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May 24, 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 3, 2017 — Smartwatches such as the Apple Watch have been called a 'revolution on the wrist', but the operation of these devices is complicated, because the screen is small. Researchers have therefore ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Putting a turbo engine into an old car gives it an entirely new life -- suddenly it can go further, faster. That same idea is now being applied to neuroscience, with a software wrapper that can be ... read more

New Method Addresses Reproducibility in Computational Experiments

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have developed a workflow management system that addresses irreproducibility when analyzing large genomics datasets with computers. Nextflow contributes to establishing good scientific ... read more

Monitoring Troubles of the Heart

Apr. 17, 2017 — In the near future, researchers believe technology might be employed to help de-escalate any potential conflicts among couples. Researchers employed multi-modal ambulatory measures to develop a ... read more

Helping Students Learn by Sketching

Apr. 17, 2017 — New software Sketch Worksheets analyzes and provides feedback on student sketches, helping them learn multiple ... read more

Desktop Scanners Can Be Hijacked to Perpetrate Cyberattacks

Mar. 28, 2017 — The researchers conducted several demonstrations to transmit a message into computers connected to a flatbed scanner. Using direct laser light sources up to a half-mile (900 meters) away, as well as ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose DiGeorge Syndrome, a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. This is the newest addition to the Atlas ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — New computational software is hundreds of times faster than conventional tools, opening up new opportunities to understand how individual neurons and networks of neurons ... read more

Humans, Smartphones May Fail Frequently to Detect Face Morph Photos

Mar. 22, 2017 — Both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards, new research has ... read more

Method Speeds Testing of New Networking Protocols

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers present a system for testing new traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds -- 20 times as fast as networks of ... read more

New Software Tool Powers Up Genomic Research

Mar. 21, 2017 — A group of computational biological researchers has developed a new software tool, Salmon — a lightweight method to provide fast and bias-aware quantification from RNA-sequencing ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including smartphones, automobiles, medical devices and the Internet of Things, new research ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — A new web application that makes it quick and easy for people to use 3-D printers to make terrain models of any place on Earth has now been developed by researchers. Their idea -- they call it ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Human lives depend on their decisions, and psychological stress levels are high. An average radio contact takes 3.5 to 11.3 seconds, during which the air traffic controller checks in with the pilot, ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new bioinformatics advance reveals the power of 'big data' genome technology to help us make better use of nature's inventions: a team of researchers has created a tool that searches ... read more

New Software Allows for 'Decoding Digital Brain Data'

Feb. 24, 2017 — New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time ... read more

Desks Join the Internet of Things

Feb. 23, 2017 — The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are ... read more

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