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Google joins effort to boost genomics research
Google announced Wednesday it was teaming up with university scientists to use its computing platform to accelerate efforts in genomics research.
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Insect mating behavior has lessons for drones
Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume, often flying hundreds of meters to do so. Two strategies are involved to accomplish this: males must find the outer envelope ...
Cybersecurity firm says spying campaign targeted Iran talks (Update)
A cybersecurity firm with close ties to Russian intelligence said Wednesday it uncovered a cyber-espionage campaign targeting hotels that hosted Iran nuclear negotiations, the details of which are among the ...
US university unit cuts off from Web after cyberattack
Penn State University said Friday that the computer network of its college of engineering was disconnected from the Internet after a cyberattack "by a threat actor based in China."
New gold standard established for open and reproducible research
A group of Cambridge computer scientists have set a new gold standard for openness and reproducibility in research by sharing the more than 200GB of data and 20,000 lines of code behind their latest results - an unprecedented ...
Collision course: ONR testing high-speed planing hulls to better understand wave slam
Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing ...
State of the news media in 2015: Facebook and mobile rule
A new report on the state of the media has some simple terms for how we learn about the world: mobile and social media.
The gold standard
Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow ...
'Green' data center option makes efficient use of server heat
PC sales declined—again—in first quarter
Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.
Engineers use 3-D gaming gear to give eye-opening look at cells in action
For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3-D glasses in ...
Researchers scan video to monitor nighttime behavior of giraffes
Disney researchers have developed a video technique for automatically detecting unusual behaviors of giraffes at night, providing naturalists with an improved tool for monitoring the health and safety of ...