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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

July 13, 2015 — Plants and bacteria make use of sunlight with remarkably high efficiency: nine out of ten absorbed light particles are being put to use in an ordinary bacterium. For years, it has been a pressing ... read more

Cutting Cost, Power Consumption for Big Data

July 10, 2015 — A new system for several common big-data applications should make servers using flash memory as efficient as those using conventional RAM, while preserving their power and cost ... read more

Researchers Call for Support for Data in the Cloud to Facilitate Genomics Research

July 9, 2015 — Prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the US have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could ... read more

July 8, 2015 — For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists has introduced a game changer in the world of biological ... read more

Fewer Women Than Men Are Shown Online Ads Related to High-Paying Jobs

July 7, 2015 — Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, new research ... read more

Biggest Beast in Big Data Forest? One Field's Astonishing Growth Is 'Genomical'

July 7, 2015 — Who's about to become the biggest beast in the big data forest? A group of computing experts have arrived at an answer. It's not You Tube or Twitter, social media sites that gobble up ... read more

July 7, 2015 — With the successful restart of the Large Hadron Collider, now operating at nearly twice its former collision energy, comes an enormous increase in the volume of data physicists must sift through to ... read more

Crowd Computing to Improve Water Filtration

July 6, 2015 — Scientists propose a novel nanotechnology-based strategy to improve water filtration. The project was an experiment in crowdsourced computing -- carried out by over 150,000 volunteers who contributed ... 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

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

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have identified a system that could store quantum information for longer times, which is critical for the future of quantum ... read more

New Method of Quantum Entanglement Packs Vastly More Data in a Photon

June 30, 2015 — Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are -- a phenomenon known as ... read more

Most Internet Anonymity Software Leaks Users' Details

June 29, 2015 — Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix. ... 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 Learning System Detects Emotional Context in Text Messages

June 29, 2015 — A student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. It could help detect content that suggests ... 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

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have made a crucial step toward nuclear spintronic technologies. They have gotten nuclear spins to line themselves up in a consistent, controllable way, and they have done it using a ... read more

What Your Clothes May Literally Say About You

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have designed a responsive hybrid material that is fueled by an oscillatory chemical reaction and can perform computations based on changes in the environment or movement, and potentially ... read more

Monitoring Chinese Industry 4.0 Technology and Patents

June 24, 2015 — Researchers have analyzed patents registered in China over the last three years for industry 4.0 technologies. The first study to be published on the topic shows that Chinese researchers have ... read more

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