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Psychology - Computer Science - 23.08.2022
Show me your Twitter feed and I’ll tell you what your problem is
Data scientist Marijn ten Thij studies human behaviour on the basis of messages posted on social media. For example, he mapped the changing mood during the corona pandemic using 3.5 million tweets. The analysis of this kind of data is not only socially relevant, it could also help individuals in psychological distress.

Computer Science - Health - 19.08.2022
First completely robot-supported microsurgical operations performed
First completely robot-supported microsurgical operations performed
Münster surgeons use new operating method for the first time anywhere in the world / Research at Münster University strengthens medical digitalisation in the operating theatre It is a great success for robotic microsurgery not only in Münster but worldwide - both for medicine and for science: a team led by scientists Dr. Maximilian Kückelhaus and Prof. Tobias Hirsch from the Centre for Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Münster has carried out the first completely robot-supported microsurgical operations on humans.

Computer Science - Materials Science - 18.08.2022
Visualizing nanoscale structures in real time
Open-source software enables researchers to see materials in 3D while they're still on the electron microscope Study: Real-Time 3D Analysis During Electron Tomography using tomviz (DOI: 10.1038/s41467'022 -32046-0) Computer chip designers, materials scientists, biologists and other scientists now have an unprecedented level of access to the world of nanoscale materials thanks to 3D visualization software that connects directly to an electron microscope.

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.08.2022
Putting the Human Back into the Algorithm
Putting the Human Back into the Algorithm
Is AI our only hope for the future of humankind? Professor Sami Kaski explores how this powerful tool could help meet the challenges facing our world. But how do we ensure that the human is present in the machine? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is all around us. From the smart watches we wear everyday collecting our personal biodata to helping medical professionals prescribe to patients, this technology has the potential to greatly advance global health services, to name just one area, in the future.

Computer Science - 09.08.2022
New attacks on computer systems: TU Graz publishes details of Æpic Leak and SQUIP
By Birgit Baustädter International IT security research teams headed by Daniel Gruss of TU Graz have released information on two new forms of cyberattack that exploit hardware. Reliable, bug-free computer hardware provides the foundation for secure software. Now, vulnerabilities on the hardware side are increasingly attracting the attention of hackers and developers alike, not least following the discovery of the Meltdown and Spectre side-channel attacks by TU Graz researchers in 2018.

Physics - Computer Science - 03.08.2022
Quantum Machine Learning enters the fray in CERN’s LHCb experiment
In a recent article in the Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), the LHCb collaboration reports the application of Quantum Machine Learning for identifying properties of so-called jets: streams of particles that result from particle collisions. It is the first paper to describe the application of quantum computing to the identification of jets originating from beauty quarks or anti-quarks, a type of particle of particular interest to the LHCb experiment.

Health - Computer Science - 02.08.2022
New diabetes monitor can detect glucose levels using breath
A next-generation diabetes monitor that analyses breath might soon mean no more needle pricks to check blood sugar levels. The device uses gas sensors to measure breath instantly, then links via Bluetooth with a program on a mobile device to give a readout. Distinct biomarkers in exhaled breath carry a subtle signature that the device picks up before the app uses a deep learning algorithm to produce rapid individual results.

Computer Science - Health - 29.07.2022
New Centre for Model-Based Artificial Intelligence
Carl Zeiss Foundation provides five million euros for establishment of CZS Heidelberg Center for Model-Based AI A centre for model-based artificial intelligence has been set up at Heidelberg University to link mathematical modelling methods with information processing in neuronal networks. The Carl Zeiss Foundation (CZS) is funding the CZS Heidelberg Center for Model-Based AI with five million euros over a period of six years.

Computer Science - 27.07.2022
Video games: posing in 3D
An UdeM computer scientist and his PhD candidate have developed a tool for animators to use bitmap sketches to control how a character stands and moves in three dimensions. What's the best way to get 3D characters in videogames to look real and expressive? Two computer scientists at Université de Montréal have come up with answer: use simple bitmap sketches to make their poses more lifelike.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 26.07.2022
UC San Diego Computer Scientist Receives Prestigious Simons Investigator Award
Shachar Lovett, an associate professor in UC San Diego's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has received a Simons Foundation Investigator award, which supports outstanding theoretical scientists in math, physics, astrophysics and computer science. Lovett will receive $100,000 per year over the next five years.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 21.07.2022
Murphy and Pathak Named 2022 DARPA Risers
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has named Carnegie Mellon University's Max Murphy and Deepak Pathak as part of the 2022 class of DARPA Risers. Each year the agency selects a cohort of outstanding early-career researchers to be recognized for their work and participate in a symposium.

Computer Science - 19.07.2022
Research project lends helping human hand to AI decisionmakers
A new research project is setting out to help artificial intelligence systems make fairer choices by lending them a helping human hand. Researchers from the University of Glasgow and Fujitsu Ltd. have teamed up for the year-long collaboration, which is called 'End-users fixing fairness issues', or Effi.

Physics - Computer Science - 19.07.2022
Machine Learning Paves Way for Smarter Particle Accelerators
Staff Scientist Daniele Filippetto working on the High Repetition-Rate Electron Scattering Apparatus. (Credit: Thor Swift/Berkeley Lab) – By Will Ferguson Scientists have developed a new machine-learning platform that makes the algorithms that control particle beams and lasers smarter than ever before.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 19.07.2022
Hey Siri: How Much Does This Galaxy Cluster Weigh?
It's been nearly a century since astronomer Fritz Zwicky first calculated the mass of the Coma Cluster, a dense collection of almost 1,000 galaxies located in the nearby universe. But estimating the mass of something so huge and dense, not to mention 320 million light-years away, has its share of problems - then and now.

Computer Science - 14.07.2022
Beating hackers at bug hunting
Beating hackers at bug hunting
An innovative new collaboration between EPFL's HexHive Laboratory and Oracle has developed automated, far-reaching technology in the ongoing battle between IT security managers and attackers, hoping to find bugs before the hackers do. On the 9th of December 2021 the world of IT security went into a state of shock.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 13.07.2022
Curtin-developed machine learning 'phones home' for famous Martian rock
Curtin-developed machine learning ’phones home’ for famous Martian rock
New Curtin-led research has pinpointed the exact home of the oldest and most famous Martian meteorite for the first time ever, offering critical geological clues about the earliest origins of Mars. Using a multidisciplinary approach involving a machine learning algorithm, the new research – published today in Nature Communications – identified the particular crater on Mars that ejected the so-called 'Black Beauty' meteorite, weighing 320 grams, and paired stones, which were first reported as being found in northern Africa in 2011.

Computer Science - Physics - 13.07.2022
Missing photonic link to enable an all-silicon quantum internet
Missing photonic link to enable an all-silicon quantum internet
Researchers at Simon Fraser University have made a crucial breakthrough in the development of quantum technology. Their research, published in Nature today, describes their observations of silicon -T centre- photon-spin qubits, an important milestone that unlocks immediate opportunities to construct massively scalable quantum computers and the quantum internet that will connect them.

Computer Science - 12.07.2022
Speculative calculations open a backdoor to information theft
Speculative calculations open a backdoor to information theft
Researchers have discovered a serious security vulnerability in computer hardware. The vulnerability, called "Retbleed," affects microprocessors from market leaders Intel and AMD. All commercially available operating systems worldwide that use these processors are affected. When computers execute special calculation steps to compute faster, they leave traces that hackers could abuse.

Health - Computer Science - 11.07.2022
Gender bias revealed in AI tools screening for liver disease
Gender bias revealed in AI tools screening for liver disease
Artificial intelligence models built to predict liver disease from blood tests are twice as likely to miss disease in women as in men, a new study by UCL researchers has found. The study, published in BMJ Health & Care Informatics and funded by UKRI, recreated four AI models documented in previous research as having a greater than 70% success rate in identifying liver disease from the results of blood tests.

Physics - Computer Science - 08.07.2022
World first self-calibrated photonic-chip: an interchange for optical data superhighways
Research led by Monash and RMIT Universities in Melbourne has found a way to create an advanced photonic integrated circuit that builds bridges between data superhighways, revolutionising the connectivity of current optical chips and replacing bulky 3D-optics with a wafer thin slice of silicon.