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Communications News
February 18, 2020

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Computer-Based Weather Forecast: New Algorithm Outperforms Mainframe Computer Systems

The exponential growth in computer processing power seen over the past 60 years may soon come to a halt. Complex systems such as those used in ... read more

Reorganizing a Computer Chip: Transistors Can Now Both Process and Store Information

Researchers have created a more feasible way to combine transistors and memory on a chip, potentially bringing faster ... read more

Storing Data in Everyday Objects

Researchers have discovered a new method for turning nearly any object into a data storage unit. This makes it possible to save extensive data in, say, shirt buttons, water bottles or even the lenses ... read more
New software 'streams' data and code resources to an app from a cloud server when necessary, allowing the app to use only ... read more
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Deep Learning Can Fool Listeners by Imitating Any Guitar Amplifier

A study demonstrates that digital simulations of guitar amplifiers can sound just like the real thing. The implications are that as the software models continue to improve, they can replace ... read more

Enjoying the View? How Computer Games Can Help Evaluate Landscapes

Geographers are stepping into the virtual world of computer games to develop exciting new ways of assessing landscapes. Researchers have spent years analyzing geographical landscapes and determining ... read more

Deep Learning Accurately Forecasts Heat Waves, Cold Spells

Using an advanced form of deep learning, researchers created a computer system that learned how to accurately predict extreme weather events, like heat waves, up to five days in advance using minimal ... read more

The One Ring -- To Track Your Finger's Location

Researchers have created AuraRing, a ring and wristband combination that can detect the precise location of someone's index finger and continuously track hand ... read more

Giving Cryptocurrency Users More Bang for Their Buck

A new cryptocurrency-routing scheme can boost the efficiency -- and, ultimately, profits -- of certain networks designed to speed up notoriously slow blockchain ... read more

Computer Servers Now Able to Retrieve Data Much Faster

Computer scientists have found a novel approach that significantly improves the storage efficiency and output speed of computer ... read more

Game-Based Virtual Archaeology Field School

Before they can get started at their field site - a giant cave studded with stalactites, stalagmites and human artifacts -- 15 undergraduate students must figure out how to use their virtual hands ... read more

Hey Google, Are My Housemates Using My Smart Speaker?

Surveys show that consumers are worried that smart speakers are eavesdropping on their conversations and day-to-day lives. Now researchers have found that people are also concerned about something ... read more

Cyberbullying Linked to Increased Depression and PTSD

Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new ... read more

Cybercrime: Internet Erodes Teenage Impulse Controls

Many teenagers are struggling to control their impulses on the internet, in a scramble for quick thrills and a sense of power online, potentially increasing their risks of becoming cyber ... read more

How Human Social Structures Emerge

What rules shaped humanity's original social networks? The earliest social networks were tightly knit cultural groups made of multiple biologically related families. That single group would then ... read more

The Way You Dance Is Unique, and Computers Can Tell It's You

Nearly everyone responds to music with movement, whether through subtle toe-tapping or an all-out boogie. A recent discovery shows that our dance style is almost always the same, regardless of the ... read more

Digital Athletics in Analogue Stadiums

Why do people pay money travel to big arenas to watch people sit in chairs and stare into screens? What are they getting in real life that they can't get from streaming it online? Researchers ... read more

Internet Use Reduces Study Skills in University Students

Research has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests. This effect was made worse by the increased ... read more

Organized Cybercrime -- Not Your Average Mafia

Scientists have identified common attributes of cybercrime networks, revealing how these groups function and work together to cause an estimated $445-600 billion of harm globally per ... read more

AlphaZero Learns to Rule the Quantum World

The chess world was amazed when the computer algorithm AlphaZero learned, after just four hours on its own, to beat the best chess programs built on human expertise. Now a research group has used the ... read more

Creating Learning Resources for Blind Students

Mathematics and science Braille textbooks are expensive and require an enormous effort to produce -- until now. A team of researchers has developed a method for easily creating textbooks in Braille, ... read more

Brain Model Offers New Insights Into Damage Caused by Stroke and Other Injuries

A researcher has developed a computer model of the human brain that more realistically simulates actual patterns of brain impairment than existing methods. The novel advancement creates a digital ... read more

Pioneering Tool to Manage Media Industry's Digital Carbon Footprint

A collaboration between computer scientists and nine major media companies will help the media industry understand and manage the significant carbon impacts of digital ... read more

New Open-Source Software Judges Accuracy of Computer Predictions of Cancer Genetics

Researchers have created new open-source software which determines the accuracy of computer predictions of genetic variation within tumor ... read more

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