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Avoiding collision leads to common routes

Ants, when walking around in cluttered environments, are known to follow a limited number of common routes. Research published in PLOS Computational Biology and led by Olivier Bertrand (Bielefeld University, Germany) shows ...

dateNov 19, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Ten ways advanced computing catalyzes science

When researchers need to compare complex new genomes, or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail, or detect signs of dark matter, or make sense of massive amounts of functional MRI data, they turn to the high-performance ...

dateNov 19, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Studying the differences in similarities

Data mining is not just about numbers: It is premised on human behaviour, and the multitude of decisions that we make every day. A researcher from Singapore Management University is trying to identify useful patterns from ...

dateNov 17, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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A program that captions your photos

Two researchers at Idiap, a research institute in Martigny that is affiliated with EPFL, developed an algorithm that – unlike systems recently unveiled by Google and Microsoft – can describe an image without having to ...

dateNov 16, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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40-year-old algorithm proven the best possible

Comparing the genomes of different species—or different members of the same species—is the basis of a great deal of modern biology. DNA sequences that are conserved across species are likely to be functionally important, ...

A basis for all cryptography

"Indistinguishability obfuscation" is a powerful concept that would yield provably secure versions of every cryptographic system we've ever developed and all those we've been unable to develop. But nobody knows how to put ...

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