'22.07.2021 09:13:54'

Smartphone screens effective sensors for soil or water contamination

The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications.

'22.07.2021 09:13:42'

Gaming graphics card allows faster, more precise control of fusion energy experiments

Researchers have developed a method that uses a gaming graphics card to control plasma formation in their prototype fusion reactor.

'22.07.2021 07:30:49'

Antimatter from laser pincers

An international physics team has proposed a new concept that may allow selected cosmic extreme processes to be studied in the laboratory in the future. A special setup of two high-intensity laser beams could create conditions similar to those fou...

'22.07.2021 07:30:26'

Scientists make X-ray vision-like camera to rapidly retrieve 3D images

Researchers describe a new type of camera technology that, when aimed at an object, can rapidly retrieve 3D images, displaying its chemical content down to the micrometer scale.

'21.07.2021 13:27:11'

Team streamlines neural networks to be more adept at computing on encrypted data

Researchers are rethinking basic functions that drive the ability of neural networks to make inferences on encrypted data.

'21.07.2021 13:26:51'

New simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

Researchers have unveiled a new simulator for robotic cutting that can accurately reproduce the forces acting on a knife as it slices through common foodstuffs, such as fruit and vegetables. The system could also simulate cutting through human tis...

'21.07.2021 08:07:26'

Rounding errors could make certain stopwatches pick wrong race winners, researchers show

Simulated swimming race times show a small number of times recorded on quartzite oscillator-based devices are off by margins large enough to determine winners.

'21.07.2021 06:23:29'

Novel method predicts if COVID-19 clinical trials will fail or succeed

Researchers have modeled COVID-19 completion versus cessation in clinical trials using machine learning algorithms and ensemble learning.

'20.07.2021 07:43:40'

Ultrathin magnet operates at room temperature

Scientists have created an ultrathin magnet that operates at room temperature. The ultrathin magnet could lead to new applications in computing and electronics -- such as high-density, compact spintronic memory devices -- and new tools for the stu...

'19.07.2021 07:05:48'

Novel techniques extract more accurate data from images degraded by environmental factors

A team of researchers has developed novel approaches using computer vision and deep learning to resolve the problem of low-level vision in videos caused by rain and night-time conditions, as well as improve the accuracy of 3D human pose estimation...

'19.07.2021 07:05:34'

Scientists adopt deep learning for multi-object tracking

Researchers have adapted deep learning techniques in a multi-object tracking framework, overcoming short-term occlusion and achieving remarkable performance without sacrificing computational speed.

'19.07.2021 06:30:27'

Mathematical models and computer simulations are the new frontiers in COVID-19 drug trials

Researchers are using computer models to simulate COVID-19 infections on a cellular level which allows for virtual trials of drugs and vaccines, opening the possibility of pre-assessment for drug and vaccine efficacy against the virus.

'16.07.2021 11:07:58'

Enabling the 'imagination' of artificial intelligence

Despite advances in deep neural networks, computers still struggle with the very human skill of 'imagination.' Now, a research team has developed an AI that uses human-like capabilities to imagine a never-before-seen object with different attribut...

'16.07.2021 11:07:50'

Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements

Engineers made a pneumatic RAM chip using microfluidic valves instead of electronic transistors. The valves remain sealed against a pressure differential even when disconnected from an air supply line, creating trapped pressure differentials that ...

'14.07.2021 07:03:59'

Liquid metal sensors and AI could help prosthetic hands to 'feel'

Prosthetics currently lack the sensation of 'touch.' To enable a more natural feeling prosthetic hand interface, researchers are the first to incorporate stretchable tactile sensors using liquid metal and machine learning. This hierarchical multi-...

'9.07.2021 06:42:18'

Computer-assisted biology: Decoding noisy data to predict cell growth

Researchers used artificial intelligence to obtain a more objective understanding of cell growth and division without preconceived assumptions. Using a deep-learning neural network, they were able to more accurately model the complex processes tha...

'9.07.2021 06:41:57'

Physicists take big step in race to quantum computing

A team of physicists has developed a special type of quantum computer known as a programmable quantum simulator capable of operating with 256 quantum bits, or 'qubits.'

'8.07.2021 06:36:09'

Simulations of turbulence's smallest structures

Scientists have long used supercomputers to better understand how turbulent flows behave under a variety of conditions. Researchers have now include the complex but essential concept of 'intermittency' in turbulent flows.

'7.07.2021 12:05:24'

Researchers record brainwaves to measure 'cybersickness'

In a new study, researchers used electroencephalography to better understand and work toward solutions for virtual reality-induced discomfort.

'7.07.2021 12:04:45'

Scientists use artificial intelligence to detect gravitational waves

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to dramatically reduce the time it takes to process data coming from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.

'6.07.2021 11:30:52'

Synthetic biology circuits can respond within seconds

Researchers have designed the first synthetic biology circuit that relies exclusively on protein-protein interactions. These circuits can be turned on within seconds, much faster than other synthetic biology circuits.

'6.07.2021 09:31:07'

Making computer servers worldwide more climate friendly

An elegant new algorithm can significantly reduce the resource consumption of the world's computer servers. Computer servers are as taxing on the climate as global air traffic combined, thereby making the green transition in IT an urgent matter. T...

'1.07.2021 15:52:37'

Skin in the game: Transformative approach uses the human body to recharge smartwatches

As smart watches are increasingly able to monitor the vital signs of health, including what's going on when we sleep, a problem has emerged: those wearable, wireless devices are often disconnected from our body overnight, being charged at the beds...

'1.07.2021 10:09:13'

Using AI to predict 3D printing processes

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) experiments are slow and expensive. Engineers are using physics-informed neural networks to predict the outcomes of complex processes involved in AM. The team trained the model on supercomputers using experimental...

'1.07.2021 09:49:02'

Novel microscopy method provides look into future of cell biology

What if a microscope allowed us to explore the 3D microcosm of blood vessels, nerves, and cancer cells instantaneously in virtual reality? What if it could provide views from multiple directions in real time without physically moving the specimen ...

'1.07.2021 08:06:48'

New data science platform speeds up Python queries

Data queries written in Python, a commonly used programming language, can grind data analytics platforms to a crawl, but a new platform may finally solve the Python efficiency problem.

'1.07.2021 07:27:10'

How children integrate information

Researchers use a computer model to explain how children integrate information during word learning.

'30.06.2021 07:48:15'

Technology only two atoms thick could enable storage of information in thinnest unit

The new technology, enabling the storage of information in the thinnest unit known to science, is expected to improve future electronic devices in terms of density, speed, and efficiency. The allowed quantum-mechanical electron tunneling through t...

'29.06.2021 15:17:30'

Novel heat-management material keeps computers running cool

UCLA engineers have demonstrated successful integration of a novel semiconductor material into high-power computer chips to reduce heat on processors and improve their performance. The advance greatly increases energy efficiency in computers and e...

'29.06.2021 10:43:25'

A new piece of the quantum computing puzzle

Scientists have developed a groundbreaking quantum logic gate that brings quantum computing closer to reality.

'29.06.2021 09:43:32'

Computer training program for seniors can reduce hazardous driving

A recent proof-of-concept study finds that a low-cost training program can reduce hazardous driving in older adults. Researchers hope the finding will lead to the training becoming more widely available.

'29.06.2021 06:11:57'

'Edge of chaos' opens pathway to artificial intelligence discoveries

Some neuroscience theories suggest the human brain operates best 'at the edge of chaos'. Now scientists have found that keeping a nanowire network at the edge of becoming chaotic is the best state for it to produce useful signals to solve problems.

'28.06.2021 11:29:20'

RAMBO speeds searches on huge DNA databases

Computer scientists are sending RAMBO to rescue genomic researchers who sometimes wait days or weeks for search results from enormous DNA databases.

'28.06.2021 07:37:46'

AI learns to predict human behavior from videos

A new study unveils a computer vision technique for giving machines a more intuitive sense for what will happen next by leveraging higher-level associations between people, animals, and objects.

'25.06.2021 11:56:23'

Nanotech OLED electrode liberates 20% more light, could slash display power consumption

A new electrode that could free up 20% more light from organic light-emitting diodes has been developed. It could help extend the battery life of smartphones and laptops, or make next-gen televisions and displays much more energy efficient.

'24.06.2021 07:44:19'

Quantum simulation: Measurement of entanglement made easier

Researchers have developed a method to make previously hardly accessible properties in quantum systems measurable. The new method for determining the quantum state in quantum simulators reduces the number of necessary measurements and makes work w...

'23.06.2021 09:06:49'

Machine learning aids earthquake risk prediction

Soil liquefaction was a major feature of the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake that killed 185 people. Researchers developed a machine learning model to predict the amount of lateral movement that can be expected from liquefaction during a...

'23.06.2021 05:12:47'

River flow: New machine learning methods could improve environmental predictions

Machine learning algorithms do a lot for us every day -- send unwanted email to our spam folder, warn us if our car is about to back into something, and give us recommendations on what TV show to watch next. Now, we are increasingly using these sa...

'23.06.2021 05:12:39'

Making our computers more secure

Researchers recently presented articles on memory safety that make computer systems more secure. This new research, which has zero to little effect on system performance, is already being used to create a processor.

'22.06.2021 08:32:29'

AR can improve the lives of older adults, so why are apps designed mainly with youngsters in mind?

Older people affected by memory loss have much to gain from augmented reality technology, yet a study from the UK exploring the use of augmented reality to support older adults at home finds the user interface is sometimes confusing for those aged...

'21.06.2021 12:05:31'

Quantum computing: Common perovskite superfluoresces at high temperatures

A commonly studied perovskite can superfluoresce at temperatures that are practical to achieve and at timescales long enough to make it potentially useful in quantum computing applications.

'18.06.2021 05:17:29'

Compact quantum computer for server centers

Quantum computers have been one-of-a-kind devices that fill entire laboratories. Now, physicists have built a prototype of an ion trap quantum computer that can be used in industry. It fits into two 19-inch server racks like those found in data ce...

'17.06.2021 04:27:35'

AI system-on-chip runs on solar power

Engineers have developed an integrated circuit that can carry out complicated artificial-intelligence operations like face, voice and gesture recognition and cardiac monitoring. Powered by either a tiny battery or a solar panel, it processes data ...

'17.06.2021 04:27:23'

New invention keeps qubits of light stable at room temperature

Researchers have developed a new technique that keeps quantum bits of light stable at room temperature instead of only working at -270 degrees. Their discovery saves power and money and is a breakthrough in quantum research.

'16.06.2021 10:32:36'

Computers predict people's tastes in art

A new study showing that computers can predict what paintings people will like offers insight into how our brains make aesthetic judgments.

'16.06.2021 07:38:18'

Correlated errors in quantum computers emphasize need for design changes

Quantum computers could outperform classical computers at many tasks, but only if the errors that are an inevitable part of computational tasks are isolated rather than widespread events. Now, researchers have found evidence that errors are correl...

'15.06.2021 09:23:05'

Researchers can turn a single photo into a video

Researchers have developed a deep learning method that can produce a seamlessly looping, realistic looking video from a single photo.

'15.06.2021 09:22:10'

Combining classical and quantum computing opens door to new discoveries

Researchers have discovered a new and more efficient computing method for pairing the reliability of a classical computer with the strength of a quantum system.

'15.06.2021 09:21:22'

New discovery of a rare superconductor may be vital for the future of quantum computing

Research has resulted in the discovery of a new rare topological superconductor, LaPt3P. This discovery may be of huge importance to the future operations of quantum computers.

'14.06.2021 11:39:23'

Insulators turn up the heat on quantum bits

Physicists have long suspected that dielectric materials may significantly disrupt ion-trap quantum computers. Now, researcher have developed a new method to quantify this source of error for the first time. For the future operation of quantum com...

'14.06.2021 07:08:19'

Engineers devise novel approach to wirelessly power wearable devices

Researchers have come up with a way to use one single device - such as a mobile phone or smart watch - to wirelessly power up to 10 wearables on a user. This novel method uses the human body as a medium for transmitting power. Their system can als...

'11.06.2021 07:08:04'

AI predicts how patients with viral infections, including COVID-19, will fare

Gene expression patterns associated with pandemic viral infections provide a map to help define patients' immune responses, measure disease severity, predict outcomes and test therapies -- for current and future pandemics.

'10.06.2021 09:38:39'

Cloud computing expands brain sciences

People often think about human behavior in terms of what is happening in the present -- reading a newspaper, driving a car, or catching a football. But other dimensions of behavior extend over weeks, months, and years.

'9.06.2021 07:55:32'

Researchers create quantum microscope that can see the impossible

In a major scientific leap, researchers have created a quantum microscope that can reveal biological structures that would otherwise be impossible to see.

'9.06.2021 04:47:06'

'PrivacyMic': For a smart speaker that doesn't eavesdrop

Microphones are perhaps the most common electronic sensor in the world, with an estimated 320 million listening for our commands in the world's smart speakers. The trouble is that they're capable of hearing everything else, too.

'8.06.2021 07:32:57'

Artificial intelligence enhances efficacy of sleep disorder treatments

An algorithm based on 20,000 nights of sleep that can improve the diagnosis, treatment and our overall understanding of sleep disorders has been developed.

'8.06.2021 04:39:51'

Early endeavors on the path to reliable quantum machine learning

The future quantum computers should be capable of super-fast and reliable computation. Today, this is still a major challenge. Now, computer scientists conduct an early exploration for reliable quantum machine learning.

'4.06.2021 08:27:31'

Using HPC and experiment, researchers continue to refine graphene production

From touch screens and advanced electronic sensors to better drug delivery devices, graphene has become one of the most promising new materials in recent decades. In an effort to produce cheap, defect-free graphene in larger quantities, researcher...

'3.06.2021 13:12:09'

Researchers design simulation tool to predict disease, pest spread

Researchers have developed a computer simulation tool to predict when and where pests and diseases will attack crops or forests, and also test when to apply pesticides or other management strategies to contain them.

'3.06.2021 13:11:47'

New algorithm for modern quilting

When it comes to the art of quilting, determining the feasibility and order of steps in advanced patterns can be notoriously complicated - and frustrating. By automating that process, a new algorithm enables quilters to focus on design and creation.