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May 27, 2017

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May 27, 2017

A Fresh Math Perspective Opens New Possibilities for Computational Chemistry

May 19, 2017 — A new mathematical “shortcut” is speeding up molecular absorption calculations by a factor of five, so simulations that used to take 10 to 15 hours to compute can now be done in approximately 2.5 ... read more

May 19, 2017 — Computer scientists have shown a new way to help prevent users of data exploration software from making false ... read more

Data Sharing Can Offer Help in Science's Reproducibility Crisis

May 18, 2017 — Criticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies -- a key step in the scientific method -- may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, ... read more

May 17, 2017 — The internet of things, artificial intelligence, networked production, smart homes – these are the magic words of digital transformation. While the big technology companies are already equipping ... read more

Breaking Down Social Networking Behavior

May 16, 2017 — New big-data analytics suggests that both an individual's economic status and how they are likely to react to issues and policies can be inferred by their position in social networks. The study ... read more

May 16, 2017 — When bacteria swim at just the right speed, swirling vortices emerge. As those patterns disintegrate into chaos, physicists detect a telling mathematical ... read more

Researchers Look to Boost Crowdsourced Brainstorming

May 15, 2017 — The very nature of crowdsourcing means that ideators can be overwhelmed by the number of ideas generated, rather than inspired by them. In an effort to enhance idea generation within the crowd ... read more

Molecular Dynamics, Machine Learning Create 'Hyper-Predictive' Computer Models

May 15, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated that molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning techniques could be integrated to create more accurate computer prediction models. These ... read more

Technology Edits Voices Like Text

May 15, 2017 — New technology may do for audio recordings of the human voice what word processing software did for the written word. The software, named VoCo, provides an easy means to add or replace a word in an ... read more

May 12, 2017 — Researchers have used an elegant method based on statistical mechanics -- called the vertex model -- to create more efficient algorithms to solve complex problems more quickly. The research could ... read more

May 12, 2017 — As computer chips become smaller, faster and more powerful, their insulating layers must also be much more robust -- currently a limiting factor for semiconductor technology. A research team says ... read more

Compiling Big Data in a Human-Centric Way

May 11, 2017 — When a group of researchers realized they were spending days combing through databases searching for information regarding gene variants, they decided to do something about it. By creating MARRVEL ... read more

Software Convenes Rapid, on-Demand 'Flash Organizations'

May 10, 2017 — Flash organizations are a new crowdsourcing technique that enables anyone to assemble an entire organization from a paid crowdsourcing marketplace and lead that organization in pursuit of complex, ... read more

Computer Accurately Identifies and Delineates Breast Cancers on Digital Tissue Slides

May 10, 2017 — A deep-learning computer network was 100 percent accurate in determining whether invasive forms of breast cancer were present in whole biopsy slides. The network correctly made the same determination ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Researchers have conducted a new study that explores the attitudes and concerns of both parents and children who play with internet-connected toys. Through a series of in-depth interviews and ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Radiation therapy shoots high-energy particles into the body to destroy or damage cancer cells, while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. New types of radiation systems are emerging that can better ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the internet of things (IoT), but some researchers say ubiquitous sensing -- with a single, general purpose sensor for each room -- may be better. The ... read more

How Pokémon GO Can Help Students Build Stronger Communication Skills

May 9, 2017 — Technology continues to change the way students learn and engage with their peers, parents and community. That is why a professor is working with teachers to develop new ways to incorporate digital ... read more

Computer-Generated Doctor Explains Test Results to Patients

May 9, 2017 — A computer-generated physician, now under development explains diabetes and cholesterol test results to would-be patients in videos designed for viewing on electronic medical record portals. The goal ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Engineers are unveiling an upgrade to the transistor laser that could be used to boost computer processor speeds - the formation of two stable energy states and the ability to switch between them ... read more

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