Computer Science

Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate

Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate

A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely...
Infrared links could simplify data center communications

Infrared links could simplify data center communications

Data centers are the central point of many, if not most, information systems today, but the masses of wires interconnecting the servers and piled...
Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function

Preventing blood clots with a new metric for heart function

The heart is a wonder of design - a pump that can function for 80 years, and billions of heartbeats, without breaking down. But...
The new supercomputer Minerva

Powerful new computer to speed up gravitational waves calculations

The new supercomputer “Minerva” has been put into operation at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, AEI). With 9,504 compute cores, 38 TeraByte...
New method of harvesting crowd wisdom

New method of harvesting crowd wisdom

The wisdom of crowds is not always perfect. But two scholars at MIT’s Sloan Neuroeconomics Lab, along with a colleague at Princeton University, have...
Can big data yield big ideas? Blend novel and familiar, new study finds

Can big data yield big ideas? Blend novel and familiar, new study finds

Struggling to get your creative juices flowing for a new idea or project? A study in an upcoming edition of the INFORMS journal Marketing Science sheds light...
Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer

It's scary enough making a doctor's appointment to see if a strange mole could be cancerous. Imagine, then, that you were in that situation while...
Faster websites with fewer bugs

Faster websites with fewer bugs

Today, loading a web page on a big website usually involves a database query — to retrieve the latest contributions to a discussion you’re...
What do Google search queries reveal about brand attitudes?

What do Google search queries reveal about brand attitudes?

It has been widely thought that brand search volume -- the counts of queries that a search engine receives from users that include specific...
New simulation software improves helicopter pilot training

Realistic training for extreme flight conditions

Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships,...