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Consumers make decisions based on how and why products are recommended online

As more people go online for shopping, understanding how they rely on e-commerce recommendation systems to make purchases is increasingly important. Penn State researchers now suggest that it’s not just what is recommended, but how and why it’s...
21-Apr-2021 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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GIS technology helps map out how America’s mafia networks were ‘connected’

A team of researchers used geographic information systems — a collection of tools for geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and society — and data from a government database on mafia ties during the 1960s, to examine how these networks...
14-Apr-2021 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

coalition s new leadership renews focus on advocating for academic scientific computation2

Computers play an integral role in nearly every discipline of research today, giving scientists the ability to discover new drugs, develop new materials, forecast the impacts of climate change, and solve some of today’s most challenging problems.
7-Apr-2021 8:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Health ads in users’ customized online sites may evoke negative reactions

Tweaking the look of a social media profile may subtly alter a person’s reaction to the health messages that appear on that site, according to researchers. They add that these reactions could influence whether the users heed the advice of those...
16-Mar-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Deaths in the family can shape kids’ educational attainment in unexpected ways

Deaths of family members may trigger ripple effects across family networks, reverberating in the lives of children in complex and, sometimes, unexpected ways. In a study, the researchers found that deaths in the family can affect the educational...
9-Mar-2021 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Deep learning may help doctors choose better lung cancer treatments

Doctors and healthcare workers may one day use a machine learning model, called deep learning, to guide their treatment decisions for lung cancer patients, according to a team of Penn State Great Valley researchers.
17-Feb-2021 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Machine learning algorithm may be the key to timely, inexpensive cyber-defense

Attacks on vulnerable computer networks and cyber-infrastructure — often called zero-day attacks — can quickly overwhelm traditional defenses, resulting in billions of dollars of damage and requiring weeks of manual patching work to shore up the...
4-Feb-2021 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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$500,000 grant funds creation of institute to advance AI for materials science

Funds from an NSF $500,000 grant will be used to bring together an interdisciplinary team of researchers with complementary expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and material science to lay the groundwork for an AI-Enabled Materials Discovery,...
27-Jan-2021 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites


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