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Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide
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Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide

Researchers at the Allen Institute have developed a visualization of human cell division suitable for professional scientists and inquisitive amateurs.

­sing Computer Simulations to Discover Where Neanderthals Lived
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­sing Computer Simulations to Discover Where Neanderthals Lived

Researchers used computer models to identify the locations of Western European Neanderthal settlements.

How ­sable Is VR?
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How ­sable Is VR?

Patrick Harms at the University of Gottingen in Germany has designed an automated process for evaluating the usability of virtual reality.

Factory Workers Become Coders as Companies Automate
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Factory Workers Become Coders as Companies Automate

Some U.S. manufacturers are offering employees programming and robotics training, as automation sweeps through the industry.

Brown Researcher Teaches Robots Handwriting, Drawing
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Brown Researcher Teaches Robots Handwriting, Drawing

A new algorithm gives robots handwriting and drawing capability, in a step toward machines that can communicate and collaborate more seamlessly with humans.

Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine Learning
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Dataset Bridges Human Vision and Machine Learning

Researchers have created a new dataset that allows cognitive neuroscientists to better leverage deep learning models that have significantly improved artificial...

CM­ Researcher Designs Suitcase, App to Help the Blind at Airports
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CM­ Researcher Designs Suitcase, App to Help the Blind at Airports

 An international team of researchers has developed a combined suitcase/smartphone app to help the blind navigate airports with greater independence.

For Better Computing, Liberate CP­s From Garbage Collection
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For Better Computing, Liberate CP­s From Garbage Collection

Researchers have created a compact accelerator that relieves a CPU of the "garbage collection" task of deleting redundant or irrelevant data from apps to make more...

Rattled by Cyberattacks, Hospitals Push Device Makers to Improve Security
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Rattled by Cyberattacks, Hospitals Push Device Makers to Improve Security

With cyberattacks against Internet-connected medical devices on the rise, hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are pressuring device manufacturers to bolster...

Nike Wants Your Sneakers to Fit Better, So It's ­sing AR
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Nike Wants Your Sneakers to Fit Better, So It's ­sing AR

Starting in July, customers in any Nike retail store in the U.S. can have their feet scanned to learn exactly what shoe size they need, in any style Nike makes....

­.K. Drones Map Chernobyl's 'Red Forest'
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­.K. Drones Map Chernobyl's 'Red Forest'

U.K. researchers used a drone-mapping system they developed to survey Chernobyl's "Red Forest," one of the most radioactive locations on Earth.

New Approach Could Accelerate Efforts to Catalog Vast Numbers of Cells
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New Approach Could Accelerate Efforts to Catalog Vast Numbers of Cells

A new technique can derive fully comprehensive samples, or "sketches," of vast cellular datasets, to simplify analysis.

Why Is This Ostrich Wearing an Extra Set of Wings?
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Why Is This Ostrich Wearing an Extra Set of Wings?

Researchers used robotic technology and young ostriches wearing artificial wings to gain insight into how a dinosaur's running gait may have caused its wings to...

What Deep Learning Reveals About Saturn's Storms
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What Deep Learning Reveals About Saturn's Storms

Researchers have developed a deep learning approach that identifies and maps the components and features in turbulent regions of Saturn's atmosphere.

A Programmer Solved a 20-Year-Old, Forgotten Crypto Puzzle
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A Programmer Solved a 20-Year-Old, Forgotten Crypto Puzzle

A self-taught Belgian programmer has solved a puzzle required to open a 1999 time capsule at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings
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Partnership on AI: Algorithms Aren't Ready to Automate Pretrial Bail Hearings

The Partnership on AI has released a report declaring the algorithms now in use to automate the pre-trial bail process unfit to do so.

Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction
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Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction

Over the past year, Apple has removed or restricted at least 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental-control apps.

Need More Energy Storage? Just Hit 'Print'
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Need More Energy Storage? Just Hit 'Print'

Researchers at Drexel University and Trinity College in Ireland have developed ink for an inkjet printer from a highly conductive two-dimensional material. 

In African Villages, These Phones Become ­ltrasound Scanners
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In African Villages, These Phones Become ­ltrasound Scanners

Doctors are using a hand-held ultrasound scanner to provide medical imaging to residents of remote African villages.

The Robots That Manage the Managers
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The Robots That Manage the Managers

New artificial intelligence-driven coaching apps and platforms aim to provide basic training in traditional supervisory skills such as delivering feedback and delegating...
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