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Algorithms reveal changes in stereotypes
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that, over the past century, linguistic changes in gender and ethnic stereotypes correlated with major social movements and demographic changes in the US Census data. 12 hours
Quantum spin Hall insulator with a large bandgap, Dirac fermions, and bilayer graphene analog
Science Magazine The search for room temperature quantum spin Hall insulators (QSHIs) based on widely available materials and a controlled manufacturing process... 15 hours
England behind other countries in maths performance of disadvantaged pupils
PHYS.ORG Maths performance of disadvantaged pupils in England ranks in the lower half of developed countries, new analysis by UCL Institute of Education and the Education Policy Institute (EPI)... 19 hours
Optical path recognition made audible
PHYS.ORG Students of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed an image recognition algorithm that identifies obstacles and recognizes free pathways. Based on this, the iXpoint software company has now developed the Camassia smartphone app as an assistance system... 19 hours
Molecular motor: Four states of rotation
PHYS.ORG With the help of ultrafast spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have characterized the complete rotational cycle of the light-driven, chemical motor molecule hemithioindigo. 1 day
Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predators
SCIENCE DAILY An algorithm tool developed by researchers will help law enforcement filter out and focus on sex offenders most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with child victims. 1 day
Your grandchildren may retire before we achieve gender equality in STEMM
SCIENCE DAILY New research has calculated that without further interventions, the gender gap for women working in STEMM is very likely to persist for generations, particularly in surgery,... 2 days
Why you should talk to your children about Cambridge Analytica
PHYS.ORG Former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie blew the whistle last month. He revealed the data analytics agency harvested Facebook data from more than 50 million individual profiles, matched... 2 days
Machine-learning software predicts behavior of bacteria
PHYS.ORG In a first for machine-learning algorithms, a new piece of software developed at Caltech can predict behavior of bacteria by reading the content of a gene. The breakthrough could have significant implications for our understanding of... 2 days
When our view of the world is distorted by algorithms
PHYS.ORG Algorithms are used to personalize our newsfeed on social media. But the risk is that the points of view we are presented with become increasingly limited and extreme.... 2 days
Study: How to calculate pricing and resources for cloud computing
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Management have developed a new algorithm that cloud computing service providers can use to establish pricing and allocate resources. 3 days
Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predators
PHYS.ORG An algorithm tool developed by Purdue Polytechnic Institute faculty will help law enforcement filter out and focus on sex offenders most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with child victims. 3 days
Machine learning techniques may reveal cause-effect relationships in protein dynamics data
SCIENCE DAILY Machine learning algorithms excel at finding complex patterns within big data, so researchers often use them to make predictions. Researchers are pushing the technology beyond finding... 4 days
Calculus III for cells
PHYS.ORG Last year, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania revealed surprising insights into how cells respond to surface curvature. Specifically, they investigated how cells respond to cylindrical surfaces, which are common in biology. They found that cells change the static configurations... 4 days
Machine learning techniques may reveal cause-effect relationships in protein dynamics data
PHYS.ORG Machine learning algorithms excel at finding complex patterns within big data, so researchers often use them to make predictions. Researchers are pushing this emerging technology beyond... 4 days
Researchers develop algorithm to locate fake users on many social networks
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) and University of Washington (Seattle) researchers have developed a new generic method to detect fake accounts on most types... 4 days
When three months from now feels right around the corner
SCIENCE DAILY If you've ever noticed yourself thinking about the timing of a plan in two opposing ways - something that feels longer off than your actual time calculation --... 4 days
New algorithm could add life to bridges
SCIENCE DAILY A new algorithm developed by the University of Surrey could help structural engineers better monitor the health of bridges and alert them to when they need repair faster. 5 days
How machine learning helped develop a new algorithm that could add life to bridges
PHYS.ORG A new algorithm developed by the University of Surrey could help structural engineers better monitor the health of bridges and... 5 days
Artificial antimicrobial peptides could help overcome drug-resistant bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now developed a streamlined approach to developing artificial antimicrobial peptides. Their strategy, which relies on a computer algorithm that mimics the natural process of evolution, has yielded one potential drug... 5 days
‘Weird Math’ aims to connect numbers and equations to the real world
SCIENCE-NEWS The book Weird Math attempts to make chaos theory, higher dimensions and other concepts more relatable. 5 days
Artificial antimicrobial peptides could help overcome drug-resistant bacteria
MIT With aid of computer algorithm, researchers develop peptides more powerful than those found in nature. 5 days
Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass
PHYS.ORG Blend two or three metals together and you get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns. 1 week
Crystal nucleation in metallic alloys using x-ray radiography and machine learning
Science Magazine The crystallization of solidifying Al-Cu alloys over a wide range of conditions was studied in situ by synchrotron x-ray radiography, and the data were analyzed using... 1 week
Theoreticians finally prove that 'curly arrows' tell the truth about chemical reactions
SCIENCE DAILY Team used theoretical modelling, looking at wave functions in new ways to show why curly arrows work. This unprecedented method of extracting the movements... 1 week
New insight into how Giant's Causeway and Devils Postpile were formed
SCIENCE DAILY A new study by geoscientists has identified the temperature at which cooling magma cracks to form geometric columns such as those found at the Giant's Causeway... 1 week
Using an algorithm to reduce energy bills—rain or shine
PHYS.ORG Researchers proposed implementing the residential energy scheduling algorithm by training three action dependent heuristic dynamic programming (ADHDP) networks, each one based on a weather type of sunny, partly cloudy, or... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG When Harman Ghotra woke up late, dashed out the door and realized he had four minutes to get across campus... 1 week
Space Math Heroes of 'Hidden Figures' Inspire Nat Geo Drama Series
SPACE.COM National Geographic is in the early stages of development for a TV series inspired by 2016's "Hidden Figures," according to a new report from Variety. 1 week
3-D printed active metamaterials for sound and vibration control
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have been pushing the capabilities of materials by carefully designing precise structures that exhibit abnormal properties that can control acoustic or optical waves. However, these metamaterials are constructed in... 1 week
Autonomous driving – hands on the wheel or no wheel at all
PHYS.ORG Vehicles on the road today are getting smarter, safer and more capable. But even the newest vehicles vary widely in their advanced driver assistance... 1 week
Oxidative unzipping of multiwall carbon nanotubes to graphene nanoribbons
PHYS.ORG Graphene, a two-dimensional lattice of carbon atoms, has attracted enormous interest from a broad base of the research community for more than a decade. Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), narrow strips of... 1 week
New insight into how Giant's Causeway and Devils Postpile were formed
PHYS.ORG A new study by geoscientists at the University of Liverpool has identified the temperature at which cooling magma cracks to form geometric columns such as those... 1 week
Making computer animation more agile, acrobatic -- and realistic
SCIENCE DAILY Animation in film and video games is hard to make realistic: each action typically requires creating a separate controller, while deep reinforcement learning has yet to generate realistic human or... 1 week
Thin engineered material perfectly redirects and reflects sound
SCIENCE DAILY Metamaterials researchers have created a thin plastic structure with geometric details allowing it to control the redirection and reflection of sound waves with almost perfect efficiency. 2 weeks
Quantum simulator offers faster route for prime factorization
PHYS.ORG Factoring very large numbers into their prime "building blocks" is extremely difficult for classical computers, and this difficulty underlies the security of many cryptographic algorithms. While it's easy to factor the number... 2 weeks
Flat math and reading results in national report card
PHYS.ORG The results of the latest Nation's Report Card are in and the news isn't good. 2 weeks
'E' is for Apollo: 'STEM Education' Stamps Use Spacecraft to Illustrate Engineering
SPACE.COM NASA's Apollo spacecraft illustrates the "E" in "STEM" on a set of four new U.S. postage stamps. The STEM Education stamps depict Science, Technology,... 2 weeks
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Study: How to calculate pricing and resources for cloud computing
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Researchers develop algorithm to locate fake users on many social networks
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