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Exascale System for Earth Simulation Introduced
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Exascale System for Earth Simulation Introduced

The Energy Exascale Earth System Model has been unveiled after four years of development.

Heart Is Where the Chips Are, Helping Keep the Beat
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Heart Is Where the Chips Are, Helping Keep the Beat

A new wireless pacemaker array opens new possibilities for medical sensors.

There's a New Test in Town for Ranking Supercomputers
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There's a New Test in Town for Ranking Supercomputers

Researchers have devised a new benchmark  for rating the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputers.

Editing Brain Activity With Holography
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Editing Brain Activity With Holography

Researchers are building equipment to project holographs into the human brain to trick it into thinking it has felt, seen, or sensed something.

AI Cracking Open the Vatican's Secret Archives
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AI Cracking Open the Vatican's Secret Archives

The In Codice Ratio project uses artificial intelligence and optical character recognition software to mine the Vatican Secret Archives and make its documents available...

Random Quantum Circuit Easiest Way to Beat Classical Computer
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Random Quantum Circuit Easiest Way to Beat Classical Computer

One of the near-term (but somewhat irrelevant) goals of quantum computing is something called quantum supremacy.

Incredibly Detailed Embryo Maps Chart Each Cell's Developmental Fate
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Incredibly Detailed Embryo Maps Chart Each Cell's Developmental Fate

Painstaking genomic analyses of thousands of individual cells in frogs and fish have yielded the most detailed roadmaps yet charting an embryo's journey from a...

Face Recognition for Galaxies: Artificial Intelligence Brings New Tools to Astronomy
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Face Recognition for Galaxies: Artificial Intelligence Brings New Tools to Astronomy

University of California, Santa Cruz researchers used computer simulations of galaxy formation to train a deep learning algorithm to recognize three phases of galaxy...

Speeding Up Material Discovery
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Speeding Up Material Discovery

A new algorithm has been developed to help discover and optimize new thermoelectric materials by tackling quantum mechanical equations without experimental input...

Meet Celeris, the First Interactive Coastal Wave Modeling Software That Runs Faster Than Real-Time
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Meet Celeris, the First Interactive Coastal Wave Modeling Software That Runs Faster Than Real-Time

Newly developed open-source nearshore modeling software runs faster than real-time.

Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference
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Blockchain Will Be Theirs, Russian Spy Boasted at Conference

Last year, representatives of 25 countries met in Tokyo to work on setting international standards for the blockchain, the technology that was introduced by the...

Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars
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Motion Sickness a Major Problem with Self-Driving Cars

Motion sickness could prevent some of the benefits expected from autonomous vehicles.

Stretchable Smart Sensor a Promising Alternative to Painful Blood Tests
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Stretchable Smart Sensor a Promising Alternative to Painful Blood Tests

A new flexible wireless sensor worn on the skin monitors the pH of the wearer's sweat in real time.

Mars Quakes Set to Reveal Tantalizing Clues to Planet's Early Years
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Mars Quakes Set to Reveal Tantalizing Clues to Planet's Early Years

A planetary stethoscope will soon be on its way to listen to the heartbeat of Mars.

Machine Speak: Left to Their Own Devices, Computers Can Figure it Out
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Machine Speak: Left to Their Own Devices, Computers Can Figure it Out

Researchers are using new machine learning techniques to teach electronic devices to share data and communicate with other machines without human assistance.

Bento Browser Makes It Easier To Search On Mobile Devices
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Bento Browser Makes It Easier To Search On Mobile Devices

A new Web browser brings order to complex searches in a way not possible with conventional tabbed browsing.

European Commission Unveils €1.5 Billion AI Funding
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European Commission Unveils €1.5 Billion AI Funding

The European Commission will be investing an extra €1.5 billion in artificial intelligence through 2020 under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. ...

Researchers 3D-Print Electronics, Cells Directly on Skin
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Researchers 3D-Print Electronics, Cells Directly on Skin

University of Minnesota researchers have printed electronics on a real hand for the first time.

AI to Find Optimal Electric Car Recharge Point Locations
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AI to Find Optimal Electric Car Recharge Point Locations

A new artificial intelligence tool can determine the best locations for electric car charging stations.

The Auto Plants of the Future May Have a Surprisingly Human Touch
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The Auto Plants of the Future May Have a Surprisingly Human Touch

Carmakers have big plans for their next generation of factories: smarter designs, artificial intelligence and collaborative robots building a wide range of vehicles...
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