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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Desks Join the Internet of Things

Feb. 23, 2017 — The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are ... read more

Online Daters Ignore Wish List When Choosing a Match

Feb. 21, 2017 — Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a ... read more

Social Exclusion in Virtual Realities Has a Negative Social and Emotional Impact in 'Real' Life

Feb. 16, 2017 — In this age of highly realistic computer games and increasingly popular social networks, social exclusion in virtual worlds is becoming more and more socially significant, as is demonstrated by the ... read more

Researchers Apply Machine Learning to Condensed Matter Physics

Feb. 13, 2017 — New research demonstrates that machine learning algorithms might play an important role in identifying different phases of condensed ... read more

Chip Could Make Voice Control Ubiquitous in Electronics

Feb. 13, 2017 — In anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — A team of researchers has developed a new cross-browser fingerprinting technique to use machine-level features to identify ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Cybersecurity researchers have developed a new form of ransomware that can take over control of a simulated water treatment plant. After gaining access, they were able to command programmable logic ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Quantum systems consisting of many particles are a major challenge for physicists, since their behavior can be determined only with immense computational power. Physicists have now discovered an ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Researchers have developed the first computer machine-learning model to accurately predict which patients diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML, will go into remission following treatment ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — A similar rule governs traffic flow in engineered and biological systems, reports a researcher. An algorithm used for the Internet is also at work in the human brain, says the report, an insight that ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Holographic atomic memory is the first device able to generate single photons on demand in groups of several dozen or more. The device, successfully demonstrated in practice, overcomes one of the ... read more

New System Makes It Harder to Track Bitcoin Transactions

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have developed a Bitcoin-compatible system that could make it significantly more difficult for observers to identify or track the parties involved in any given Bitcoin ... read more

Why We Underestimate Time When We're Having Fun on Facebook

Feb. 7, 2017 — Updating your Facebook status can be a fun way to while away the hours -- but now it seems it really is making us lose track of time as we do ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymized data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure ... read more

Controlling a Prosthesis With Your Brain

Feb. 6, 2017 — The use of brain computer interface has the potential to improve the daily lives of people with prosthetic limbs, according to new ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Neural networks are commonly used today to analyze complex data -- for instance to find clues to illnesses in genetic information. Ultimately, though, no one knows how these networks actually work ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — As we saw during the 2016 US election, protecting traditional computer systems, which use zeros and ones, from hackers is not a perfect science. Now consider the complex world of quantum computing, ... read more

Online Scrutiny Is Stressful for Doctors

Feb. 2, 2017 — Online ratings and discussions about the quality of care American doctors provide can add to their stress levels. Patients, on the other hand, feel that such information empowers them to make better ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The University of Washington's AccessMap project has launched a new online travel planner offering customizable suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes when ... read more

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