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Could math method for students with visual impairments help others?

Rice, Auburn University at Montgomery hope to prove ‘process-driven’ techniques will enhance STEM education for all HOUSTON – A method developed to help students who are blind or have visual…

Hospitals that spend more on emergency care yield better outcomes

Investing more in inpatient care relative to longer-term nursing facilities reduces mortality rates. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hospitals that spend more on initial care following patient emergencies have better outcomes than hospitals…

Learning with light: New system allows optical “deep learning”

Neural networks could be implemented more quickly using new photonic technology. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — “Deep Learning” computer systems, based on artificial neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns…

Government transparency limited when it comes to America’s conserved private lands

American taxpayers spend millions of dollars each year to conserve privately owned lands. These lands provide public benefits like timber, water quality protection and food. Yet, information about conserved private…

Wearable system helps visually impaired users navigate

Device provides information from a 3-D camera, via vibrating motors and a Braille interface. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Computer scientists have been working for decades on automatic navigation systems to aid the…

Darwin visits Wall Street

Andrew Lo’s new book urges a rethink of financial markets, along evolutionary lines. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — If you have money in the stock market, then you are probably anticipating a profit…

As computing moves to cloud, UW-Madison spinoff offers faster, cleaner chip for data centers

Whether you are tagging a photo in Facebook, asking Siri for directions to an eatery, or translating French into English, much of the action happens far from your phone or…

The key to private and efficient data storage

Cloud storage services, like Dropbox and Gmail, may soon be able to better manage your content, giving you more storage capacity while still being unable to ‘read’ your data. People…

Not stuck on silicon

Engineers use graphene as a “copy machine” to produce cheaper semiconductor wafers.  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In 2016, annual global semiconductor sales reached their highest-ever point, at $339 billion worldwide. In that…

SAVI camera ditches long lens for distant images

Rice, Northwestern imaging array proves adept at capturing details as small as a fingerprint HOUSTON – A unique camera that can capture a detailed micron-resolution image from a distance uses…