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CRISPR-BEST prevents genome instability
Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability has developed CRISPR-BEST, a new genome editing tool for actinomycetes. (2019-10-09)
Statins could increase or decrease osteoporosis risk -- the dosage makes the difference
A study by the Medical University of Vienna and the Complexity Science Hub Vienna shows for the first time a connection between the dosage of cholesterol-lowering drugs -- statins -- and the diagnosis of osteoporosis. (2019-09-30)
RUDN University mathematicians help improve efficiency of data centers using Markov chains
RUDN University mathematicians created a model of maximum efficiency of data centers. (2019-09-30)
A mouse or an elephant: what species fights infection more effectively?
Hamilton College Assistant Professor of Biology Cynthia Downs led a study with co-authors from North Dakota State University, University of California, Davis, Eckerd College, and University of South Florida that investigated whether body mass was related to concentrations of two important immune cell types in the blood among hundreds of species of mammals ranging from tiny Jamaican fruit bats (~40 g) to giant killer whales (~5,600 kg). (2019-09-25)
Big cities breed partners in crime
Researchers have long known that bigger cities disproportionately generate more crime. (2019-09-19)
Finding your niche
Researchers find a new way to explain population differences in personality structure among humans (2019-09-16)
Environmental pollution in China begins decreasing
For decades pollution in China has paralleled economic growth. But this connection has been weakened in recent years, according to a new international research study published in the Science Advances journal. (2019-09-13)
A global assessment of Earth's early anthropogenic transformation
A global archaeological assessment of ancient land use reveals that prehistoric human activity had already substantially transformed the ecology of Earth by 3,000 years ago, even before intensive farming and the domestication of plants and animals. (2019-08-29)
Molecular big data, a new weapon for medicine
Being able to visualize the transmission of a virus in real-time during an outbreak, or to better adapt cancer treatment on the basis of the mutations present in a tumor's individual cells are only two examples of what molecular Big Data can bring to medicine and health globally. (2019-08-28)
The technology behind Bitcoin may improve the medications of the future
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a prototype of an app that may potentially prescribe the optimal dose of medicine for the individual patient, as well as prevent counterfeit products. (2019-08-23)
Applying machine learning in intelligent weather consultation
Machine learning is an important future research direction to incorporate weather forecast data and coupled models into a hybrid computing framework to explore and study the structure and features of observational and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) data. (2019-08-20)
Dark matter may be older than the big bang, study suggests
Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe's mass, is one of the most elusive mysteries in modern physics. (2019-08-07)
US and China should collaborate, not compete, to bring AI to healthcare
In the wake of the US government ordering the Chinese artificial intelligence company, iCarbonX, to divest its majority ownership stake in the Cambridge, Mass.-based company PatientsLikeMe, Eric Topol, MD, of Scripps Research, has co-written a commentary arguing for more, not less, collaboration between China and the US on artificial intelligence (AI) development. (2019-08-02)
Researchers recreate the sun's solar wind and plasma 'burps' on Earth
A new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison physicists mimicked solar winds in the lab, confirming how they develop and providing an Earth-bound model for the future study of solar physics. (2019-07-29)
DistME: A fast and elastic distributed matrix computation engine using GPUs
DGIST announced on July 4 that Professor Min-Soo Kim's team in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering developed the DistME (Distributed Matrix Engine) technology that can analyze 100 times more data 14 times faster than the existing technologies. (2019-07-17)
Experiencing awe from science influences beliefs about God
Though many Americans perceive science and religion as incompatible, a study from the ASU Department of Psychology found how people engage with science can change how they think about God -- and even promote belief in God. (2019-07-17)
Why urban planners should pay attention to restaurant-review sites
Apartment seekers in big cities often use the presence of restaurants to determine if a neighborhood would be a good place to live. (2019-07-15)
At last, an AI that outperforms humans in six-player poker
Achieving a milestone in artificial intelligence (AI) by moving beyond settings involving only two players, researchers present an AI that can outperform top human professionals in six-player no-limit Texas hold'em poker, the most popular form of poker played today. (2019-07-11)
Surveys fail to capture big five personality traits in non-WEIRD populations
Questions commonly used to explore the ''Big Five'' personality traits--Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism--generally fail to measure the intended personality traits in developing countries, according to a new study. (2019-07-10)
Measuring the laws of nature
One of the fundamental physical constants, the 'weak axial vector coupling constant' (gA), has now been measured with very high precision for the first time. (2019-07-02)
New cuprate superconductor may challenge the classical wisdom
Superconductivity is one of the most mysterious phenomena in nature in that the materials can conduct electrical current without any resistance. (2019-06-27)
Study shows visual framing by media in debates affects public perception
New research shows that in the 2016 primary debates the front runners from both parties benefitted from preferential visual treatment by the media, but Donald Trump won in terms of camera time and angle. (2019-06-24)
Querying big data just got universal
A universal query engine for big data that works across computing platforms could accelerate analytics research. (2019-06-23)
Research details response of sagebrush to 2017 solar eclipse
The short period of darkness caused a significant reduction in photosynthesis and transpiration in the desert shrub, but not quite to the levels of nighttime, according to some of the most detailed research on plant response to solar eclipses ever reported. (2019-06-20)
Latest artificial intelligence research from China in Big Data
China is among the leaders in the rapidly advancing artificial intelligence field, and its broad range of cutting-edge research expertise is on display in this special issue on 'Artificial Intelligence in China' of Big Data. (2019-06-18)
A new paradigm of material identification based on graph theory
Automatic deduplication for big materials database is achieved for the first time. (2019-06-13)
The 'AI turn' for digital health: A futuristic view
The unprecedented implications of digital health innovations, being co-produced by the mainstreaming and integration of artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber-physical systems (CPS) in healthcare, are examined in a new technology horizon-scanning article. (2019-06-12)
Research overcomes key obstacles to scaling up DNA data storage
Researchers have developed new techniques for labeling and retrieving data files in DNA-based information storage systems, addressing two of the key obstacles to widespread adoption of DNA data storage technologies. (2019-06-03)
Scientists offer designer 'big atoms' on demand
Physicists report that they can build and control particles that behave like tiny atoms with a precision never seen before. (2019-05-29)
Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris
Three extrasolar comets have been discovered around the star Beta Pictoris, 63 light years away, by the University of Innsbruck. (2019-05-22)
Automatic neurological disease diagnosis using deep learning
A team of researchers from Osaka University and The University of Tokyo developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography (MEG), demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological disease diagnoses using MEG. (2019-05-16)
Mapping industrial 'hum' in the US
Using a dense sensor network that scanned the United States between 2003 and 2014, researchers have identified areas within the country marked by a persistent seismic signal caused by industrial processes. (2019-04-26)
Filling in the gaps of connected car data helps transportation planners
A Michigan Tech engineer has created a method to fill in the gaps of available connected vehicle data, which will give transportation planners a more accurate picture of traffic in their cities. (2019-04-25)
The mobile game that can detect Alzheimer's risk
A specially designed mobile phone game can detect people at risk of Alzheimer's -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2019-04-24)
Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers
A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the earth's crust. (2019-04-18)
Researchers discover CP violation in charm meson decays
Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and Yandex, as part of the LHCb collaboration at CERN, have been the first to discover CP violation in charm meson decays. (2019-04-05)
Berkeley's soda tax election changed drinking habits months before prices went up
Berkeley's soda tax election may have played a major role in changing drinking habits in the city, a new study shows. (2019-04-02)
Research connects big data marketing tools, land conservation
The same data used by digital marketers to sell products can also help inspire conservation behaviors, according to new research from the University of Montana. (2019-04-01)
UAlberta leads urgent call for sample rocks from Mars
In order to answer our most pressing questions about Mars, scientists need samples collected from the planet's surface and returned to Earth for examination. (2019-03-28)
Complex societies gave birth to big gods, not the other way around
Big data analyses by an international research team, including a member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, suggest that moralizing gods are rather the product than the drivers of social complexity. (2019-03-20)
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