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August 29, 2015

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August 29, 2015

Graphics Processors Accelerate Pattern Discovery

Aug. 28, 2015 — Using normal graphics processors, a new program for identifying repeated patterns in complex networks significantly boosts search ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

Harnessing the Butterfly Effect

Aug. 18, 2015 — New research shows how to directly harness the atmosphere's elephantine memory to produce temperature forecasts that are somewhat more accurate than conventional numerical computer models. This ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers compared approximately 4,000 complete virus genomes downloaded from a public database known as GenBank. By compressing the ... read more

Securing Data from Tomorrow's Supercomputers

Aug. 18, 2015 — For the powerful quantum computers that will be developed in the future, cracking online bank account details and credit cards number will be a synch. But a team of cryptographers is already working ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Soft machines and robots are capable of moving, jumping and gripping objects thanks to soft, inflatable segments called fluidic actuators. These actuators require large amounts of air or water to ... read more

Sensor Mimics Bats to Detect Dangerous Structural Cracks

Aug. 17, 2015 — An ultrasound sensor for detecting dangerous cracks in structures such as aircraft engines, oil and gas pipelines and nuclear plants has been developed – with inspiration from the natural ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. But a team of computer scientists has discovered a way to find out if an algorithm used for ... read more

European Consortium Develops New Approaches for Dealing With Big Data

Aug. 14, 2015 — Big Data is a major factor driving knowledge discovery and innovation in our information society. However, large amounts of data can only be used efficiently if algorithms for understanding the data ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look like they're about to eat their iPhones, thanks to a new technology demonstration that solves the 'Cocktail Party' ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionized people's life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of ... read more

Eleven Security Flaws Found in Popular Internet Browsers

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new cyber security analysis method that discovered 11 previously unknown Internet browser security ... read more

Concern Over Claims About How Technology Affects Young Brains

Aug. 12, 2015 — Claims that intense use of the internet and computer games can harm the adolescent brain are not backed by current scientific evidence, warn experts in a new ... read more

Quantum Computing Advance Locates Neutral Atoms

Aug. 12, 2015 — For any computer, being able to manipulate information is essential, but for quantum computing, singling out one data location without influencing any of the surrounding locations is difficult. Now ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Computer scientists have found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond ... read more

Computers: Fireflies Predict Network Loyalty

Aug. 12, 2015 — Online social networking generates vast quantities of data that might be useful to the service providers, advertising agencies, and even the users themselves. Researchers describe an approach to ... read more

Computers: Protecting Your Cloud

Aug. 12, 2015 — A powerful new computer security tool, called XDet, can detect malicious files being uploaded to a cloud computing service. The researchers have carried out successful tests on live data on a cloud ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Computer scientists unveiled a new software modeling program that uses sophisticated geometric matching and machine learning to mimic humans' perception of style, giving users powerful new tools ... read more

'Machine Teaching' Holds the Power to Illuminate Human Learning

Aug. 11, 2015 — Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we've picked something up nearly ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Researchers believe that results from their recently published paper on how people use social media and online health forums can help reach underserved communities and prevent the spread of ... read more

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