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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

New Approach to Computing Boosts Energy Efficiency

Aug. 26, 2016 — A research project has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — In order to simplify program development, a recent project is developing technology that provides human operators with automated assistance. By removing the need for would-be programmers to learn ... read more

New Hacking Technique Imperceptibly Changes Memory of Virtual Servers

Aug. 11, 2016 — For the first time ever a team of Dutch hacking experts managed to alter the memory of virtual machines in the cloud without a software bug, using a new attack ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — Visible Light Communication (VLC), sometimes also referred to as “Li-Fi”, uses standard off-the-shelf visible light LEDs to transmit data using the visible light spectrum. The idea is very ... read more

New Cloud-Computing Platform to Further the Analysis of Microbial Genomes

July 29, 2016 — A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Over the past decade, the number of virtual field trips created to simulate in-person field excursions has grown, but one aspect of physical fieldwork is not commonly replicated: Virtual explorers do ... read more

Businesses Can't Afford to Ignore the Human Element of IT

July 26, 2016 — Mood and personality play an important role in how companies should manage their IT systems, according to a new ... 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 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 — Scientists have developed software that allows observing cells for weeks while also measuring molecular properties. The software is freely ... 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

July 11, 2016 — New software could make databases much easier for laypeople to work with. The program's home screen looks like a spreadsheet, but it lets users build their own database queries and reports by ... read more

Extortion Extinction

July 8, 2016 — Ransomware – what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents – is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of researchers ... read more

Building a Better Computer Bug Finder

July 7, 2016 — Detecting bugs in computer programs is an expensive task, and there is no way of measuring their efficacy without knowing exactly how many go unnoticed. To tackle this problem, researchers have ... read more

June 30, 2016 — The loss of brain tissue, called brain atrophy, is a normal part of aging, but multiple sclerosis (MS) accelerates the process. Such atrophy is a critical indicator of physical and cognitive decline ... read more

June 30, 2016 — A new piece of software has been developed that analyses mutations in proteins. These mutations are potential inducers of diseases, such as cancer. The development is free, easy, versatile and, above ... read more

No Need for Supercomputers

June 28, 2016 — A group of physicists in Russia has learned to use a personal computer for calculations of complex equations of quantum mechanics, usually solved with help of supercomputers. This PC does the job ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Camera-equipped smartphones, laptops and other devices make it possible to share ideas and images with anyone, anywhere, often in real-time. But in our cameras-everywhere culture, the risks of ... read more

Internet Attacks: Finding Better Intrusion Detection

June 28, 2016 — The brute force and sheer scale of current Internet attacks put a heavy strain on classic methods of intrusion detection. Moreover, these methods aren't prepared for the rapidly growing number ... read more

New Tool for Forecasting Behavior of the Microbiome

June 27, 2016 — A team of investigators has developed a suite of computer algorithms that can accurately predict the behavior of the microbiome -- the vast collection of microbes living on and inside the human ... read more

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