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Highly efficient, low-cost method developed to reduce DNA errors
A team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) has developed a more efficient and cost-effective way to accurately synthesize DNA than traditionally used methods. (2020-03-16)

Why is appendicitis not always diagnosed in the emergency department?
A new study examines the factors associated with a potentially missed diagnosis of appendicitis in children and adults in the emergency department. (2020-03-16)

Intel processors are still vulnerable to attack
Computer scientists at KU Leuven have once again exposed a security flaw in Intel processors. Jo Van Bulck, Frank Piessens, and their colleagues in Austria, the United States, and Australia gave the manufacturer one year's time to fix the problem. (2020-03-10)

Novel error-correction scheme developed for quantum computers
Experimental quantum computers are plagued with errors. Here Dr Arne Grimsmo from the University of Sydney and colleagues from RMIT and the University of Queensland offer a novel method to reduce errors in a scheme applicable across different types of quantum hardware. (2020-03-10)

A new method to improve tropical cyclone intensity forecasts
There are many reasons for model errors in numerical weather forecasting of tropical cyclone intensity. A new idea is proposed to solve the problems based on the Nonlinear Forcing Singular Vector (NFSV) method. (2020-03-09)

Self-driving car trajectory tracking gets closer to human-driver ideal
Have you taken an Uber ride and disagreed with the 'fastest' route that the GPS app suggested because you or the driver know a 'better' way? For society to truly embrace self-driving cars, the experience of passengers must feel just as comfortable as any trip with a human driver to get there. This is an extremely difficult computational challenge, but researchers are getting us a little bit closer to that ideal comfy ride. (2020-03-05)

Research brief: Energy researchers invent error-free catalysts
A team of researchers have invented oscillating catalyst technology that can accelerate chemical reactions without side reactions or chemical errors. The groundbreaking technology can be incorporated into hundreds of industrial chemical technologies to reduce waste by thousands of tons each year while improving the performance and cost-efficiency of materials production. (2020-03-04)

The 'Monday effect' is real -- and it's impacting your amazon package delivery
The ''Monday Effect'' is real - and it's impacting your Amazon package delivery. So says Lehigh University researcher Oliver Yao, a professor of decision and technology analytics at Lehigh University. He and colleagues at University of Maryland and University of California, San Diego, have found that the ''Monday Effect'' - that letdown of returning to work after a weekend, known to impact finance, productivity and psychology - also negatively affects supply chains. (2020-03-02)

New study shows vision rehab treatment effective for stroke and injury related blindness
Jose Romano, Chief of the Stroke Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a recently published international study that shows that visual rehabilitation is effective for patients who have suffered vision loss related to stroke or traumatic brain injury. The study titled 'Efficacy and predictors of Recovery of Function After Eye Movement Training in 296 Hemianopic Patients,' was recently published in the journal Cortex. It is the largest neuro-visual study of its kind. (2020-02-24)

Study shows UV technology raises the standard in disinfecting ORs and medical equipment
Ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by the New York-based firm PurpleSun Inc. eliminates more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect surfaces, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC). (2020-02-20)

LTE vulnerability: Attackers can impersonate other mobile phone users
Exploiting a vulnerability in the mobile communication standard LTE, also known as 4G, researchers at Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum can impersonate mobile phone users. Consequently, they can book fee-based services in their name that are paid for via the mobile phone bill -- for example, a subscription to streaming services. (2020-02-17)

Machine learning implemented for quantum optics by Skoltech scientists
As machine learning continues to surpass human performance in a growing number of tasks, scientists at Skoltech have applied deep learning to reconstruct quantum properties of optical systems. (2020-02-12)

Software updates slowing you down?
We've all shared the frustration -- software updates that are intended to make our applications run faster inadvertently end up doing just the opposite. These bugs, dubbed in the computer science field as performance regressions, are time-consuming to fix since locating software errors normally requires substantial human intervention. (2020-02-11)

Making 3-D printing smarter with machine learning
3-D printing is often touted as the future of manufacturing. However it has a high degree of error, and manufacturers often need many iterations of a print before they get it right. A team of researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering is tackling this problem, with a new set of machine learning algorithms and a software tool called PrintFixer, improving print accuracy by 50 percent or more, making the process more economical and sustainable. (2020-02-11)

Linguistics: The pronunciation paradox
Learners of foreign languages can hear the errors in pronunciation that fellow learners tend to make, but continue to fall foul of them themselves despite years of practice. A new study of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that everyone believes their own pronunciation to be best. (2020-02-07)

Salk scientists link rapid brain growth in autism to DNA damage
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The observation, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, helps explain what might go awry in the brain during cell division and development to cause the disorder. (2020-01-30)

Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality, diagnosing disease
Research has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient's breath. (2020-01-30)

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: #DRYMESTER the only safe approach
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy leads to poorer cognitive functioning in children, according to the most comprehensive review on the issue to date. The University of Bristol research published today [29 January] in the International Journal of Epidemiology, reviewed 23 published studies on the topic and found evidence that drinking in pregnancy could also lead to lower birthweight. (2020-01-28)

Scanning system in sperm may control rate of human evolution
Maturing sperm cells turn on most of their genes, not to follow their genetic instructions like normal, but instead to repair DNA before passing it to the next generation, a new study finds. (2020-01-23)

Police shootings linked to inaccurate dispatch information
306 law enforcement officers from 18 agencies were involved in a simulation examining impact of dispatch information on an officer's decision to fire their weapon. When officers were told the subject had a gun but were then shown a video of a man rapidly producing a cellphone, 62% of officers shot. The findings show a relationship between inaccurate dispatched information about the presence of a weapon and police shooting errors, especially shootings of unarmed subjects. (2020-01-21)

Genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk
A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA 'errors' that increase an individual's risk of developing the disease. The scientists involved say these errors may influence as many as 190 genes. (2020-01-07)

New imaging system and artificial intelligence algorithm accurately identify brain tumors
Study finds novel method of optical imaging combined with artificial intelligence accurately diagnoses brain tumors in real time. (2020-01-06)

MASS: An integrative software program for streamlined morphometric analyses of leaves
Analysis of leaf shape is crucial in answering a variety of ecological, evolutionary, genetic, and agricultural questions. However, most morphometric analyses require the use of multiple software packages; this is not only inconvenient, but also introduces the possibility of error. A new software package, Morphological Analysis of Size and Shape (MASS), streamlines these analyses into a single program -- a development that will be key for the many large digitization projects currently underway. (2019-12-11)

Surface effects affect the distribution of hydrogen in metals
The researchers from Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University and Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences studied the distribution of hydrogen in metals in the process of standard testing for hydrogen cracking. They found that there is a surface effect that does not let hydrogen enter the metal. This can result in errors in industrial quality control of material, and to fundamental errors in terms of scientific research of hydrogen embrittlement. (2019-12-06)

New hospital tech disrupts doctors' and nurses' jobs, forces improvisation to ensure patient safety
Doctors and nurses must adapt their routines and improvise their actions to ensure continued patient safety, and for their roles to be effective and to matter as new technology disrupts their working practices. (2019-11-25)

Environmental enrichment corrects errors in brain development
Environmental enrichment can partially correct miswired neurons in the visual pathway, according to research in mice recently published in eNeuro. (2019-11-25)

Researchers reach milestone in quantum standardization
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a method that could pave the way to establishing universal standards for measuring the performance of quantum computers. The new method, called cycle benchmarking, allows researchers to assess the potential of scalability and to compare one quantum platform against another. (2019-11-25)

Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation
One of the largest sleep studies dubunks theory that suggests attention is the only cognitive function affected by sleep deprivation. (2019-11-21)

Study considers double-edged sword of trust in regulatory agencies' monitoring of firms
New research based on observations of auditors suggests that strong relationships and trust between auditing agencies and firms can reduce monitoring failures, such as unintended mistakes, to a point, but can also eventually lead to negligence and collusion. Using a combination of methods, researchers looked at the role of auditing relationships and trust in the monitoring of firms. (2019-10-30)

Researchers develop platform for scalable testing of autonomous vehicle safety
In the race to manufacture autonomous vehicles (AVs), safety is crucial yet sometimes overlooked as exemplified by recent headline-making accidents. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve the safety of autonomous technology through both software and hardware advances. (2019-10-25)

UM student research tests ways to reduce errors in wildlife surveys
Research led by a University of Montana undergraduate student to identify less error-prone methods for performing wildlife surveys was published Oct. 20, 2019 in Ecological Applications. (2019-10-22)

GenBank can be trusted
Smithsonian scientists and colleagues working to identify coral reef organisms analyzed more than 4.7 million animal DNA sequences from GenBank, the most commonly used tool used to identify environmental DNA, and discovered that animal identification errors are surprisingly rare--but sometimes very funny. (2019-10-21)

Darn you, R2! When can we blame robots?
A recent study finds that people are likely to blame robots for workplace accidents, but only if they believe the robots are autonomous. (2019-10-17)

Diversity may be key to reducing errors in quantum computing
In quantum computing, as in team building, a little diversity can help get the job done better, computer scientists have discovered. (2019-10-15)

Researchers are finding molecular mechanisms behind women's biological clock
Throughout life, women's fertility curve goes up and down, and in a new study led by the University of Copenhagen, researchers have now shown why. The results might have impact on fertility counselling and in the longer term for treatment of infertility. (2019-10-09)

Tau-mediated RNA splicing errors linked to Alzheimer's disease
A collaborative study provides evidence for a new molecular cause for neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease that links alterations in RNA splicing and tau-mediated neurodegeneration. (2019-10-08)

Mutant cells team up to make an even deadlier blood cancer
Two very different mutations have been identified as unexpected partners in crime for causing the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Expert analysis from CSHL helped reveal how this deadly duo is far more common in AML than thought. (2019-10-02)

AI system accurately detects key findings in chest X-rays of pneumonia patients within 10 seconds
From 20 minutes or more to 10 seconds. Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford University say 10 seconds is about how quickly a new system they studied that utilizes artificial intelligence took to accurately identify key findings in chest X-rays of patients in the emergency department suspected of having pneumonia. (2019-09-30)

Cancer: The origin of genetic mutations
In the presence of some disruptive elements, cancer cells are unable to replicate its DNA optimally. While known to be linked to the increase in genetic mutations, the exact mechanism at work remained unknown until now. By deciphering how replication stress induces the loss or gain of whole chromosomes in the daughters of cancer cells, researchers (UNIGE) provide new knowledge that will ultimately lead to better diagnosis and possibly better treatment of cancer. (2019-09-25)

Saw but forgot -- drivers' memory lapses puts motorcyclists at risk
There are an estimated 90 fatalities a year in the UK caused by drivers pulling out into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.New research by psychologists at the University of Nottingham suggests this sort of crash may often be the result of a short-term memory failure rather than the driver not seeing an approaching motorcycle. (2019-09-23)

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