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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Sep. 28, 2016 — A pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease has been conducted. In it, researchers sifted through a sample of approximately ten billion tweets posted between 2009 and 2015, and ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — The FLUXNET collaboration's most recent data release includes some of the longest continuous records of ecosystem data ever taken. The information has undergone extensive quality checks and is ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed "EQ-Radio," a device that can detect a person's emotions using wireless signals. By measuring subtle changes in breathing and heart rhythms, EQ-Radio is 87 ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — An intricately sculpted device is so tiny it can only be seen under a microscope. But their diamond microdisk could lead to huge advances in computing, telecommunications, and other ... read more

Reconfigurable Chaos-Based Microchips Offer Possible Solution to Moore’s Law

Sep. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed new, nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits that enable computer chips to perform multiple functions with fewer transistors. These integrated circuits can be ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — A high-frequency version of a device known as an acoustic resonator has now been developed that could advance the field of quantum computing and information processing, say ... read more

New 3D Viewer for Improved Digital Geoscience Mapping

Sep. 20, 2016 — Over the years, techniques and equipment for digital mapping have revolutionized the way geoscience field studies are performed. Now a unique new software for virtual model interpretation and ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Human babies and even animals have a basic number sense that many believe evolves from seeing the world and trying to quantify all the sights. But vision has nothing to do with it -- neuroscientists ... read more

Sep. 18, 2016 — A computerized method has been devised to autonomously and quickly diagnose malaria with clinically relevant accuracy -- a crucial step to successfully treating the disease and halting its spread. In ... read more

Rise of the Internet Has Reduced Voter Turnout

Sep. 16, 2016 — During the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout, new research ... read more

Expressing the Value of Data Science in an Roi Framework

Sep. 16, 2016 — Researchers study how organizations can quantify decision making in data science and present a solution to quantifying the value of data acquisition and modeling in a return on investment (ROI) ... read more

When Hackers Turn out the Lights

Sep. 16, 2016 — The development of the smart power grid and the smart meter in our homes to accompany it brings several benefits, such as improved delivery and more efficient billing. Conversely, any digital, ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have observed quantum effects in electrons by squeezing them into one-dimensional 'quantum wires' and observing the interactions between them. The results could be used to aid ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — A computer program has been developed that uses radiomic features found in routine MRI scans to distinguish between radiation necrosis and recurrent brain cancer. In a comparison, the program was ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — For the past 15 years, the big data techniques pioneered by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been revolutionizing biomedical research. On Sept. 6, 2016, JPL and the ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — For decades, geneticists have used programs to compute back through tens of millions of years of mutations to ancestral genes. Are the algorithms really working? A novel lab physical benchmark says ... read more

Complex Materials Can Self-Organize Into Circuits, May Form Basis for Multifunction Chips

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today’s silicon-based ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — In the face of increasing bandwidth demands, ground-breaking research has demonstrated solutions for network infrastructure to address the looming network capacity ... read more

Hybrid Computational Strategy for Efficient Sequencing of Massive Genome Datasets

Sep. 13, 2016 — Computing experts have developed a novel hybrid computational strategy to efficiently discover genetic variants on an unprecedented ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Experts are presenting a new programming language, called Milk, that lets application developers manage memory more efficiently in programs that deal with scattered data points in large data ... read more

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