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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

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

July 19, 2016 — Open air is getting crowded. Signals streaming back and forth from smart devices stretch existing fourth-generation wireless networks almost to their limits. As demands on these systems increase, ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Scientists have successfully embedded a powerful magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic material. This malleable memory chip hails a breakthrough in the flexible electronics revolution, and ... read more

Can Robots Recognize Faces Even Under Backlighting?

July 19, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel technique to address the problem of vision-based face detection and recognition under normal and severe illumination conditions. This technique contributes to help ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Chemists have succeeded in using computer simulations to elucidate transient structures in proteins. Researchers have set out, in a new article, how computer simulations of details at the atomic ... read more

Researchers Report Cybersecurity Risks in 3-D Printing

July 13, 2016 — Researchers examined two aspects of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3-D printing, that could have cybersecurity implications and harmful economic impact: printing orientation and insertion of fine ... read more

July 13, 2016 — An analysis of ant colony behavior could yield better algorithms for network communication, say investigators. Biologists have long suspected that ants base their population-density estimates on the ... read more

Greater Privacy, Security Measures Needed to Protect Patient Info in Mobile Health Tech

July 13, 2016 — With over two-thirds of US adults owning a smartphone, and the rise in miniaturized sensors and low-power body area networks that are used for remote health monitoring, mobile health (mHealth) is ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A technique that allows humanmade DNA shapes to be placed wherever desired -- to within a margin of error of just 20 nanometers -- now removes a major hurdle for the large-scale integration of ... read more

July 11, 2016 — New software could make databases much easier for laypeople to work with. The program's home screen looks like a spreadsheet, but it lets users build their own database queries and reports by ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Bioengineers in the United States have developed a new method for encrypting and storing sensitive information in DNA. Digital data storage degrades and can become obsolete and old-school books and ... read more

Researchers Devise Secure, Efficient Anonymity Network

July 11, 2016 — A new anonymity scheme has been presented by experts that provides strong security guarantees but uses bandwidth much more efficiently than its predecessors. In experiments, the researchers' ... read more

July 11, 2016 — In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies -- and possibly paper-thin gadgets -- scientists have developed a way to chemically assemble ... read more

Did Your Smart Watch and Fitness Tracker Just Give Away Your PIN?

July 11, 2016 — A new research report reveals that popular wearable devices may leak information as you use them. Researchers discovered that the motions of your hands as you use PIN pads, which is continually and ... read more

July 8, 2016 — A team of scientists has shown how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to assemble and power microscopic 'windfarms' -- or other human-made micromachines such as smartphone ... read more

Extortion Extinction

July 8, 2016 — Ransomware – what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents – is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of researchers ... read more

Atomic Bits Despite Zero-Point Energy?

July 8, 2016 — Scientists have found out that zero-point energy plays an important role in the stability of nanomagnets. These are of great technical interest for the magnetic storage of data, but so far have never ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Scientists have realized a photon-photon logic gate via a deterministic interaction with a strongly coupled atom-resonator ... read more

Building a Better Computer Bug Finder

July 7, 2016 — Detecting bugs in computer programs is an expensive task, and there is no way of measuring their efficacy without knowing exactly how many go unnoticed. To tackle this problem, researchers have ... read more

Accelerating Research Into Dark Energy

July 7, 2016 — A quick method for making accurate, virtual universes to help understand the effects of dark matter and dark energy has been developed by scientists. Making up 95 percent of our universe, these ... read more

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