To win an election, a strongly connected voter network is key, physicists conclude
Wikipedia's early stock market warning signs
(Phys.org) —Wikipedia could have been used as early warning signs of stock market movements, according to a new study. Researchers led by Dr Suzy Moat, Senior Research Fellow at Warwick Business School, ...
The brain as a model for future supercomputers
(Phys.org) —The brain's repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match reported around the world. But in the second round, the brain is back.
Researchers find brain activity response different for virtual reality versus the real world
New software spots, isolates cyber-attacks to protect networked control systems
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on networked control systems – which are used to coordinate transportation, power ...
Facial-recognition technology proves its mettle
(Phys.org) —In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing ...
Google Trends foretells stock movements, study reports
Google Trends, a tool that looks at patterns of searches on the Internet, is a potential money-spinner for investors as it provides hints of impending stock movements, a study said on Thursday.
It's often said that we live in an age of increased specialization: physicians who treat just one ailment, scholars who study just one period, network administrators who know just one operating system.
New simulation speed record on Sequoia supercomputer
(Phys.org) —Computer scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have set a high performance computing speed record that opens the way to the scientific ...
Raising the bar in supercomputing power with dedication of Big Red II
Indiana University confirmed its leadership in high performance, data-intensive computing by unveiling Big Red II, a powerful new supercomputer with a processing speed of one thousand trillion floating-point operations per ...
Age and gender? Dutch develop analyser for Twitter
Researchers at a Dutch university have developed an online programme that is able give the age and gender of users purely based on the content they post on the social network Twitter.
Researchers develop fast, economical method for high-definition video compositing
Video compositing to create special effects, replace backgrounds or combine multiple takes of an actor's performance is an integral, but highly labor-intensive, part of modern film making. Researchers at ...
New model to recommend media content according to your preferences
Researchers at the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) have developed a model capable to recommend audiovisual content to each user based on their own media consumption and intrinsic features ...
Your phone knows the three places you visit each day
We lead busy, complex lives. But how many different places will you visit today? And how many different ways could you organise your travel between those places?