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Meet the man who made movie explosions look cooler

Computer science professor Theodore Kim developed a simulation model that makes smoke, fire and explosions look more realistic on the big screen. Jerry Bruckheimer owes him a very large fruit basket.

By September 18, 2015


Oracle to pay $1.7B for network service provider Acme Packet

The deal is expected to benefit Oracle as its business customers move to all-IP networks.

By February 4, 2013


Ultrasound creates a haptic shape that can be seen and felt

A team at the University of Bristol has used ultrasound to create three-dimensional shapes in mid-air that can be touched and seen.

By December 2, 2014


Google boosts Turing Award computing prize to $1 million

Computer scientists no longer need have Nobel envy -- at least financially. A Google cash infusion quadrupled the size of the top computer science prize.

By November 14, 2014


PaperFold E Ink phone is context sensitive based on folds

A foldable e-paper smartphone concept adjusts how it displays information based on the configuration of folds between its three screens.

By May 1, 2014


Microsoft keyboard prototype integrates gesture control

Microsoft Research has designed a keyboard that integrates gesture controls for a more seamless user interface.

By April 28, 2014


What does a Twitter mention smell like?

A wacky system called Sensabubble projects your notifications onto soap bubbles. For more information just pop one and take a whiff.

By April 25, 2014


Researchers reveal the language of Kickstarter success

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have analyzed the top phrases of successful -- and unsuccessful -- Kickstarter campaigns. Hint: mentioning cats doesn't hurt.

By January 16, 2014


Reimagining death for the 21st century

Compostable cocoons for corpses? Urns with OLED displays? Some of the ideas out of the Design for Death competition could dramatically change the way we bury our loved ones.

By August 2, 2013


Body scanner ruling could squelch NSA domestic spying

Electronic Privacy Information Center organizes request by leading technologists to halt National Security Agency's domestic surveillance. They're trying a novel argument from a 2011 lawsuit.

By June 17, 2013