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Computer Software Program Allows Observation of Viruses
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Computer Software Program Allows Observation of Viruses

Two New Mexico State University scientists have developed software that generates approximate three-dimensional models of complex and unknown proteins, which could...

Argonne Launches Tool to Help Auto Industry Reduce Costs
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Argonne Launches Tool to Help Auto Industry Reduce Costs

Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Transportation recently unveiled Autonomie, a modeling tool designed to address the auto industry's...

Career Opportunities
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Career Opportunities

What are the job prospects for today's—and tomorrow's—graduates?

Security in the Cloud
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Security in the Cloud

Cloud computing offers many advantages, but also involves security risks. Fortunately, researchers are devising some ingenious solutions.

Turning Data Into Knowledge
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Turning Data Into Knowledge

Today's data deluge is leading to new approaches to visualize, analyze, and catalog enormous datasets.

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Britain's Biggest Security Threat

Cyberwarfare, not conventional armed conflict, is the country’s No. 1 national-security concern, says a new report from the U.K.'s National Security Council.

Adding Human Intelligence to Software
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Adding Human Intelligence to Software

MIT researchers have developed TurKit, a toolkit that enables users to write algorithms to coordinate online workers using Javascript and create human intelligence...

Twitter Can Predict the Stock Market
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Twitter Can Predict the Stock Market

The emotional roller coaster captured on Twitter can predict the ups and downs of the stock market, a new study finds. Measuring how calm the Twitterverse is...

German Radar Satellites Fly Tight Space Waltz
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German Radar Satellites Fly Tight Space Waltz

It is a remarkable acrobatic display. Two German radar satellites are now flying in tight formation as they prepare to make the most detailed ever 3D map of the...

Robot Limbs to Plug Into the Brain with Light
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Robot Limbs to Plug Into the Brain with Light

Imagine a bionic arm that plugs directly into the nervous system, so that the brain can control its motion, and the owner can feel pressure and heat through their...

Beno
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Beno

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, a maverick mathematician who developed an innovative theory of roughness and applied it to physics, biology, finance and many other fields...

Computational Power Against Noise
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Computational Power Against Noise

The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment is working with Empa's Acoustics and Noise Control Laboratory to develop a computer model to simulate noise levels...

Ecs Research Advances Identification of People By Their Ears
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Ecs Research Advances Identification of People By Their Ears

A new biometric technique developed by computer scientists at the University of Southampton can automatically identify people by their ears. The technique uses...

Artificial Intelligence: Helping Man Explore the Cosmos
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Artificial Intelligence: Helping Man Explore the Cosmos

Man's first 50 years of spaceflight may have been fuelled by human ingenuity but it is artificial intelligence that will play an increasingly important role in...

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When Glass Touch Screens Feel Like Sandpaper

Glass screens that can feel the touch of your fingers are all the rage these days. You'll find them in all kinds of gadgets, from smartphones to tablet computers...

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Body Organs Can Send Status ­pdates to Your Cellphone

For cardiac patients such as myself, too much excitement can be a shocking experience. If my heart rate gets too high the implanted defibrillator in my chest can...

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You Too Can Have a Dream Body

If you dislike the way you look on video, a new kind of image-manipulation software could make you feel better about yourself.

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Therapeutic Computer Games Target Stroke Sufferers

A therapeutic computer game developed in Ireland uses 3-D goggles to improve the brain's sense of perspective and balance in stroke sufferers. A motion-controlled...

Powerful Supercomputer Peers Into the Origin of Life
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Powerful Supercomputer Peers Into the Origin of Life

Supercomputer simulations at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are helping scientists unravel how nucleic acids could have contributed...

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Goooaal! Students Scoring with Computer Science

Rowan University students are using their computer skills to help score goals on the soccer field. CS master's degree students developed Soccer Scoop, a computer...
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