Archivo mensual: diciembre 2012

European Commission wants to create an ‘Airbus for chips’

ACM News 28/12/2012 If the European Union (EU) wants to be a global power in chip production, then collaboration and cooperation is the only way toward meeting that goal, according to Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes. Such a program could … Seguir leyendo

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Advanced humanoid Roboy to be ‘born’ in nine months

ACM News 28/12/2012 University of Zurich researchers are developing Roboy, a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings that will be one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever created. Roboy will be a service robot, meaning it will execute services … Seguir leyendo

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New Mobile App to Keep Us Safe

ACM News 26/12/2012 Smartphone users will be able to let their family and friends know they are safe with iStaySafe, an app developed by Swinburne University of Technology lecturers James Marshall and Bill Trikojus. By clicking a button, the app … Seguir leyendo

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Intel Offers an Image of the Workplace of the Future

ACM News 19/12/2012 Intel researchers recently offered predictions on how workers and workplaces will change over the next 10 to 20 years. “Most people work 9-to-5 jobs, are self employed or employed by one company but not both, and most … Seguir leyendo

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IBM: In the next 5 years computers will learn, mimic the human senses

ACM News 19/12/2012 A new generation of machines that learn, adapt, sense, and experience the world as humans do through the five basic human senses is one of the technologies highlighted in IBM researchers’ annual report on the five biggest … Seguir leyendo

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UCLA Engineers Develop New Energy-Efficient Computer Memory

ACM News 19/12/2012 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers say they have significantly improved magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) by using electric voltage instead of a flowing electric current. They say the improved memory system, known as magnetoelectric random … Seguir leyendo

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Tor: An Anonymous, And Controversial, Way to Web-Surf

ACM News 19/12/2012 The Tor Project, which was created 10 years ago to hide the online activity of dissidents in countries that censor the Internet, has recently seen its popularity grow in the U.S. and Europe because of concerns over … Seguir leyendo

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Quantum computers will be commercially available in 20 years

ACM News 17/12/2012 University of New South Wales (UNSW) professor Andrew Dzurak predicts that commercially available quantum computing will in arrive two decades, while demonstrations of complex modeling via quantum computing will emerge within 10 years. Dzurak expects quantum computing … Seguir leyendo

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Vint Cerf: The Internet doesn’t need the ITU’s help

ACM News 14/12/2012 Efforts to devise new regulations for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) could harm the Internet, warns Google executive and ACM president Vint Cerf. He says “the Internet is under … Seguir leyendo

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Is the Pixel About to Die?

ACM News – 12/12/2012 University of Bath researchers say they have developed a vector-based video codec that could lead to the death of the pixel within five years. The researchers say the codec, which presents an image using contoured colors, … Seguir leyendo

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