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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

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

Will Androids Dream of Quantum Sheep?

Feb. 13, 2017 — Quantum replicants of responsive systems can be more efficient than classical models, say researchers, because classical models have to store more past information than is necessary to simulate the ... 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. 13, 2017 — Imagine patterning and visualizing silicon at the atomic level, something which, if done successfully, will revolutionize the quantum and classical computing industry. A team of scientists has done ... read more

New Study of Ferroelectrics Offers Roadmap to Multivalued Logic for Neuromorphic Computing

Feb. 10, 2017 — Research lays out a theoretical map to use ferroelectric material to process information using multivalued logic -- a leap beyond the simple ones and zeroes that make up our current computing systems ... 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

Feb. 8, 2017 — The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world. A prototype digital relay baton has been ... read more

Germanium Tin Laser Could Increase Processing Speed of Computer Chips

Feb. 7, 2017 — An “optically pumped” laser made of the alloy germanium tin grown on silicon substrates has now been fabricated by a team of researchers. The augmented material could lead to the development of ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new web-based software platform is swiftly bringing the visualization of 3D data to every device, optimizing the use of, for example, virtual reality and augmented reality in industry. In this way, ... 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

Feb. 3, 2017 — Researchers working with magnetic nanoparticles approached computational scientists to help solve a unique problem: to model magnetism at the atomic level using experimental data from a real ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing, say scientists who have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition ... read more

Optimized Compiler Yields More-Efficient Parallel Programs

Jan. 31, 2017 — By modifying the 'middle end' of the popular open-source compiler LLVM, MIT computer scientists have created a C compiler that optimizes parallel code better than any ... read more

Finding Credibility Clues on Twitter

Jan. 27, 2017 — By scanning 66 million tweets linked to nearly 1,400 real-world events, researchers have built a language model that identifies words and phrases that lead to strong or weak perceived levels of ... read more

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