision processes are mathematical models used to determine the...
Gold foil discovery could lead to wearable technology

Gold foil discovery could lead to wearable technology

Some day, your smartphone might completely conform to your wrist, and when it does, it might be covered in pure gold, thanks to researchers...

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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

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...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
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...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...