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Physics - Computer Science - 11.09.2017
Quantum internet a step closer with data storage breakthrough
The effort to build a quantum computer is often described as the space race of the 21st century. Our work will allow us to build a global network to connect quantum computers. Scientists at ANU have found a new way to store quantum data long enough to share the information around a next-generation internet which promises to be impervious to hacking.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 08.09.2017
How neural networks think
How neural networks think
Artificial-intelligence research has been transformed by machine-learning systems called neural networks, which learn how to perform tasks by analyzing huge volumes of training data. During training, a neural net continually readjusts thousands of internal parameters until it can reliably perform some task, such as identifying objects in digital images or translating text from one language to another.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 08.09.2017
Apety - the app that makes eating out a piece of cake
Apety - the app that makes eating out a piece of cake
Students from EPFL and HEC have just launched an app that streamlines how you organize a meal out with friends.

Computer Science - Psychology - 06.09.2017
Computer programming languages can impact science and thought
For decades, fierce debates have raged over the benefits of different programming languages over others: Java vs. C++; Python vs. Ruby; Flask vs. Django. While often waged with fervor by computer scientists and programmers, these debates tend to rely on anecdotal evidence, with very little rigorous comparison of programming approaches or the larger question of how software may augment human thinking.

Physics - Computer Science - 06.09.2017
New tool for characterizing quantum simulators
New tool for characterizing quantum simulators
Physicsts are developing quantum simulators, to help solve problems that are beyond the reach of conventional computers. However, they first need new tools to ensure that the simulators work properly. Innsbruck researchers around Rainer Blatt and Christian Roos, together with researchers from the Universities of Ulm and Strathclyde, have now implemented a new technique in the laboratory that can be used to efficiently characterize the complex states of quantum simulators.

Environment - Computer Science - 31.08.2017
A new mobile application helps scientists map the sound environment
A new mobile application helps scientists map the sound environment
Anyone who owns an Android smartphone will soon be able to contribute to a research project, simply by recording surrounding noise.

Health - Computer Science - 28.08.2017
New app uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer
New app uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses - with a five-year survival rate of 9 percent - in part because there are no telltale symptoms or non-invasive screening tools to catch a tumor before it spreads. Now, University of Washington researchers have developed an app that could allow people to easily screen for pancreatic cancer and other diseases - by snapping a smartphone selfie.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 21.08.2017
Computer Scientists from Freie Universität Are Vice World Champions in Automated Theorem Proving
Automated Theorem Prover (ATP) Leo-III Developed at Freie Universität Berlin Took Second Place in Higher-Order Logic Category in World Championship No 223/2017 from Aug 21, 2017 The Leo-III computer system has been under development since 2014 by researchers Alexander Steen and Max Wisniewski under the direction of Dr. Christoph Benzmüller at the Dahlem Center for Machine Learning and Robotics at the Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin.

Politics - Computer Science - 21.08.2017
Four Generous Grants from the European Research Council
Young Researchers at Freie Universität Win ERC Starting Grants No 224/2017 from Aug 21, 2017 Four researchers at Freie Universität Berlin have won ERC Starting Grants. The grants were awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) in amounts up to 1.5 million euros over a five-year period. The winning projects at Freie Universität are in the fields of Arabic studies, computer science, neuroscience, and political science.

Computer Science - Innovation - 17.08.2017
Using a camera to spot and track drones
Using a camera to spot and track drones
EPFL researchers have shown that a simple camera can detect and track flying drones. Plus, the lightweight, energy-efficient and inexpensive technology could be installed directly on the drones themselves and enhance safety in the skies. The rising number of drones in air space poses numerous challenges.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 16.08.2017
In a step toward fighting human trafficking, sex ads are linked to Bitcoin data
In a step toward fighting human trafficking, sex ads are linked to Bitcoin data
!- Start of DoubleClick Floodlight Tag: Please do not remove Activity name of this tag: UCB001CP Retargeting URL of the webpage where the tag is expected to be placed: http://unknown This tag must be placed between the A UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate has developed the first automated techniques to identify adult ads tied to human trafficking rings by linking the ads to public information from Bitcoin - the primary payment method for online sex ads.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 15.08.2017
AI, Crowdsourcing Combine To Close "Analogy Gap" - News - Carnegie Mellon University
Searching and repurposing ideas could inspire innovation Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine databases of patents, inventions and research papers, identifying ideas that can be repurposed to solve new problems or create products.

Computer Science - 14.08.2017
The right order
The right order
Ingo Scholtes from the Chair of Systems Design has developed an analytical method that takes account of the chronological order of connections within networks. This not only makes it possible to more accurately identify links between topics on the internet, but also makes it easier to predict the spread of epidemics, for example.

Physics - Computer Science - 10.08.2017
Surprise discovery in the search for energy efficient information storage
Today almost all information stored on hard disc drives or cloud servers is recorded in magnetic media, because it is non-volatile (i.e. it retains the information when power is switched off) and cheap. For portable devices such as mobile phones and tablets, other forms of non-magnetic memory are used because the technology based on magnetism is impractical and is not energy efficient.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 10.08.2017
What's the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick. The computer automatically sources and processes associated words and images required for the novel mind reading card trick which is performed by a magician.

Computer Science - 10.08.2017
Find out how much privacy you compromise with every click
Find out how much privacy you compromise with every click
Does clicking on a link or liking a product have an impact on your privacy and your personal information? An EPFL researcher has come up with a way to browse the internet without revealing too much about yourself and without having to forgo the convenience of online product recommendations. Nowadays it is common for people to buy a book or other product that was recommended to them based on their online profile.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 10.08.2017
DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks
DNA sequencing tools lack robust protections against cybersecurity risks
Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise to reveal everything from one's ancestry to fitness levels to microorganisms that live in your gut. A new study from University of Washington researchers that  analyzed the security hygiene of common, open-source DNA processing programs  finds evidence of poor computer security practices used throughout the field    .

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 08.08.2017
Cybercriminals are not as anonymous as we think | University of Oxford
Understanding a cybercriminal's backstory - where they live, what they do and who they know, is key to cracking cybercrime, new research suggests. Online crime is of course online, but there is also a surprisingly strong offline and local dimension. Cybercriminals are often seen as faceless, international, computer masterminds, who are almost impossible to identify or understand as a result.

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 07.08.2017
Spectacular images thanks to an efficient algorithm
Spectacular images thanks to an efficient algorithm
Filming of spectacular action scenes is expensive and the creative possibilities are often limited. An ETH doctoral student has developed an algorithm that allows drones to implement the desired picture compositions independently.

Computer Science - 27.07.2017
CMU Method Enables Telescoping Devices To Bend and Twist
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found a way to design telescoping structures that can bend and twist, enabling robots of various shapes to collapse themselves for transport, enter tiny spaces and reach over or around large obstacles. The researchers devised algorithms that can take a suggested shape that includes curves or twists and design a telescoping structure to match.