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NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.

Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, OnSight will give scientists a means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct science operations on the Red Planet. (more…)

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Sicheres Cloud Computing ist kein Wolkenkuckucksheim

Integration von digitalem Fachwissen und Automatisierung von Risiko-Analysen kann Testverfahren für Software deutlich verbessern und Cloud Computing sicherer machen. Das zeigen neueste Ergebnisse eines vom FWF geförderten Projekts zur Qualitätssicherung sicherheitskritischer Systeme der Uni Innsbruck, die vor kurzem veröffentlicht wurden.

Software-EntwicklerInnen erleben oftmals böse Überraschungen: Selbst nach langer und erfolgreicher Anwendung von Cloud-Programmen tun sich plötzlich unerwartete Schwachstellen auf. Tatsächlich sind gerade Cloud-Programme anfällig dafür. Nicht weil sie schlecht geschrieben wurden, sondern weil sie viele laufend aktualisierte Schnittstellen besitzen. Diese machen Funktionalitäten erforderlich, die weit über den eigentlichen Programmablauf hinausgehen und von dritten Systemen abhängen. Sogenannte nicht-funktionale Sicherheitstests können diese Aspekte zwar testen, doch die konventionellen Methoden der Qualitätssicherung scheitern oft an der Komplexität der Anforderungen. Jetzt haben WissenschafterInnen der Universität Innsbruck Grundlagen vorgestellt, die nicht-funktionale Tests deutlich verbessern können. (more…)

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Automated age-progression software lets you see how a child will age

It’s a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? A computer could now answer the question in less than a minute.

University of Washington researchers have developed software that automatically generates images of a young child’s face as it ages through a lifetime. The technique is the first fully automated approach for aging babies to adults that works with variable lighting, expressions and poses. (more…)

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The Barriers of E-learning and How to Survive It

Students can experience convenience and benefits but at the same time, barriers of E-learning. These barriers hinder the learning process that is why it is important to evaluate the kind of barrier and know how to survive it.

Technology Issues

E-learning doesn’t require students to be very good with computers, software, and Internet. It only requires little technical skill. But there are some people who really find it hard to deal with technology issues. If they won’t do anything to resolve it, they will only feel frustrated that will only lead to not continuing the learning process. (more…)

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How to Find the Rarest of the Rare in Southern Skies

An interdisciplinary UA team is developing a computer program that will sort through up to 10 million alerts of astronomical objects each night from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which will begin operations in Chile in 2022.

University of Arizona computer scientists are teaming up with astronomers at the National Optical Astronomical Observatory to develop a computer program that will sort through the millions of objects detected by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and create a list of priorities for astronomers to investigate. The project has recently received a three-year INSPIRE grant, worth more than $700,000, from the National Science Foundation. (more…)

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IBM Narrows Big Data Skills Gap By Partnering With More Than 1,000 Global Universities

From Washington D.C. to the Philippines, IBM Creates Big Data and Analytics Curriculum for Universities Across the Globe; Announces Winners of 2013 Big Data and Analytics Faculty Awards

ARMONK, N.Y. – 14 Aug 2013: IBM today announced that it has added nine new academic collaborations to its more than 1,000 partnerships with universities across the globe, focusing on Big Data and analytics — all of which are designed to prepare students for the 4.4 million jobs that will be created worldwide to support Big Data by 2015. The company also announced more than $100,000 in awards for Big Data curricula.

As part of IBM’s Academic Initiative, the company is launching new curricula focusing on Big Data and analytics with Georgetown University, George Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Missouri, as well as a new addition to IBM’s partnership with Northwestern University. Internationally, IBM is partnering with Dublin City University, Mother Teresa Women’s University in India, the National University of Singapore, and the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education to offer data-driven degree programs, coursework and specialization tracks. (more…)

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Maintaining a Satellite Link: GTRI Agile Aperture Antenna Technology is Tested on an Autonomous Ocean Vehicle

Antenna technology originally developed to quickly send and receive information through a software-defined military radio may soon be used to transmit ocean data from a wave-powered autonomous surface vehicle. The technology, the lowest-power method for maintaining a satellite uplink, automatically compensates for the movement of the antenna as the boat bobs around on the ocean surface.

The Agile Aperture Antenna technology developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is expected to provide a more reliable and faster method of transmitting video, audio and environmental data – such as salinity, temperature, fluorescence and dissolved oxygen – from an ocean vehicle to land via satellite. (more…)

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