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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Blockchain Can Strengthen the Credibility of Meta-Analyses

Feb. 14, 2019 — Blockchain -- the technology behind the secure transactions of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin -- can make it easier for researchers to conduct transparent meta-analyses in social science research ... read more

Feb. 13, 2019 — Scientists have found a simple, yet effective, way to improve how synchronization is measured in chaotic systems. The technique consists in adding a constant parameter to the 'analytic ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Could Help to Foil Online Dating Scams

Feb. 12, 2019 — Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of ... read more

Scientists Use Smartphones to Improve Dismal Rating of Nation's Civil Infrastructure

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists at the have developed smartphone-based technologies that can monitor civil infrastructure systems such as crumbing roads and aging ... read more

New Phenomenon Discovered That Fixes a Common Problem in Lasers: Wavelength Splitting

Feb. 8, 2019 — Physicists have discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called quantum dots. The never-before-seen phenomenon will be important for an emerging ... read more

New Legislation Needed to Regulate Police Facial Recognition Technology

Feb. 8, 2019 — Facial recognition technology, being trialled by two major police forces in Britain, should be subjected to more rigorous testing and transparency, according to new ... read more

Will Moving to the Commercial Cloud Leave Some Data Users Behind?

Feb. 7, 2019 — A growing volume of information from satellites and other sources is leading many federal agencies to consider commercial cloud services to store and distribute the data. A policy forum article urges ... read more

Why Forgetting at Work Can Be a Good Thing

Feb. 7, 2019 — Psychologists and information scientists have looked at how digital information systems support daily work and why it can be a good for us to forget certain ... read more

Unfamiliar Words, Not Blue Text, Slows Reading of Hyperlinks

Feb. 6, 2019 — Hyperlinks slow down reading speed only when the linked word is unfamiliar, an effect that is independent of link color, according to new research. The effect is likely due to the reader's ... read more

Citizen Science Projects Have a Surprising New Partner, the Computer

Feb. 6, 2019 — Data scientists and citizen science experts partnered with ecologists who often study wildlife populations by deploying camera traps. These camera traps are remote, independent devices, triggered by ... read more

Self-Driving Cars and Geospatial Data: Who Holds the Keys?

Feb. 5, 2019 — As self-driving cars continue to develop, there will be plenty of data amassed through cars' navigational technologies. Questions regarding privacy, ownership, cybersecurity and public safety ... read more

Feb. 5, 2019 — An international team of researchers has significantly improved the propagation of data inside a ... read more

Feb. 5, 2019 — A new transistor based on organic materials has been developed. It has the ability to learn, and is equipped with both short-term and long-term memory. The work is a major step on the way to creating ... read more

Feb. 4, 2019 — New method for alleviating the effects of ''noise'' in quantum information systems addresses a challenge that scientists around the globe are working to meet in the race toward a ... read more

Scaling Up Search for Analogies Could Be Key to Innovation

Feb. 4, 2019 — Investment in research is at an all-time high, yet the rate of scientific breakthroughs isn't setting any records. To resolve this quandary, scientists are turning to artificial intelligence and ... read more

New Progress Toward Chip-Based Ghost Imaging

Feb. 4, 2019 — For the first time, researchers have shown that the non-conventional imaging method known as ghost imaging can be performed using a low-cost, chip-based light-illuminating ... read more

Supercomputing Helps Study of Two-Dimensional Materials

Feb. 1, 2019 — High-performance computing helps researchers understand experiments for observing real-time motion of lithium atoms in bi-layer graphene, paving the way for designing new materials for batteries and ... read more

Atari Master: New AI Smashes Google DeepMind in Video Game Challenge

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new breed of algorithms has mastered Atari video games 10 times faster than state-of-the-art AI, with a breakthrough approach to problem ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — Researchers have created a new testing ground for quantum systems in which they can literally turn certain particle interactions on and off, potentially paving the way for advances in ... read more

Jan. 28, 2019 — Researchers have measured hundreds of individual quantum energy levels in the buckyball, a spherical cage of 60 carbon atoms. It's the largest molecule that has ever been analyzed at this level ... read more

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