Computer Science News
January 29, 2020

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Scientists repurposed living frog cells -- and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny 'xenobots' can move toward a target and heal themselves after being ... read more
An algorithm akin to the annoyingly helpful one that attempts to auto-complete text messages and emails is now being ... read more
Researchers have created a more feasible way to combine transistors and memory on a chip, potentially bringing ... read more
Researchers have discovered a new method for turning nearly any object into a data storage unit. This makes it possible to save extensive data in, say, shirt buttons, water ... read more
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Hey Google, Are My Housemates Using My Smart Speaker?

Surveys show that consumers are worried that smart speakers are eavesdropping on their conversations and day-to-day lives. Now researchers have found that people are also concerned about something ... read more

The Way You Dance Is Unique, and Computers Can Tell It's You

Nearly everyone responds to music with movement, whether through subtle toe-tapping or an all-out boogie. A recent discovery shows that our dance style is almost always the same, regardless of the ... read more

Creating Learning Resources for Blind Students

Mathematics and science Braille textbooks are expensive and require an enormous effort to produce -- until now. A team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in Braille, ... read more

Reinventing the Computer: Brain-Inspired Computing for a Post-Moore's Law Era

Computing development has seen a consistent doubling of the number of transistors that can fit on a chip. But that trend, Moore's Law, may reach its limit as components of submolecular size ... read more

Brain Model Offers New Insights Into Damage Caused by Stroke and Other Injuries

A researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement creates a digital ... read more

Man Versus Machine: Can AI Do Science?

Scientists have shown that machines can beat theoretical physicists at their own game, solving complex problems just as accurately as scientists, but considerably ... read more

Pioneering Tool to Manage Media Industry's Digital Carbon Footprint

A collaboration between computer scientists and nine major media companies will help the media industry understand and manage the significant carbon impacts of digital ... read more

New Open-Source Software Judges Accuracy of Computer Predictions of Cancer Genetics

Researchers have created new open-source software which determines the accuracy of computer predictions of genetic variation within tumor ... read more

Machine Learning Shapes Microwaves for a Computer's Eyes

To improve object identification and speed in fields where both are critical -- such as autonomous vehicles, security screening and motion sensing -- engineers have developed a method to identify ... read more

Virtual Reality, Real Injuries: How to Reduce Physical Risk in VR

Carpal tunnel, stiff shoulders, eye-strain headaches -- these are all well-known side effects of prolonged computer use. But what happens when you step away from the desktop and into virtual reality? ... read more

Smart Algorithm Finds Possible Future Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Using a computer algorithm, scientists have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialized nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous ... read more

Performance Benchmark for Quantum Computers

Researchers have developed a quantum chemistry simulation benchmark to evaluate the performance of quantum devices and guide the development of applications for future quantum ... read more

In Leap for Quantum Computing, Silicon Quantum Bits Establish a Long-Distance Relationship

In an important step forward in the quest to build a quantum computer using silicon-based hardware, researchers have succeeded in making possible the exchange of information between two qubits ... read more

An Algorithm for Large-Scale Genomic Analysis

The examination of Haplotypes makes it possible to understand the heritability of certain complex traits. However, genome analysis of family members is usually necessary, a tedious and expensive ... read more

This 'Lemon' Could Help Machine Learning Create Better Drugs

Drug discovery researchers have created a new framework for mining data for training machine learning ... read more

Augmenting Attention Treatment Therapies for Difficult-to-Treat Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Between 30 to 50 percent of youth in the United States diagnosed with an anxiety disorder fail to respond to cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT). A new study reports that computer-based attention ... read more

Topological Materials for Information Technology Offer Lossless Transmission of Signals

New experiments with magnetically doped topological insulators at BESSY II have revealed possible ways of lossless signal transmission that involve a surprising self-organizational phenomenon. In the ... read more

Efficient Methods Developed to Simulate How Electromagnetic Waves Interact With Devices

It takes a tremendous amount of computer simulations to create a device like an MRI scanner that can image your brain by detecting electromagnetic waves propagating through tissue. The tricky part is ... read more

Scientists Correlate Photon Pairs of Different Colors Generated in Separate Buildings

The interference between two photons could connect distant quantum processors, enabling an internet-like quantum computer ... read more

How Vulnerable Is Your Car to Cyberattacks?

New research applies criminal justice theory to smart vehicles, revealing cracks in the current system leading to potential cyber ... read more

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