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Apr. 27, 2017 — Putting a turbo engine into an old car gives it an entirely new life -- suddenly it can go further, faster. That same idea is now being applied to neuroscience, with a software wrapper that can be ... read more

New Method Addresses Reproducibility in Computational Experiments

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have developed a workflow management system that addresses irreproducibility when analyzing large genomics datasets with computers. Nextflow contributes to establishing good scientific ... read more

Geeking out in the Golden Years

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ... read more

Pinning Down Fraudulent Business Listings on Google Maps

Apr. 18, 2017 — A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to ... read more

Monitoring Troubles of the Heart

Apr. 17, 2017 — In the near future, researchers believe technology might be employed to help de-escalate any potential conflicts among couples. Researchers employed multi-modal ambulatory measures to develop a ... read more

Helping Students Learn by Sketching

Apr. 17, 2017 — New software Sketch Worksheets analyzes and provides feedback on student sketches, helping them learn multiple ... read more

Driver Privacy Can Be Compromised in Usage-Based Insurance Systems

Apr. 7, 2017 — An attacker only needs one part of the information provided to a UBI company to discover a driver's whereabouts, home, work, or who they met with, report ... read more

Few Keep Track of Their Personal Data on Online

Apr. 4, 2017 — According to a study by computer science researchers, few people know how their personal data are collected, used, shared and accessed. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming ... read more

Robot Epigenetics: Adding Complexity to Embodied Robot Evolution

Apr. 3, 2017 — For the first time, researchers in the field of evolutionary robotics have used physically embodied robots to study epigenetic effects on robot evolution. The study confirms the great importance of ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Combining computer science and chemistry, researchers show how an advanced form of machine learning that works off small amounts of data can be used to solve problems in drug ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — A new technique makes image acquisition using compressed sensing 50 times as efficient, report investigators. In the case of the single-pixel camera, it could get the number of exposures down from ... read more

System Better Allots Network Bandwidth, for Faster Page Loads

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers are presenting a new system for allocating bandwidth in data center networks. In tests, the system maintained the same overall data transmission rate -- or network 'throughput' ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to classify individuals with major ... read more

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Fake News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — An artificial intelligence course has been launched that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news ... read more

An Algorithm That Knows When You'll Get Bored With Your Favorite Mobile Game

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so that they can design strategies to maintain the ... read more

Protecting Web Users' Privacy

Mar. 23, 2017 — A new system has been developed that uses function secret sharing to disguise database queries during web-service transactions. The system could prevent price gouging and unwanted user ... read more

Method Speeds Testing of New Networking Protocols

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers present a system for testing new traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds -- 20 times as fast as networks of ... read more

Research Teaches Machines to Decipher the Dawn Chorus

Mar. 20, 2017 — Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds. It will also help teach machines to ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Improving traffic safety, better health services and environmental benefits: Big Data experts see a wide range of possibilities for advanced image analysis and recognition ... read more

YouTube Users Be Aware: Your Viewing Habits Can Be Tracked

Mar. 15, 2017 — It's important to know that video encryption is not as secure as once thought. Google, YouTube's parent company, is not likely to patch the gaps, since it would be prohibitively expensive ... read more

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