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New System Improves Minimally Invasive Surgery?

New System Improves Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room.   In a report published recently in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology, the researchers say initial testing of the algorithm shows that their image-based guidance system is [...]

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Finding Software Errors Via Genetic Algorithms

Finding Software Errors Via Genetic Algorithms

According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, according to the study, this would amount to a bill of about 312 billion US dollars every year. “Of course, automated testing is [...]

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Auto-Fill for Gaps in Computer Programmers’ Code

Auto-Fill for Gaps in Computer Programmers’ Code

Since he was a graduate student, Armando Solar-Lezama, an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been working on a programming language called Sketch, which allows programmers to simply omit some of the computational details of their code. Sketch then automatically fills in the gaps.   If it’s fleshed out [...]

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“Welcome to the Machine”

“Welcome to the Machine”

Yes, there is the Internet of Things: a world in parallel to ours were our devices, data, algorithms, gadgets, smart phones and digital tools interconnect, communicate, and work independently of our own input or monitoring. They provide us with efficiencies, automation, services and information, and even do things for us we often do not have [...]

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The Secret Beauty of the World Wide Web

The Secret Beauty of the World Wide Web

From a distance, these newly created visualizations look likes stars exploding, fireworks or simply striking patterns — but what you’re actually looking at are the hidden dimensions of the World Wide Web.   Dr Martyn Dade Robertson from Newcastle University creates the stunning artworks, known as Data Portraits. He has developed a way of mapping [...]

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Thin, Active Invisibility Cloak Demonstrated for First Time

Thin, Active Invisibility Cloak Demonstrated for First Time

Invisibility cloaking is no longer the stuff of science fiction: two researchers in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have demonstrated an effective invisibility cloak that is thin, scalable and adaptive to different types and sizes of objects.   Professor George Eleftheriades and PhD student Michael Selvanayagam have designed and [...]

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New Technique Can Find Machinery Gremlins 100 Times Faster

New Technique Can Find Machinery Gremlins 100 Times Faster

Cost and time savings will be made with the development of a new algorithm that is more robust and efficient at detecting faults in industrial machines.   Academics from the Lincoln School of Engineering have devised a streamlined new process which can detect faults in industrial machines. Dr Jun Chen, Michael Gallimore, Professor Chris Bingham [...]

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Neglected Statistical Tool Could Help Robots Better Understand the Objects in the World Around Them

Neglected Statistical Tool Could Help Robots Better Understand the Objects in the World Around Them

Object recognition is one of the most widely studied problems in computer vision. But a robot that manipulates objects in the world needs to do more than just recognize them; it also needs to understand their orientation. Is that mug right-side up or upside-down? And which direction is its handle facing?   To improve robots’ [...]

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Printed Electronics: A Multi-Touch Sensor Customizable With Scissors

Printed Electronics: A Multi-Touch Sensor Customizable With Scissors

If a pair of long pants is too long, it is cut to length. A board that does not fit into a bookcase is sawed to the right length. People often customize the size and shape of materials like textiles and wood without turning to specialists like tailors or carpenters. In the future this should [...]

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Computer Scientists Develop New Approach to Sort Cells Up to 38 Times Faster

Computer Scientists Develop New Approach to Sort Cells Up to 38 Times Faster

A team of engineers led by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new approach that marries computer vision and hardware optimization to sort cells up to 38 times faster than is currently possible. The approach could be used for clinical diagnostics, stem cell characterization and other applications.   The [...]

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