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Computers & Math News
December 11, 2019

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Neuroengineers have found the first evidence that individual neurons in the human brain target specific memories during recall. They studied recordings in neurosurgical ... read more
A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based ... read more
Researchers have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits ('qubits'), their Sycamore computer has taken on -- and solved -- a problem ... read more
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be ... read more
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Demonstration of High-Speed SOT-MRAM Memory Cell Compatible With 300mm Si CMOS Technology

Researchers have announced the demonstration of high-speed spin-orbit-torque magnetoresistive random access memory cell compatible with 300 mm Si CMOS ... read more

Gamma-Ray Laser Moves a Step Closer to Reality

A physicist has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable in liquid helium. The calculations take scientists a step closer to realizing ... read more

Developing a Digital Twin of a Vehicle

In the not too distant future, we can expect to see our skies filled with unmanned aerial vehicles delivering packages, maybe even people, from location to location. Researchers are developing ... read more

Fusion by Strong Lasers

Nuclear physics usually involves high energies, as illustrated by experiments to master controlled nuclear fusion. One problem is how to overcome the strong electrical repulsion between atomic nuclei ... read more

Scientists See Defects in Potential New Semiconductor

A research team has reported seeing, for the first time, atomic scale defects that dictate the properties of a new and powerful semiconductor. The study shows a fundamental aspect of how the ... read more

A Robot and Software Make It Easier to Create Advanced Materials

A team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in ... read more

Mobile Devices Blur Work and Personal Privacy Raising Cyber Risks

Organizations aren't moving quickly enough on cyber security threats linked to the drive toward using personal mobile devices in the ... read more

Your Zip Software Can Calculate the Complex Physical Quantity Called Entropy

A new study proposes a radically simple and efficient way of calculating the complex physical quantity known as entropy -- and it probably exists on your own ... read more

Like Pavlov's Dog, This Thermoplastic Is Learning a New Trick: Walking

Researchers are 'training' pieces of plastic to walk under the command of light. The method developed is the first time a synthetic actuator 'learns' to do new 'tricks' ... read more

Siting Cell Towers Needs Careful Planning

The health impacts of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) are still inconclusive, but the data to date warrants more caution in placing cell towers. An engineering team considers the current ... read more

Successful Instrument Guidance Through Deep and Convoluted Blood Vessel Networks

Researchers have developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery: how to reach the most difficult-to-access physiological locations. Their solution is a ... read more

Detecting Solar Flares, More in Real Time

Computers can learn to find flares and other events in vast streams of solar images to help forecasters issue timely alerts, according to a new study. The machine-learning technique searches ... read more

Study Sheds Light on the Peculiar 'Normal' Phase of High-Temperature Superconductors

Every character has a back story, and so do high-temperature superconductors, which conduct electricity with no loss at much higher temperatures than scientists once thought possible. Recent ... read more

Mass-Producible, Centimeter-Scale Metalens for VR, Imaging

Metalenses -- flat surfaces that use nanostructures to focus light -- are poised to revolutionize everything from microscopy to cameras, sensors, and displays. But so far, most of the lenses have ... read more

Virtual Reality Could Help Flu Vaccination Rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a new ... read more

Fake News Feels Less Immoral to Share When We've Seen It Before

People who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less and less unethical about sharing it on social media, even when they don't believe the information, research ... read more

Bending an Organic Semiconductor Can Boost Electrical Flow

Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them and could benefit next-generation electronics such as sensors and solar ... read more

Through the Eyes of Animals

Humans are now closer to seeing through the eyes of animals, thanks to an innovative software ... read more

Machine Learning That Works Like a Dream

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep ... read more

Carpentry Compiler Helps Woodworkers Design Objects That They Can Actually Make

Researchers have created Carpentry Compiler, a digital tool that allows users to design woodworking projects. Once a project is designed, the tool creates optimized fabrication instructions based on ... read more

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