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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Making AI Decision-Making Accountable

May 25, 2016 — Machine-learning algorithms increasingly make decisions about credit, medical diagnoses, personalized recommendations, advertising and job opportunities, among other things, but exactly how usually ... read more

Humans Less Likely to Return to an Automated Advisor Once Given Bad Advice

May 25, 2016 — The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us ... read more

Fighting the Zika Virus With the Power of Supercomputing

May 19, 2016 — A new international project is aiming to identify potential drugs to fight the Zika virus, using the supercomputing power of IBM's World Community Grid to dramatically reduce the time it would ... read more

Researchers Develop New Way to Decode Large Amounts of Biological Data

May 18, 2016 — In recent years, the amount of genomic data available to scientists has exploded. This trove of genetic information has created a problem: how can scientists quickly analyze all of this data. Now, ... read more

Big Data, Better Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

May 18, 2016 — A team of physicians and computer scientists is using merged electronic health records to improve care and clinical outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease, which affects some 26 million ... read more

Innovations Are Needed If Big Data Is to Boost Jobs, Says New Research

May 18, 2016 — Phenomenal quantities of valuable data are now being collected and created by UK businesses but much of its commercial potential remains untapped, a new report ... read more

May 17, 2016 — A new highly efficient power amplifier for electronics could help make possible next-generation cell phones, low-cost collision-avoidance radar for cars and lightweight microsatellites for ... read more

Twitter Location Data Can Reveal Users' Home, Work Addresses

May 17, 2016 — The location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts -- as few as eight over the course of a single day -- can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace to a ... read more

What Makes the Public More Likely to Second-Guess Authorities During a Crisis?

May 17, 2016 — In a digital age when people have many information sources, during a crisis they won’t always seek guidance from the government or other official channels. Why ... read more

Mobile Apps, Games Are Energy Thieves

May 17, 2016 — EnergyBox is a tool that measures and calculates how much energy is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the Internet to use apps and games. Now a researcher has found major opportunities for ... read more

New Technology Reduces 30% Chip Area of STT-MRAM While Increasing Memory Bit Yield by 70%

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have successfully developed a technology to stack magnetic tunnel junctions directly on the vertical interconnect ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Researchers are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired ... read more

New Method of Producing Random Numbers Could Improve Cybersecurity

May 16, 2016 — A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Holograms are a ubiquitous part of our lives. They are in our wallets -- protecting credit cards, cash and driver's licenses from fraud -- in grocery store scanners and biomedical devices. ... read more

Database Helps Researchers Connect Exposures to Health Effects, Compare Diseases

May 12, 2016 — Two new studies give researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects. To determine whether a drug can be used to treat more than one disease, scientists look ... read more

Dual Screen Smartwatch Unveiled

May 12, 2016 — Researchers have unveiled a prototype of a smartwatch with dual touchscreens called ... read more

May 12, 2016 — If you're looking for a way to use a computer more efficiently, researchers may have a solution for you. Researchers have recently filed a patent that would allow computer users to trigger ... read more

Social Engineering: Password in Exchange for Chocolate

May 12, 2016 — It requires a lot of effort and expense for computer hackers to program a Trojan virus and infiltrate individual or company computers. They are therefore increasingly relying on psychological ... read more

World's First Wireless Satellite

May 12, 2016 — A satellite whose components are not connected through electric cables but miniaturized radio modules: This innovation has earned two computer scientists the first place in the INNOspace Masters ... read more

Quantum Physics Inside a Drop of Paint

May 12, 2016 — Inside a drop of paint, light is scattered so often that it seems impossible to demonstrate quantum effects. But despite the thousands of possible paths the light can take, like a drunk person inside ... read more

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