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November 28, 2015

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November 28, 2015

Nov. 25, 2015 — A robotic bartender has to do something unusual for a machine: It has to learn to ignore some data and focus on social signals. Researchers recently investigated how a robotic bartender can ... read more

Show Me How You Write on Social Media and I'll Tell You Your Age and Sex

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new tool can detect the sex and age range of the authors behind posts and other comments on social networks. Potential applications include its use in delinquent profiling and detection of ... read more

Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material

Nov. 18, 2015 — A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data ... read more

Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new technological solution developed by researchers is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living ... read more

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

How 'Deviant' Messages Flood Social Media

Nov. 18, 2015 — From terrorist propaganda distributed by organizations such as ISIS, to political activism, diverse voices now use social media as their major public platform. Organizations deploy bots — virtual, ... 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

What's in a Name? More Than You Think...

Nov. 17, 2015 — What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — For the first time in the world, using the newly installed 'Plasma Simulator' researchers have simulated deuterium plasma turbulence in the Large Helical Device. From this result, we have ... read more

Evaluating the Quality of Volunteered Data

Nov. 16, 2015 — As the adoption of online information and location-aware technologies grows, more and more data will become available for research purposes. Data collected by volunteers or citizen scientists is a ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — A shortage of a rare mineral could spur global market instabilities, according to a new analysis of international commodity trade ... read more

Streamlining Mobile Image Processing

Nov. 13, 2015 — As smartphones become people's primary computers and their primary cameras, there is growing demand for mobile versions of image-processing ... read more

Really, What Is the Internet of Things?

Nov. 13, 2015 — The Internet of Things, IoT, the cloud, big data...buzzwords for the modern age. But, asks one researcher: Is the IoT actually anything new and how does it work? Scientists now offer some answers and ... 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

Computer Assisted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Provides Little or No Benefits for Depression

Nov. 12, 2015 — Computer assisted cognitive behavioral therapy is likely to be ineffective in the treatment of depression because of low patient adherence and engagement, suggests the largest study of its ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Innovations in the decoders of the investigational BrainGate brain-computer interface now allow the system to recalibrate itself. Users can work with BrainGate for longer sessions without ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — A group of researchers has developed a cognitive model, made up of two million interconnected artificial neurons, able to learn to communicate using human language starting from a state of ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — A new machine-learning simulation system promises cosmologists an expanded suite of galaxy models -- a necessary first step to developing more accurate and relevant insights into the formation of the ... read more

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