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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Quality Control of Quantum Simulators

Nov. 18, 2015 — An international team of scientists has proposed a new certification method that applies to photonic devices in which light quanta serve as the carriers of quantum ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — National security analysts often find that available data is growing much faster than their ability to observe and process it. Sometimes they can't make key connections and often they are ... read more

New Advanced Computing Systems Under Investigation

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are studying how to improve the development of advanced computing systems to create faster software under the auspices of RePhrase, a new research project from the European Union Horizon ... read more

Marginalized Groups Use the Internet to Broaden Their Networks, Rather Than Reinforce Ties

Nov. 16, 2015 — A new research study supports the commonly held view that people from disadvantaged groups are using the Internet to broaden their social networks. Those who are from racially or educationally ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Researchers have cracked the code to ultra-secure telecommunications of the future in an international research project that could also expedite the advent of quantum ... read more

Researchers Train Watson AI to 'Chat,' Spark More Creativity in Humans

Nov. 12, 2015 — Researchers have programmed IBM's Watson so that it can have a real-time, Q&A conversation about ways to creatively solve problems in a wide-variety of professions. It's similar to a ... read more

Focusing on User Habits Key to Preventing Email Phishing, According to Research

Nov. 11, 2015 — The cumulative number of successful phishing cyberattacks has risen sharply over the last decade, and in 2014 that figure surged past the total US population. To date, about 400 million breaches have ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Now researchers, in a surprise discovery, have ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Think your web browsing is private? A new study of one million top websites finds that 88 percent reveal user data to third parties, often without the user's ... read more

Largest Ensemble Simulation of Global Weather Using Real-World Data

Nov. 10, 2015 — Using the powerful K computer, scientists have run an enormous global weather simulation. They ran 10,240 simulations of a model of the global atmosphere divided into 112-km sectors, and then used ... read more

Using FM to Improve Wireless Networks

Nov. 9, 2015 — Wi-FM allows wireless networks to communicate with one another through FM radio signals to determine the best times to send data and avoid data traffic ... read more

System Automatically Converts 2D Video to 3D

Nov. 4, 2015 — By exploiting the graphics-rendering software that powers sports video games, researchers have developed a system that automatically converts 2-D video of soccer games into ... read more

Professors Study Legal, Social Complexities of an Augmented Reality Future

Nov. 3, 2015 — Those designing coming augmented reality systems should make them adaptable to change, resistant to hacking and responsive to the needs of diverse users, according to a ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — A team of engineers may have found the answer to faster computing using minimal power: sound. The research has shown that certain types of sound waves can move data quickly, using minimal ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Scientists used America's most powerful supercomputer, Titan, to compute the neutron distribution and related observables of calcium-48, an isotope with an atomic nucleus consisting of 20 ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — Researchers have designed a full-scale architecture for a quantum computer in silicon. The new concept provides a pathway for building an operational quantum computer with error ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Tables stored in flash memory aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) tell locations of Earth and the sun for the past 10 years, but not their locations next year. That needs to be ... read more

Tackling Big Data: Storage and Transfer

Oct. 29, 2015 — Where should Big Data be stored and shared in a cost-effective manner? How can it be most efficiently transferred across advanced data networks? How will researchers be interacting with the data and ... read more

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Use of Certificates for Web Security

Oct. 28, 2015 — A new study offers the first end-to-end evaluation of the Web's certificate revocation ecosystem, which includes website administrators that obtain and revoke certificates, certificate ... read more

Bridging the Human-Computer Interaction

Oct. 27, 2015 — With the goal of revolutionizing everyday interactions between humans and computers, researchers are developing new technologies for making computers recognize not just traditional commands, but also ... read more

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