ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network

Posts Tagged "software"

Observations

Health Apps Offer In-Car Tech That Benefits Rather Than Distracts Drivers

Ford,apps,automobile

For many people, the largest smart gadget they own is not their phone or tablet—it’s the automobile sitting in their driveway. Cars have been able to connect to Android, iPhone and mobile Microsoft devices for years now—primarily via voice commands—to access apps aimed at communication and entertainment. The future points to apps that run on [...]

Keep reading »
Observations

Web Comics Splash with Color Thanks to an Unlikely iPhone Programmer (Q&A)

Pelt and his youngest son, Wilbert

It only took a few days for Boudewjin Pelt to develop the software tools that digital artists like Jeff Zugale, co-author of the Webcomic Not Invented Here, now call “indispensable.” The tools, which Pelt posted online for free in 2004, gave digital artists the ability to color their artwork with just a few clicks of [...]

Keep reading »
Observations

How to Tell Who’s Tracking You Online

Earlier today Mozilla introduced Collusion, an add-on for the Firefox browser that shows you how companies are tracking you as you surf the Web. A cool visual demonstration of the software illustrates all the links that form as you crisscross just a few popular sites online, including IMDB, the New York Times and the Huffington [...]

Keep reading »
Observations

Open-source personal robotics seeks a community to make it affordable [video]

robot,open source,Willow Garage

Until someone develops a common platform for building robots (think of the combination of Windows and Intel that has made PCs so accessible), the technology will remain elusive to the general public. At least that’s the contention of Willow Garage, Inc., a Menlo Park, Calif. company that Wednesday made its PR2 personal robot available to [...]

Keep reading »
Observations

Molecular movies: New software animates gene expression data

protein gene expression software GATE

As more is uncovered about the dynamic inner workings of genes and proteins, researchers now face the happy—if sometimes vexing—problem of working with too much data. But in the onslaught, crucial connections can be missed and findings repeated. In the past decade, many a ponderous computer program and dense database has assisted in sorting this [...]

Keep reading »

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Special Universe

Get the latest Special Collector's edition

Secrets of the Universe: Past, Present, Future

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X