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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

NFL: Optimizing Monday Nights

July 25, 2016 — After analyzing more than 20 years of Monday Night Football viewership, researchers have developed an optimization model that shows how its schedules could be improved despite the uncertainty that ... read more

Medical Students Using Electronic Health Records to Track Former Patients

July 25, 2016 — Many medical students are using electronic health records (EHRs) to track former patients but the practice, which students report as being educational, raises some ethical questions, according to an ... read more

Pokémon Go Could Ease Type 2 Diabetes Burden

July 25, 2016 — Millions of people around the world have started to play Pokémon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where players must walk to places within the real world and catch, train and battle monsters ... read more

Trolls Often Waive Their Anonymity Online

July 25, 2016 — Hate speech in social media can damage or even destroy the reputation of an individual or a company very quickly. Widespread opinion blames the fact that individuals generally write these things ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A study of sepals in Arabidopsis plants reveals the mystery of how uniformity in flowers and organs occurs. In the study, the diverse international team used an interdisciplinary approach that ... read more

July 22, 2016 — The main reason why quantum computers are so hard to manufacture is that now scientists still haven't find a simple way to control complex systems of qubits. This research discovers a different ... read more

Collective Hum: Buzzing Midges Inspire New Swarm Theory

July 21, 2016 — A team of researchers based in Israel and the US has found a mathematical resemblance between swarm dynamics and gravitational interactions. The study could provide a big leap forward in ... read more

July 21, 2016 — New software is enabling ChemCam, the laser spectrometer on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, to select rock targets autonomously -- the first time autonomous target selection is available for an ... read more

An Accelerated Pipeline to Open Materials Research

July 21, 2016 — The Bellerophon Environment for Analysis of Materials (BEAM) is an ORNL platform that combines scientific instruments with web and data services and HPC resources through a user-friendly interface. ... read more

July 21, 2016 — How can we predict if a new haircut will look good without physically trying it? Or explore what missing children might look like if their appearance is changed? A new personalized image search ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A dielectric elastomer with a broad range of motion that requires relatively low voltage and no rigid components has now been created by scientists. This type of actuator could be used in everything ... read more

GPS Jamming: Keeping Ships on the 'Strait' and Narrow

July 21, 2016 — Researchers are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyberattacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run ... read more

Ways to Share Key Data Between Researchers, Business Practitioners

July 21, 2016 — A research team reports that researchers and practitioners share more interests than either group realizes and outlines ways that the two groups can collaborate more effectively -- and it involves ... read more

Algorithm Characterizes How Cancer Genomes Get Scrambled

July 21, 2016 — A new method for analyzing the scrambled genomes of cancer cells gives researchers for the first time the ability to simultaneously identify two different types of genetic changes associated with ... read more

Atmospheric Chemistry on Paper

July 21, 2016 — Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula, a researcher gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer codes. The astrophysicist ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new neuroimaging study reveals the mental stages people go through as they are solving challenging math problems. Insights from this new work may eventually be applied to the design of more ... read more

Integration of Novel Materials With Silicon Chips Makes New 'Smart' Devices Possible

July 21, 2016 — Materials researchers have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed self-guided quantum tomography which uses a search algorithm to iteratively "find" the quantum state.This technique significantly reduces the necessary resources ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have successfully demonstrated the self-organizing pattern formation in active materials at microscale with computer ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Iron Man's suit. Captain America's shield. The Batmobile. These all could look a lot more realistic thanks to a new algorithm developed by a team of computer graphics experts. The ... read more

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