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  • There are approximately 3.5 billion devices in the U.S. today connected through the Internet—smartphones, laptops, tablets, servers—and by 2020 there will be 45 billion, predicts William Nisen, associate director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth.

    “We are going to have machines talking to machines without human intervention, and unless we get the security right we are going to wind up with a huge...

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  • Human cells are protected by a largely impenetrable molecular membrane, but Prof. Gevorg Grigoryan, with a team of collaborators, have built the first artificial transporter protein that carries individual atoms across membranes, opening the possibility of engineering a new class of smart molecules with applications in fields as wide ranging as nanotechnology and medicine. This work, which appeared in the journal Science, is a milestone...

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  • TEDxBeaconStreet gathers a group of thought leaders from a variety of fields to share their intriguing, actionable ideas. This November, Assistant Professor Emily Whiting spoke about her work in the emerging field of computational fabrication. 3D printers are revolutionizing the manufacturing and design industry, allowing us to create shapes of astounding complexity and precision. Emily Whiting...

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  • From an interview by Joni B. Cole of Dartmouth Now:

    Devin Balkcom, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, spends a lot of time thinking about the best way to get from here to there. Specifically, he studies the fundamental mechanics of locomotion and manipulation—the interface between robots and the physical world. In a recent conversation, Balkcom, who earned his PhD in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, shared his views on optimal trajectories, knot...

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  • Ridwan Hassen ’15, of Marietta, Ga., has been named a 2015 Rhodes Scholar. He joins Miriam Kilimo ’14, of Nairobi, Kenya, whose scholarship was announced earlier this month.

    “On behalf of the entire Dartmouth community, I am so proud of Ridwan and Miriam, who are each impressive scholars in their own right,” says President Phil Hanlon ’77. “The fact that the College has again produced two Rhodes Scholars in a single year speaks to the depth and breadth of the intellectual...

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  • COSC 89/189 Computational Fabrication was offered for the first time this Fall at Dartmouth, taught by Professor Emily Whiting. The course provided an in-depth study of 3D printing technology and cutting-edge research in computational methods for 3D design.

    To culminate the term...

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  • Computer scientists at Dartmouth have created artificial intelligence software that uses photos, instead of just text, to locate documents on the Internet, reports The Economic Times.

    “By studying results from text-based image search engines, the software recognizes the pixels associated with a search phrase and applies them to other photos without tags or captions, locating them more accurately,” the newspaper explains .

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  • Researchers at DartNets Lab are experimenting with first "smart spaces" that use ubiquitous light for both data communication and human sensing.

    The project features an interplay of algorithms, ceiling-mounted Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs), and light sensors embedded in floors and in smart devices. Such smart spaces track users' gestures and separate shadows from light, enabling a continuous flow of data wirelessly not only between personal computers, but smart devices in rooms,...

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  • Professor Thomas Cormen posted an answer to the following question on the social media site quora.com: "What can I learn right now in just 10 minutes that could improve my algorithmic thinking?" His answer has received over a thousand "upvotes" and has since been featured on Forbes.com. And so, what can...

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  • Professor Scot Drysdale is eager to help students with the material in his COSC10 class, Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming. Photo by Prof Andrew Campbell, with light digital retouching by Prof Gevorg Grigoryan.

     

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