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Innovation - Computer Science - 22.05.2024
A new and efficient chip design will demand even more of modern chip machines
A new and efficient chip design will demand even more of modern chip machines
How TU/e researchers push further the performance of computer chips while at the same time making them more efficient. Nowadays, it's hard to envision the world without computers. But the ever better performing chips in smartphones, cars, and almost every modern device are consuming more and more power.

Computer Science - Physics - 21.05.2024
Programming quantum computers with the help of AI
Programming quantum computers with the help of AI
Researchers at the University of Innsbruck have presented a new method for planning computing operations on a quantum computer. A generative machine learning model is used to find a suitable sequence of quantum gates to execute a quantum operation. The study, which has now been published in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence , is an important step towards exploiting the full potential of quantum computers .

Computer Science - Innovation - 16.05.2024
Intelligent surfaces research breakthrough could solve indoor positioning problem
A new advance in a developing form of wireless communications could help precisely pinpoint the locations of people and objects indoors, researchers say. Engineers from University of Glasgow and colleagues from the UK and Australia are behind the research breakthrough. Their work could have a wide range of future applications, from helping emergency services quickly find people trapped in smoke-filled buildings to offering device-assisted navigation through public spaces for blind and partially-sighted people.

Innovation - Computer Science - 16.05.2024
New tool empowers users to fight online misinformation
The Trustnet browser extension lets individuals assess the accuracy of any content on any website. Most people agree that the spread of online misinformation is a serious problem. But there is much less consensus on what to do about it. Many proposed solutions focus on how social media platforms can or should moderate content their users post, to prevent misinformation from spreading.

Physics - Computer Science - 15.05.2024
A new, low-cost, high-efficiency photonic integrated circuit
A new, low-cost, high-efficiency photonic integrated circuit
Researchers at EPFL have developed scalable photonic integrated circuits, based on lithium tantalate, marking a significant advancement in optical technologies with potential to widespread commercial applications. The rapid advancement in photonic integrated circuits (PICs), whichcombine multiple optical devices and functionalities on a single chip, has revolutionized optical communications and computing systems.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 15.05.2024
Danoy on Swarm Intelligence Powered by Automated Algorithm Design 
Swarm intelligence will revolutionise autonomous systems like robots or satellites. Inspired by nature, swarms of autonomous agents can display collectively intelligent behaviours, even though every single agent follows simple rules based on its individual perception. Thinking ahead, such systems can enable completely new possibilities for a multitude of use cases.

Computer Science - Campus - 15.05.2024
Can AI help save beluga whales?
Beluga whale populations in the Arctic are under threat due to increased onand off-shore activities such as oil and gas development and climate change. Aerial surveys capture images over breeding and feeding regions and this is the most popular non-invasive approach for monitoring the populations of beluga whales and ensuring their distribution and health status.

Health - Computer Science - 14.05.2024
Female health apps misuse highly sensitive data
Apps designed for female health monitoring are exposing users to unnecessary privacy and safety risks through their poor data handling practices, according to new research from UCL and King's College London. The study, presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2024 on 14 May, is the most extensive evaluation of the privacy practices of female health apps to date.

Innovation - Computer Science - 13.05.2024
Chatbots tell people what they want to hear
A Johns Hopkins-led team found that chatbots reinforce our biases, providing insight into how AI could widen the public divide on controversial issues Chatbots share limited information, reinforce ideologies, and, as a result, can lead to more polarized thinking when it comes to controversial issues, according to new Johns Hopkins University-led research.

Computer Science - Innovation - 13.05.2024
Managing screen time by making phones slightly more annoying to use
Delaying a phone's swiping and tapping functions forces users to think harder, making it easier for them to consider whether to keep scrolling Study: InteractOut: Leveraging Interaction Proxies as Input Manipulation Strategies for Reducing Smartphone Overuse (DOI: 10. The best way to help smartphone users manage their screen time may be to make phones progressively more annoying to use, according to new University of Michigan research.

Chemistry - Computer Science - 10.05.2024
Evolutionary algorithm generates tailored 'molecular fingerprints'
Evolutionary algorithm generates tailored ’molecular fingerprints’
Team at the University of Münster develops an improved method for explaining machine predictions of chemical reactions Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming more and more relevant in everyday life - and the same goes for chemistry. Organic chemists, for example, are interested in how machine learning can help discover and synthesise new molecules that are effective against diseases or are useful in other ways.

Physics - Computer Science - 09.05.2024
Potential of Electron Spin to Transmit Quantum Information
Scientists Demonstrate the Potential of Electron Spin to Transmit Quantum Information " layout="backlink-only" The spin of the electron is nature's perfect quantum bit, capable of extending the range of information storage beyond "one" or "zero." Exploiting the electron's spin degree of freedom (possible spin states) is a central goal of quantum information science.

Transport - Computer Science - 08.05.2024
Research casts new light on bike safety in the age of self-driving cars
Equipping self-driving cars with external displays which use coloured lights to communicate their next manoeuvre could help keep cyclists safe on the roads of the future, researchers say. With autonomous vehicles becoming more common, reducing active human involvement in driving in the process, researchers from the University of Glasgow have been working to investigate new ways to help self-driving cars speak the language of cyclists.

Physics - Computer Science - 07.05.2024
Quantum breakthrough: World’s purest silicon brings scientists one step closer to scaling up quantum computers
More than 100 years ago, scientists at The University of Manchester changed the world when they discovered the nucleus in atoms, marking the birth of nuclear physics. Fast forward to today, and history repeats itself, this time in quantum computing.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 07.05.2024
Exploring the mysterious alphabet of sperm whales
MIT CSAIL and Project CETI researchers reveal complex communication patterns in sperm whales, deepening our understanding of animal language systems. The allure of whales has stoked human consciousness for millennia, casting these ocean giants as enigmatic residents of the deep seas. From the biblical Leviathan to Herman Melville's formidable Moby Dick, whales have been central to mythologies and folklore.

Computer Science - 02.05.2024
Warning from the Scientific Community: Beware of AI-based Deception Detection
Artificial intelligence may soon help to identify lies and deception. However, a research team from the Universities of Marburg and Würzburg warns against premature use. Oh, if only it were as easy as with Pinocchio. Here it was simple to see when he was telling a lie: after all, his nose grew a little longer each time.

Innovation - Computer Science - 02.05.2024
Polly wants a chatter: parrots prefer live calls over pre-recorded videos
Pet parrots given the choice to video-call each other or watch pre-recorded videos of other birds will flock to the opportunity for live chats, new research shows. The study, led by animal-computer interaction specialists at the University of Glasgow, gave tablet devices to nine parrots and their owners to explore the potential of the video chats to expand the birds' social lives.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 29.04.2024
Identifying the next deadly virus
Identifying the next deadly virus
Researchers from the University of Waterloo have successfully classified 191 previously unidentified astroviruses using a new machine learning-enabled classification process. Astroviruses are some of the most damaging and widespread viruses in the world. These viruses cause severe diarrhea, which kills more than 440,000 children under the age of five annually.

Computer Science - Innovation - 29.04.2024
Innovative verification techniques to increase security in artificial intelligence and image processing
The results not only improve the efficiency and scalability of cryptographic proof systems, but also open up new possibilities for ensuring the integrity, fairness and privacy of data processing tasks in various applications of AI and image processing.

Computer Science - Innovation - 29.04.2024
An AI dataset carves new paths to tornado detection
TorNet, a public artificial intelligence dataset, could help models reveal when and why tornadoes form, improving forecasters' ability to issue warnings. The return of spring in the Northern Hemisphere touches off tornado season. A tornado's twisting funnel of dust and debris seems an unmistakable sight.
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