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February 14, 2016

Feb. 12, 2016 — Scientists are using Mira to virtually design unique, artificial peptides, or short proteins. Peptides have the best properties of two different classes of medical drugs today and could enable ... read more

Ten Fingers Not Needed for Fast Typing

Feb. 9, 2016 — The number of fingers does not determine typing speed, new study shows. People using self-taught typing strategies were found to be as fast as trained ... read more

Search Technique Helps Researchers Find DNA Sequences in Minutes Rather Than Days

Feb. 8, 2016 — Database searches for DNA sequences that can take biologists and medical researchers days can now be completed in a matter of minutes, thanks to a new search method developed by computer ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it's not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — New technology could secure credit cards, key cards, and pallets of goods in warehouses, report developers. Texas Instruments has built several prototypes of the new chip, to the researchers' ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new chip has been designed specifically to implement neural networks. It is 10 times as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial-intelligence ... read more

Researchers Develop Hack-Proof RFID Chips

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack.If such chips were widely adopted, it could mean that an identity thief ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Planning for a Disease Outbreak? There's a Game for That

Feb. 1, 2016 — Computer scientists and statisticians are turning disease outbreak planning exercises into a game. They’re creating powerful new software that can predict, simulate and analyze a major disease ... read more

When Loved Ones Battle Cancer, Families Head to Web for Information More Than Support

Feb. 1, 2016 — Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a study. It is ... read more

New Model Could Solve Inventory Problem for Retailers

Feb. 1, 2016 — Inventory management has been the focus of three researchers for more than 10 years, Their latest study developed a new mathematical model to apply to inventory ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Anew financially viable and environmentally friendly way to recover and recycle gold from electronic waste has been outlined by scientists. With lower toxicity, cheaper cost and quicker extraction, ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Standard lasers are actually not useful for secure communication because they emit what is called 'classical' light. Data eavesdroppers could extract any data being carried via classical ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Machine learning software is helping the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization monitor the globe for evidence of nuclear tests. The International Monitoring System includes 149 certified ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — A revolution in microwave photonics is underway. Researchers are bringing us the first all-purpose programmable optical chips (currently laboratory scale ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Researchers have solved an apparently overwhelming physics problem involving some truly huge numbers. In summary, the problem asks you to imagine that you have 128 tennis balls, and can arrange them ... read more

Bitcoin Study Reveals False Beliefs on Ease of Use and Privacy

Jan. 26, 2016 — People who have used Bitcoin, and those who don't have any experience with it, have something in common: Both groups share misconceptions about how the controversial digital currency actually ... read more

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