Heartbleed: Which passwords you need to change
Not all websites have been affected by Heartbleed, and for some sites, it’s best not to change your password just yet. Here’s the run-down.
Emoticon evolution: 21 different emotions mapped by new computer program
The computer can not only tell if you’re happy, it can identify more complex emotions such as ‘happily disgusted.’
How ‘invisibility’ materials could do the work of a computer
Metamaterials could change the shape of a light wave in ways that have the same effect as performing calculations on a computer, new research suggests.
We just got a ‘bit’ closer to a viable quantum computer
Quantum computers work much faster than normal computers, but quantum bits are constantly decaying, making the computers inefficient.
Legally blind 97-year-old paints masterpieces with simple computer app
The “pixel painter” spends 10 hours a day working on his digital creations.
There are still a few activities that are too complex for a computer to bash its binary way through. In those realms, humans still reign. But don’t get too comfortable; computers are getting faster and smarter by the year.
5 things your brain does better than a computer
Computer program IDs wolves’ signature howls
Wolves use howling to help mark out territory, and now conservations can more easily track wolves’ movements by their howls.
Supercomputer simulation reveals inner workings of black holes
Scientists have discovered ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ X-rays being emitted from black holes.
The IBM Roadrunner supercomputer smashed records when it was built in 2008, quickly becoming the world’s fastest. Now it has been shut down because it’s not energy-efficient enough.