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Deep learning method transforms shapes

Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:55am
Called LOGAN, the deep neural network, i.e., a machine of sorts, can learn to transform the shapes of two different objects, for example, a chair and a table, in a natural way, without seeing any paired transforms between the shapes.

Big data technique reveals previously unknown capabilities of common materials

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 6:15pm
Researchers have found a new way to optimize nickel by unlocking properties that could enable numerous applications, from biosensors to quantum computing.

Blanket of light may give better quantum computers

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 11:11am
Researchers describe how -- by simple means -- they have created a 'carpet' of thousands of quantum-mechanically entangled light pulses. The discovery has the potential to pave the way for more powerful quantum computers.

Bio-circuitry mimics synapses and neurons in a step toward sensory computing

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 8:49am
Researchers have demonstrated bio-inspired devices that accelerate routes to neuromorphic, or brain-like, computing. Their discovery could support the emergence of computing networks modeled on biology for a sensory approach to machine learning.

New augmented reality system lets smartphone users get hands-on with virtual objects

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:37pm
A new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those object by hand as if they were really there.

Recovering 'lost dimensions' of images and video

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 12:36pm
Researchers have developed a model that recovers valuable data lost from images and video that have been 'collapsed' into lower dimensions.

Do we trust artificial intelligence agents to mediate conflict? Not entirely

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 6:49am
We may listen to facts from Siri or Alexa, or directions from Google Maps or Waze, but would we let a virtual agent enabled by artificial intelligence help mediate conflict among team members? A new study says not just yet.

Diversity may be key to reducing errors in quantum computing

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 7:34am
In quantum computing, as in team building, a little diversity can help get the job done better, computer scientists have discovered.

Controlling superconducting regions within an exotic metal

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 4:47am
Researchers have created a metallic microdevice in which they can define and tune patterns of superconductivity. Their discovery holds great promise for quantum technologies of the future.

Engineers solve 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 1:15pm
Engineers have solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing. They've formulated the 'inverse chirp z-transform,' an algorithm related to one that's running on your cell phone right now. It took some computing power and some math expertise to do it.

New material could someday power quantum computer

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:21am
Quantum computers with the ability to perform complex calculations, encrypt data more securely and more quickly predict the spread of viruses, may be within closer reach thanks to a new discovery.

Physicists couple key components of quantum technologies

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 7:32am
Researchers are engaged in intensive work on the components of quantum technologies - these include circuits processing information using single photons instead of electricity, as well as light sources producing such quanta of light. Coupling these components to produce integrated quantum optical circuits on chips presents a challenge. Researchers have developed an interface that couples light sources for single photons with nanophotonic networks consisting of photonic crystals which can be replicated by using established nanofabrication processes.

Deep3DFly: The deep-learning way to design fly-like robots

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 7:32am
Scientists have developed a deep-learning based motion-capture software that uses multiple camera views to model the movements of a fly in three dimensions. The ultimate aim is to use this knowledge to design fly-like robots.

Researchers use game theory to successfully identify bacterial antibiotic resistance

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 6:39am
Researchers have developed a novel way to identify previously unrecognized antibiotic-resistance genes in bacteria.

Engineers develop thin, lightweight lens that could produce slimmer camera phones, longer-flying drones

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 5:31am
Electrical and computer engineering researchers have developed a new kind of optical lens that is much thinner and lighter than conventional camera lenses that also works with night imaging, a future boon for smartphones that could flatten those unsightly 'camera bumps' as well as for drones and night vision cameras for soldiers.

Groundbreaking method detects defective computer chips

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 8:58am
A new technique would allow companies and other organizations to non-destructively scan chips to ensure that they haven't been altered and that they are manufactured to design specifications without error.

Deep learning used to create virtual 'super instrument'

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:36am
Scientist describe a new algorithm that combines the capabilities of two spacecraft instruments, which could result in lower cost and higher efficiency space missions. The virtual 'super instrument,' is a computer algorithm that utilizes deep learning to analyze ultraviolet images of the Sun and measure the energy that the Sun emits as ultraviolet light.

Computer model helps make sense of human memory

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:04am
Researchers have created an artificial network to simulate the brain, demonstrating that tinkering with inhibitory circuits leads to extended memory.

Computer kidney sheds light on proper hydration

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 5:17am
A new computer kidney could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don't drink enough water.

The fast dance of electron spins

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 7:56am
Metal complexes show a fascinating behavior in their interactions with light, which for example is utilized in organic light emitting diodes, solar cells, quantum computers, or even in cancer therapy. In many of these applications, the electron spin, a kind of inherent rotation of the electrons, plays an important role. Researchers succeeded in simulating the extremely fast spin flip processes that are triggered by the light absorption of metal complexes.