Indian-origin researcher develops new quality control system

An Indian-origin researcher Mitul Tailor from the Loughborough University in Britain has developed a computer software system that can be used in quality control in virtually any industry -- from car and aerospace to beauty treatments.

Is it possible to keep passwords 100% secure online?
Is it possible to keep passwords 100% secure online?

A computer scientist recently weighed in on whether people can ever truly master the online password security process.

Computer games may give you larger English vocabulary
Computer games may give you larger English vocabulary

Scientists have found that those who play computer games regularly have a larger English vocabulary than non-players.

Computer to help spinal cord injury victims walk

For helping people with spinal cord injury walk better, researchers have made an artificial connection from the brain to the locomotion centre in the spinal cord using a computer interface as bypass.

Used-cigarette butts to power your computer!

Scientists have converted used-cigarette butts into a high-performing material that could be integrated into computers, handheld devices, electrical vehicles and wind turbines to store energy.

Canada says China hacked science agency computers

Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.

New computer model can perceive gender

Scientists have, for the first time, developed a mathematical model based on 3D facial scans that enables computers to objectively perceive gender.

Too much television may cause early death

A new study has warned that people who watch TV for three hours or more each day are likely to die prematurely.

Chemists in Germany develop `sweetest computer in the world`

Chemists at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany have developed the `sweetest computer in the world`, which includes sugar molecules for processing information.

Supercomputer passes Turing test for the first time

A supercomputer programme has passed the Turing Test for the first time in history after it managed to fool 33 per cent of the human judges into thinking that it was a 13-year-old boy.

Taiwan holds computer war games against China attack

Taiwan Monday launched computerised war games featuring its newly acquired AH-64 Apache helicopters helping counter a simulated attack by a Chinese aircraft carrier group, officials and media said.

Computer glitch disrupts US flights

A computer glitch at a California air traffic control centre disrupted flights in the United States for about an hour, authorities said.

Children`s time spent on TV and computer closely linked to parents` habits

A new study has found that the amount of time children spend in front of TV, phone and computer screens is closely associated with their parents` own habits.

New algorithm can outsmart humans in recognising faces

Researchers have developed a new algorithm that has for the first time allowed a computer to outperform humans when attempting to distinguish between faces.

Now, a computer that tracks 21 distinct facial expressions

Researchers have found a way for a computer to maps 21 distinct facial expressions.

Happily surprised? Sadly angry? Computer tags emotions

Ever wondered if you look happily disgusted? Or sadly angry? There may one day be an app for that.

Computer to use living slime mould in future

Solid silicon devices may soon be a thing of past as scientists have now built logical circuits using living slime mould that might act as the building blocks for computing devices and sensors.

Computer can spot false faces better than you!

A computer has beaten humans when it comes to identify real from fake facial expressions of pain.

Coming soon, a computer that can spot faked expressions

Researchers have revealed a computer system that can spot faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can. It could also help detect deceptive actions at job screenings, security issues and so on.

Now, computer that could figure out whether you are happy or sad

Researchers have built a system that uses the depth-sensing, motion-capture camera in Microsoft`s Kinect to determine the emotion that`s conveyed by a person`s body movements.