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Environment - Computer Science - 19.12.2016
New Leaf Study Sheds Light on 'Shady' Past
New Leaf Study Sheds Light on ‘Shady’ Past
A new study led by a research scientist at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) highlights a literally shady practice in plant science that has in some cases underestimated plants' rate of growth and photosynthesis, among other traits. The study, published Dec.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 05.12.2016
Birds flying through laser light reveal faults in flight research, Stanford study shows
Parrotlets flying through a field of lasers and microparticles helped test three popular models that predict the lift generated by flying animals. The work could help develop better flying robots. The protective goggles are tight, the chin strap secure. Conditions are calm and the lasers are ready; the air is infused with tiny aerosol particles that are primed to scatter and track at the slightest disruption.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 29.11.2016
EDGE bioinformatics brings genomics to everyone
EDGE bioinformatics brings genomics to everyone
A new bioinformatics platform will help democratize the genomics revolution by allowing users with limited bioinformatics expertise to quickly analyze and interpret genomic sequence data. "We realized that while next-generation sequencing instruments are becoming more widespread and more accessible to the average biologist or physician, the bioinformatics tools required to process and analyze the data were not as user-friendly or accessible," said Patrick Chain.

Health - Computer Science - 28.11.2016
Nottingham leads the world in research using information from primary healthcare
The University of Nottingham is the world-leader in research that uses the analysis of primary healthcare data to drive improvements in primary care, according to a study in the journal BMJ Open. The investigation shows the University produced the largest number of research publications using primary care databases of any institution in the world and is second in the world for citations.

Health - Computer Science - 28.11.2016
New Health Literacy Digital Divide
According to a new study, nearly half of Americans are skeptical of the benefits of Health information technologies - such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps. AUSTIN, Texas - Health information technologies - such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps - have the potential to improve health, but a new study suggests many Americans aren't buying the hype.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 25.11.2016
Understanding the dynamics of an avalanche
Professor Jim McElwaine of the Department of Earth Sciences talks about new research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface , which has given some of the first detailed measurements of what takes place inside an avalanche. Tell us a bit about the research? The aim of the project was to understand what processes are taking place inside an avalanche as it travels down a mountain.

Computer Science - 16.11.2016
Most updates to mobile apps don't make a noticeable difference
Most updates to mobile apps don’t make a noticeable difference
The majority of updates to mobile apps don't have a significant impact on user ratings, suggesting developers might release updates too frequently, according to a new study by UCL researchers. They found free apps were less likely to make an impact when their developers release an update compared to paid apps, although among the impactful releases, the impact was more likely to be positive for free apps.

Computer Science - 14.11.2016
CertiKOS: A breakthrough toward hacker-resistant operating systems
CertiKOS: A breakthrough toward hacker-resistant operating systems
A team of Yale researchers has unveiled CertiKOS, the world's first operating system that runs on multi-core processors and shields against cyber attacks, a milestone that the scientists say could lead to a new generation of reliable and secure systems software.

Physics - Computer Science - 03.11.2016
Scientists set traps for atoms with single-particle precision
Atoms, photons, and other quantum particles are often capricious and finicky by nature; very rarely at a standstill, they often collide with others of their kind. But if such particles can be individually corralled and controlled in large numbers, they may be harnessed as quantum bits, or qubits - tiny units of information whose state or orientation can be used to carry out calculations at rates significantly faster than today's semiconductor-based computer chips.

Law - Computer Science - 24.10.2016
AI predicts outcomes of human rights trials
AI predicts outcomes of human rights trials
The judicial decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) have been predicted to 79% accuracy using an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at UCL, the University of Sheffield and the University of Pennsylvania. The method is the first to predict the outcomes of a major international court by automatically analysing case text using a machine learning algorithm.

Computer Science - 18.10.2016
Plotting Pokémon Go's success
Plotting Pokémon Go's success
Since the popular game came out this past summer, the number of videos about it on YouTube has skyrocketed.

Computer Science - Health - 11.10.2016
Ultrasound imaging is gaining in precision
Ultrasound imaging is gaining in precision
Researchers have developed an image-reconstruction algorithm that improves the performance of ultrasound equipment. This breakthrough could have important implications in the fields of cardiology and neurosurgery. Over the past 30 years, ultrasound has become one of the most widely used imaging technologies in medicine.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 22.09.2016
Emotional Machines: Research Project on Interaction between People and Robots
Japanese Studies Scholar Elena Giannoulis Receives ERC Starting Grant for Project on Technological Transformation of Intimacy in Japan ' 311/2016 from Sep 22, 2016 Elena Giannoulis, a junior professor of Japanese studies at Freie Universität Berlin, is receiving a Starting Grant amounting to 1.5 million euros over five years from the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate human-robot interaction.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 22.09.2016
311 from Sep 22, 2016 Emotional Machines: Research Project on Interaction between People and Robots Japanese Studies Scholar Elena Giannoulis Receives ERC Starting Grant for Project on Technological Transformation of Intimacy in Japan
Japanese Studies Scholar Elena Giannoulis Receives ERC Starting Grant for Project on Technological Transformation of Intimacy in Japan ' 311/2016 from Sep 22, 2016 Elena Giannoulis, a junior professor of Japanese studies at Freie Universität Berlin, is receiving a Starting Grant amounting to 1.5 million euros over five years from the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate human-robot interaction.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 20.09.2016
Algorithm for predicting protein pairings could help show how living systems work
An algorithm which models how proteins inside cells interact with each other will enhance the study of biology, and sheds light on how proteins work together to complete tasks such as turning food into energy. Being able to predict these interactions will help us understand how proteins fit and work together to complete required tasks.

Media - Computer Science - 08.09.2016
Gender bias in sports journalism
'That was a great game! How's your love life?' A perplexing question, in more ways than one, to ask an athlete. But it happens, and it's worse for women, according to Cornell researchers. A computer analysis of several thousand's with tennis players shows that in post-game press conferences, female players are asked more questions not related to the game.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 07.09.2016
Recreating Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer
Astronomers have created the most detailed computer simulation to date of our Milky Way galaxy's formation, from its inception billions of years ago as a loose assemblage of matter to its present-day state as a massive, spiral disk of stars. The simulation solves a decades-old mystery surrounding the tiny galaxies that swarm around the outside of our much larger Milky Way.

Computer Science - 01.09.2016
AI and Supercomputers Help Alleviate Urban Traffic Problems
A new tool uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects from City of Austin raw traffic camera footage and characterize how those objects move and interact. Texas Advanced Computing Center/Center for Transportation Research AUSTIN, Texas - Look above the traffic light at a busy intersection in your city and you will probably see a camera.

Computer Science - 01.09.2016
AI and Supercomputers Help Alleviate Urban Traffic Problems
A new tool uses artificial intelligence to recognize objects from City of Austin raw traffic camera footage and characterize how those objects move and interact. Texas Advanced Computing Center/Center for Transportation Research AUSTIN, Texas - Look above the traffic light at a busy intersection in your city and you will probably see a camera.

Law - Computer Science - 26.08.2016
Lobbyists’ model legislation unmasked by U-M researchers
ANN ARBOR'Since 2005, about two dozen states have created "Stand Your Ground" laws authorizing deadly force in self-defense. And nearly all of those laws have similar language. So, how did that happen? They all shared an author: The American Legislative Exchange Council drafted "model" legislation and lobbied states to pass it.
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