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Smoothing out Sketches’ Rough Edges

Artists may soon have at their disposal a new MIT-developed tool that could help them create digital characters, logos, and other graphics more quickly...
silent speech processor

Professor’s Processor May End Silence for Those Without a Voice

A UT Dallas professor hopes to provide a voice to individuals who have no larynx and are unable to produce vocal sounds on their...
data breach

Computer Scientists Develop a Simple Tool to Tell If Websites Suffered...

Computer scientists have built and successfully tested a tool designed to detect when websites are hacked by monitoring the activity of email accounts associated...
Combosquatting

“Combosquatting” Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

To guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on a link. But attackers...
Fingerprints

Fighting Forgery with Paper Fingerprints

Scientists, including an academic from the University of York, have found an inexpensive and easy way to validate the authenticity of any paper document...
touchable tablet

A Touchable Tablet to Guide the Visually Impaired

Navigating in an unfamiliar setting is a major challenge for people with a visual impairment. To make it easier for them to find their...
furniture

Furniture That Learns to Move by Itself

A novel strategy for displacing large objects by attaching relatively small vibration sources. After learning how several random bursts of vibration affect an object's...
Smartwatches

New Techniques Allow Greater Control of Smartwatches

Smartwatches aren’t the easiest things to control, with their small screens and owners’ bulky fingers. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have invented new ways...
diffractive optical

Driven to Diffraction

As anyone with an interest in photography will know, to get features such as a powerful zoom, you usually need a big camera. The...
On-the-fly print

‘On-the-fly print’ lets CAD designers modify in progress

3-D printing has become a powerful tool for engineers and designers, allowing them to do “rapid prototyping” by creating a physical copy of a...
CardBoardiZer

‘CardBoardiZer’ allows users to create robotic models in minutes

A new computerized system allows novice designers to convert static three-dimensional objects into moving robotic versions made out of materials including cardboard, wood and...
machines

When machines can do any job, what will humans do?

Rice computer scientist Moshe Vardi: Human labor may be obsolete by 2045