When Nintendo's Wii game console debuted in November 2006, its motion-sensing handheld "Wiimotes" got players off the couch and onto their feet.
Now Microsoft...Scientific American From ACM News | January 8, 2010
The push to develop the Semantic Web recently received fresh support through a National Science Foundation grant, which has been awarded to researchers at Rensselaer...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | November 16, 2009
Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers...Scientific American From ACM News | October 19, 2009
Researchers are relying on graphics processing units to help build a highly complex computer simulation depicting how chromatophore proteins create photosynthesis...Scientific American From ACM News | October 1, 2009
Even the best electronic security may not be enough to protect sensitive data from dogged hackers, and researchers have been able to extract information from the...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | May 6, 2009
Inexpensive personal robots could be available soon, but they first have to be able to learn to perform tasks that human know how to do instinctively, says Iowa...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | March 30, 2009
Retailers are using robots to help warehouse workers find fast-selling products more quickly. The robots, built by Kiva Systems, are programmed with maps of the...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | January 5, 2009