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Digital Annealer

Fujitsu Technology Facilitates Application of Combinatorial Optimization Methods to Real-World Problems

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology to solve combinatorial optimization problems without setting complex parameters, using "Digital Annealer(1)" computational architecture, which...
galaxy

Physicists Offer Explanation for Diverse Galaxy Rotations

Identical twins are similar to each other in many ways, but they have different experiences, friends, and lifestyles. This concept is played out on a...
Corneal Anesthesia

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise

A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage...
biomass

NEWBio Project Concludes, Advances Biomass Energy Efforts

The land stretching between New England and the Ohio River is a critical region dominated by agriculture and forests, but also hosts four of...
Artificial Intelligencevideo

IBM and MIT to Pursue Joint Research in Artificial Intelligence, Establish...

IBM and MIT today announced that IBM plans to make a 10-year, $240 million investment to create the MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab in partnership...
head health

NIST, NFL, GE and Under Armour Announce Dynamic Research and 6D...

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Football League (NFL), GE (NYSE: GE), and Under Armour (NYSE:UA, UAA),...
climate

Letting the Data Speak for Itself

Modeling environmental data, such as regional wind speed or temperature, is a complicated business. To model data statistically requires significant assumptions about its behavior...
reactors

Tandon Researchers Investigate Small-Scale Reactors with Big-Scale Potential

The industrial use of polyolefins — a class of polymer ubiquitous in food packaging, consumer goods, and other items — requires an enormous amount...
bilingual babies

Bilingual Babies Listen to Languages — and Don’t Get Confused

The study, published Aug. 7 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that infants can differentiate between words in different...
Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton and Chips

Microbes mediate the global marine cycles of elements, modulating atmospheric carbon dioxide and helping to maintain the oxygen we all breathe, yet there is...
quantum

Quantum Information: Changing the Rules of the Game

I was a math researcher at the University of Michigan back in 2008 when I had the crazy—one could even say random—notion to shift...
diseases

Tackling Disease in Three Dimensions

A cure for cancer, HIV and other stubborn diseases has evaded the brightest minds for generations. But with supercomputers – computing systems that can...
sea ice

New Model Helps Predict Regional and Seasonal Sea Ice Extent

The model improves on previous methods capable of predicting the ice over the entire Arctic Sea up to six months in advance. The new...
diabetic retinopathyvideo

IBM Machine Vision Technology Advances Early Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease...

IBM this week released the results of new research using deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR)1....
amoebavideo

Study Finds Amoeba “Grazing,” Killing Bacteria Usually Protected by Film

Bacteria have developed an uncountable number of chemistries, lifestyles, attacks and defenses through 2.5 billion years of evolution. One of the most impressive defenses...
optics

Optics Advance Quantum Information Processing

Experimental physicist Professor Wolfgang Wernsdorfer of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was selected by the European Research Council for funding with an ERC Advanced...
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Novel Device That Enables Blood Collection Anytime and Anywhere Listed with...

A device that makes it faster and more convenient to collect and process blood samples has been registered by the U.S. Food and Drug...
ptychography

Single-angle Ptychography Allows 3D Imaging of Stressed Materials

Everyone reacts differently under stress — even the relatively orderly atoms in a crystal. If scientists could get a clear picture of how planes...
supercomputer, Virtual Machine, lung diseases, Circuit, database integration, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Piezoelectric Device, In-Memory Deduplication, wavelength, genomic medicine, machine learning technology, Quantum Computers

Fujitsu Develops Database Integration Technology to Accelerate IoT Data Analysis

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of technology to integrate and rapidly analyze NoSQL databases, used for accumulating large volumes of unstructured IoT...
pneumonia

A Sweet Vaccine Against Pneumonia

It may not take much to vaccinate against a particularly dangerous pathogen that causes pneumonia. A molecule consisting of three adjoined sugars is sufficient...