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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

App Vs. Website: Which Best Protects Your Privacy?

Sep. 12, 2016 — Should you use the app -- or a web browser -- for that? That's the ques­tion that researchers ask in a new study that explores how free app- and web-based ser­vices on Android and iOS mobile ... read more

New Computer Chip Manufacturing Method Squeezes More Onto Limited Wafer Space

Sep. 9, 2016 — Computer chip makers continuously strive to pack more transistors in less space, yet as the size of those transistors approaches the atomic scale, there are physical limits on how small they are able ... read more

Are Fitness Trackers Fit for Security?

Sep. 9, 2016 — The popularity of fitness trackers is constantly growing. Worldwide, nearly 20 million of these devices have been sold in the first quarter of 2016. Many of them track via GPS the kilometers the user ... read more

Sep. 9, 2016 — An imaging system that can read closed books is currently being developed. In a new article, researchers describe a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one ... read more

Setting Up a Decoy Network May Help Deflect a Hacker's Hits

Sep. 9, 2016 — Computer networks may never float like a butterfly, but information scientists suggest that creating nimble networks that can sense jabs from hackers could help deflect the stinging blows of those ... read more

Political Inequality Leads to Digital Inequality

Sep. 8, 2016 — During the Arab Spring, the internet was frequently seen as a 'liberation technology.' According to this view, it fosters political transparency, political rights and democracy. New ... read more

Social Networks Enable Smart Household Appliances to Make Better Recommendations

Sep. 8, 2016 — A computer engineer, has improved the tools for predicting the trust that a user will place in another in his/her social environment and has come up with a new algorithm that selects in less time the ... read more

Research Could Help Local Governments Plan Together

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new approach to modelling land use change could help cities and towns better coordinate their land-use planning efforts. The approach can enhance existing computer planning models, better enabling ... read more

New Chip Could Bring Highest Level of Encryption to Any Mobile Device

Sep. 8, 2016 — Random number generators are crucial to the encryption that protects our privacy and security when engaging in digital transactions such as buying products online or withdrawing cash from an ATM. For ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — There are almost 800,000 patients in the U.S. who are intubated and require mechanical ventilation annually. More than half of these patients are awake, alert and desperately attempting to ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — All over the world, lakes, rivers, and coastal waters are threatened by high nutrient inputs. Nitrate or phosphates from waste-waters or fertilizers causes eutrophication. The consequence: Algae, in ... read more

Algorithm Detects Online Fraudsters

Sep. 8, 2016 — An algorithm makes it easier to determine if someone has faked an Amazon or Yelp review or if a politician with a suspiciously large number of Twitter followers might have bought and paid for that ... read more

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