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Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have built a computer model of the interaction between different bacteria, and between bacteria and the gut wall. This has led them to explain how antibiotic-resistant microbes develop ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Scientists are teaching computers to figure out why people accept or decline invitations to participate in clinical trials. Recruiting sufficient numbers of participants is a current challenge in ... read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps

Apr. 26, 2016 — There are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and ... read more

Providing Children With Tablets Loaded With Literacy Apps Yields Positive Results

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically ... read more

Does Learning Improve When Every Student Gets a Laptop?

Apr. 26, 2016 — Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper ... read more

Rare Earth Atoms See the Light

Apr. 25, 2016 — Physicists have discovered a promising new route for combined optical and solid-state-based quantum ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — New software has been developed that can measure the flow rate of rivers using image analysis, called KU-STIV (Kobe University Space-Time Image Velocimetry). This technology makes it easier to obtain ... read more

Trust in the Cloud Could Be Pinned to Online Scoring System

Apr. 22, 2016 — An easy-to-use online tool to help build people's trust in the cloud has been developed by computer scientists. Cloud computing is widely recognized as a highly useful technology, with multiple ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — In a proof-of-principle experiment, researchers have demonstrated that a small group of individual atoms placed very precisely in silicon can act as a quantum simulator, mimicking nature -- in this ... read more

New Study Shows Electronic Health Records Often Capture Incomplete Mental Health Data

Apr. 21, 2016 — This study compares information available in a typical electronic health record (EHR) with data from insurance claims, focusing on diagnoses, visits, and hospital care for depression and bipolar ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Innovative multidisciplinary research in nuclear and particle physics and cosmology has led to the development of a new, more accurate computer code to study the early ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Neuroscientists discover brain processes which lead to the concept of “zero” on the number ... read more

Machine Learning as Good as Humans' in Cancer Surveillance, Study Shows

Apr. 21, 2016 — Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting. Researchers have found that existing algorithms and open source machine learning tools were as good as, or better than, human reviewers in ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers will present a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but also moving obstacles. The algorithm also requires ... read more

Interrogation Computers Work, If You Believe They Are Human Controlled

Apr. 21, 2016 — Study into the use of avatars in interrogation situations demonstrates that they are only effective if the subjects under interrogation believe that the avatar is under human ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Computer scientists, programmers, theorists, applied mathematicians, economists, biologists and environmental scientists have helped create a new field, computational sustainability, addressing ... read more

Zip Software Can Detect the Quantum-Classical Boundary

Apr. 20, 2016 — A new technique to detect quantum behavior relies on a familiar tool: a 'zip' program you might have installed on your ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles -- even if the game tells players nothing about the character's role. This finding is relevant to both ... read more

Ionian Musical Heritage Conservation Goes Digital

Apr. 20, 2016 — Digitization and the web are being used to manage and disseminate cultural heritage, according to new research. A new study focuses on an Ionian music archive to show how modern technology can be ... read more

First Computer Program Developed to Detect DNA Mutations in Single Cancer Cells

Apr. 19, 2016 — A new method for detecting DNA mutations in a single cancer cell has been announced. This is in comparison to current technology that analyzes millions of cells which they believe could have ... read more

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