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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

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

New Survey: Snapchat and Instagram Are Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The ... 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

Motor Neurons Adjust to Control Tasks, New Brain Research Reveals

Apr. 18, 2017 — Motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner, new research reveals. The findings enhance our understanding of how the brain controls movement and have ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — To help us make the most of idle moments, researchers have developed a series of apps called 'WaitSuite' that test you on vocabulary words during moments of waiting, like when you're ... read more

Researchers Working Toward Indoor Location Detection

Apr. 17, 2017 — Computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile ... 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

Apr. 17, 2017 — A new camera platform has been introduced that uses laser 'speckle' patterns to capture high-resolution images from a distance without telescopic ... read more

Building a Better Model of Human-Automation Interaction

Apr. 15, 2017 — People generally make decisions using two ways of thinking: They think consciously, deliberate for a while, and try to use logic to figure out what action to take – referred to as analytical ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines ... read more

Policymakers 'Flying Blind' Into the Future of Work

Apr. 13, 2017 — Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the authors of a new ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new method to improve semiconductor fiber optics may lead to a material structure that might one day revolutionize the global transmission of data, according to an interdisciplinary team of ... read more

Tool for Checking Complex Computer Architectures Reveals Flaws in Emerging Design

Apr. 12, 2017 — With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of opening chip designs ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Skin color patterns in animals arise from microscopic interactions among colored cells that obey equations, say investigators. Researchers report that a lizard acquires its adult skin color by ... read more

Industry 4.0 in Real Time

Apr. 12, 2017 — With data transfer rates of 10 gigabits a second and a latency of just one millisecond, the 5G wireless communications standard is creating the conditions required for the tactile internet. This in ... read more

New Machine Learning Models Can Detect Hate Speech, Violence from Texts

Apr. 12, 2017 — The words we use and our writing styles can reveal information about our preferences, thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Using this information, a new study has developed machine learning models that ... read more

Your Phone's Power Use Can Give Hackers an Opening

Apr. 12, 2017 — Experts have long known the risks associated with charging a smartphone using a USB cord that can also transfer data, but new research shows that even without data wires, hackers using a "side ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has only recently ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new topological superconductor made from an ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenide is a step toward quantum computing, suggests a new research ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — If you were monitoring a security camera and saw someone set down a backpack and walk away, you might pay special attention -- especially if you had been alerted to watch that particular person. ... read more

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