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What's in the Water?
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What's in the Water?

Researchers have mapped the global pathways of nitrogen and pathogens from human wastewater.

Lip-Reading Software Helps Users of All Abilities to Send Secure Messages
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Lip-Reading Software Helps Users of All Abilities to Send Secure Messages

New lip-reading software can learn from its users continuously.

Computing Clean Water
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Computing Clean Water

Researchers have computationally modeled affinity between solutes and membrane surfaces, to characterize their effects on water purification.

Computer Love
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Computer Love

A computer simulation developed by Dan Conroy-Beam at the University of California, Santa Barbara offers a framework for evaluating theories of human mate choice...

Computer Model Predicts How Drugs Affect Heart Rhythm
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Computer Model Predicts How Drugs Affect Heart Rhythm

A new computer model can screen drugs for unintended cardiac side effects, such as arrhythmia.

Record Set for Cryptographic Challenge
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Record Set for Cryptographic Challenge

A team of computer scientists in France and the U.S. has set a record for integer factorization, a major challenge in the security of most public key cryptography...

Can I Mix Those Chemicals? There's an App for That!
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Can I Mix Those Chemicals? There's an App for That!

A new open source computer program can advise users to prevent the mixture of incompatible chemicals.

App Allows Inspectors to Find Gas Pump Skimmers Faster
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App Allows Inspectors to Find Gas Pump Skimmers Faster

A new app can detect devices installed in gas pumps to steal consumer credit and debit card data.

This Deep Neural Network Fights Deepfakes
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This Deep Neural Network Fights Deepfakes

A new deep neural network architecture can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision.

Mobile Device Can Accurately and Inexpensively Monitor Air Quality Using Machine Learning
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Mobile Device Can Accurately and Inexpensively Monitor Air Quality Using Machine Learning

c-Air is a new, cost-effective mobile device designed to measure air quality.

Using Computers and Sensors to Curb Electricity Use in Buildings
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Using Computers and Sensors to Curb Electricity Use in Buildings

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed algorithms and a real-time occupancy sensor network to create a smart heating, ventilation...

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Nsf Funds Expedition Into Software For Efficient Computing of Nanoscale Devices

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million, five-year grant to researchers who will explore software-assisted monitoring of system components...

Michael L. Norman Named Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center
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Michael L. Norman Named Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center

Michael L. Norman has been named to the position of director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Hot New Material Can Keep Electronics Cool
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Hot New Material Can Keep Electronics Cool

University of California, Riverside researchers led by professor Alexander Balandin have developed technology that could keep laptops and other electronics from...

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Computer-Driven High Speed Trading Improves Market Liquidity

Responding to concerns about an increasingly electronic stock exchange, Terrence Hendershott studied algorithmic trading and found that computer-driven trading...
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