Archive: 05/18/2010

Advancing the nuclear enterprise through better computing

Scientists at the Nuclear Science and Technology Division of the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are merging decades of nuclear energy and safety expertise with high-performance computing ...

May 18, 2010
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Keeping an ear out for kin

(PhysOrg.com) -- Bats can distinguish between the calls of their own and different species with their echolocation calls, report German scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen. ...

May 18, 2010
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Engineer to create 3D puzzle to mend broken bones

(PhysOrg.com) -- An engineer at the University of the West of England is working with an orthopaedic surgeon from the Bristol Royal Infirmary and a specialized software company to enhance the management of ...

May 18, 2010
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Can we predict when and where rock will fall?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Falling rock shatters the tranquillity of Yosemite National Park about every 10 days, and occasionally leads to fatalities. What forces trigger a rockfall? Are there precursor signals that ...

May 18, 2010
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Machines that learn better

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the last 20 years or so, many of the key advances in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of machine learning, in which computers learn how to make predictions by looking ...

May 18, 2010
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