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Marriage could improve heart attack survival and reduce hospital stay
Being married could improve your likelihood of surviving a heart attack and is associated with reduced length of hospital stay -- according to new research. The team -- a collaboration between researchers at institutions including Aston Medical School and the University of East Anglia -- found that married people were 14 percent less likely to die after a heart attack than single people. Married people were also likely to spend two fewer days in hospital than single people. (2016-06-07)

Researchers take prints of storms on the ocean floor
University of Delaware researchers are using 'fingerprints' left by strong storms on the ocean floor to better understand storms that have already happened and to model and predict how future storms will behave. (2016-06-07)

Algorithm could construct first images of black holes
Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole. The algorithm would stitch together data collected from radio telescopes scattered around the globe, under the auspices of an international collaboration called the Event Horizon Telescope. The project seeks, essentially, to turn the entire planet into a large radio telescope dish. (2016-06-06)

Constructing shale gas sites
Extracting gas from shale rock not only causes environmental disturbances below ground, the surface infrastructure required to drill the wells can cause a variety of problems above ground, from fragmenting fragile habitats, eroding soil, degrading freshwater systems and displacing rare species. (2016-06-03)

Studies examine use of newer blood test to help identify or rule-out heart attack
Two studies published online by JAMA Cardiology examine the usefulness of a high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assay to help identify or exclude the diagnosis of a heart attack for patients reporting to an emergency department with chest pain. (2016-06-01)

Algorithm could help detect and reduce power grid faults
The power grid is aging, overburdened and seeing more faults than ever, according to many. Any of those breaks could easily lead to prolonged power outages or even equipment damage. Binghamton University researchers have proved that the Singular Spectrum Analysis algorithm may be the best tool to help authorities remotely detect and locate power grid faults. (2016-05-31)

'Super Mario Brothers' is harder than NP-hard
Completing a game of 'Super Mario Brothers' can be hard -- very, very hard. That's the conclusion of a new paper from researchers at MIT, the University of Ottawa, and Bard College at Simon's Rock. They show that the problem of solving a level in 'Super Mario Brothers' is as hard as the hardest problems in the 'complexity class' PSPACE. (2016-05-31)

Automating DNA origami opens door to many new uses
MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for building DNA nanoparticles automatically, paving the way to many more applications for 'DNA origami.' (2016-05-27)

Designing acoustic devices using thin materials
Acoustic devices like mufflers and loudspeakers are all around us. In the design of such devices, computer simulations and numerical optimization algorithms are becoming increasingly useful in order to shorten the product development time and decrease the number of physical prototypes. Esubalewe Lakie Yedeg has in his research developed computer simulation approaches and applied them to the design of various acoustic devices. (2016-05-27)

UTA engineer wins Air Force grant to help unmanned vehicle systems work together
Kamesh Subbarao, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, has received a three-year, $201,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to create an algorithm that will allow cooperative control of multiple spacecraft and address uncertainties and time delays in the information received. (2016-05-27)

Australian cricket team uses guided missile technology to improve bowling
Australian researchers have developed a revolutionary algorithm using submarine and guided missile technology to reduce injury and improve performance in cricket fast bowlers. The 'torpedo technology' is being used by the Australian team in preparations for the upcoming Sri Lanka Series. Sports scientists at Australian Catholic University's School of Exercise Science developed the algorithm as the current manual reporting of professional cricketers' workloads -- which only measures how many deliveries a bowler balls, and not the intensity of the effort -- was inadequate. (2016-05-25)

Crowdsourcing contest using data from people, dogs advances epileptic seizure forecasting
It might sound like a riddle: What do you get when you combine one online contest, two patients, five dogs and 654 data scientists? (2016-05-24)

A warning system for tsunamis
Scientists at the Australian National University have developed the Time Reverse Imaging Method to take real-time data from the ocean sensors and use that information to recreate what the tsunami looked like when it was born. Once scientists have the tsunami source pinpointed, they can use it to make better predictions about what will happen once the waves reach shore. This new method is fast enough to compete with existing algorithms but much more accurate. (2016-05-24)

New technique controls autonomous vehicles on a dirt track
Georgia Tech researchers have a created racing, sliding, and jumping one-fifth-scale, fully autonomous auto-rally cars that runs at the equivalent of 90 mph. The technique uses advanced algorithms to keep the driverless vehicle under control at the edge of its handling limits. (2016-05-23)

ESC Guidelines on acute and chronic heart failure launched today
European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure are published today in European Heart Journal and the European Journal of Heart Failure, and presented at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure. (2016-05-20)

Looking beyond conventional networks can lead to better predictions
New research from a team of University of Notre Dame researchers led by Nitesh Chawla, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA), suggests that current algorithms to represent networks have not truly considered the complex inter-dependencies in data, which can lead to erroneous analysis or predictions. Chawla's team has developed a new algorithm that offers the promise of more precise network representation and accurate analysis. (2016-05-20)

Binocular vision-based UAVs autonomous aerial refueling platform -- pilots are no longer needed
Most of the research in the area of autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) concerns the verification of the algorithms while the experiments are conducted on the ground. In order to verify the vision system designed for boom approach AAR, researchers built and tested an integrated platform. Real outdoor flight tests and the experimental results verified the feasibility and effectiveness of the binocular vision-based UAVs AAR platform. (2016-05-12)

Design tool enables novices to create bendable input devices for computers
A software tool developed by Disney Research makes it possible for non-experts to design and build flexible objects that can sense when they are being deformed and thus be used to control games, provide feedback for toys or otherwise provide input to a computer. (2016-05-06)

Teaching computers to understand human languages
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a set of algorithms that will help teach computers to process and understand human languages. (2016-05-06)

New study shows we are bad judges of friendship
A new joint study from Tel Aviv University and MIT says only half of your friends would consider you their friend. (2016-05-05)

Free-standing 2-legged robot conquers terrain
An unsupported bipedal robot at the University of Michigan can now walk down steep slopes, through a thin layer of snow, and over uneven and unstable ground. (2016-05-05)

Algorithm can improve guidance of crash victims to most appropriate place for care
New computer algorithm can provide important information on a motor vehicle crash to help ambulance personnel and hospital staff better direct crash victims to the most appropriate care. (2016-05-05)

Media research: What readers think about computer-generated texts
An experimental study carried out by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich media researchers has found that readers rate texts generated by algorithms more credible than texts written by real journalists. (2016-05-03)

New tech uses hardware, software to train dogs more efficiently
Researchers have developed and used a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog's body language (2016-05-02)

Researchers create a better way to find out 'when'
A machine-learning algorithm created by a A research team has created an algorithm that improves the accuracy of dating past events by a factor of up to 300. The mathematical research, led by two UWM physicists, is featured in the journal Nature. (2016-04-27)

Scientists teaching machines to make clinical trials more successful
Scientists are teaching computers to figure out why people accept or decline invitations to participate in clinical trials. Recruiting sufficient numbers of participants is a current challenge in medical research that can compromise results or stop some studies altogether. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report April 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association they are using so-called 'machine learning' technologies to predict whether patients will participate. (2016-04-27)

World-class oral presentations featured at ARRS 2016 Annual Meeting
Oral presentations delivered by some of the world's most renowned researchers and radiologists were among the highlights of the ARRS 2016 Annual Meeting recently in Los Angeles. (2016-04-25)

Algorithm for robot teams handles moving obstacles
At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in May, MIT researchers will present a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but also moving obstacles. The algorithm also requires significantly less communications bandwidth than existing decentralized algorithms, but preserves strong mathematical guarantees that the robots will avoid collisions. (2016-04-21)

Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary
A new technique to detect quantum behavior relies on a familiar tool: a 'zip' program you might have installed on your computer. (2016-04-20)

Researchers pinpoint part of the brain that recognizes facial expressions
Researchers at The Ohio State University have pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for recognizing human facial expressions. (2016-04-19)

New treatment algorithm can predict benefit of treatment in end-stage liver disease
A new algorithm designed to help physician decision-making in End-Stage Liver Disease (ESLD), was able to accurately predict death in 96 percent of patients with ESLD. (2016-04-15)

Surveillance camera to identify criminals in street crowd online
An algorithm for surveillance cameras to automatically detect faces in the video stream has been developed at Tomsk Polytechnic University. The algorithm allows processing high resolution videos in real time and also evaluating the number of people, their gender and even approximate age. (2016-04-14)

Mice with genetic defect for human stuttering offer new insight into speech disorder
Mice that vocalize in a repetitive, halting pattern similar to human stuttering may provide insight into a condition that has perplexed scientists for centuries, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the National Institutes of Health. These mice, which carry a mutation in a gene associated with stuttering in humans, may help scientists understand the biological basis of the disorder, and potentially lead to treatments. (2016-04-14)

Are humans the new supercomputer?
Online computer games allow gamers to solve a class of problems in quantum physics that cannot be easily solved by algorithms alone. Citizen science games have already proved successful in advancing scientific endeavours, but had not previously been applied to quantum physics. A Danish team of scientists find, that players succeed where purely numerical optimization fails, and they present a new optimization method based on the observed player strategies that outperforms prominent, established numerical methods. (2016-04-13)

Russian scientists develop long-range secure quantum communication system
A group of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, has developed a novel approach to the construction of quantum communication systems for secure data exchange. The experimental device based on the results of the research is capable of transmitting single-photon quantum signals across distances of 250 kilometers or more, which is on par with other cutting edge analogues. The research paper was published in the Optics Express journal. (2016-04-12)

POSTECH researchers develop a control algorithm for more accurate lab-on-a-chip devices
Prof. Wan Kyun Chung with Ph.D. student Young Jin Heo, M.S. student Junsu Kang, and postdoctoral researcher Min Jun Kim in the Robotics Laboratory at POSTECH, Korea, have developed a novel control algorithm to resolve critical problems induced from a Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controller by automatizing the technical tuning process. The team expects that this algorithm has the potential for many applications of lab-on-a-chip devices. Their research was published in Scientific Reports. (2016-04-04)

Synthesizing real-life tweets
Scientists in Brazil are using a genetic algorithm to create a realistic soundscape of birdsong that can be triggered by updates from the micro-blogging service, Twitter, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Details of the computer model which mimics the behavior of a bird's songbox, its 'syrinx,' to create realistic sounds are published this month in the International Journal of Arts and Technology. (2016-03-29)

Separating charge and discharge in measuring next-generation car batteries
To better estimate the state of charge in lithium ion phosphate batteries, researchers at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, China, have recently developed an algorithm that can separately measure the charging and discharging states of the battery. This allows it to function amidst initial inaccurate values and errors in measuring current, as well as distinguish between the performance of each battery in the series. (2016-03-29)

Researchers develop new method of trapping multiple particles using fluidics
Precise control of an individual particle or molecule is a difficult task. Controlling multiple particles simultaneously is an even more challenging endeavor. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new method that relies on fluid flow to manipulate and assemble multiple particles. This new technique can trap a range of submicron- to micron-sized particles, including single DNA molecules, vesicles, drops or cells. (2016-03-28)

Cryptographic system lets users control access to their data
Cryptographic system would allow users to decide which applications access which aspects of their data. (2016-03-18)

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