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Researchers Develop System That Uses a Big Data Approach to Personalized Healthcare

University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a computer-aided method that uses electronic medical records to offer the promise of rapid advances toward personalized health care, disease management and wellness. Notre Dame computer science associate professor Nitesh V. Chawla and his doctoral student, Darcy A. Davis, developed the system called Collaborative Assessment and Recommendation Engine […]

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Perfecting Digital Imaging

Perfecting Digital Imaging

Computer graphics and digital video lag behind reality; despite advances, the best software and video cameras still cannot seem to get computer-generated images and digital film to look exactly the way our eyes expect them to.   But Hanspeter Pfister and Todd Zickler, computer science faculty at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences […]

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New Hardware Design Protects Data in the Cloud

New Hardware Design Protects Data in the Cloud

Cloud computing — outsourcing computational tasks over the Internet — could give home-computer users unprecedented processing power and let small companies launch sophisticated Web services without building massive server farms.   But it also raises privacy concerns. A bank of cloud servers could be running applications for 1,000 customers at once; unbeknownst to the hosting […]

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Scientists Help Explain Visual System’s Remarkable Ability to Recognize Complex Objects

Scientists Help Explain Visual System’s Remarkable Ability to Recognize Complex Objects

How is it possible for a human eye to figure out letters that are twisted and looped in crazy directions, like those in the little security test internet users are often given on websites?   It seems easy to us — the human brain just does it. But the apparent simplicity of this task is […]

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Cities Are a New Kind of Complex System: Part Social Reactor, Part Network

Cities Are a New Kind of Complex System: Part Social Reactor, Part Network

Cities have long been likened to organisms, ant colonies, and river networks. But these and other analogies fail to capture the essence of how cities really function.   New research by Santa Fe Institute Professor Luis Bettencourt suggests a city is something new in nature — a sort of social reactor that is part star […]

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