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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 — One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

Online Safety: If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself

May 20, 2015 — The end-user is often the 'weakest link' in the Internet safety chain according to experts. The team's conclusion: Internet users have to take personal responsibility for their safety ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Supercomputing resources at an American lab will support a new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain. Mapping the ... read more

Beyond Facebook: The Social Media Alternatives Project

May 14, 2015 — Researchers are scouring the Internet for what they call "alternative social media" sites and services built as a critical response to corporate social media. He is cataloging what he finds ... read more

Predicting Magnetic Behavior in Copper Oxide Superconductors

May 14, 2015 — Enabled by high-performance computing, the magnetic couplings in model systems for copper-containing cuprate superconductors were accurately calculated for the first ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Topological insulators are "strange" materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have properties that make them excellent candidates for the development of ... read more

May 11, 2015 — A circuit implementing the rudimentary artificial neural network successfully classified three letters by their ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Object recognition -- determining what objects are where in a digital image -- is a central research topic in computer vision. Researchers have now demonstrated that, en route to learning how to ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Scientists have discovered topologically protected 1-D electron conducting channels at the domain walls of bilayer graphene that should prove useful for ... read more

New Gold Standard Established for Open, Reproducible Research

May 3, 2015 — In recent years there's been a great deal of discussion about so-called 'open access' publications -- the idea that research publications, particularly those funded by public money, ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today. Such simulations could ... read more

May 5, 2015 — The surface of rendered objects in computer games often looks unrealistic. A new method creates much more realistic images, imitating the complex scattering processes under the ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Electronics is based on the manipulation of electrons and other charge carriers, but in addition to charge, electrons possess a property known as spin. When spin is manipulated with magnetic and ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Computer scientists have combined sophisticated computer vision algorithms and a brain-computer interface to find mines in sonar images of the ocean floor. The study shows that the new method speeds ... read more

Defects in Atomically Thin Semiconductor Emit Single Photons

May 4, 2015 — Researchers have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for the ... read more

Rapid Innovation in Semiconductors Provides Hope for Better Economic Times

May 4, 2015 — A new study reveals that innovation in an important technology sector is happening faster than experts had previously thought, creating a backdrop for better economic times ... read more

Human Brain Inspires Computer Memory

Apr. 28, 2015 — How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers have unlocked the physical mechanisms involved in new-generation magnetic memory, and have shown ... read more

Online Voting a Step Closer Thanks to Breakthrough in Security Technology

Apr. 30, 2015 — A technique to allow people to cast their election vote online -- even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses -- has been developed by researchers. Taking inspiration ... read more

G5: Moving to the Next Generation in Wireless Technology

Apr. 30, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing a promising technique to speed up the development of fifth generation (5G) wireless ... read more

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