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Berkeley Lab 'minimalist machine learning' algorithms analyze images from very little data

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab mathematicians have developed a new approach to machine learning aimed at experimental imaging data. Rather than relying on the tens or hundreds of thousands of images used by typical machine learning methods, this new approach 'learns' much more quickly and requires far fewer images.

Engage with the world's most talented mathematicians and computer scientists in Heidelberg!

(Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation) This September, recipients of the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize are invited to gather in Heidelberg to meet with 200 young researchers from all over the world at the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). Show More Summary

Putnam Competition names top students in college mathematics

(Mathematical Association of America) The 78th annual Putnam Mathematical Competition, organized by the Mathematical Association of America, recognized the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the top team and five undergraduate students were named Putnam Fellows for their high scores on the rigorous six-hour mathematics exam.

Civil engineers at Concordia University devise a cost-saving solution for cities

(Concordia University) Why fix a road today if it's slated to be ripped up for new sewers next summer?This kind of question is at the heart of research from Tarek Zayed, and Amin Hammad, professors in Concordia's Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE), and PhD candidates Soliman A. Abu-Samra and Mahmoud Ahmed.

Climate projections show a warmer future for the Pacific northwest

(Oregon State University) In the midst of an unseasonably warm winter in the Pacific Northwest, a comparison of four publicly available climate projections has shown broad agreement that the region will become considerably warmer inShow More Summary

Why bees soared and slime flopped as inspirations for systems engineering

(Georgia Institute of Technology) Honeybees gathering nectar inspired an algorithm that eased the burden of host servers handling unpredictable traffic by about 25 percent. Nature can inspire some great engineering, but it can also lead to some flops. Show More Summary

Computers outperform lab rats in detecting toxic chemicals

(SciCom - Making Sense of Science) UL, the science safety company, and Johns Hopkins University have embarked on joint research that has resulted in findings that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is superior in finding toxic substances to traditional animal testing. Show More Summary

Immune system simulation shows need for multi-target treatments for sepsis

(PLOS) Using a computational model of the human immune system, scientists have shown that efforts to combat sepsis might be more effective if they targeted multiple steps in the molecular processes that drive the illness. This finding is presented in PLOS Computational Biology.

Researchers have found a link between earthquakes and currency jumps

(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Mathematicians at the Higher School of Economics have successfully demonstrated the use of a Japanese model which detects seismic activity in predicting currency risks. The research results have been published in an article entitled Hawkes Processes for Forecasting Currency Crashes: Evidence from Russia.

Deforestation in the tropics

(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) Scientists at the UFZ have adapted a method from physics to mathematically describe the fragmentation of tropical forests. In the scientific journal Nature, they explain how this allows to model and understand the fragmentation of forests on a global scale. Show More Summary

Web-based teaching can improve science understanding for struggling pupils

(Taylor & Francis Group) Web-based learning tools can help deepen science knowledge among all middle school students, and ease the science literacy gap for underachieving students, according to a three-year study published today in the International Journal of Science Education.

How good a match is it? Putting statistics into forensic firearm identification

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) When comparing bullets or cartridge cases, a forensic firearms examiner can offer an expert opinion as to whether or not they match. But they cannot express the strength of the evidence numerically, the way a DNA expert can when testifying about genetic evidence. Show More Summary

Researchers develop the first model to capture crosstalk in social dilemmas

(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) New model shows crosstalk in repeated social dilemmas impedes cooperation and requires higher levels of forgiveness.

Mathematics pushes innovation in 4-D printing

(Politecnico di milano) New mathematical results will provide a potential breakthrough in the design and the fabrication of the next generation of morphable materials.

Study on cause of Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Flint led by CSU researchers

(Colorado State University) An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in 2014-15 in Flint, Michigan, was likely caused by a change in the city's drinking water supply, according to a study led by Colorado State University researchers.

IMDEA Networks and UC3M organizing international conference on embedded systems, wireless networking

(IMDEA Networks Institute) The International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN 2018) kicks off next week in Madrid, hosted by University Carlos III (UC3M) and with IMDEA Networks Institute leading the organizational effort.

You might be paying too much for ads on Google, Bing

(Binghamton University) New research out of Binghamton University, State University of New York suggests that instead of just spending to get that top spot, advertisers should be considering other factors as well to ensure they are getting the best results from their sponsored search advertising campaigns.

Type 2 diabetes: The costs of treating complications

(Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen have examined health insurance data of more than 300,000 people with diabetes in Germany. Their report, published...Show More Summary

Aging immune system may explain age-related cancer risk increase

(University of Dundee) Study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests aging immune system plays a larger role in cancer incidence than previously thought. Findings may explain higher likelihood of men developing cancer than women. Show More Summary

An unbiased approach for sifting through big data

(Hokkaido University) A new method could help researchers develop unbiased indicators for assessing complex systems such as population health.

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