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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Supercomputers Reveal How Cell Membranes Keep Cancer-Causing Proteins Turned Off

Apr. 4, 2017 — Two biophysicists have used supercomputers to show how cell membranes control the shape, and consequently the function, of a major cancer-causing ... 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

Female Cyberbullies and Victims Feel the Most Negative About School and Learning

Mar. 15, 2017 — Involvement in cyberbullying among girls triggers negative perceptions of the importance of school and the value of learning, a new study suggests. Psychologists found that 11-15 year-old girls who ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A proof-of-concept molecular modeling study that analyzes the efficiency of amine solutions in capturing carbon dioxide is the first step toward the design of cheaper, more efficient amine chemicals ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — New virtual reality training could help prevent accidents in 'safety-critical' industries like the NHS, aviation, the military and nuclear ... read more

Virtual Characters That Touch You Are Seen as Being Warmer and Friendlier

Mar. 6, 2017 — Touch is a basic need. A new study has shown that virtual characters that can touch you are seen as being warmer and friendlier. Previous research had already shown that this applies to human ... read more

Social Exclusion in Virtual Realities Has a Negative Social and Emotional Impact in 'Real' Life

Feb. 16, 2017 — In this age of highly realistic computer games and increasingly popular social networks, social exclusion in virtual worlds is becoming more and more socially significant, as is demonstrated by the ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new web-based software platform is swiftly bringing the visualization of 3D data to every device, optimizing the use of, for example, virtual reality and augmented reality in industry. In this way, ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Strikes of lightning, fires, wars – not only ravages of time left their traces on Heidelberg Castle. Today, it is considered one of the most important renaissance buildings north of the Alps. And ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — With the addition of holographic diffusers or frosted glasses to wavefront modulators, researchers offer a simple and practical solution to significantly enhance the performance of 3D dynamic ... read more

Mummy Visualization Impresses in Computer Journal

Jan. 23, 2017 — Using visualization technology, visitors to the British Museum can reveal the murder of the mummified Geberlein Man, 5,500 years ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — More than 90 percent of online populations now incorporate emojis and emoticons into their texts and emails, and researchers are wondering what the use of (~_^), (>_<), or =D can reveal about ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — The Engine for Likelihood-Free Inference is open to everyone, and it can help significantly reduce the number of simulator ... read more

Realistic Training for Extreme Flight Conditions

Dec. 27, 2016 — Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a ... read more

Computer Models Find Ancient Solutions to Modern Climate Problems

Dec. 20, 2016 — Archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change. Their work, which links ancient climate and ... read more

New Virtual Reality Technology May Improve Motor Skills in Damaged Limbs

Dec. 14, 2016 — New research suggests that a combination of traditional physical therapy and technology may improve the motor skills and mobility of an impaired hand by having its healthy partner hand lead by ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — A novel method of treating phantom limb pain has been developed using machine learning and augmented reality. This approach has been tested on over a dozen of amputees with chronic phantom limb pain ... read more

It Takes Less Than a Second to Tell Humans from Androids

Nov. 28, 2016 — It can be hard to tell the difference between humans and androids in such sci-fi TV shows as "Westworld." But in real life, beyond our screens, the human brain takes less than a second to ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — The aim of a new research project was to analyze learning using Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the motivational and cognitive aspects related to it in an informal learning ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Doctors performing medical check-ups want a full picture of the patient's health without using the scalpel. Engineers who want to investigate the stability of a bridge without cutting into it ... read more

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