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Genomic Data Flood Hinders Pathogen Detection
Genomic Data Flood Hinders Pathogen Detection
News   Oct 31, 2018

There are many ways to slice and dice genomic data to identify a species of bacteria, or at least find its close relatives. But fast techniques to sequence genomes have flooded the public databases and in a biased fashion, containing lots of genomic data about some species and not enough about others, according to a Rice University computer scientist.

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Tests Show Integrated Quantum Chip Operations Possible
Tests Show Integrated Quantum Chip Operations Possible
News   Oct 31, 2018

Two fundamental quantum techniques have been combined by a UNSW team in a integrated silicon chip for the first time, confirming the promise of using silicon for quantum computing.

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Developing Neurons Act Locally to Build Globally
Developing Neurons Act Locally to Build Globally
News   Oct 29, 2018

One of the outstanding mysteries of the cerebral cortex is how individual neurons develop the proper synaptic connections to form large-scale, distributed networks. Now, an international team of scientists have gained novel insights from studying spontaneously generated patterns of activity arising from local connections in the early developing visual cortex.

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Getting the Most out of Atmospheric Data Analysis
Getting the Most out of Atmospheric Data Analysis
News   Oct 29, 2018

An international team reports a novel approach to analyzing new-particle formation in the atmosphere.

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AI Keeps Quantum Computers in Check
AI Keeps Quantum Computers in Check
News   Oct 26, 2018

Quantum computers could solve complex tasks that are beyond the capabilities of conventional computers. However, the quantum states are extremely sensitive to constant interference from their environment. Now, a research team have presented a quantum error correction system that is capable of learning thanks to artificial intelligence.

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Earlham's Aequatus Tool Enables Homologous Gene Comparison
Earlham's Aequatus Tool Enables Homologous Gene Comparison
News   Oct 26, 2018

Aequatus - a new bioinformatics tool developed at Earlham Institute (EI) - is helping to give an in-depth view of syntenic information between different species, providing a system to better identify important, positively-selected, and evolutionarily-conserved regions of DNA.

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Our Binary Bias Distorts the Information We Receive
Our Binary Bias Distorts the Information We Receive
News   Oct 26, 2018

When we evaluate and compare a range of data points – whether that data is related to health outcomes, head counts, or menu prices – we tend to neglect the relative strength of the evidence and treat it as simply binary, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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New Fiber Optic Technology Could Allow 100-times Faster Internet
New Fiber Optic Technology Could Allow 100-times Faster Internet
News   Oct 25, 2018

A groundbreaking new technology could lead to super-fast internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster.

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Compound Shows Early Promise Against Prostate Cancer
Compound Shows Early Promise Against Prostate Cancer
News   Oct 25, 2018

A new type of molecule blocks the action of genes that drive the growth of therapy-resistant prostate cancer, a new study finds.

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The House Rules for a Smart Home
The House Rules for a Smart Home
News   Oct 25, 2018

Lights out, doors open, online orders out: in a networked home, everything is controlled by voice or by pressing a smartphone button. But so far little thought has been given to who should be able to press which buttons.

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