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  • Cognitive Class Uses Machine Learning to Help SETI Find Little Green Men
    by Joseph Santarcangelo on June 27, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    This month the team at CognitiveClass.ai was in Galvanize San Francisco with Adam Cox and Patrick Titzler, running a Code challenge that will help SETI (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence) look for Aliens. The goal of the event was to help the SETI Institute develop new signal classification algorithms and models that can aid in the […] The post Cognitive Class Uses Machine Learning to Help SETI Find Little Green Men appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • We’re Now Cognitive Class
    by antonio on June 1, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Today, we’re renaming our site to Cognitive Class in order to better embody our focus on Data Science and Cognitive Computing. One has been called “the sexiest profession of the 21st century” and the other is the biggest revolution in the world of computing since the invention of the Turing Machine. A brief history of […] The post We’re Now Cognitive Class appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (May 30, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on May 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News Managing Spark data handles in R – How to work with data handles and Spark in R. 5 ways to measure running time of R code – A quick rundown […] The post This Week in Data Science (May 30, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (May 23, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on May 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. The post This Week in Data Science (May 23, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (May 16, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on May 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News General Tips for Web Scraping with Python – Tips on scrapping and saving data from the web. Top 10 Skills in Data Science – The results of a study on […] The post This Week in Data Science (May 16, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (May 9, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on May 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News The Colors Used by the Ten Most Popular Sites– Data Visualization showing plots of the colors used by some of the most popular sites. 42 Essential Quotes by Data Science […] The post This Week in Data Science (May 9, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (May 2, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on May 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News Video Roundup: New from IBM Watson – A brief run down of some new things IBM Watson is tackling. Five Missteps to Avoid on your First Big Data Journey. – […] The post This Week in Data Science (May 2, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (April 25, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on April 25, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News The Value of Exploratory Data Analysis – A high level overview of Exploratory Data Analysis. A Dramatic Tour through Python’s Data Visualization Landscape (including ggpy and Altair) – Rundown of […] The post This Week in Data Science (April 25, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (April 18, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on April 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News Top mistakes data scientists make when dealing with business people – A discussion of the three top mistakes data scientists make. 4 Trends in Artificial Intelligence that affect enterprises. – […] The post This Week in Data Science (April 18, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • This Week in Data Science (April 11, 2017)
    by Janice Darling on April 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Here’s this week’s news in Data Science and Big Data. Don’t forget to subscribe if you find this useful! Interesting Data Science Articles and News The Most Popular Languages for Data Scientists/Engineers –The results of the 2017 Stackoverflow Survey showing the most popular languages by occupation. List of Free Must-Read Books for Machine Learning – […] The post This Week in Data Science (April 11, 2017) appeared first on Cognitive Class. […]

  • Gear Up for the Smart Video Revolution
    by Ronald van Loon on October 17, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    The technology revolution promises to deliver a lot of rewards for organizations that take it by the horns and implement it. The spread of the Internet across every facet of society has meant that the traditional approach to watching videos has changed. Research shows that the average American is still fond of watching videos on the traditional television. The interest in watching TV results in around five hours per day and a whooping 149 hours per month.    But are these stats a true representation of what is happening in American society? The average American citizen has cut down on TV viewing by more than six to eight hours per month. However, the interest in videos has not dwindled. Instead, it is now being directed towards what we come across on the Internet. During the last quarter of last year, an average American citizen spent four extra hours per month on streaming and watching videos over the Internet. The formats and the source might change, but the love for videos and what they offer is something that will tend to remain constant over time.   The changing trends do suggest that we are indeed a part of the video revolution. Understanding the needs of ...Read More on Datafloq […]

  • 3 Big Data Privacy Risks and What They Mean to Everyday Users
    by Vikas Agrawal on October 17, 2017 at 8:54 am

    When the internet was conceived, many people believed it was the pinnacle of digital communications. It enabled users to share information despite being continents away seamlessly. And as the online repository of unstructured data grew to a massive scale, technology pioneers began connecting the dots and took digital information-sharing to a whole new level. Today, big data has become one of the most promising concepts in the tech space. You can find it everywhere — from music streaming services to hospitals that store medical records digitally. Big data analytics also enable businesses to refine their lead and customer engagement strategies as well as execute data-driven marketing campaigns. But what if you’re an everyday user who’s never even heard of big data before? What if you’re simply an employee who’s in no position to worry about big data analytics? Chances are, you might consider giving up some of your information to certain brands in exchange for personalized services and experiences. This, however, could open up gaping holes in your online security and privacy. After all, the World Wide Web is no stranger to embarrassing data breaches that endanger the information of users such as yourself. Without further ado, here is a closer look at three ...Read More on Datafloq […]

  • What Are The Potential Dangers Of Quantum Computing?
    by Vincent Stokes on October 16, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    The development of quantum computers may create serious cyber-security threats. The NSA has recently released statements expressing their concern over the potential of quantum computing to foil the cryptography protecting all data to date. Furthermore, the use of quantum computers may become widespread before many people expect. What Are The Potential Dangers Of Quantum Computing? A powerful quantum computer could crack the cryptographic algorithms that keep our data safe. While managed detection and response services are highly effective at keeping today's data safe, these services wouldn't be able to protect data from a quantum computer. Quantum computers could even break the algorithms that are used by New York's stock exchange. This could lead to the collapse of the stock market. How Do Quantum Computers Work? Quantum computers use quarks as bits (qubits) rather than bits made of silicon. The device's bits are the smallest particles in the universe, and this will make it possible for quantum computers to have a larger number of bits than conventional devices. Quantum computers could have drives that contain hundreds of millions of terabytes or more. It's even possible that mobile devices could be this powerful! Also, quantum computers use a code that is different than binary code. In fact, quarks ...Read More on Datafloq […]

  • Blade Runner Rule: Public Perception and A.I. in Marketing and Brand Representation
    by Andrew Heikkila on October 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    The role of A.I. in business is ever-expanding, with companies increasingly relying on the nascent technology for everything from analysis of data streams to brand representation. However, Markets Insider reports that consumers might not be too keen on A.I. in business — at least, not if they don’t know about them. A digital agency group called SYZYGY recently produced research titled “Sex, Lies, and A.I.”, which yielded interesting finds: “Research… reveals that 79% of Americans believe a new ‘Blade Runner rule’ is needed to make it illegal for A.I. applications such as social media bots, chatbots and virtual assistants to conceal their identity and pose as humans,” writes Markets Insider. “Nine in 10 (89%) of Americans believe that the use of A.I. in marketing should be regulated with a legally-binding code of conduct and almost three-quarters (71%) think that brands should need their explicit consent before using A.I. when marketing to them.” This is an interesting find, considering that advertising professionals who are turning to A.I. are generally looking at how they can make these machines seem more human. Neil Davidson of HeyHuman argues that software that imbues machines with emotional intelligence (EI), a trait increasingly valued in the human workplace, is “the ...Read More on Datafloq […]

  • No, Not Everyone Needs To Understand Analytics
    by Bill Franks on October 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    The breadth of analytics has certainly increased in recent years. So, too, has the pool of people who dip their toe into creating analytics of one sort or the other. The trends toward democratization of data and self-service analytical capabilities are powerful and both have driven a lot of value for organizations in recent years. At the same time, it is possible to go too far. I get concerned when I hear the suggestion that everyone in the organization needs to create, use, and understand analytics. Many people don’t (and shouldn’t!) understand analytics at all. Who Needs to Understand Analytics? There are absolutely people within an organization who must understand how analytics work. Many of those people already have the need and the skills to create their own analytics. In most companies today, the number of people who have analytical toolsets of some kind and data access beyond standardized reports is growing rapidly. However, in most cases, it is still a relatively small number as a percentage of all employees. This is how it should be. The fact is that many people have no training in, understanding of, or interest in analytics. It makes no sense to try to get them deeply involved. ...Read More on Datafloq […]

  • Is Data Governance Solely About Controls on Data?
    by Andrew Brust on October 20, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Click to learn more about video blogger Andrew Brust. The Big Data & Brews video blog series continues with host Andrew Brust, Senior Director of Market Strategy and Intelligence at Datameer. The series touches on hot topics within the business of Big Data, Analytics, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Modern BI, NoSQL and Next […] The post Is Data Governance Solely About Controls on Data? appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • ForgeRock Delivers Interactive Profile and Privacy Dashboard for GDPR Compliance
    by A.R. Guess on October 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

    by Angela Guess A recent press release states, “ForgeRock, the leading platform provider of digital identity management solutions, today announced the debut of the Profile and Privacy Management Dashboard as part of the ForgeRock Identity Platform 5.5, the latest release of its award-winning flagship offering. Beyond simple preference management, the new interactive dashboard enables ForgeRock […] The post ForgeRock Delivers Interactive Profile and Privacy Dashboard for GDPR Compliance appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products
    by A.R. Guess on October 20, 2017 at 7:10 am

    by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony™ and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore’s longtime vision of helping to provide organisations with the agility needed to meet the many challenges […] The post DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • SAP Introduces Machine Learning to Optimize the Shopping Experience
    by A.R. Guess on October 20, 2017 at 7:05 am

    by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “SAP SE today introduced new technologies, such as facial recognition, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT), to enable targeted marketing campaigns and help consumers optimize their shopping experience. With its SAP® Hybris® solutions, SAP continues to innovate and invest to drive the future of customer engagement […] The post SAP Introduces Machine Learning to Optimize the Shopping Experience appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • GDPR Compliance: A Data Transformation Opportunity
    by Amber Lee Dennis on October 19, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Beginning May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives data privacy and protection rights to all citizens of the EU, a change that will affect any company doing business with EU citizens worldwide. Ken Krupa, Enterprise CTO for MarkLogic, says “I don’t think there’s been anything like this before on this scale.” He […] The post GDPR Compliance: A Data Transformation Opportunity appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • How IoT Data Improves Product Development
    by Ashish Trikha on October 19, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Click to learn more about author Ashish Trikha. It can’t be denied that IoT data is soon becoming an indispensable tool for product development. We’ve recently studied a few examples. They are different in detail but all clearly exhibit how the data collected from a device can eliminate much of the guesswork from understanding consumer […] The post How IoT Data Improves Product Development appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Anticipation, Fear Uncovered in New Study on What Executives Really Think About AI
    by A.R. Guess on October 19, 2017 at 7:15 am

    by Angela Guess A new press release states, “For nearly two years, artificial intelligence has been one of the most hyped fields to hit enterprise software and modern business. New research data from CITE Research, sponsored by SugarCRM, aims to detect how the relentless news cycle is affecting business executives, and whether or not they […] The post Anticipation, Fear Uncovered in New Study on What Executives Really Think About AI appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Push Technology Releases Diffusion 6.0
    by A.R. Guess on October 19, 2017 at 7:10 am

    by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Push Technology , the real-time delta data streaming and messaging provider, has announced the release of Diffusion 6.0 – Push Technology’s patented, bi-directional, delta-data streaming and messaging platform is available on-premise, in-the-cloud, or in hybrid configurations. Diffusion 6.0 integrates with new and existing application architectures – […] The post Push Technology Releases Diffusion 6.0 appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Apple and GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone and iPad
    by A.R. Guess on October 19, 2017 at 7:05 am

    by Angela Guess A new press release out of Apple reports, “Apple and GE today announced a partnership to deliver powerful industrial apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics from Predix, GE’s industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform, to iPhone and iPad. The two companies unveiled a new Predix software development kit (SDK) for […] The post Apple and GE Partner to Bring Predix Industrial Apps to iPhone and iPad appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Predictive Analytics Use Cases
    by Paramita Ghosh on October 18, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Predictive Analytics (PA) moves businesses beyond the reactive strategies of market response. This advanced Data Management technology helps the business leaders and operators to view the risks and opportunities well in advance, so that they can adequately prepare for the future. Predictive Analytics does not guarantee that businesses will face only positive outcomes; what it […] The post Predictive Analytics Use Cases appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Knowledge Maps: Structure Versus Meaning
    by John Singer on October 18, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Click to learn more about author John Singer. We are at an inflection point in the process of designing and building computerized systems.  Let’s be honest – even with the explosion of new data technologies we are still building the same unit record processing systems from the 60’s, although with a bit more sophistication than an […] The post Knowledge Maps: Structure Versus Meaning appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Talend Boosts Business Agility Using the Cloud, Accelerating Time-to-Insight 3x
    by A.R. Guess on October 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

    by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, today unveiled a new version of Talend Integration Cloud (TIC), the company’s highly scalable and secure integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solution, which leverages the power of the cloud to enable widespread use of data for decision […] The post Talend Boosts Business Agility Using the Cloud, Accelerating Time-to-Insight 3x appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Commvault HyperScale Provides Powerful Scale-Out Data Protection Infrastructure
    by A.R. Guess on October 18, 2017 at 7:10 am

    by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today launched Commvault HyperScale Appliance and Commvault HyperScale Software, two powerful, cloud-ready data infrastructure offerings that provide customers with on-premises simplicity, elasticity, resiliency, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data. Flexible to fit a wide […] The post Commvault HyperScale Provides Powerful Scale-Out Data Protection Infrastructure appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Cylance Releases ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Security Professionals’ Book
    by A.R. Guess on October 18, 2017 at 7:05 am

    by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Cylance Inc., the company that revolutionized the antivirus industry with AI-powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, has announced the publication of a book entitled, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Security Professionals. Written by the Cylance Data Science team, the book […] The post Cylance Releases ‘Introduction to Artificial Intelligence for Security Professionals’ Book appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Taxonomy vs Ontology: Machine Learning Breakthroughs
    by Michelle Knight on October 17, 2017 at 7:35 am

    The difference between Taxonomy vs Ontology is a topic that often perplexes even the most seasoned data professionals, Data Scientists, Data Analysts, and many a technology writer. Yet, taxonomies and ontologies form the underpinnings of how machines learn and understand, a group of technologies that are quickly improving in perception and cognition. Cognitive Computing technologies […] The post Taxonomy vs Ontology: Machine Learning Breakthroughs appeared first on DATAVERSITY. […]

  • Three considerations for your unified data platform journey
    by rob-utzschneider on October 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Although there are many new and emerging classes of data integration, quality and governance software tools available in the market, many large organizations are coming to the conclusion that they're best served by a single unified enterprise data integration, quality and governance platform that supports the entire enterprise. Here are three things to consider for a successful data journey. […]

  • Picking a data management solution just got easier
    by priyanka-jain on October 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Organizations are collecting terabytes of data, so it’s not surprising that organizations are scrambling to identify a data management solution that fits their unique environment. The freedom of choosing the right data source to fit an organization’s data storage strategy is the key to robust data management process. […]

  • 5 reasons Analytics University is the analytics event of 2017
    by forsyth-alexander on October 5, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    IBM Analytics is coming to Berlin and New Orleans this October. Here are five traits that make the conference unique. Can't make it? Join the Facebook livestream on October 10 or watch the replay to hear the opening session keynotes from Joel Shapiro and Marc Altshuller. […]

  • Top companies seek out diverse data types
    by michael-lock on October 5, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Over the past few years, two major trends have overtaken the world of analytics and data-driven decision-making. […]

  • Can data governance create user satisfaction?
    by michael-lock on October 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Companies have a choice when it comes to their strategy for data governance. Aberdeen research shows that it can be onerous and bureaucratic, or it can be liberating and empowering. […]

  • Learning Machine Learning? Six articles you don’t want to miss
    by dinesh-nirmal on September 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Digital disruption has revolutionized the way we live and do business — and machine learning is the latest wave of that revolution. […]

  • Face it, privacy affects us all
    by richard-hogg on September 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    GDPR brings into force a raising of the bar across all 28 member states of the EU across the duties, privileges and obligations on and around personal data and its protection. The scope includes anyone in the EU, long term or temporary, on and around their personal data. […]

  • Transforming governance in the insights era
    by ron-reuben on September 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    There’s a revolution taking place within information governance. This change is driven by the growing needs of business users, and the recognition that trusted, high-quality, easy-to-find data can be the differentiator that drives better business outcomes. &nbs […]

  • How to succeed in the multi-cloud era
    by ben-tao on September 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    In a time when data is perhaps a business’s most valuable resource, the ability to access, protect and analyze information plays a critical role in an organization’s overall multi-cloud strategy. Here's how to succeed. […]

  • When faster data science moves the world
    by noah-kuttler on September 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Learn how the IBM Integrated Analytics System, a unified data platform built on the IBM Common SQL Engine, helps do data science faster with high performance, embedded machine learning capabilities and built-in tools for data scientists to deliver analytics critical to increasing your organization’s competitiveness. […]

  • Accelerating time-to-market with fabricated test data
    by kenneth-duemig on September 25, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Protecting personal and sensitive data is vital. But, understanding the regulatory environment and available tools is just the first step. There are still challenges when building and managing test data environments. Here's how to overcome them. […]

  • IBM Business Intelligence ranks highly... But here's what matters most
    by roberta-wakerell on September 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    The most recent BARC Score report ranks business intelligence (BI) vendors, but more notably states your BI platform must be strategic and able to span requirements. […]

  • Transforming a city with data and insight
    by nickolus-plowden on September 19, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    For the first time in human experience, there’s the opportunity to transform a city by listening to all of its inhabitants, individually. That’s the mission of the Jakarta Smart City (JSC) project, and it’s a major challenge in a district of some 10 million residents. […]

  • Begin your cognitive enterprise journey at DataWorks Summit Sydney
    by karan-sachdeva on August 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    The power of machine learning, data science and big data is no longer considered a hype or fad. It’s a reality and it’s impacting the bottom lines of businesses. […]

  • Experts answer your top data science and machine learning questions
    by melissa-love on August 31, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    There’s no doubt data science and machine learning are main areas of focus for enterprises to better their business. However, talking about data science and machine learning isn’t the same as making it a reality. […]

  • ASC 606 & IFRS 15: A new accounting standard
    by kevin-gray on August 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    A new accounting standard that's changing how sales and finance leaders report incentive compensation expenses. […]

  • Protect your customer data with relevant test data
    by kenneth-duemig on August 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    At a time when data breaches and personalized, sensitive data leaks are receiving great focus, individuals and governments alike are pushing hard on the business community to do more to protect citizens' rights and the sensitive customer data these companies maintain. […]

  • Deliver more intelligence to intelligent energy systems
    by phil-downey on August 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    In today’s energy industry, one of the key priorities is finding new ways to cost efficiently keep up with insatiable demands for power, while also delivering renewable energy. You must be able to predict when events will occur and make the first move. Being first to respond to customer or market events could be the difference between success and failure. […]

  • Companies that share data can’t ignore governance
    by michael-lock on August 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Some people think of master data management (MDM) purely as a platform for organizing and mobilizing enterprise information. While this is true, leading companies view MDM more as a philosophy or a set of best practices, not just a suite of software tools. […]

  • Analyze clickstream data with IBM EventStore for customer insights
    by siva-anne on August 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Typically, ingesting streaming event data, persisting with low latency and analyzing it along with historical event data requires integrating multiple analytic systems. IBM EventStore is purpose built to simplify the complexity of harnessing event data with a single system. Its unique architecture enables analytics on both — the just arrived event data and historical event data. […]

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        • The skinny on lipid immunology
          on October 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm

          Scientists reveal new insights into the basis for T cell receptor (TCR) autoreactivity to self-phospholipids, with implications for autoimmune diseases. […]

        • The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
          on October 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm

          A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease. […]

        • Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life
          on October 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

          Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study. […]

        • Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study finds
          on October 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

          Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study. […]

        • Microfluidics probe 'cholesterol' of the oil industry
          on October 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

          Researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipelines. […]

        • US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planning
          on October 20, 2017 at 4:57 pm

          Ocean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from days to centuries. A new report finds that continuity of ocean observations is vital to gain an accurate understanding of the climate, and calls for a decadal, national plan that is adequately resourced and implemented to ensure critical ocean information is available to understand and predict future changes. […]

        • To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

          E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research. […]

        • New quantum simulation protocol developed
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

          Researchers are a step closer to understanding quantum mechanics after developing a new quantum simulation protocol. […]

        • Innovative smart watch and smart ring
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

          Researchers have developed a smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback. […]

        • Researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degeneration
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

          A main cause for spinal disc degeneration is thought to be a change in the water content in the intervertebral disk. A research team used a novel magnetic resonance imaging technique, called apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps, which directly assessed the movements and dynamics of the water in the intervertebral disk and other spinal structures. The ADC maps provided precise assessments and correlations with degeneration. […]

        • Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental studies. […]

        • How obesity promotes breast cancer
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. The research team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an antibody treatment. […]

        • How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defenses by stealth mechanisms
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study has shown how mycoplasmas escape the immune response. Mycoplasmas 'mask' themselves: They use their small genome in a clever way and compensate for the loss of an enzyme that is important for this process. This could be shown for the first time in vivo, thus representing a breakthrough in the research of bacterial pathogens. […]

        • 'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cows
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. The damage is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Experts have developed an innovative way of preventing the disease. Tsetse flies avoid waterbucks, a widespread antelope species in Africa. The scientists imitated the smell of these antelopes. […]

        • Chromosomes may be knotted
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally. Researchers have now found that chromosomes may indeed be knotted. […]

        • Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power
          on October 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

          New research has demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities. […]

        • Can an aspirin a day keep liver cancer away?
          on October 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

          A new study found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer. […]

        • Logged tropical rainforests still support biodiversity even when the heat is on
          on October 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm

          Tropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study has revealed. […]

        • Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesity
          on October 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm

          Low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to new results. […]

        • Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale
          on October 20, 2017 at 1:22 pm

          Scientists have recently invented a novel 'converter' that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics. […]