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Researchers Identify Seven Types of Fake News, Aiding Better Detection

To help people spot fake news, or create technology that can automatically detect misleading content, scholars first need to know exactly what fake news is, according to a team of Penn State researchers. However, they add, that’s not as simple as...
14-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Virus may jump species through rock-and-roll motion with receptors

The researchers used a sophisticated electron microscope that can take pictures of structures at the atomic level to examine the virus as it interacted with the transferrin receptor, or TfR, a protein on the surface of the cell that helps manage a...
23-Sep-2019 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Clickbait Secrets Exposed! Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection

Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence -- AI -- model that outperformed other clickbait detectors, according to researchers. In addition, the new AI-based solution was also able to tell the difference between...
22-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Focusing computational power for more accurate, efficient weather forecasts

Penn State researchers are using artificial intelligence to pinpoint those swift-changing weather areas to help meteorologists produce more accurate weather forecasts without wasting valuable computational power.
23-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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SMH! Brains trained on e-devices may struggle to understand scientific info

Overuse of electronic devices is no “LOL” matter, according to researchers, who suggest that excessive interaction with e-devices may be related to weaker activity in areas of the brain that are key to understanding scientific texts.
12-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Whole genome sequencing may help officials get a handle on disease outbreaks

Whole genome sequencing technology may give epidemiologists and healthcare workers a powerful weapon in tracking and, possibly, controlling outbreaks of serious diseases, according to a team of researchers. In a study, researchers found that both...
7-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Careful analysis of volcano’s plumbing system may give tips on pending eruptions

A volcano will not send out an official invitation when it’s ready to erupt, but a team of researchers suggest that scientists who listen and watch carefully may be able to pick up signs that an eruption is about to happen. In a study of...
29-Jul-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Reducing farm greenhouse gas emissions may plant the seed for a cooler planet

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — By adopting a few beneficial management practices, farms — and particularly dairy farms — can play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet, according to a team of researchers. Based...
23-Jul-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Penn State Institute for CyberScience is an interdisciplinary research institute that brings researchers together to develop and apply innovative, high performance computation methods. ICS works with thousands of Penn State researchers and their collaborators on projects using artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data analysis, sophisticated modeling, complex simulations, and other research techniques that require high-performance computing. We operate Penn State's research supercomputer and also work to pair researchers from different fields to identify new solutions to pressing problems facing humanity.

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