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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

The Privacy Risks of Compiling Mobility Data

Dec. 7, 2018 — A new study finds that the growing practice of compiling massive, anonymized datasets about people's movement patterns is a double-edged sword: While it can provide deep insights into human ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — Scientists have reported a successful free-space quantum key distribution (QKD) in daylight with the self-developed polarization encoding chip for the first time. QKD is one of the most promising ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — Physicists explore superconductivity for information ... read more

Revolutionary Technology Pinpoints Biopsies to Detect Prostate Cancer

Dec. 5, 2018 — Medical software that overlays tumor information from MRI scans onto ultrasound images can help guide surgeons conducting biopsies and improve prostate cancer ... read more

Stress from Using Electronic Health Records Is Linked to Physician Burnout

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers have found that health information technology-related stress was most common among primary care ... read more

First Observation of a Square Lattice of Merons and Antimerons

Dec. 5, 2018 — Scientists have, for the first time, observed a square lattice of merons and antimerons -- tiny magnetic vortices and antivortices that form in a thin plate of the helical magnet Co8Zn9Mn3. The ... read more

New Attack Could Make Website Security Captchas Obsolete

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers have created new artificial intelligence that could spell the end for one of the most widely used website security systems. The new algorithm, based on deep learning methods, is the most ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Researchers have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum information. The team's experimental system allows them to manipulate the frequency of photons to bring ... read more

Retail Outlets Using Telehealth Pose Significant Privacy, Policy Concerns for Health Care

Dec. 3, 2018 — As retail outlets deliver health care services, including telehealth, physicians say more needs to be done to protect patient privacy, anticipate the capabilities of artificial intelligence and other ... read more

To Detect New Odors, Fruit Fly Brains Improve on a Well-Known Computer Algorithm

Dec. 3, 2018 — It might seem like fruit flies would have nothing in common with computers, but new research reveals that the two identify novel information in similar ways. The work not only sheds light on an ... read more

Can Predictive Analytics Help Banks, Consumers Avoid Overdraft Issues? New Study Says, Yes

Dec. 3, 2018 — In 2012, consumers paid $32 billion in overdraft fees, which represented the single largest source of revenue for banks from demand deposit accounts, while leading to significant levels of consumer ... read more

Tackling the Challenge of Undergraduate Retention in Computing

Dec. 3, 2018 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has released the highly anticipated report. Among its key recommendations, the report calls for additional research to provide a more nuanced ... read more

Dec. 3, 2018 — Researchers have used statistical techniques of automatic learning to analyze mobility patterns and technology of the hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited the Southern Cone of America, from the time ... read more

Will Light Be the Basis for Quantum Computing?

Dec. 3, 2018 — Using a compact optical platform that exploits the quantum characteristics of light, scientists are one step closer to realizing the first powerful photonic quantum computer. The researchers revealed ... read more

Free, Publicly Available Health Data Proves to Be Research Gold Mine

Dec. 3, 2018 — Immunotherapy has become a popular treatment for some cancers. Researchers discover how a set of genes, those associated with the extracellular matrix, had a direct connection to how cancer patients ... read more

A New Way to See Stress -- Using Supercomputers

Nov. 30, 2018 — Supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. Widely-used atomic stress formulae significantly underestimate stress near stress ... read more

Nov. 30, 2018 — The artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is widely applied in many fields, but it suffers from slow convergence, so its solutions perform well in exploration but poorly in exploitation. Researchers ... read more

Scientists Find a Way to Enhance the Performance of Quantum Computers

Nov. 29, 2018 — Scientists have demonstrated a theoretical method to enhance the performance of quantum computers works, an important step to scale the transformative ... read more

An Important Step Towards Completely Secure Quantum Communication Networks

Nov. 29, 2018 — The quest for a secure information network is on. Researchers have recently succeeded in boosting the storage time of quantum information, using a small glass container filled with room temperature ... read more

Nov. 29, 2018 — Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial ... read more

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