News tagged with method

NIST 3D ballistics research database goes live

It's a staple of the TV-crime drama: a ballistics expert tries to match two bullets using a microscope with a split-screen display. One bullet was recovered from the victim's body and the other was test-fired from a suspect's ...

dateJul 11, 2016 in Engineering
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Softwares for fMRI yield erroneous results

Common statistical methods used to analyse brain activity through images taken with MRI scanners cannot be trusted, as shown by Anders Eklund and Hans Knutsson of Linköping University, and Thomas Nichols of the University ...

dateJun 27, 2016 in Mathematics
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Chemicals from wood waste

Vitamins, medication, solvents, crop protection products and polymers—in future, it will be possible to manufacture many of these from wood waste. The processes will also be at least as cost-effective, environmentally friendly ...

dateJun 13, 2016 in Materials Science
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Controlling quantum states atom by atom

An international consortium led by researchers at the University of Basel has developed a method to precisely alter the quantum mechanical states of electrons within an array of quantum boxes. The method can be used to investigate ...

dateJun 09, 2016 in Quantum Physics
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