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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new Sandia National Laboratories accelerator called Thor is expected to be 40 times more efficient than Sandia's Z machine, the world's largest and most powerful pulsed-power accelerator, in generating pressures to study materials under extreme...
Researchers have created a videogame to promote sexual health and reduce risky behavior. They show in a new study that it improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority young people. The findings validate the value of the videogame as...
New research examines just who is adding to and editing the pages on the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Sorin Adam Matei, a professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University, and Brian Britt, an assistant professor in...
Transparent solar materials on windows could gather as much energy as bulkier rooftop solar units, say researchers. “Highly transparent solar cells represent the wave of the future for new solar applications…” The authors of a new paper argue that widespread use...
A new technology platform uses algorithms to create 3D city models from image and video data. The platform, known as “VarCity”, is so versatile that it can use, evaluate, and automatically combine all possible kinds of image sources: aerial photographs, 360-degree...
  An artificial intelligence called Libratus beat four top professional poker players in No-Limit Texas Hold’em by breaking the game into smaller, more manageable parts and adjusting its strategy as play progressed during the competition, researchers report. In a new paper...
There are a number of ways you can effectively use your drone for aerial photography. Once you’ve mastered how to operate and fly your drone to get the best photos, the opportunities are endless when it comes to what...
Engineers have created a high-frequency electronic chip potentially capable of transmitting tens of gigabits of data per second, much faster than the fastest internet available today. Omeed Momeni, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at University of California,...
Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the their widespread use in internet communication, a new study suggests. The vulnerability the researchers highlighted is...
Researchers have developed a single device that, when plugged in to a power socket, can make any room a “smart” part of the Internet of Things. The plug-in sensor package they’ve developed monitors multiple phenomena in a room, including things...