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 ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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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 ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Mathematics
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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. ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Economics & Business
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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 ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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