Computing

  1. london underground map
    Computing

    AI system learns like a human, stores info like a computer

    A new artificial neural network hooked up to extra memory can learn to solve complex problems.

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  2. virtual image of unwrapped scroll
    Archaeology

    Digital rehab exposes Biblical roots of ancient Israeli scroll

    Virtual unwrapping reveals Biblical text on charred remains of ancient Israeli scroll.

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  3. Jeremy Freeman
    Neuroscience

    Jeremy Freeman seeks to simplify complex brain science

    As a group leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Jeremy Freeman is equal parts neuroscientist, computer coder and data visualization whiz.

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  4. Shayan Oveis Gharan
    Computing

    Shayan Oveis Gharan finds the shortest route to success

    Theoretical computer scientist Shayan Oveis Gharan has identified connections between unrelated fields to tackle the traveling salesman problem.

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  5. brain and microprocessor
    Neuroscience

    What Donkey Kong can tell us about how to study the brain

    Neuroscience tools failed to reveal much about a simple microprocessor. What can they really tell us about the brain?

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  6. close-up of storage device with key for letters
    Computing

    Supersmall device uses individual atoms to store data

    Scientists manipulate chlorine atoms to store data on a supersmall device.

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  7. Kobane, Syria
    Tech

    Monitoring online groups offers insight into ISIS attacks

    Targeting online groups may be key to limiting the digital reach of ISIS.

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  8. proteins under a microscope
    Life

    Biologists seek help to ‘see’ itty-bitty molecules in 3-D

    A new citizen science project called Microscopy Masters aims to improve how scientists build three-dimensional models of proteins.

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  9. Photograph of the Larsen B ice shelf
    Earth

    Spy satellites reveal early start to Antarctic ice shelf collapse

    Declassified spy satellite images reveal that Antarctica’s Larsen B ice shelf began destabilizing decades earlier than previously thought.

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  10. dice
    Computing

    New technique produces real randomness

    A new technique makes it easier for computers to roll the dice.

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  11. Earth

    New app puts an earthquake detector in your pocket

    Smartphone app MyShake uses motion-sensing accelerometers to detect nearby quakes. The app could provide early warnings of incoming tremors, its creators say.

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  12. plesiosaur
    Paleontology

    Plesiosaurs swam like penguins

    Computer simulations of plesiosaur swimming motion may resolve long-standing debate on how the marine reptile got around.

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