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Innovation - Computer Science - 18.02.2022
New VUB spin-off pushes software innovation into higher gear
No coding skills are needed to build and test software prototypes with weave.ly The Vrije Universiteit Brussel has a new spin-off.

Health - Computer Science - 17.02.2022
Open-source patient model tops industry standard
Tested without needing hospitals to share data, the method for developing the model could speed further improvements in medical prediction tools A newly developed open-source patient deterioration model is improving care at the University of Michigan's health system. Now, a study published in the British Medical Journal demonstrates that it is effective at 12 other hospital centers around the United States, outperforming the accuracy of the widely used EPIC Deterioration Index by more than 21%.

Health - Computer Science - 16.02.2022
Queen’s Researchers develop algorithm to identify pulmonary hypertension from available Ontario healthcare data
News Release - Queen's Researchers develop algorithm to identify pulmonary hypertension from available Ontario healthcare data KINGSTON, ON- Pulmonary hypertension is an often under-recognized chronic disease that involves a congestion of blood supply in the lungs and heart, and is associated with other life-threatening diseases like heart failure.

Physics - Computer Science - 16.02.2022
Chaining Atoms Together Yields Quantum Storage
New technique could make quantum networking possible Engineers at Caltech have developed an approach for quantum storage could help pave the way for the development of large-scale optical quantum networks. The new system relies on nuclear spins-the angular momentum of an atom's nucleus-oscillating collectively as a spin wave.

Computer Science - 16.02.2022
Google's 'CEO' image search gender bias hasn't really been fixed
Google’s ’CEO’ image search gender bias hasn’t really been fixed
We use Google's image search to help us understand the world around us. For example, a search about a certain profession, "truck driver” for instance, should yield images that show us a representative smattering of people who drive trucks for a living. But in 2015, University of Washington researchers found that when searching for a variety of occupations - including "CEO” - women were significantly underrepresented in the image results , and that these results can change searchers- worldviews.

Physics - Computer Science - 14.02.2022
What's inside a black hole? U-M physicist uses quantum computing, machine learning to find out
What’s inside a black hole? U-M physicist uses quantum computing, machine learning to find out
Dude, what if everything around us was just... a hologram? The thing is, it could be-and a University of Michigan physicist is using quantum computing and machine learning to better understand the idea, called holographic duality. Holographic duality is a mathematical conjecture that connects theories of particles and their interactions with the theory of gravity.

Environment - Computer Science - 10.02.2022
New technique will improve the construction of ice roads and bridges
New technique will improve the construction of ice roads and bridges
Sustainability of ice roads at risk due to climate change By A new study found that measuring the time it takes for a radar pulse to travel from a satellite to the sea surface and back again can reveal the thickness of river ice and dates when it is safe to travel on ice roads and bridges in arctic regions.

Computer Science - Health - 10.02.2022
New computer vision system designed to analyse cells in microscopy videos
New computer vision system designed to analyse cells in microscopy videos
Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a system based on computer vision techniques that allows automatic analysis of biomedical videos captured by microscopy in order to characterise and describe the behaviour of the cells that appear in the images. These new techniques developed by the UC3M engineering team have been used for measurements on living tissues, in research carried out with scientists from the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC in its Spanish acronym).

Environment - Computer Science - 09.02.2022
Artificial intelligence and big data can help preserve wildlife
Artificial intelligence and big data can help preserve wildlife
A team of experts in artificial intelligence and animal ecology have put forth a new, cross-disciplinary approach intended to enhance research on wildlife species and make more effective use of the vast amounts of data now being collected thanks to new technology. Their study appears today. The field of animal ecology has entered the era of big data and the Internet of Things.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 28.01.2022
Satellite Designed at CMU Launches into Low-Earth Orbit
The Tartan-Artibeus-1 Satellite, developed at Carnegie Mellon University, was aboard SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 launch of Transporter-3 to orbit on Jan. It was deployed to low-Earth orbit as part of the Alba Unicorn constellation. "Our lab developed the Tartan-Artibeus-1 Satellite, which is what we believe to be the world's first batteryless PocketQube nanosatellite," said Brandon Lucia , an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Health - Computer Science - 27.01.2022
Precision Rehabilitation May Prevent Osteoarthritis
Athletes and sports fans know that a torn ACL knocks a player out of the game, requires surgical repair and involves a long recovery. But for many injured athletes, being temporarily sidelined is only the beginning of a lifelong struggle. According to Eni Halilaj , an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and biomechanist who specializes in orthopaedic rehabilitation, 60% of those who suffer this common knee injury also develop osteoarthritis early in life.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.01.2022
Belgian researchers create ’treasure map’ to find meteorites in Antarctica
A Belgian-Dutch scientific team, including researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has created the first ever "treasure map" revealing where meteorites can be found in Antarctica. Meteorites come from space and are found on the Earth's surface as stony material. They contain crucial information about the formation and evolution of our solar system.

Computer Science - Materials Science - 25.01.2022
Calculating the best shapes for things to come
Maximizing the performance and efficiency of structures-everything from bridges to computer components-can be achieved by design with a new algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and Northeastern University. It's an advancement likely to benefit a host of industries where costly and time-consuming trial-and-error testing is necessary to determine the optimal design.

Physics - Computer Science - 20.01.2022
Towards compact quantum computers, thanks to topology
Towards compact quantum computers, thanks to topology
Researchers at PSI have compared the electron distribution below the oxide layer of two semiconductors. The investigation is part of an effort to develop particularly stable quantum bits -and thus, in turn, particularly efficient quantum computers. They have now published their latest research, which is supported in part by Microsoft, in the scientific journal Advanced Quantum Technologies .

Computer Science - Environment - 19.01.2022
Cambridge partners with Schmidt Futures in new software engineering network
Cambridge partners with Schmidt Futures in new software engineering network
Software engineers will bridge the gap between modern science and scalable complex software at four leading universities.

Computer Science - Physics - 10.01.2022
The next big computing revolution
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. Researcher Christine Muschik thinks outside the box with quantum computing innovations  Computing revolutions of the past few decades have already taken us from floppy discs to an era of almost instantaneous communication in an internet-connected world.

Health - Computer Science - 07.01.2022
Diets: how scientists discovered that one size doesn't fit all
Diets: how scientists discovered that one size doesn’t fit all
If you ate too much over the festive season, you may well be thinking about a healthy diet plan for 2022. But as anyone who has ever dieted knows, there are countless options out there. Right now, we're in the midst of a revolutionary time for understanding the human body, and so the question arises: can new science tell us which diet plan is best for losing weight? Many diets originate in a system for rating foods according to the effect they have on our blood sugar level.

Computer Science - Physics - 06.01.2022
Making quantum computers even more powerful
Making quantum computers even more powerful
Engineers at EPFL have developed a method for reading several qubits - the smallest unit of quantum data - at the same time. Their discovery paves the way to a new generation of even more powerful quantum computers. -IBM and Google currently have the world's most powerful quantum computers,- says Prof. Edoardo Charbon, head of the Advanced Quantum Architecture Laboratory (AQUA Lab) in EPFL's School of Engineering.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 06.01.2022
Taking a step towards self-walking robotic exoskeletons
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. Trailblazing research is transforming the field of rehabilitation medicine by developing robotic exoskeleton legs capable of autonomous control and decision making  Brokoslaw Laschowski is using his interdisciplinary education - spanning four academic degrees - as a toolkit to integrate robotics technology with rehabilitation medicine.

Materials Science - Computer Science - 06.01.2022
Data-frugal Deep Learning Optimizes Microstructure Imaging
Deep learning is often recognized as the magic behind self-driving cars and facial recognition, but what about its ability to safeguard the quality of the materials that make up these advanced devices? Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Elizabeth Holm and materials science and engineering doctoral candidate Bo Lei have adopted computer vision methods for microstructural images that not only require a fraction of the data deep learning typically relies on, but can save materials researchers an abundance of time and money.