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Alex Bellos's Adventures in Numberland

Alex Bellos writes about mathematics. He is the author of the maths colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star, as well as the bestsellers Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking Glass . The US versions of his books are titled Patterns of the Universe, Here's Looking at Euclid and …

Face Recognition Security, Even With A 'Blink Test,' Is Easy To Trick

As Alibaba and others increase reliance on it, is it safe?<p>Jack Ma, CEO of the Chinese retail giant Alibaba--that country's answer to Amazon--announced at the CeBit conference in Germany this week that the site would soon let you purchase goods and authorize payment using facial recognition.<p>Which …

Machine Perception

Electronic product lifespans are getting shorter

The German environment agency has released the results of a study showing that the upgrade cycle is a growing problem in the consumer electronics …

Robotic glove and games help patients regain control of their hands

What's the best way for stroke patients to gain back full control of their hands and arms? If you ask this particular team of University at Hertfordshire researchers, they'll tell you it's with the help of a robotic glove called SCRIPT or Supervised Care and Rehabilitation Involving Personal …

"Sucking at math is like sucking at cooking. I'm tired of eat…

<b>"Sucking at math is like sucking at cooking.</b> <i>I'm tired of eating shitty food because you're too much of a dipshit to follow a recipe. Also, I'm tired of hearing people brag about how they can't cook like it's some kind of badge of honor."</i> <br>I found this blog post linked to by someone on Reddit, it is pure gold. <br>Like everything else in life, math is made out of many, very simple concepts that anyone can understand. Once you understand the simple things, you can start building on these ideas and …

Une cyber-attaque "très sophistiquée" cible cent banques

<b>Des pirates se sont infiltrés dans les systèmes d'information d'une centaine de banques en 2013, ont dérobé jusqu'à 1 milliard de dollars, et</b> …

Informatique

Meet The Classroom Of The Future

The classroom of the future probably won't be led by a robot with arms and legs<i>,</i> but it may be guided by a digital brain.<p>It may look like this: one room, about the size of a basketball court; more than 100 students, all plugged into a laptop; and 15 teachers and teaching assistants.<p>This isn't just …

Cryptanalysis of the Enigma

<b>Cryptanalysis of the Enigma</b> ciphering system enabled the western Allies in World War II to read substantial amounts of Morse-coded radio …

Cyberattack causes physical damage for the second time ever

Amid all the noise the Sony hack generated over the holidays, a far more troubling cyber attack was largely lost in the chaos. Unless you follow …

Handicap : obéir uniquement à l'oeil

Un fauteuil roulant qui n’obéit qu‘à l’oeil c’est ce sur quoi ont travaillé des chercheurs londoniens. Rassemblés au sein de l’Imperial college ils ont conçu cet appareil présenté comme peu onéreux et facile d’utilisation. Deux caméras traquent le regard de la personne. Les informations qu’elles …

For Google, the 'Right to Be Forgotten' Is an Unforgettable Fiasco

The recent European Union ruling that granted citizens the "right to be forgotten" from Google's search results is morphing into a nightmare for the …

40 Years on, the Barcode Has Turned Everything Into Information

>On June 26, 1974, at 8:01 a.m., Sharon Buchanan rang up a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio<p>Without the barcode, FedEx …

Un robot lèvera le pouce pour traverser le Canada

Vêtu de bottes rouges et de gants de jardinage verts, HitchBot a la taille d’un enfant de 6 ans. Dès le 27 juillet prochain, les personnes empruntant …

Is coding the new literacy?

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>In the winter of 2011, a handful of software engineers landed in Boston just ahead …

Une journaliste de CNN licenciée pour plagiat

«CNN a découvert de multiples exemples de plagiat par Marie-Louise Gumuchian», indique la chaîne dans un communiqué, précisant que cette dernière …

Une prothèse de bras "bionique" bientôt commercialisée aux USA

<b>Après plusieurs années de tests, la Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a validé lundi un système de prothèse de bras capable de capter les signaux</b> …

États-Unis

« Lève les yeux de ton écran »

C'est tout Net ! Dans la vidéo « Look up », Gary Turk dénonce l'emprise néfaste des réseaux sociaux et de nos écrans sur notre quotidien.<p><b>Chronique</b> …

We come from the future.

Last year’s Galaxy Note 8 was a totally solid phone, but it wasn’t very exciting. With a screen that was the same size as what you get on a Galaxy …

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.01.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Paper books were supposed to be dead by …

Enseigner le code à l’école ? Vraiment ?

452 0 0 0<p>De partout, à travers le monde, l’idée de l’apprentissage du numérique à l’école semble être devenue le nouveau Graal. En France, la Fing …

Last Word Archive | New Scientist

23 May 2018<p>When water freezes on the surface of rock, metal, plastic and many other materials, it can be very difficult to remove. What makes the …

Heartbleed : retour sur la vulnérabilité qui agite le Web

<b>Une vulnérabilité critique a été découverte hier, laquelle est susceptible de toucher la majorité des internautes. Baptisée Heartbleed, celle-ci</b> …

Qui est Hoaxbuster, le site qui démonte les rumeurs ?

•<p>aA Facebook Twitter Google + Linkedin Pinterest Abonnez-vous au<br>Monde.fr dès 1 €<p>Un jour de la fin des années 1990, Guillaume Brossard en a eu assez …

How to stop NSA spying through your webcam

You already know that laptops, desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones are all at risk of being hacked. But did you know that intruders might …

We come from the future.

Saying the Federal Communications Commission has steadily become “less transparent” with the lawmakers tasked with its supervision, top Democrats on …

La conception algorithmique automatise-t-elle nos vies ?

1.15k 0 3 0<p>Alexis Lloyd (@alexislloyd) est la directrice créative du laboratoire du <i>New York Times</i>, la structure de R&D du journal, créé en 2006, où …

Can software be protected from piracy?

It's either easy to use or easy to protect; it can't be both. Right?<p><i>This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions</i> …

Hoax et arnaques en ligne : comment éviter les pièges ?

<b>Le développement de l'accès à Internet au plus grand nombre et la multiplication des canaux de communication sont autant de terrains favorables à la</b> …

Réseaux Sociaux