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Fascinating gif visualises the patterns of flight

A beautiful gif deconstructs the wing motions of a bat, a goose, a moth, a dragonfly and a hummingbird to reveal the looping patterns therein.

By September 30, 2014


Google subtracts MathML from Chrome, and anger multiplies

Because of security and performance issues, Google's browser will rely on a JavaScript workaround, not native support, for showing math equations. That's angered researchers who like the Web standard.

By November 5, 2013


Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7

The Kinect for Windows Software Developer's Kit 1.7, including the Fusion 3D-scanning API, is now available for download.

By March 18, 2013


Portal turret comes alive in robot project

Robotics student builds a turret that talks, tracks movement with a laser-guided system, and fires foam bullets at its target.

By May 15, 2012


How to check for and disable Java in OS X

Java used to be deeply embedded in OS X, but in recent versions of the OS it's an optional install. Here is how to check to see if it is installed, and how to disable or remove it.

By April 3, 2012


How to access hidden files to restore in Time Machine

If you need to restore hidden files using Time Machine you may run into some problems revealing them. Here are some methods for addressing this in OS X.

By May 12, 2011


Applications may break after reinstalling OS X

Sometimes a reinstall of the operating system is the easiest way to tackle multiple or nonsuperficial problems with computers, since doing this will refresh the underlying operating system software and hopefully clear any corruption and configurations that may be causing the issues. Apple has progressively made the process of reinstalling easier, to the point where now it is practically seamless to pop in the Snow Leopard installation DVD and run a reinstallation, then perform an auto-update and be right back where you were, maybe. In some instances, after performing reinstallations people may find certain applications will not work anymore.

By October 19, 2010


Math brain predicts World Cup winners

Ian McHale of the University of Salford in England produces a vast statistical analysis in order to determine which country will actually lift the most prestigious sporting prize in the world.

By June 11, 2010


Opinion: Advanced calculators on the iPhone

CNET columnist Stephen Shankland recently wrote about Hewlett-Packard releasing iPhone apps for various models of the popular HP scientific calculators that were released over the years. Along with Apple's included calculator, various scientific and st

By July 8, 2009


Duplicating keys via distant digital images

UC San Diego group uses modest technology to prove how easy it is to duplicate keys from a far-off photo.

By October 31, 2008