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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

July 2, 2015 — A researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, ... 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 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells. ... read more

June 22, 2015 — It may be significantly easier to design electronic components in future. Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a compound of niobium and phosphorus increases enormously when ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Scientists built nanoscale mirrors to trap light around atoms inside of diamond crystals. The mirrored cavities allow light to bounce back and forth up to 10,000 times, enhancing the normally weak ... read more

How Do Toddlers Use Tablets?

June 18, 2015 — Researchers studied more than 200 YouTube videos in an effort to understand how toddlers use ... read more

Five New Calcium Carbides: Unique Reducers and New Hydrocarbon Synthesis Methods

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have used computer simulation to predict the existence of five completely new compounds of carbon and calcium with varied chemical and physical properties, obtaining two of them by ... 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

Simple Yet Clever Way to Boost Chip Speeds

June 17, 2015 — A computer chip has millions of transistors connected with an extensive network of copper wires. These wires are unimaginably short and thin compared to household wires but in each case the copper is ... read more

Can Personal Devices Interfere With Hospital Care?

June 16, 2015 — New research helps define a clear rule of thumb for how close health-care workers with their Wi-Fi devices can be to electronic medical equipment. The bottom line: keep your wireless device further ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Quantum dots promise an astounding range of applications, if scientists can conquer their annoying habit of blinking. Researchers recently ran simulations that offer new insights into the ... read more

June 15, 2015 — The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A bioethicist weighs in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot ... 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

June 12, 2015 — Researchers have just announced a new method for creating magnetic skyrmion bubbles at room temperature. The bubbles, a physics phenomenon thought to be an option for more energy-efficient and ... read more

Software Tracks Source of Fecal Pollution in Water

June 12, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new piece of software to predict the source of fecal pollution in seas, reservoirs and rivers. The system, called Ichnaea, uses the automatic learning and analysis of ... 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

Newly Discovered Property Could Help Beat the Heat Problem in Computer Chips

June 10, 2015 — X-ray studies have for the first time observed an exotic property that could warp the electronic structure of a material in a way that reduces heat buildup and improves performance in ever-smaller ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now an engineer says the technique can be applied to building batteries, ... read more

Robotic Harvesting of Broccoli Could Be Coming to a Field Near You

June 10, 2015 — A project involving 3D camera technology currently being developed could result in a fully automatic robotic harvesting system for broccoli. The project will test whether 3D camera technology can be ... 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

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