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Important components that all computer science majors should know

January 03,2011 by: Susan Edmondson

Although computer science is a term that is commonly used today, most people tend to get mixed up between computer science and information technology.  For today’s student computer science is a very popular field of study and there are many things that prospective students may not be able to comprehend before enrolling into the program.  Given below are some few useful tips to look out for: While both computer science and information technology are pretty closely related they are not one and the same and in fact they are two separate areas of study.  In the article ‘computing as … (more) January 3, 2011

Bees Used As Subjects for Technological Research

September 26,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

The world of Engineering and Science has made a breakthrough that would help Engineers build small robots and tiny flying vehicles. And the credit goes to the bees. Bees have tiny brains but they have remarkable navigation abilities because of their vision. Inspired with these tiny creatures, researchers and scientists have finally created a light-weight imaging system that imitates the field of view of a honeybee. The research which was published in Bioinspiration and Biommetics, by the IOP Publishing dated August 6. The research details how the research team has built an artificial bee eye consisting of a complete functional … (more) September 26, 2010

Taxi Fare Calculate From Bing

September 24,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

Bing is one of the major search engines used today and one of its applications is making a very impressive name. This said engine has a lot of applications to be used but with its effort to be more efficient and be as competitive as the other known major search engines, it has launched an applications competition. Bing launched a competition called Queen of bing maps and Ricky Brunditt submitted an entry called the ‘The Taxi fare calculate. This is an application that can be used to calculate the taxi fare rate between two route locations. The Taxi fare calculates … (more) September 24, 2010

Glasses-Free 3d Technology: Microsoft’s New Project

September 23,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

Microsoft is here again in another of its great project: 3D technology without the 3D glasses. Although the 3D displays nowadays necessitates for the use of special glasses, many researchers are hoping to find ways on how to watch 3D views without the need of the glasses. Microsoft Applied Sciences Group have seen the possibility and illustrated a stereoscopic 3D display that produces images to the viewer’s left and right eyes without the need of special glasses. The display utilizes a viewer-tracking system, which has a camera that follows the eyes of the viewer and a lens that guides the … (more) September 23, 2010

New York’s Times Square to be Redesigned by World Class Architectural Firms

September 08,2010 by: Susan Edmondson

The Department of Transportation along with the Department of Design and Construction announced that it has selected Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta to redesign the Times Square. Snøhetta is one of the eight firms in the city’s Design + Construction Excellence program and it may have been the architect firm’s experience outside the city that made him won the commission. For Snøhetta, the redesigning of the Times Square is still a new venture. It was well known for its contributions to the Library of Alexandria and the Oslo Opera House. The public nature of its successful line of stories has made … (more) September 8, 2010