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Math Tree May Help Root out Fraudsters: Applying Algorithm to Social Networks Can Reveal Hidden Connections Criminals Use to Commit Fraud

Fraudsters beware: the more your social networks connect you and your accomplices to the crime, the easier it will be to shake you from the tree. The Steiner tree, that is. In an article recently published in the journal Computer Fraud and Security, University of Alberta researcher Ray Patterson and colleagues from the University of […]

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Scanning for Drunks With a Thermal Camera

Thermal imaging technology might one day be to identify drunks before they become a nuisance in bars, airports or other public spaces. Georgia Koukiou and Vassilis Anastassopoulos of the Electronics Laboratory, at University of Patras, Greece, are developing software that can objectively determine whether a person has consumed an excessive amount of alcohol based solely […]

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Search Technology That Can Gauge Opinion and Predict the Future

Search Technology That Can Gauge Opinion and Predict the Future

Inspired by a system for categorising books proposed by an Indian librarian more than 50 years ago, a team of EU-funded researchers have developed a new kind of internet search that takes into account factors such as opinion, bias, context, time and location. The new technology, which could soon be in use commercially, can display […]

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An Algorithm for Identify the Source of Viruses and Facebook Rumors

An Algorithm for Identify the Source of Viruses and Facebook Rumors

A team of EPFL scientists has developed an algorithm that can identify the source of an epidemic or information circulating within a network, a method that could also be used to help with criminal investigations. (Credit: Photos.com) Investigators are well aware of how difficult it is to trace an unlawful act to its source. The […]

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Touch Your Philodendron and Control Your Computer: Technology Turns Any Plant Into an Interactive Device

Touch Your Philodendron and Control Your Computer: Technology Turns Any Plant Into an Interactive Device

A yucca plant might make your office desk look nice, but with a new technology developed at Disney Research, Pittsburgh, that little shrub could possibly control your computer. And the jade plant nearby? Put your hand close to it and your iPod could start playing your favorite tunes. Any houseplant — real or artificial — […]

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Algorithm Identifies Top Ten Technology News Trend Setters

Algorithm Identifies Top Ten Technology News Trend Setters

Does it ever seem like a news story spreads like fire? The moment “BREAKING NEWS” is flashed across the screen, there’s 400 people on Twitter all commenting, talking heads on cable TV are immediately sharing their reactions, and the Facebook thumb gets liked so many times it gets tired? Well, this article sheds some insight […]

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