Archive: 11/14/2013

Machine learning branches out

Much artificial-intelligence research is concerned with finding statistical correlations between variables: What combinations of visible features indicate the presence of a particular object in a digital ...

Nov 14, 2013
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NASA helps melt secrets of Great Lakes ice

(Phys.org) —Two scientists from NASA and NOAA have developed a new space-based technique for monitoring the ice cover of the Great Lakes that is so accurate it can identify a narrow channel of open water ...

Nov 14, 2013
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A vexing math problem finds an elegant solution

(Phys.org) —A famous math problem that has vexed mathematicians for decades has met an elegant solution by Cornell researchers. Graduate student Yash Lodha, working with Justin Moore, professor of mathematics, has described ...

Nov 14, 2013
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Why there's no Pepsi in cyberspace

 In most industries today global competition thrives. And typically within each market in each industry there are leaders, challengers and often multiple niche players who can all eke out a good living. ...

Nov 14, 2013
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NASA hails success of commercial space program

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency's public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with ...

Nov 14, 2013
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"Kissing genes" breakthrough

In a ground-breaking discovery that will have a major impact on our understanding of the function of DNA, our genetic blueprint, a group of scientists from Wits and the Council for Scientific and Industrial ...

Nov 14, 2013
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