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How Can Programming Technology Best Respond to Radical Changes in Computing?
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(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
In the modern world, computer applications operate in an environment of increasing complexity. Ubiquitously connected, they rely on continuously changing interfaces with the external world to drive computations based on patterns in big data. In this video, MIRA MEZINI considers how programming technology can optim...
(Latest Thinking), 11 mins
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How Can Spintronic Devices Be Built to Improve Computing Capacity?
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(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
The silicon-based technologies that is used today to access and compute information is reaching its limits. To further improve computing capacity, this essentially two-dimensional technology, as STUART PARKIN puts it, needs to give way to the three-dimensional approach of spintronic devices that use not only elect...
(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
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How Can the Characteristics of Continuum Robots Be Optimized for a Specific Medical Application?
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(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
The use of continuum robots – robots that are not composed of rigid links and joints but are continuously bending structures – opens up completely new possibilities for surgery: With this tool surgeons can reach locations in the human body which they would not be able to reach with traditional surgical instrum...
(Latest Thinking), 12 mins
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How Can the Motion of Electrons Be Changed by Short Pulses of Laser Light?
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(Latest Thinking), 16 mins
THOMAS PFEIFER is interested in the origins of motion: how, on an atomic level, motion is coming into play and how this motion that is initially described by the laws of quantum mechanics then transfers into the classical motion we can see. For this, researchers employ a combination of spectroscopy and laser metho...
(Latest Thinking), 16 mins
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How Can We Eliminate Traffic Congestion in Urban Centers?
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(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
As well as resulting in frustration for drivers, traffic congestion leads to significant economic costs. In this video, PETER CRAMTON argues that a properly implemented road pricing system can enable us to eliminate traffic congestion in urban areas. The study explains that once road usage is accurately measured,...
(Latest Thinking), 7 mins
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How Can We Get 3D-Pictures of Moving Objects with Just One Camera?
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(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
The recovering of our 3D-world with only one camera is a challenge in many fields ranging from self-driving cars to plastic surgery. In this video DANIEL CREMERS presents innovations from computer vision to tackle that challenge. Modelling the movement of a camera in addition to the geometry of the depicted world...
(Latest Thinking), 14 mins
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How Can We Prevent Network Security Problems in Smartphone Apps?
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(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
Many android apps that try to use SSL to secure network communication fail in doing so and are insecure. By detecting such security flaws and interviewing the developers, the study presented in this video shows the necessity of rethinking how developers interact with security code. As shown, developers are not, as...
(Latest Thinking), 9 mins
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How Well Do Automatic Methods for Language Comparison Work?
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(Latest Thinking), 10 mins
There are more than 7,000 languages spoken worldwide. Many languages have evolved from a common ancestry line but we do not yet know where all the languages have come from and why there is such a great diversity. To find out how languages are related and form a family, linguists compare them by sifting through dic...
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