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New tool expands tracking of personal data on the Web Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Columbia University) A team of Columbia researchers has developed a second-generation tool called 'Sunlight' that matches user-tailored ads and recommendations to tidbits of information supplied by users at a greater scale and level of accuracy than its predecessor, XRay.
Satellite spots new depression exactly between Baja California and Hawaii Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) It's a rare thing when a tropical depression develops the same exact distance between two landforms, and newborn Tropical Depression 18E has done that in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
NASA sees remnants of Typhoon Choi-wan over southeastern Russia Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) An infrared NASA satellite image revealed that the remnants of Ex-Typhoon Choi-wan continued to generate rainy and windy weather over southeastern Russia on Oct. 8.
New paper explores America's obession with Steve Jobs Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(University of Vermont) The new movie about Steve Jobs is expected to draw huge crowds eager to see yet another romanticized story about a well known business celebrity. Thomas Streeter, professor of sociology at the University of Vermont, explores why in his new paper, 'Steve Jobs, Romantic Individualism, and the Desire for Good Capitalism' in the International Journal of Communication. He writes that this desire says 'more about our culture than the man.'
Solving the internet's identity crisis Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing new tools to help ISPs verify the true owner of a network and legitimate traffic paths in a multi-year project funded by the National Science Foundation, called 'Resource Public Key Infrastructure.'
Engineers assist Bank of America Chicago Marathon with technology Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Northwestern University) A Northwestern University and Bank of America Chicago Marathon research team has custom-designed a data visualization system that provides a computer simulation of the race. Using data from the last seven Chicago Marathons and from runners in this year's race, the system can forecast where large concentrations of participants will be 20 minutes later, helping race officials plan accordingly. The simulation, course conditions, alerts and more will be displayed on large 'dashboards' in ...
Former Hurricane Oho's remnants affecting western Canada, Washington state Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw the remnants of former Hurricane Oho moving toward British Columbia, Canada and western Washington State. Oho was a hurricane in the Central Pacific Ocean that weakened, became extra-tropical and moved northeast.
Researchers develop deep-learning method to predict daily activities Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing and the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines developed a new method that teaches computers to 'see' and understand what humans do in a typical day using 40,000 images taken from an ego-centric camera.
A better way to read the genome Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(University of Connecticut) UConn genomicists have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone. The researchers teamed up with Oxford Nanopore Technologies to show that the company's MinION nanopore sequencer can sequence genes faster, better, and at a much lower cost than the standard technology. Brenton Graveley will discuss the research at the Oxford Nanopore MinION Community Meeting at New York Genome Center Dec. 3.
Antiviral compound provides full protection from Ebola virus in nonhuman primates Friday October 9th, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases) Rhesus monkeys were completely protected from the deadly Ebola virus when treated three days after infection with a compound that blocks the virus's ability to replicate. These encouraging preclinical results suggest the compound, known as GS-5734, should be further developed as a potential treatment, according to research findings to be presented tomorrow at the IDWeek conference.
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