Bizarre Things: Computers & Math
April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Mar. 30, 2017 — In 2013, materials scientists grew a 'garden' of self-assembled crystal microstructures. Now, applied mathematicians have developed a framework to better understand and control the ... read more

Connected Dolls and Tell-Tale Teddy Bears: Why We Need to Manage the Internet of Toys

Mar. 23, 2017 — Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers have used machine learning on the Stampede supercomputer to model the cellular control network that determines how tadpoles develop. Using that model, they reverse-engineered a drug ... read more

Camouflage Apples Keep an Eye on Perishables

Mar. 22, 2017 — On the long journey from the fruit plantation to the retailer's shelf, fruits can quickly perish. In particular, the refrigeration inside the cargo containers is not always guaranteed and ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A research group has demonstrated that by changing only its parameter related to speed, a quadruped robot can spontaneously change its ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — A team of scientists has discovered that a law controlling the bizarre behavior of black holes out in space -- is also true for cold helium atoms that can be studied in laboratories. This finding may ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Engineers have created a 'tree-on-a-chip' -- a microfluidic pump inspired by the way trees and plants circulate nutrients. The chip pumps water for days, at constant rates that could power ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — With some help from 3-D printing, a UC Davis mathematician is trying to crack a problem that frustrates both mathematicians and furniture movers: What's the largest sofa you can fit round a ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have described a material that, when heated to about 450 degrees Celsius, transforms from an atomically thin, two-dimensional sheet into an array of one-dimensional nanowires, each just a ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Researchers have developed a technology that can remotely control an animal's movement with human ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor ... read more

Video Games Can Mitigate Defensiveness Resulting from Bad Test Scores, Study Suggests

Mar. 9, 2017 — New research shows the potential effects of receiving positive feedback from playing video games after receiving a negative test score on an ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Music, more than any art, is a beautiful mix of science and emotion. It follows a set of patterns almost mathematically to extract feelings from its audience. Machines that make music focus on these ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — One bit of digital information can now be successfully stored in an individual atom. This result is a breakthrough in the miniaturization of storage media and has the potential to serve as a basis ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Chemical computers are becoming ever more of a reality. It turns out that after an appropriate teaching procedure even a relatively simple chemical system can perform non-trivial operations. In their ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Scientists have invented a new technology entitled “lip motion password” (lip password) which utilizes a person’s lip motions to create a ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — By enabling them to ask a question when they're confused, an algorithm helps robots get better at fetching objects, an important task for future robot ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — An algorithm designed for streaming video on a cellphone can unlock DNA's nearly full storage potential by squeezing more information into its four base nucleotides, say researchers. They ... read more

Mar. 2, 2017 — A molecular robot consisting of biomolecules, such as DNA and protein, has now been developed by a team of ... read more

Are Market Bubbles Caused by Traders' Testosterone Levels?

Mar. 1, 2017 — Such an effect may lead male traders, driven by an increase in testosterone due to a successful investment, to take exaggerated risks, which, in turn, create price bubbles. By increasing the number ... read more

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