In creating Moana and other animated movies, artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios use techniques developed by Grinspun and his students to give characters lifelike hair that flows, bounces, and twists.
Their paper, published last week in Science, describes a DNA storage method capable of encoding 215 petabytes in a single gram of DNA. It is believed to be the highest-density data-storage device ever created.
The approach—scalable, highly robust, and resistant to errors—is 60% more efficient than previous DNA storage strategies and approaches 90% of the theoretical maximum amount of information per nucleotide.
The Atlantic cites research led by Yaniv Erlich in creating a genetic tree of 13M people for studying migration, life spans, and other patterns. The work, still under peer review, was posted to bioRxiv.
Paper published in Harvard Journal of Law & Technology shows how technology blurs line between metadata and private content, eroding protections codified in pre-internet communications.
Part of edX’s graduate-level MicroMasters series, the course gives everyone access to the same high level of AI instruction that Columbia’s on-campus students receive.
Fabricated in Columbia’s Computer Vision Lab, the camera—a sheet of adaptive lenses—bends to change the field of view. Thin and deformable, it can wrap around objects and still produce high-quality images.
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An expert in side-channel attacks, Tromer is a co-inventor of the cryptographic protocol of the Zcash privacy-preserving digital currency.
Stroustrup talks about his career path, his role in creating and continuing to improve C++, and technological changes across industries, particularly in financial services.