Scientists create technique for high-speed, low-cost epigenomic mapping
(Phys.org) —A new technique developed by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine could pave the way to an era of personalized epigenomics.
Reaction rate of many molecules depends on their shape
Most molecules occur in several shapes, which may behave very differently. Using a sorting machine for molecules, a German–Swiss research team can now for the first time directly measure the various reaction ...
Students game the system, train computer to play Angry Birds
Angry Birds sounds simple: Just slingshot a digital bird at a pile of evil pigs. You could teach a child to play. But could you teach a computer?
Oh great, Facebook wants to know you're being sarcastic
You might think social networks couldn't possibly gather more information on you than they already do. That in a world where your every move is tagged, flagged and logged, there is nothing more that could ...
Researchers use machine learning to boil down the stories that wearable cameras are telling
Computers will someday soon automatically provide short video digests of a day in your life, your family vacation or an eight-hour police patrol, say computer scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.
New center to better understand human intelligence, build smarter machines
Siri and Watson may seem brainy in certain situations, but to build truly smart, world-changing machines, researchers must understand how human intelligence emerges from brain activity.
A swarm on every desktop: Swarm robotics researchers gather data with online game
The next experiment from Rice University's Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory (MRSL) could happen on your desktop. The lab's researchers are refining their control algorithms for robotic swarms based upon data ...
Revolutionising European machine tools
From lathes and shapers to cutting and grinding machines, machine tools helped put Europe at the forefront of manufacturing in the past and remain essential to many industries, including aerospace, automotive, ...
Water found to be an ideal lubricant for nanomachines
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have discovered that machines just one molecule in size move far quicker if you add a 'lubricant' to their surroundings. To their surprise, water proved to be ...
Ribosome research takes shape
In a new state-of-the-art lab at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, components of ribosomes – tiny biological machines that make new proteins and play a vital role in gene expression and antibiotic treatments ...
Researchers granted patent for system that fuses human and computer intelligence
In complex crisis situations involving military situation awareness, homeland security and other time-sensitive scenarios, teams of experts must often make difficult decisions within a narrow time frame. However, voluminous ...
EUV machines to swing into commercial action in 2015
Researchers adapt microscopic technology for bionic body parts and other medical devices
Tiny sensors and motors are everywhere, telling your smartphone screen to rotate and your camera to focus. Now, a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University has found a way to print biocompatible components ...
Spain museum uses robot to spot cracks in artwork
In the basement of Madrid's Reina Sofia museum, a giant robotic machine painstakingly scans a painting by Catalan surrealist artist Joan Miro, slowly snapping hundreds of microscopic shots.