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Building material fire tests 'fail to properly assess risk'
Research for insurance industry experts was conducted in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower blaze.
[BBC News UK]

New app could make cannabis use safer
Researchers have developed a prototype app called 'Am I Stoned' that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.
[Science daily]

Smart phone as a faster infection detector
Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on a phone that works nearly as well as clinical laboratories to detect common viral and bacterial infections. The work could lead to faster and lower-cost lab results for fast-moving viral and bacterial epidemics, especially in rural (...)
[Science daily]

'Face recognition' for galaxies: Artificial intelligence brings new tools to astronomy
A machine learning method called 'deep learning,' which has been widely used in face recognition and other image- and speech-recognition applications, has shown promise in helping astronomers analyze images of galaxies and understand how they form and evolve. In a new study, researchers (...)
[Science daily]

IdentityForce Presents “Research Findings & Insights from Employee Benefit Brokers” Live 15-Minute Webinar on Wednesday April 25th
IdentityForce, Inc., a pioneer of identity protection solutions and services now in its 40th year of business, today announced that it will present a free, exclusive webinar. - - - • WHAT : Research Findings & Insights From Employee Benefit Brokers - • WHEN : Wed. April 25th, 8 AM PDT / 11 AM (...)
[WebWire High tech security]

How social networking sites may discriminate against women
Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They further show how algorithms turned loose on a network with homophily (...)
[Science daily]

Graphene sets a new record on squeezing light to one atom
Researchers reach the ultimate level of light confinement -- the space of one atom. This will pave the way to ultra-small optical switches, detectors and sensors.
[Science daily]

Smarter fiber data transmission doubles capacity to the home
Researchers have developed data transmission techniques that can double or even triple the data transmission capacity of existing fiber to the home connections. Enjoying this increase requires you to upgrade your modem. But even if only your neighbors do, you can get a higher data capacity as (...)
[Science daily]

Chip-based blood test for multiple myeloma could make bone biopsies a relic of the past
A new research effort has resulted in a low-cost, reliable blood test that uses a small plastic chip about the size of a credit card that can deliver the same diagnostic information as a bone biopsy -- but using a simple blood draw (...)
[Science daily]

Algorithm tool works to silence online chatroom sex predators
An algorithm tool developed by researchers will help law enforcement filter out and focus on sex offenders most likely to set up face-to-face meetings with child victims.
[Science daily]

Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do
Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory tasks such as identifying a musical genre. This type of model can shed light on how the human brain may be performing the same (...)
[Science daily]

Diamond-like carbon is formed differently to what was believed -- machine learning enables development of new model
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in computational science by combining atomic-level modelling and machine learning. For the first time, the method has been used to realistically model how an amorphous material is formed at the atomic level: that is, a material that does not have (...)
[Science daily]

Algorithms reveal changes in stereotypes
New research shows that, over the past century, linguistic changes in gender and ethnic stereotypes correlated with major social movements and demographic changes in the US Census data.
[Science daily]

Craigslist, other online exchanges, may be good for the environment
Online exchanges, such as Craigslist, may not just help consumers declutter and earn a few extra bucks -- a researcher suggests that using those exchanges may help inspire behavior that is good for the environment.
[Science daily]

How to calculate pricing and resources for cloud computing
Researchers have developed a new algorithm that cloud computing service providers can use to establish pricing and allocate resources.
[Science daily]

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