June Will End with a Rare 61-Second Minute
We'll need to wait for July just a shade longer …
Watch: Black Hole Sim Whips Dark Matter Into a Frenzy
Dark matter is to astrophysicists what sex is to kids …
When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too
Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the...
Improving Computing Education by Viewing Teaching as Community Property
Teaching about computing should be shared, not isolated behind closed doors.
From Russia, Without Love
Considering Russia's alleged involvement in international cyber incidents, and its willingness to stop them.
Sean Parker: Philanthropy for Hackers
The Wall Street Journal
In the past several decades, there has been a monumental shift in the distribution of wealth on the planet.
Does a Multiverse Fermi Paradox Disprove the Multiverse?
Having just orbited our way through another summer solstice, it feels like time to let slip some more speculative ideas before the hot days of the northern hemisphere shorten too much again and rational thinking returns.
That Time the CIA Bugged a Cat to Spy on the Soviets
My favorite story about American spying is one I've never been able to verify with the Central Intelligence Agency, and not for lack of trying.
Using Free and Open Source Tools to Manage Software Quality
Phelim Dowling, Kevin McGrath
An agile process implementation
Low-Latency Distributed Applications in Finance
The finance industry has unique demands for low-latency distributed systems.
The Science of Managing Data Science
Lessons learned managing a data science research team.
Technical Perspective: The Simplicity of Cache Efficient Functional Algorithms
William D. Clinger
In "Cache Efficient Functional Algorithms," Blelloch and Harper suggest we analyze the costs of functional algorithms by assuming...
Cache Efficient Functional Algorithms
Guy E. Blelloch, Robert Harper
We present a cost model for analyzing the memory efficiency of algorithms expressed in a simple functional language.
Technical Perspective: Virtual Reality in Your Living Room
The authors of IllumiRoom investigate what AR/VR could look like in a truly social environment — the living room.
Exascale Computing and Big Data
Daniel A. Reed, Jack Dongarra
Scientific discovery and engineering innovation requires unifying traditionally separated high-performance computing and big...
Using Rhetorical Structure in Sentiment Analysis
Alexander Hogenboom, Flavius Frasincar, Franciska de Jong, Uzay Kaymak
A deep, fine-grain analysis of rhetorical structure highlights crucial sentiment-carrying text segments.
Passwords and the Evolution of Imperfect Authentication
Joseph Bonneau, Cormac Herley, Paul C. van Oorschot, Frank Stajano
Theory on passwords has lagged practice, where large providers use back-end smarts to survive with imperfect technology.
Unifying Logic and Probability
Open-universe probability models show merit in unifying efforts.
Future Internets Escape the Simulator
Mark Berman, Piet Demeester, Jae Woo Lee, Kiran Nagaraja, Michael Zink, Didier Colle, Dilip Kumar Krishnappa, Dipankar Raychaudhuri, Henning Schulzrinne, Ivan Seskar, Sachin Sharma
Future Internet testbeds permit experiments not possible in today's public Net or commercial cloud services.
Optimization as Motion Selection Principle in Robot Action
Jean-Paul Laumond, Nicolas Mansard, Jean Bernard Lasserre
Robots move to act. While actions operate in a physical space, motions begin in a motor control space. So how do robots express...