Topic: Computer Science

November 3, 2017 Conscious Machine - What would it take to make a conscious machine?
May 22, 2017 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
April 18, 2017 Peak Randomness - Mathematically random behavior in humans peaks at the quarter-century mark.
April 17, 2017 Biased Artificial Intelligence - Computer scientists discover bias in artificial intelligence programs.
March 27, 2017 Crowdsourcing Artificial Intelligence - The U.S. Navy asks computer gamers to help brainstorm the challenge posed by super-intelligent machines.
February 28, 2017 Neuroscience of Viral News - What makes a news story go viral?
February 22, 2017 Social Robots - Robots can help people help themselves.
February 6, 2017 AI Beats People at Poker - A computer program finally beats the pros at poker.
October 7, 2016 Ape Theory of Mind - Chimpanzees, bonobos, and orangutans exhibit a very "human" trait: an awareness that others can act on false beliefs about reality.
October 6, 2016 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
October 3, 2016 Archiverse - A virtual 3D playground for architects and artists.
September 22, 2016 Brain Voices - Scientists are beginning to reconstruct the words people hear based on electrical activity in their brains.
September 21, 2016 Carbon Transistors - Engineers design powerful new transistors with carbon nanotubes.
June 10, 2016 Googling Chicken Pox - Internet search engines can help predict disease outbreaks.
April 29, 2016 Email Spam - Email spammers use disorienting techniques to get you to click on their links.
February 26, 2016 Robot Drum Arm - A robotic third arm helps drummers execute previously impossible percussion patterns.
February 22, 2016 Gender Bias & Online Sales - Buyers shell out a lot less in online auctions when the seller is female.
December 14, 2015 Computer Learning - Scientists reverse-engineer the human learning process to help computers think more creatively.
November 30, 2015 Cell Phones & Income - Mobile phone data can help create maps of wealth and poverty.
November 19, 2015 Cultural Terror Campaign - Satellite surveillance documents ISIS’s targeted destruction of sacred landmarks.
November 2, 2015 3D Bioprinter - 3D printers can now create functional soft tissues like arteries.
October 12, 2015 Parents, Kids & Math - An educational app helps parents with math anxiety help their kids excel in the subject.
October 5, 2015 Smartphone Eating Habits - A smartphone app is helping researchers document our erratic modern eating habits, 24/7.
August 21, 2015 DNA Data Storage - Is DNA the answer to our data storage limitations?
July 31, 2015 Voting Machines - New electronic voting machines are accessible to all voters, regardless of disability.
July 27, 2015 Virtual Reality for Spiders - Virtual reality helps researchers study animal behavior and learning.
July 24, 2015 AI Psychologists - Can computer programs help people feel more comfortable sharing their personal problems?
June 17, 2015 Wi-Fi Power - New microelectronic devices may get their energy through Wi-Fi signals.
May 13, 2015 Pop Music Redux - Powerful computer tools are helping musicologists study the evolution of popular music.
March 6, 2015 Eyewire - With a computer and an internet connection, you can help scientists map the human brain just by playing a video game.
February 27, 2015 Traumatic Dining Reviews - Analysis of bad restaurant reviews in Yelp reveals that dining can be as much about human interactions as food.
February 25, 2015 Language of Speed Dating - A linguist looks at the dynamics of speed dating.
February 24, 2015 Forecasting Terrorism - A computer scientist finds predictable patterns in terrorist attacks.
February 20, 2015 Marine Debris Tracker - A smartphone app allows citizen scientists to track litter that makes its way into our waterways.
February 16, 2015 Information-Centric Networking - According to some experts, the internet would be more efficient if data was labeled by its content rather than its location on a server.
February 5, 2015 Science or Nonsense? - ENCORE PRESENTATION - From the Science Update archives: Science confronts alternative medicine and vaccine myths. Also: Can we learn anything from violent video games?
December 26, 2014 Virtual Bodyswapping & Racial Bias - Virtual “bodyswapping” helps people set aside unconscious biases towards others.
November 6, 2014 Mountain Legacy Project - Scientists are using the science of computer vision to document climate change in the Rocky Mountains.
September 11, 2014 Disaster Tweets - Tweets help civil engineers build higher performing buildings, roads and bridges.
April 9, 2014 GPS Weather Jets - GPS devices on commercial flights could predict hurricanes.
April 7, 2014 Cadaver Hologram - A 3-D hologram of a human cadaver brings med-school dissection to the 21st century.
February 16, 2014 Smart Guns - Biometric sensors on guns could decrease accidental deaths and suicides.
February 15, 2014 Eyewire - With a computer and an internet connection, you can help scientists map the human brain just by playing a video game.
January 31, 2014 Detecting Fish - An image processing algorithm helps find fish in a sea of data.
January 10, 2014 Endangered Voices - Digital technology and social media are helping save endangered languages.
October 23, 2013 Mountain Legacy Project - Scientists are using the science of computer vision to document climate change in the Rocky Mountains.
October 16, 2013 Email Spam - Email spammers use disorienting techniques to get you to click on their links.
October 10, 2013 Smartphone Microscope - A new attachment turns a smartphone into a powerful microscope.
October 9, 2013 Cell Phone Medicine Update - Using mobile phones for medical purposes, a new frontier when we reported on it in 2008, has become a huge field.
October 1, 2013 Everyday Objects Roundup - Discarded compact discs could be used to treat wastewater.