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Infusing Science Into ‘Minecraft’ Modification

Infusing Science Into ‘Minecraft’ Modification

The 3-D world of the popular “Minecraft” video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, “Polycraft World,” created by University of Texas at Dallas professors, students and alumni.   With “Polycraft World,” the millions of “Minecraft” players worldwide will now be able to incorporate the properties of [...]

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Ebola Genome Browser Now Online to Aid Researchers’ Response to Crisis

Ebola Genome Browser Now Online to Aid Researchers’ Response to Crisis

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute late Tuesday (Sept. 30) released a new Ebola genome browser to assist global efforts to develop a vaccine and antiserum to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.   The team led by University of California, Santa Cruz researcher Jim Kent worked around the clock for the past [...]

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On the Way to a Safe and Secure Smart Home

On the Way to a Safe and Secure Smart Home

A growing number of household operations can be managed via the Internet. Today’s “Smart Home” promises efficient building management. But often the systems are not secure and can only be retrofitted at great expense. Scientists are working on a software product that defends against hacker attacks before they reach the building. Botnet. A term from [...]

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Linking Television and the Internet

Linking Television and the Internet

In the “LinkedTV” project, researchers are seamlessly connecting TV offerings with the Internet. Audiences will benefit from an informative and personalized viewing experience.   The panel discussion is getting heated — but what exactly is in the new proposed law that the experts on TV are arguing about so vigorously? Up until now, spontaneous questions [...]

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Math Can Make the Internet 5-10 Times Faster

Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today. Results with software developed by researchers from Aalborg University in collaboration with the US universities the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) are attracting attention in the international technology media. [...]

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Tool to Make the Internet of Things Safer

Tool to Make the Internet of Things Safer

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a tool that allows hardware designers and system builders to test security- a first for the field. One of the tool’s potential uses is described in the May-June issue of IEEE Micro magazine.   “The stakes in hardware security are high,” said Ryan Kastner, [...]

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Security and Privacy? Now They Can Go Hand in Hand

Security and Privacy? Now They Can Go Hand in Hand

Online identification and authentication keeps transactions secure on the Internet, however this has also implications for your privacy. Disclosing more personal information than needed online when, say, you log in to your bank website may simplify the bank’s security at the cost of your privacy. Now, thanks to research by the EU-funded project Attribute-based Credentials [...]

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The Death of “Digital”

Words are a powerful vehicle for meaning and understanding, connected to individual or group perspectives, interpretations, and connections. The word “Digital” has been part of our vocabulary landscape for a long time. It was only after reading Nicholas Negroponte’s  book, “Being Digital” in 1995, that I began to be aware of the term and its [...]

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Stunning Art: Invisible Wireless Networks

Stunning Art: Invisible Wireless Networks

Invisible wireless networks are transformed into beautiful beams of colour in a series of photographs.   The images, created by Newcastle University researcher Luis Hernan, show the ‘spectres’ of wireless networks sweeping, swirling and swooping around a ghostly figure. They were produced as part of Luis’s Digital Ethereal project, which aims to bring the invisible [...]

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Online Showcase of 3D Fossil Remains

Online Showcase of 3D Fossil Remains

More than two decades ago, University of Michigan paleontologist Daniel Fisher and some of his students began the laborious task of digitally scanning the bones of mastodons, mammoths and other prehistoric creatures so the images could be displayed on computers.   Fisher hoped to someday create a digital showcase where 3-D images of specimens from [...]

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