Face-recognition technology might be used to screen the residents at Hong Kong border checkpoints, Hong Kong's Security Secretary Ambrose Lee said Thursday (Nov...Trak.in News From ACM News | November 13, 2009
James Oliver picked up an Xbox game controller, looked up to a video screen and used the device's buttons and joystick to fly through a patient's chest cavity for...Iowa State niversity From ACM News | November 12, 2009
New software is under development that doctors hope will help them identify brain tumours in children that will grow aggressively. A new software tool can integrate... From ICT Results | November 11, 2009
A trick used in theme-park animatronics could help people act more naturally during videoconferences. Shader lamps is a technique that projects an animated face...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
A giant "digital cloud" that would "float" above London's skyline has been outlined by an international team of architects, artists and engineers.
The construction...BBC News From ACM News | November 11, 2009
The Wi-Fi Alliance has formed a task group to determine what standards need to be modified to ensure Wi-Fi is the tool of choice for smart-grid applications.
The...CNET From ACM News | November 11, 2009
A study by University of Washington researchers led by doctoral student Tamara Denning calls attention to the possibility of household robots being hacked by malevolent...MSNBC.com From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
Milestones by five NASA research centers in the fields of science, engineering, and technology will be showcased at the ACM-sponsored SC09 supercomputing conference...SpaceRef.com From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
New technologies are enabling researchers to sequence samples of microorganisms taken from their environment, but the relatively new field of metagenomics still...Computing Community Consortium From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
While once considered unconventional, cyber attacks and biological warfare have become an increasing threat to security and a tactic of rising concern. Spanning...The Cornell Daily Sun From ACM News | November 11, 2009
America has seen its last Lost Generation.
Thanks to an invisible armada of incessantly broadcasting satellites, collectively called the Global Positioning System...The Washington Post From ACM News | November 10, 2009
Rutgers University computer scientists are developing an alternative to online security questions that is designed to be easier for legitimate users and more secure...Rutgers niversity From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
China has announced plans to hold a robot Olympics in 2010, in which humanoid robots will compete in 16 different events ranging from athletics to machine-related...BBC News From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
ACM has recognized 84 members as 2009 Distinguished Members. The number of honorees has more than doubled from a year ago, and ACM says the increase is a reflection...ACM From ACM TechNews | November 9, 2009
A new survey by New Zealand's Ministry of Economic Development found a significant shortage of skilled labor in the information technology (IT) industry, despite...Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) From ACM TechNews | November 9, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider what types of inventions should be eligible for a patent as part of a case that could undermine legal protections for software...SA Today From ACM TechNews | November 9, 2009
Virginia Tech's Green500 list is getting a refresh. Since its 2007 debut, the Green500 has ranked only the energy efficiency of the world's 500 fastest performing...Virginia Tech From ACM News | November 9, 2009
Many Indians bought their first mobile phones before they had their first experiences with personal computers. Pranav Mistry thinks that most of them might also...The New York Times From ACM News | November 6, 2009
A forthcoming report from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) will explore whether robots could eventually become so intelligent...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA) From ACM TechNews | November 6, 2009
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently announced new initiatives aimed at promoting science and technology collaboration with Muslim communities...National Science Foundation From ACM TechNews | November 6, 2009