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Research using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn’t evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago.

Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn't Become Deadlier, Yet

April 14, 2015 4:21 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Research using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn’t evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago.

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If you’re designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes to quantum computers, but physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have narrowed the

NIST Tightens Bounds on Quantum Information 'Speed Limit'

April 14, 2015 3:49 pm | by NIST | News | Comments

If you’re designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes to quantum computers, but physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have narrowed the theoretical limits for where that “speed limit” is.

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Imagine your computer screen could change shape. Imagine if that screen could spring to life at the touch of a fingertip, translating numbers and trends into shapes and gradients you can reach out and touch.

Shape-Changing Display is the End of 2D Graphing

April 14, 2015 3:37 pm | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Imagine your computer screen could change shape. Imagine if that screen could spring to life at the touch of a fingertip, translating numbers and trends into shapes and gradients you can reach out and touch. 

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Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will

Dark Energy Survey Creates Detailed Guide to Spotting Dark Matter

April 14, 2015 3:20 pm | by Fermilab | News | Comments

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will improve our understanding of dark matter's role in the formation of galaxies. 

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A key handwritten scientific document by Alan Turing in which he works on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science was sold for $1,025,000 in the Fine Books & Manuscripts Sale at Bonhams New York.

Alan Turing's Manuscript on Foundations of Mathematics and Computer Science Sold for $1,025,000

April 14, 2015 3:00 pm | by Bonhams | News | Comments

A key handwritten scientific document by Alan Turing in which he works on the foundations of mathematical notation and computer science was sold for $1,025,000 in the Fine Books & Manuscripts Sale at Bonhams New York.

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Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field – the world's second largest contiguous extrapolar ice field – and two lakes are pictured in this image of Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park. The park was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981, is situa

Two Lakes and an Ice Field

April 14, 2015 2:39 pm | News | Comments

Part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field – the world's second largest contiguous extrapolar ice field – and two lakes are pictured in this image of Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park. The park was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981, is situated in the area around Lake Viedma and the country’s largest freshwater Lake Argentino. 

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Notorious gangsters Al Capone and Carlo Gambino were famously done in by tax evasion charges. John Gotti, the “Teflon Don” was given up by a confidant. While the criminal masterminds of today are conducting their nefarious business online, the key to taki

Formulas Drive Activity in Organized Cybercrime Forums

April 13, 2015 4:53 pm | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Notorious gangsters Al Capone and Carlo Gambino were famously done in by tax evasion charges. John Gotti, the “Teflon Don” was given up by a confidant. While the criminal masterminds of today are conducting their nefarious business online, the key to taking them down depends on understanding how they organize and where to squeeze them. Researchers are searching for that pressure point by studying the activity of cybercrime forums.

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Lenore Rasmussen’s dream of developing a synthetic muscle that could be used to make better prosthetic limbs and more responsive robots will literally become airborne when her experiment rockets off to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral i

Synthetic Space Robot Muscle Ready for Testing on ISS

April 13, 2015 4:25 pm | by Jeanne Jackson DeVoe, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

Lenore Rasmussen’s dream of developing a synthetic muscle that could be used to make better prosthetic limbs and more responsive robots will literally become airborne when her experiment rockets off to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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Physicists have developed techniques that enable them to simulate high-speed impacts in artificial soil and sand in the lab, and then watch what happens underground close-up, in super slow motion. They report that materials like soil and sand actually get

What Happens Underground When a Missile or Meteor Hits

April 13, 2015 4:00 pm | by Robin A. Smith, Duke University | News | Comments

Physicists have developed techniques that enable them to simulate high-speed impacts in artificial soil and sand in the lab, and then watch what happens underground close-up, in super slow motion. They report that materials like soil and sand actually get stronger when they are struck harder.

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A new technology in development has the potential to revolutionize the sourcing of renewable energy from rivers.

Big Data Finds Ideal River Locations for Hydro-Power

April 13, 2015 3:41 pm | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

A new technology in development has the potential to revolutionize the sourcing of renewable energy from rivers.

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Most recent advances in artificial intelligence are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns. To make machine-learning applications easier to build, computer scientists have begun developin

Probabilistic Programming Squeezes Code to Create Intuitive Modeling

April 13, 2015 3:03 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

Most recent advances in artificial intelligence are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns. To make machine-learning applications easier to build, computer scientists have begun developing so-called probabilistic programming languages, which let researchers mix and match machine-learning techniques that have worked well in other contexts.  

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Sitting in the valley of the Tuul River – running northeast to southwest across the image – the city of Ulan Bator is flanked by the Bogd Khan Mountain to its south (centre of image). This forested mountain is the site of one of the oldest national parks

Ulan Bator, Mongolian Capital

April 13, 2015 2:15 pm | News | Comments

Sitting in the valley of the Tuul River – running northeast to southwest across the image – the city of Ulan Bator is flanked by the Bogd Khan Mountain to its south (centre of image). This forested mountain is the site of one of the oldest national parks in the world, home to wildlife such as foxes and wolves and endangered species of hare and deer.

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The tape path used for data read back in the world record tape demo. On the right, you can see a tape head that writes the data, tape moves to the left, and then on the left, you can see a dimple where the HDD head is reading back the data written (the mi

IBM Research Sets New Record for Tape Storage

April 10, 2015 9:50 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM scientists have demonstrated an areal recording density of 123 billion bits of uncompressed data per square inch on low-cost, particulate magnetic tape, a breakthrough which represents the equivalent of a 220 terabyte tape cartridge that could fit in the palm of your hand.

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The newly developed framework, IMPEx, allows scientists to better understand complex observational data, to fill gaps in observations with computer-simulated data and to compare observations and simulations.

Space Scientists Create Common Data Hub, Universal Language for Mission Data

April 10, 2015 9:40 am | by Austrian Academy of Science | News | Comments

A consortium of European space scientists has succeeded in establishing a common data hub that allows the comparison of data from numerous space missions. A task that until now was hampered by different data processing protocols of individual space missions. Furthermore, observational data can now easily be compared with theoretical numerical models — regardless of the protocols used.

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Erik DeBenedictis is on the staff at Sandia National Labs and participates in the IEEE Rebooting Computing initiative and International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.

Rebooting Supercomputing

April 10, 2015 9:11 am | by Erik DeBenedictis, IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative | Blogs | Comments

Most of the principles behind supercomputing were set in place during the 1940s, so it is not surprising they are in need of rethinking or rebooting. Turing’s computability theory helped many people discover the potential of computers and, with von Neumann’s concept of software stored in memory, enabled some of those people to program computers with easy-to-understand abstractions. This ultimately led to a long period of growth...

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