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From Massive Supercomputers Come Tiniest Transistors
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From Massive Supercomputers Come Tiniest Transistors

Purdue University researchers have created a set of software tools that can predict the future behavior of nanoscale transistors. The software simulates the phenomena...

Walking, Driving, and Riding in a Winter Wonderland
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Walking, Driving, and Riding in a Winter Wonderland

A geographer at the University of Maryland is using big data culled from social media to develop better models of the ways people behave when snow begins to fall...

Mathematician Tries to Solve Wave Equations
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Mathematician Tries to Solve Wave Equations

University of California, Los Angeles professor Terence Tao is using computers to help him solve a tricky mathematical question.

Firmer Footing For Robots With Smart Walking Sticks
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Firmer Footing For Robots With Smart Walking Sticks

The SupraPed robotic platform uses "smart staffs" inspired by walking sticks to better balance and move over uneven terrain. 

Advances in Computer Mobility, Connectivity, and Networks
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Advances in Computer Mobility, Connectivity, and Networks

Researchers are developing programs and platforms that will ensure systems work despite power outages and other issues associated with mobility and connectivity...

Tele-Robotics Puts Robot Power at Your Fingertips
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Tele-Robotics Puts Robot Power at Your Fingertips

Cyber-dogs could help address one of the more pressing challenges of our time, according to scientists at the recent Smart America Expo.

Demonstrating a Driverless Future
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Demonstrating a Driverless Future

Researchers say they have developed one of the most advanced autonomous vehicles ever designed. 

A High-Performance First Year for Stampede
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A High-Performance First Year for Stampede

Approximately 3,400 researchers from 350 institutions used the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in its first year.

Revolutionizing How We Keep Track of Time in Cyber-Physical Systems
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Revolutionizing How We Keep Track of Time in Cyber-Physical Systems

A U.S. National Science Foundation to five universities will support development of new clocking technologies, synchronization protocols, and control and sensing...

Artificial Brains Learn to Adapt
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Artificial Brains Learn to Adapt

Researchers are studying a new type of spiking neural network that more closely mimics the behavioral learning processes of mammalian brains. 

Winners of 10th Annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge Announced
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Winners of 10th Annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge Announced

The National Science Foundation, along with the journal Science, today announces the 53 winners and honorable mentions of the International Science & Technology...

Electronics Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Memory Chips
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Electronics Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Memory Chips

Rice University graduate student Jun Yao's research with silicon-oxide circuits could be a game-changer in nanoelectronics.

Researchers Control Collective Spin States Electrically at Room Temperature
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Researchers Control Collective Spin States Electrically at Room Temperature

Physicists at the University of Nebraska Lincoln have changed the orientation of a  large number of electron spins collectively at room temperature by pure electrical...

A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics
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A Tiny Defect That May Create Smaller, Faster Electronics

Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a technique to turn defects in graphene into tiny metallic wires.
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