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Simulations aim to unlock nature's process of biomineralization

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 11, 2010) — A University of Akron researcher is leveraging advanced modeling and simulation techniques to more precisely understand how organic materials bond to inorganic materials, a natural phenomenon that if harnessed, could lead to the design of composite materials and devices for such applications as bone replacement, sensing systems, efficient energy generation and treatment of diseases.

Hendrik Heinz, Ph.D., an...

TechAndComputer (Dec. 11, 2010) — A University of Akron researcher is leveraging advanced modeling and simulation techniques to more precisely understand how organic materials bond to inorganic materials, a natural phenomenon that if harnessed, could lead to the design of composite materials...

Genomic fault zones come and go: Fragile regions in mammalian genomes go through 'birth and death' process

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 30, 2010) — The fragile regions in mammalian genomes that are thought to play a key role in evolution go through a "birth and death" process, according to new bioinformatics research performed at the University of California, San Diego. The new work, published in the journal Genome Biology on Nov. 30, could help researchers identify the current fragile regions in the human genome -- information that may reveal how the human...

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Online game drives genetic research

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TechAndComputer (Dec. 2, 2010) — Playing online can mean more than killing time, thanks to a new game developed by a team of bioinformaticians at McGill University. Now, players can contribute in a fun way to genetic research. "There are some calculations that the human brain does more efficiently than any computer can, such as recognizing a face," explained lead researcher Dr. Jérôme Waldispuhl of the School of Computer Science.

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Machine learning technique designed to improve consumer medical searches

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 18, 2010) — Medical websites like WebMD provide consumers with more access than ever before to health and medical information, but the sites' utility becomes limited if users use unclear or unorthodox language to describe conditions in a site search. However, a group of Georgia Tech researchers have created a machine-learning model that enables the sites to "learn" dialect and other medical vernacular, thereby improving...

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New standard proposed for supercomputing

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 15, 2010) — A new supercomputer rating system will be released by an international team led by Sandia National Laboratories at the Supercomputing Conference 2010 in New Orleans on Nov. 17.

The rating system, Graph500, tests supercomputers for their skill in analyzing large, graph-based structures that link the huge numbers of data points present in biological, social and security problems, among other areas.

"By creating this...

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