A Century Ago, Einstein's Theory of Relativity Changed Everything
The New York Times
By the fall of 1915, Albert Einstein was a bit grumpy.
Google Says It Reviewed 1.2 Million Web Pages for 'Right to Be Forgotten'
The Wall Street Journal
Alphabet Inc.'s Google on Wednesday said it has evaluated more than 1.2 …
New Access to the Interior of Electronic Components
Ruhr-University Bochum researchers can access the interior of transistors by …
Advice for CS Education from Science and Mathematics Education
We have a lot to learn from standards efforts in science and mathematics education.
A Week of HPC at SC15
ETH's Torsten Hoefler walks through a week of workshops, tutorials, papers, and his reactions to a week at SC.
Intriguing Possibilities as HPC Reaches an Inflection Point
SC15 is taking place at a time when high-performance computing (HPC) finds itself at an inflection point. As we approach the...
Better Than Sci-Fi
Science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about the universe and our place in it.
Metadata Surveillance Didn't Stop the Paris Attacks
Since terrorists struck Paris last Friday night, the debate over whether encryption prevents intelligence services from stopping attacks has reignited.
What Digital Trash Dumped in Games Tells Us About the Players
A strawberry Christmas cake, sexy pants, a pool table, three red jet planes, a hippy bandana, a dog sled, a jetpack, a pair of Adidas trainers, a Tudor throne, a bullet stopped in mid-flight, an iced frappé, an entire shopping mall.
How to De-Identify Your Data
Olivia Angiuli, Joe Blitzstein, Jim Waldo
Balancing statistical accuracy and subject privacy in large social-science datasets.
Challenges of Memory Management on Modern NUMA Systems
Fabien Gaud, Baptiste Lepers, Justin Funston, Mohammad Dashti, Alexandra Fedorova, Vivien Quéma, Renaud Lachaize, Mark Roth
Optimizing NUMA systems applications with Carrefour.
Lean Software Development: Building and Shipping Two Versions
Catering to developers' strengths while still meeting team objectives.
Technical Perspective: In-Situ Database Management
"NoDB: Efficient Query Execution on Raw Data Files" investigates extending a DBMS so it can use the file data in situ, without...
NoDB: Efficient Query Execution on Raw Data Files
Ioannis Alagiannis, Renata Borovica-Gajic, Miguel Branco, Stratos Idreos, Anastasia Ailamaki
We here present the design and roadmap of a new paradigm in database systems, called NoDB, which do not require data loading...
Technical Perspective: Paris Beyond Frommer's
Can a computer automatically discover and tell us what makes Paris look so much like Paris? "What Makes Paris Look Like Paris...
Andrea Ballatore, Michela Bertolotto
Digital maps can be engineered to adapt to a person's unique interests and experience in geographic space.
Propositions as Types
Connecting mathematical logic and computation, it ensures that some aspects of programming are absolute.
Smart Data Pricing: Using Economics to Manage Network Congestion
Soumya Sen, Carlee Joe-Wong, Sangtae Ha, Mung Chiang
Economic incentives that alleviate congestion for Internet customers can also improve business performance for network operators...
Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being: Effects of Activity and Audience
Robert Kraut, Moira Burke
The connection between online communication and psychological well-being depends on whom you are communicating with.
Inductive Programming Meets the Real World
Sumit Gulwani, José Hernández-Orallo, Emanuel Kitzelmann, Stephen H. Muggleton, Ute Schmid, Benjamin Zorn
Inductive programming can liberate users from performing tedious and repetitive tasks.
Discovering Genes Involved in Disease and the Mystery of Missing Heritability
The challenge of missing heritability offers great contribution options for computer scientists.