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Computer Science - 24.04.2012
Vibrating Steering Wheel Guides Drivers While Keeping Their Eyes on the Road
: Vibrating Steering Wheel Guides Drivers While Keeping Their Eyes on the Road-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon and AT&T Researchers Evaluate Haptic Navigation Aid : Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / bspice [a] cs.cmu (p) edu PITTSBURGH-A vibrating steering wheel is an effective way to keep a driver's eyes safely on the road by providing an additional means to convey directions from a car's navigation system, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and AT&T Labs have shown.

Law - Computer Science - 23.04.2012
Speakers echo language style of superiors, especially if they need something
Want to know who holds the power? Just listen carefully, preferably with a little help from a computer. Research at Cornell shows that people speaking to someone of perceived superior status often unconsciously echo the linguistic style of that person. The effect is usually not noticed by humans but shows up in a computer analysis of large amounts of text.

Computer Science - 20.04.2012
Chatterbox whales say what?
Chatterbox whales say what?
Scientists studying the calls made by killer whales and pilot whales have a big problem: these whales talk too much. Because they make so many different sounds it is very hard to work out what these noises might mean. A first step would be to understand the typical sounds these animals make, and that's where volunteers visiting Whale.FM can help.

Computer Science - 19.04.2012
A woman's main focus moves off her partner once grandchildren arrive
A woman’s main focus moves off her partner once grandchildren arrive
A new study suggests that a woman's most intense relationship in her 20s is with a member of the opposite sex, but after the age of 45 this relationship shifts to a much younger female who is likely to be her daughter. The researchers suggest that women are more strategically driven than men in how they invest their time and after finding a mate, they shift their attention to grandchildren.

Computer Science - Physics - 12.04.2012
Tool developed at SLAC's Kavli Institute offers scientists closer look at merging galaxies
Tool developed at SLAC’s Kavli Institute offers scientists closer look at merging galaxies
Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology have created sophisticated computer simulations that show galaxy mergers in much more detail than ever before. Scientists at SLAC's Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology ( KIPAC ) have created sophisticated computer simulations that show galaxy mergers in much more detail than ever before.

Health - Computer Science - 02.04.2012
Fewer deaths, complications with robotic bladder cancer surgery, but cost is higher
Fewer deaths, complications with robotic bladder cancer surgery, but cost is higher
By Rachel Champeau April 02, 2012 Category: Academics & Faculty , Arts & Humanities , Campus News , Health Sciences , Research , UCLA News With technological advancements opening the door to less invasive medical procedures, robotic-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly popular, despite being more expensive than traditional surgery.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 07.03.2012
Technology weighing down Australia’s corporate briefcase
The executive briefcase in Australia is getting heavier, with new research from the University of Sydney showing that most executives carry two smartphones, as well as a tablet and possibly a laptop with them every day. Just a few years ago, IT departments around the globe were abuzz with the idea executives could carry just one integrated technological device, but this research reveals that most executives carry multiple devices on a daily basis.

Computer Science - 25.01.2012
Web app could find out if a song has the X Factor
A new web app that allows budding musicians to score their own songs to find out if they have hit potential has been launched. The app follows on from a paper presented at an international workshop last month that suggested it is possible to predict hits in the UK top 40 singles charts. The research team behind the app and study is based in the University of Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering and is led by Tijl de Bie.

Health - Computer Science - 17.01.2012
No increase in brain tumours in the Nordic countries
No increase in brain tumours in the Nordic countries
The incidence of glioma - the most common form of brain tumour - is not increasing in the Nordic countries, contradicting the claim that mobile phone use is a cause of the disease. This according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the scientific journal Epidemiology. The analyses presented by the researchers also show that the increased risks previously reported to be associated with mobile telephony in a few individual studies should have been observable in the general cancer statistics if mobile phone use had indeed been associated with a true risk increase.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 21.12.2011
Crucial advances in ’brain reading’
Innovative machine learning method anticipates neurocognitive changes, similar to predictive text-entry for cell phones, Internet search engines At UCLA's Laboratory of Integrative Neuroimaging Technology , researchers use functional MRI brain scans to observe brain signal changes that take place during mental activity.

Physics - Computer Science - 14.12.2011
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The "Supernova of a Generation" Shows Its Stuff
It was the brightest and closest stellar explosion seen from Earth in 25 years, dazzling professional and backyard astronomers alike. Now, thanks to this rare discovery—which some have called the "supernova of a generation"—astronomers have the most detailed picture yet of how this kind of explosion happens.

Physics - Computer Science - 13.12.2011
High-Energy Physicists Set Record for Network Data Transfer
With a sustained data rate of 186 gigabits per second, high-energy physicists demonstrate the efficient use of long-range networks to support cutting-edge science Researchers have set a new world record for data transfer, helping to usher in the next generation of high-speed network technology. At the SuperComputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle during mid-November, the international team transferred data in opposite directions at a combined rate of 186 gigabits per second (Gbps) in a wide-area network circuit.

Computer Science - Physics - 06.12.2011
Computer Simulations Shed Light on the Physics of Rainbows
Researchers simulated a variety of rainbows. Here, their simulations, bounded by black boxes, are inserted into photographs of real rainbows. Computer scientists at UC San Diego, who set out to simulate all rainbows found in nature, wound up answering questions about the physics of rainbows as well.

Computer Science - 28.11.2011
NSF radio showcases Eberly College of Science research podcasts
Three forums planned for students who wish to discuss recent events University prepares for Clery Act review President gives thanks for Penn State community's support A Message from President Rodney Erickson: Moving Forward Penn State Shenango to hold vigil for victims of child abuse Nov.

Computer Science - Physics - 17.11.2011
More reliable and power efficient ferroelectric memories
A team documented what is called the nanoscale switching of a ferroelectric memory bit. Ferroelectric materials have the potential to replace some of the current memory technologies, and may offer greater storage and require less power to retain computer data. The researchers' findings could help bring about a significant change in computer memory technology and reduce its electrical power demands.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 07.11.2011
Paper uncovers power of Foldit gamersí strategies
Researchers studying the nature of crowds playing Foldit called some strategies "shocking" in how well they mimicked some of the methods already used by protein scientists. Gamers made headlines in September for unraveling the structure of a protein central to research on AIDS. Today University of Washington researchers reveal the creative power of Foldit players' strategies and compare them to the best-known scientist-developed methods.

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 03.11.2011
Computer scientists identify Yelp security leak
Computer scientists identify Yelp security leak
Weakness in social media site, exposing users' personal data, has been corrected Computer scientists at Harvard, Boston University, and Yale stumbled upon a privacy leak in the mobile version of the popular Yelp social networking review site ( m.yelp.com ) in late October.

Physics - Computer Science - 02.11.2011
Solving Einsteinís theory
Solving Einsteinís theory
A team of University researchers will get their hands on some of Europe's fastest supercomputers in a bid to crack Einstein's theory of relativity and help describe what happens when two black holes collide. Experts in gravitational waves from the School of Physics and Astronomy have secured almost 16.7 million hours worth of supercomputer time to simulate and map the most violent events in the universe since the big bang - namely, collisions of black holes.

Computer Science - Health - 01.11.2011
Could social media be used to detect disease outbreaks?
Could social media be used to detect disease outbreaks?
New research has looked at whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. The study by academics at the University of Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory is published online in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology .

Health - Computer Science - 31.10.2011
Computer-based tool to improve diagnosis and prognosis for cancer patients
PA 336/11 A computer-based tool could help GPs to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from two of the most common forms of cancer, potentially saving thousands of lives every year. Researchers at The University of Nottingham and ClinRisk Ltd have shown that the algorithm is successful in identifying those suffering with gastro-oesophageal cancer and lung cancer at an earlier stage by 'red-flagging' potentially worrying combinations of symptoms and risk factors.