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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Scientists Use Instagram Data to Forecast Top Models at New York Fashion Week

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have predicted the popularity of new faces to the world of fashion modeling with over 80 percent accuracy using advanced computational methods and data from ... read more

Building Efficiency Software Now Available

Sep. 2, 2015 — A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match measured data is now available as an open source code. The Autotune ... read more

To Email or Not to Email? For Those in Love, It's Better Than Leaving a Voice Message

Sep. 1, 2015 — In this digital age, an email can be more effective in expressing romantic feelings than leaving a voicemail message, a study study ... read more

Graphics Processors Accelerate Pattern Discovery

Aug. 28, 2015 — Using normal graphics processors, a new program for identifying repeated patterns in complex networks significantly boosts search ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly ... read more

Issues Surrounding Security Tools for Software Developers

Aug. 24, 2015 — For software programmers, security tools are analytic software that can scan or run their code to expose vulnerabilities long before the software goes to market. But these tools can have ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Using computer vision, signal processing and privacy protection, a doctoral student, along with electrical and computer engineering professors, have developed "MEBook," a combination of a ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — With a new design that sandwiches a polar metallic oxide between insulating materials at the nanoscale, the resulting multiferroic superlattice could open the door for improved ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — A professor has made the 'magic' sphere for information transfer. In several years our computers, nanoantennas and other kinds of equipment will operate on the base of photons, rather than ... read more

How Can We Improve Data Sharing of Biomedical Research Across the Globe?

Aug. 21, 2015 — With the globalization of biomedical research and growing concerns about possible pandemics of diseases such as HIV, SARS, and Ebola, international data-sharing practices are of growing interest to ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

Algorithm Interprets Breathing Difficulties to Aid in Medical Care

Aug. 19, 2015 — Researchers have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients with breathing difficulties to give medical providers information about what's happening in the ... read more

New Internet Routing Method Allows Users to Avoid Sending Data Through Undesired Countries

Aug. 19, 2015 — Computer scientists have developed a method for providing concrete proof to Internet users that their information did not cross through specified, undesired geographic areas. Called Alibi Routing, ... read more

Harnessing the Butterfly Effect

Aug. 18, 2015 — New research shows how to directly harness the atmosphere's elephantine memory to produce temperature forecasts that are somewhat more accurate than conventional numerical computer models. This ... read more

Cell Phones Help Keep Track of Flu on Campus

Aug. 18, 2015 — Personal health and lifestyle data captured through smartphone apps can help identify college students at risk of catching the flu. With help from a mobile app that monitors who students interact ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — A team of comparative genomics and computational science researchers compared approximately 4,000 complete virus genomes downloaded from a public database known as GenBank. By compressing the ... read more

Securing Data from Tomorrow's Supercomputers

Aug. 18, 2015 — For the powerful quantum computers that will be developed in the future, cracking online bank account details and credit cards number will be a synch. But a team of cryptographers is already working ... read more

New Internet Technology Could Aid Police, Courts and Prisons

Aug. 17, 2015 — Technology that can improve criminal databases, remotely conducted criminal trials and help police officers stop autonomous cars can all aid the criminal justice system in the future. But a key to ... read more

How to Preserve Fleeting Digital Information With DNA for Future Generations

Aug. 17, 2015 — Hand-written letters and old photos seem quaint in today's digital age. But there's one thing traditional media have over hard drives: longevity. Scientists are turning to nature's ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. But a team of computer scientists has discovered a way to find out if an algorithm used for ... read more

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