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Computer scientist develops software to detect nuclear tests

Sudderth and his team devised an efficient inference algorithm that can scan incoming data to find events that likely represent an actual seismic signal.


Chinese city spends $24,000 on phone hacking software

A Chinese city will spend $24,000 on Trojan horse computer software for monitoring mobile phones, state media reported Thursday, after a notice announcing the move inexplicably appeared on a local website.

Feeling pain? The computer can tell

Can a computer tell when it hurts? It can if you train it, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.