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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Online Intervention Helps Sustain Weight Loss

July 26, 2016 — Obesity is a common problem that can result in a number of health problems including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, joint problems and stroke. Aside from changes to diet and increased levels of ... read more

An Accelerated Pipeline to Open Materials Research

July 21, 2016 — The Bellerophon Environment for Analysis of Materials (BEAM) is an ORNL platform that combines scientific instruments with web and data services and HPC resources through a user-friendly interface. ... read more

July 21, 2016 — How can we predict if a new haircut will look good without physically trying it? Or explore what missing children might look like if their appearance is changed? A new personalized image search ... read more

GPS Jamming: Keeping Ships on the 'Strait' and Narrow

July 21, 2016 — Researchers are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyberattacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run ... read more

Atmospheric Chemistry on Paper

July 21, 2016 — Normally computers speed up calculations. But with his new pen-and-paper formula, a researcher gets his results thousands of times faster than using conventional computer codes. The astrophysicist ... read more

Integration of Novel Materials With Silicon Chips Makes New 'Smart' Devices Possible

July 21, 2016 — Materials researchers have developed a way to integrate novel functional materials onto a computer chip, allowing the creation of new smart devices and ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed self-guided quantum tomography which uses a search algorithm to iteratively "find" the quantum state.This technique significantly reduces the necessary resources ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Iron Man's suit. Captain America's shield. The Batmobile. These all could look a lot more realistic thanks to a new algorithm developed by a team of computer graphics experts. The ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Social robots can be used in the educational or health system, where they would support trainers and therapists in their work. The robots can be programmed to practice vocabulary with children or to ... 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

New Study Uses Computer Learning to Provide Quality Control for Genetic Databases

July 19, 2016 — A new study helps to shed light on the transcriptomic differences between different tissues in Arabidopsis, an important model organism, by creating a standardized "atlas" that can ... read more

Can We Protect Against Computers Being Fingerprinted?

July 19, 2016 — Researchers are working to find new methods of protecting against the "fingerprinting" of personal computers – and are now giving members of the community the chance to see firsthand ... read more

July 19, 2016 — With the rapid advance of miniaturization, data processing using electric currents faces tough challenges, some of which are insurmountable. Magnetic spin waves are a promising alternative for the ... 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

July 19, 2016 — In an advance that could one day make light-based wireless communications ubiquitous, researchers have demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling ... 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 18, 2016 — Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists have now successfully applied concepts of classical ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Every day, modern society creates more than a billion gigabytes of new data. To store all this data, it is increasingly important that each single bit occupies as little space as possible. A team of ... read more

Mathematics to Help Diagnose Cancer

July 18, 2016 — Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, accounting for 26% of all malignancies in women. Mathematical modeling can play an important role in predicting the course of disease and supporting ... read more

New Guidance System With 3D Sounds for the Visually Impaired

July 18, 2016 — The visually impaired will be able to use a new system of sensorial guidance that uses 3D sounds. The application is designed to be installed in a mobile phone and uses satellite navigation and ... read more

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