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Fish switch attention from neighbor to neighbor for seamless collective movement

(PLOS) In a school of rummy-nose tetras, a common aquarium fish, group coordination appears to occur by each fish continuously changing which of its neighbors it pays attention to, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology.

Sunrise and sunset guide daily activities of city-dwellers

(PLOS) Despite artificial lightning and social conventions, the dynamics of daylight still influence the daily activities of people living in modern, urban environments, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biol...

Male triathletes may be putting their heart health at risk

(Radiological Society of North America) Competitive male triathletes face a higher risk of a potentially harmful heart condition called myocardial fibrosis, according to new research. The increased risk, which was not evident in female triathletes, was directly associated with the athletes' amount of exercise.

Diagnosing the impacts of health policy

(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) KAUST shows a new statistical technique offers a better way to gauge the effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions.

Want safe travels? Find freeways with these features

(Brigham Young University) A solid median, wide shoulders, minimal hills -- and a high speed limit? Brigham Young University researchers explore freeway features that minimize crash risk.

New tool predicts risk of heart attack in older surgery patients

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A tool designed to more accurately predict the risk of heart attack in older patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery works significantly better than traditional risk assessment tools. By having more accurate information, older patients and their physicians can make an informed decision on whether to undergo surgery.

Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures

(Rice University) Rice University materials scientists lead a project to turn strong, light and compressible schwarzites from theory to reality with three-dimensional printers. The resulting materials share their properties from the nano- to the macroscale.

UNN scientists are studying the problem of modeling the cognitive dissonance phenomenon

(Lobachevsky University) Lobachevsky University (UNN) scientists, Associate Professor of the History and Theory of International Relations Department Alexander Petukhov and Head of the Department of Psychophysiology Sofya Polevaya, are studying the modeling of the cognitive dissonance phenomenon. Show More Summary

New model estimates odds of events that trigger sudden cardiac death

(PLOS) A new computational model of heart tissue allows researchers to estimate the probability of rare heartbeat irregularities that can cause sudden cardiac death. The model, developed by Mark Walker and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., is presented in PLOS Computational Biology.

What is the computational power of the universe?

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer -- even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new NIST video, along with a scientific paper that considers one particular tough problem the universe might answer.

WPI research detects when online reviews and news are a paid-for pack of lies

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) A researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is using computer science to help fight the growing problem of crowdturfing -- a troublesome phenomenon in which masses of online workers are paid to post phony reviews, circulate malicious tweets, and even spread fake news. Show More Summary

Floating droplets

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) How to levitate your coffee creamer: An MIT study explains how droplets can 'float' on liquid surfaces.

Numenta publishes a new theory of how the brain transforms sensations into mental objects

(Krause Taylor Associates) In 'A Theory of How Columns in the Neocortex Enable Learning the Structure of the World,' published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Numenta researchers propose a new theory for how the brain learns models of objects through movement. Show More Summary

Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start

(Chalmers University of Technology) A SEK 1 billion research initiative is setting Sweden on course to a global top position in quantum technology. The focus is on developing a quantum computer with much greater computing power than the best supercomputers of today. Show More Summary

Cellphone data reveals Hurricane Maria's impact on travel in Puerto Rico

(Boston Children's Hospital) Researchers from the Boston Children's Hospital Computational Epidemiology Group, MIT Media Lab and Google, Inc., take a data-driven look at how travel and human behavior have changed since Hurricane Mar...

Columbia University awarded $14 million grant to develop machine-translation system

(Data Science Institute at Columbia) A research team led by Kathleen McKeown, founding director of the Data Science Institute, Columbia University, is designing a computer system to translate and summarize documents from different languages into English.

Data science institute develops method to allow mobile users to tap into RF-spectrum

(Data Science Institute at Columbia) The Data Science Institute received a National Science Foundation grant ($649,963) to develop sensors that will allow mobile and wireless-device users to tap into the radio-frequency spectrum.

Diagonal methods for expensive global optimization developed by Russian scientists

(Lobachevsky University) Russian scientists from Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod have improved the method of global optimization by offering the so-called 'diagonal approach.' The goal of global optimization is essentially to search for optimal solutions in various areas of human activity. Show More Summary

Engaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills

(Purdue University) Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.

No-growth economy could mean fewer crashes and higher wages, study shows

(University of Sussex) An economy based on zero growth could be more stable -- experiencing fewer crashes -- and bring higher wages, suggests a new University of Sussex study.

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