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Physics - Computer Science - 02.11.2011
Solving Einsteinís theory
Solving Einsteinís theory
A team of University researchers will get their hands on some of Europe's fastest supercomputers in a bid to crack Einstein's theory of relativity and help describe what happens when two black holes collide. Experts in gravitational waves from the School of Physics and Astronomy have secured almost 16.7 million hours worth of supercomputer time to simulate and map the most violent events in the universe since the big bang - namely, collisions of black holes.

Computer Science - Health - 01.11.2011
Could social media be used to detect disease outbreaks?
Could social media be used to detect disease outbreaks?
New research has looked at whether social media could be used to track an event or phenomenon, such as flu outbreaks and rainfall rates. The study by academics at the University of Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory is published online in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology .

Health - Computer Science - 31.10.2011
Computer-based tool to improve diagnosis and prognosis for cancer patients
PA 336/11 A computer-based tool could help GPs to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from two of the most common forms of cancer, potentially saving thousands of lives every year. Researchers at The University of Nottingham and ClinRisk Ltd have shown that the algorithm is successful in identifying those suffering with gastro-oesophageal cancer and lung cancer at an earlier stage by 'red-flagging' potentially worrying combinations of symptoms and risk factors.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 04.10.2011
MRI study finds that depression uncouples brain’s hate circuit
A new study using MRI scans, led by Professor Jianfeng Feng, from the University of Warwick's Department of Computer Science, has found that depression frequently seems to uncouple the brain's "Hate Circuit". The study entitled " Depression Uncouples Brain Hate Circuit " is published today (Tuesday 4th October 2011) in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Computer Science - Health - 28.09.2011
Study to investigate new treatment for lazy eye
Researchers are seeking children with amblyopia — also known as lazy eye — for a study investigating potential new treatments for the condition. The team from University of Notingham is looking for children (age 5-12 yrs), for research exploring whether computer-based visual tasks can help to improve vision in the weak eye.

Economics - Computer Science - 10.08.2011
Input/output: The Economics of Database Searching
Searching the internet might seem simple, but applying a little bit of economic theory to information retrieval can shed some light on the best search strategies to adopt, according to researchers. Leif Azzopardi from the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow took production theory from microeconomics and applied it to the process of searching the internet, or any other database system.

Physics - Computer Science - 03.08.2011
Dramatic simplification paves the way for building a quantum computer
Dramatic simplification paves the way for building a quantum computer
An international research group has demonstrated a new technique that dramatically simplifies quantum circuits, bringing quantum computers closer to reality. Xiao-Qi Zhou and colleagues at the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics and the University of Queensland, Australia, have shown that controlled operations ' ones that are implemented on the condition that a 'control bit' is in the state 1 - can be dramatically simplified compared to the standard approach.

Physics - Computer Science - 03.08.2011
First observational test of the multiverse?
First observational test of the multiverse?
The theory that our universe is contained inside a bubble, and that multiple alternative universes exist inside their own bubbles ' making up the 'multiverse' ' is, for the first time, being tested by physicists. Two research papers published in Physical Review Letters and Physical Review D are the first to detail how to search for signatures of other universes.

Health - Computer Science - 07.07.2011
Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain
Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain
University of Manchester scientists have taken a key step towards producing a high-performance computer which aims to create working models of human brain functions. Chips based on ARM processor technology will be linked together to simulate the highly-complex workings of the brain, whose functionality derives from networks of billions of interacting, highly-connected neurons.

Physics - Computer Science - 24.06.2011
Optical circuit enables new approach to quantum technologies
Optical circuit enables new approach to quantum technologies
An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the Universities of Osaka and Hokkaido, Japan, has demonstrated a fundamental building block for quantum computing that could soon be employed in a range of quantum technologies. Professor Jeremy O'Brien, Director of the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics , and his Japanese colleagues have demonstrated a quantum logic gate acting on four particles of light - photons.

Linguistics / Literature - Computer Science - 22.06.2011
Database explains strange survival of irregular verbs
Database explains strange survival of irregular verbs
An historical study of the development of irregular verbs in the hundreds of Romance languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Catalan has revealed how these structures survive. Experts have also examined why they are learned by successive generations despite 'making no sense' or, apparently, having any function in the language.

Mathematics - Computer Science - 19.04.2011
Swapping 'dance partners' in the brain is key to learning
Swapping 'dance partners' in the brain is key to learning
A new way of examining networks is revealing how different areas of the brain team up to help people learn. Researchers collected brain imaging data from people performing a motor task, and then analysed this data using new computational techniques. They found evidence that the 'flexibility' of a person's brain - how much different areas of the brain link up in different combinations; essentially 'swapping partners' - can be used to predict how fast someone will learn.

Physics - Computer Science - 14.04.2011
LOFAR takes the pulse of the radio sky
LOFAR takes the pulse of the radio sky
A powerful new telescope is allowing an international team led by University of Manchester scientists to have their "best-ever look” at pulsars – rapidly rotating neutron stars created when massive stars die. In the first scientific results from the new European telescope LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) to appear in a journal – Astronomy & Astrophysics – the scientists present the most sensitive, low-frequency observations of pulsars ever made.

Earth Sciences - Computer Science - 14.03.2011
Unique new map shows earthquake risks on humanity
Unique new map shows earthquake risks on humanity A map, which provides a general representation of the risks of earthquakes on humanity using records from the past 4,000 years, has been produced by a geographer from the University of Sheffield. The new World Earthquake Intensity Map has been created on an equal-population map and allows us to understand the earthquake intensity in relation to today´s population distribution, giving an idea of where most people are at risk in regards to seismic activity.