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Article ID: 700765

What Your Cell Phone Camera Tells You About Your Brain

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory – the branch of mathematics that underlies modern communications technology.

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19-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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    13-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700373

The Next Phase: Using Neural Networks to Identify Gas-Phase Molecules

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne scientists have developed a neural network that can identify the structure of molecules in the gas phase, offering a novel technique for national security and pharmaceutical applications.

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12-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700483

Bridging the Gap Between Engineering and Farming: Innovative Mathematical Models for Agriculture

Iowa State University

A team of Iowa State University scientists is bridging the gap between engineering and farming by applying machine learning and mathematical modeling to perennial problems in agriculture. The project recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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13-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700125

Writing Code for a More Skilled and Diverse STEM Workforce

Brookhaven National Laboratory

This summer, 20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation came to Brookhaven Lab for a new three-week workshop to develop their scientific computing skills for solving real-world problems.

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6-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700015

Heat Transfer Surprise Could Lead to Thermal Transistors

University of Michigan

As much as 100 times more heat than predicted by the standard radiation theory can flow between two nanoscale objects, even at bigger-than-nanoscale distances, researchers at the University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary have reported in the journal Nature.

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5-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699876

Researchers Receive $8 Million to Study Fundamental Science of Waves

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

The University of Minnesota announced today an award of $8 million over the next four years from the Simons Foundation to an international collaboration that will study the fundamental science of waves.

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31-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 699835

Fruit flies and electrons: Researchers use physics to predict crowd behavior

Cornell University

Electrons whizzing around each other and humans crammed together at a political rally don’t seem to have much in common, but researchers at Cornell University are connecting the dots. They’ve developed a highly accurate mathematical approach to predict the behavior of crowds of living creatures, using Nobel Prize-winning methods originally developed to study large collections of quantum mechanically interacting electrons. The implications for the study of human behavior are profound, according to the researchers.

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30-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    29-Aug-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 699517

Mathematics Can Assist Cities in Addressing Unstructured Neighborhoods

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

New mathematical models developed by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory with collaborators at Sam Houston State University and the University of Chicago can help guide changes to the layout of poor urban neighborhoods to improve access to resources with minimum disruption and cost.

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27-Aug-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699447

CSU Wins $10M to Support Latino STEM Education

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Six California State University campuses—Fullerton, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Diego and Stanislaus—will receive more than $10 million from the National Science Foundation to increase Latino student success in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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23-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 699205

Iowa State Sophomore Returns From Summer on Research Vessel, Atop Active Volcano

Iowa State University

Chanel Vidal, an Iowa State University sophomore in geology, returns to campus after a whirlwind summer working aboard a research vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, studying the Deccan Traps in India and collecting gas samples from an active volcano in the Canary Islands.

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20-Aug-2018 9:30 AM EDT

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