Researchers have created a mathematical model that helps predict pragmatic reasoning and may eventually lead to the manufacture of machines that can better understand inference, context and social rules.
A detailed analysis of more than four million absorbent minerals has determined that new materials could help electricity producers slash as much as 30 percent of the “parasitic energy” costs associated with removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
Inexpensive, portable devices that can rapidly screen cells for leukemia or HIV may soon be possible thanks to a chip that can produce three-dimensional focusing of a stream of cells, according to researchers.
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Nearly a fifth of Windows PCs in the U.S. lack any active security protection, an antivirus vendor said today, citing numbers from a year-long project.
A Chinese edition of Windows 8, reportedly the same build that Microsoft will launch in the next week as the Release Preview, has leaked to file-sharing sites.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is proudly showing off the new Chrome OS hardware, including a Mac-Mini-style Chromebox, as well as the now-traditional Chromebooks. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if third time’s a charm for the cloud-computing platform.