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July 29, 2015

Mathematical Model Gives Fashion Advice

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more ... read more

Troubleshooting the Gene Targeting Process

July 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new, straightforward software program for predicting the best RNAs to direct Cas9 to gene targets, eliminating trial-and-error ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed EYES, a new system for smartphones and tablets –now in the prototype phase– which aims to make overtaking manoeuvres safer on highways. EYES provides visual help to the ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions--before they show up in medical databases like PubMed-- has been developed by researchers. It includes the searching millions ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure ... read more

Computer Vision and Mobile Technology Could Help Blind People 'See'

June 25, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology that could enable blind and visually-impaired people to ‘see’ through their smartphone or tablet. The team plans to use color and ... read more

Math Students a Hit With Minor League Baseball Schedulers

June 18, 2015 — With the help of some Johns Hopkins University math students, Minor League Baseball is catching up with the majors in using computers to produce season ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Network scientists have developed a new computational method that can leverage any body of knowledge to aid in the complex human task of fact-checking. In multiple experiments, the automated system ... read more

Turning the Internet of Things Into the Internet of 'Cha-Ching'

June 15, 2015 — That Nest thermostat on your wall could be making you money. Not saving money, mind you. That's its day job: learning your habits so it can fine-tune your energy use and lower your power bills. ... read more

Longstanding Biology Problem Put to Rest

June 11, 2015 — Comparing the genomes of different species -- or different members of the same species -- is the basis of a great deal of modern biology. DNA sequences that are conserved across species are likely to ... read more

June 10, 2015 — The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development, in the hopes of improving robot visual ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Inside every cell that makes up a diminutive fruit fly is a vast, dynamic network of information -- the genome whose 15,000 genes allow that cell to function. In a new study, computer scientists and ... read more

Social Media Helps Young Adults Quit Smoking

June 9, 2015 — Young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method, according to new research. The study compared the success of the ... read more

Internet Privacy Manifesto Calls for More Consumer Power

June 4, 2015 — A revolutionary power shift from internet giants such as Google to ordinary consumers is critically overdue, according to new research from an online privacy expert. In a manifesto that ranges from ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Decentralized partially observable Markov decision processes are a way to model autonomous robots' behavior in circumstances where neither their communication with each other nor their judgments ... read more

Several Popular Smart Phones Fail to Reach Normal Internet Speeds

June 2, 2015 — A lot of users are using outdated mobile devices that fail to reach adequate speeds on mobile networks. This is shown by measurements shared by the users of Netradar, a free mobile application that ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Scientists have simplified and sped up genome assembly, reducing a months-long process to mere minutes. This was primarily achieved by "parallelizing" the code to harness the processing ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Today's industrial robots are remarkably efficient -- as long as they're in a controlled environment where everything is exactly where they expect it to ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Robots will one day provide tremendous benefits to society, such as in search and rescue missions and putting out forest fires -- but not until they can learn to keep working if they become damaged. ... read more

Making Good Use of Social Media

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare ... read more

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