Engineering

Popcorn robotics: Cornell team explored heated kernels

From Cornell University, you now have popcorn -driven robotic actuators to think about. Take it with a grain of, well, common sense. As IEEE Spectrum 's subhead said, "Popcorn is a cheap, biodegradable way to actuate a robot ...

Security

Linux kernel vulnerability traced to keyring implementation

Security watchers this week focused on the zero-day vulnerability which was found inside the Linux kernel. Geektime's Gabriel Avner and Yaneev Avital reported Tuesday that the Israeli cyber security firm Perception Point ...

Computer Sciences

Approximating a kernel of truth

By using an approximate rather than explicit "kernel" function to extract relationships in very large data sets, KAUST researchers have been able to dramatically accelerate the speed of machine learning. The approach promises ...