The train car dedicated to transporting John Ringling across the country, often alongside his infamous circus, is now more accessible to the public due to the 3D printing of several spare train parts.
Photo-based information services that use image recognition can identify a user's location and other private information, such as personal interests and tendencies. Osaka University researchers developed an encryption-free framework called EnfPire to preserve users' privacy. EnfPire transforms a visual feature extracted from a photo so that it cannot be uniquely identified. The photo-based information service's server returns a set of candidates, which the user compares with the original image to determine the final recognition result.
Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University say neural networks and supervised machine learning techniques can efficiently characterize cells that have been studied using single cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq). This finding, published in the online journal Nature Communications, could help researchers identify new cell subtypes and differentiate between healthy and diseased cells.
Virginia Tech researchers found a way to give high-performance computing data systems the flexibility to thrive with a first-of-its-kind framework called BespoKV, perhaps helping to one day achieve the HPC goal of performing at the exascale, or a billion billion calculations per second.
Piece summarizes invited PPPL talks ranging from fusion to astrophysics at 60th APS-DPP annual meeting.
NIMS and the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago have jointly developed a Computer-Aided Material Design (CAMaD) system capable of extracting information related to fabrication processes and material structures and properties--factors vital to material design--and organizing and visualizing the relationship between them. The use of this system enables information from thousands of scientific and technical articles to be summarized in a single chart, rationalizing and expediting material design.
In models that explore how humans act when their reputation is at stake, usually assumptions were made that are at odds with reality. In a new, more realistic model, scientists explore what happens when information is incomplete and people make mistakes. In their model, previously successful strategies do not lead to sustained cooperation, and in most cases do not evolve at all. Their results will be published in the journal PNAS.
With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm -- or approach -- to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy for their customers.
Academics transform photo of landmark Mars sunrise into a piece of music
Scientists from Russia found a way of improving the crystal structure prediction algorithms, making the discovery of new compounds multiple times faster.