Anonymous Yet TrustworthyNews
Minority and dissident communities face a perplexing challenge in countries with authoritarian governments. They need to remain anonymous to avoid persecution, but also must establish a trustworthy identity in their communications. An interdisciplinary group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara has designed an application to meet both of these requirements.
Stressed by Statistics? You're Not AloneNews
Have you ever been stressed out by the idea of doing math or statistics problems? You’re not alone. A new study has used a questionnaire and an analytical technique called "network science" to determine precisely what factors contribute to this kind of statistics anxiety among psychology majors.
Wearable Sensor Offers Improved Way of Detecting Anxiety in ChildrenNews
Anxiety and depression are surprisingly common among young children. But it can be hard to detect these conditions, known as “internalizing disorders,” because the symptoms are so inward-facing that parents, teachers and doctors often fail to notice them. Now, researchers have developed a tool that could help screen children for internalizing disorders to catch them early enough to be treated.
Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR FingerprintingArticle
Wine forgery, including adulteration, counterfeiting (e.g. mislabeling/misrepresentation) and intellectual property infringement, takes place on a global scale, but is on the rise in central Europe. To help in the fight against fraud, the industry are turning to NMR fingerprinting to stamp out the problem.Read more
A (Lab)Step Towards Reproducible ScienceArticle
The reproducibility crisis is holding back science. London-based Labstep, a start-up out of Oxford University, think that their tool can help make science more open and reproducible. That claim has now been given some concrete evidence with the announcement that the research contingent of the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM will be trialling Labstep across their Banjul-based facility.Read more
Data Integrity – Miscommunication Will Kill Your DataArticle
Sharing data is often a bit like passing round a message in miscommunication - small change and errors can ultimately ruin the data and render it unfit for purpose. Here, we look at data integrity in the context of shared data and introduce some procedures that will mitigate against miscommunication.Read more
What Does a Big-Storage Future Look Like in HPC?Article
Samsung's recent announcement of 30TB drives is part of a wider trend within high-performance computing (HPC) towards big storage. But, as HPC consultant Laurence Horrocks-Barlow writes, these huge storage capacities present unique challenges and opportunities for organizations on a budget.Read more
Using Supercomputers to Predict Dispersal of Chemicals and PollutantsArticle
Motivated by a deadly chemical attack in Syria, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio are pursuing research that may help save lives during an airborne chemical attack. The team used the Stampede2 supercomputer and innovative computer simulation models to replicate the dispersion of the chemical gas released in the Syrian event, which may help improve evacuation speed during future attacks.Read more
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