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Computer Science - 24.02.2017
Study offers hope of new treatment for rheumatoid arthritis
One of the most feared and venomous arachnids in the world, the American brown recluse spider, has long been known for its signature necro-toxic venom, as well as its unusual silk. Now, a new Oxford University collaborative study offers an explanation for how the spider is able to make its silk so strong.

Computer Science - 15.02.2017
Deadly spider’s spinning technique could inspire tougher materials
One of the most feared and venomous arachnids in the world, the American brown recluse spider, has long been known for its signature necro-toxic venom, as well as its unusual silk. Now, a new Oxford University collaborative study offers an explanation for how the spider is able to make its silk so strong.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 13.02.2017
Opinion: Brain scanners allow scientists to 'read minds' - could they now enable a 'Big Brother' future?
Opinion: Brain scanners allow scientists to ‘read minds’ - could they now enable a ‘Big Brother’ future?
Brain imaging can reveal a great deal about who we are and what is going inside our heads. But how far can - and should - this research take us' Julia Gottwald andáBarbara Sahakian, authors of Sex, Lies, and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in our Minds, investigate for The Conversation.

Health - Computer Science - 16.01.2017
Artificial intelligence creates 3D hearts to predict patient survival
Artificial intelligence creates 3D hearts to predict patient survival
Machine-learning has predicted death risk in people with serious heart disease faster and more accurately than current methods. New software, developed by scientists at Imperial College London, has created virtual 3D hearts of each patient that replicate the way the organ contracts with each beat. Artificial intelligence is able to rapidly learn which features of cardiac function best predict heart failure and death.

Computer Science - 16.01.2017
’Moderate amounts of screen time may not be bad for teenagers’ well-being’
While a lot has been said by scientists and paediatricians about the possible dangers of teenagers spending time on digital devices or computers, a new paper argues there is little robust evidence to back up their claims. The co-authors from Oxford and Cardiff universities say they are the first to systematically test for links between well-being and screen time measured continuously, separately for different digital activities and days of the week.

Computer Science - 16.01.2017
’Moderate amounts of screen time might boost teenagers’ wellbeing’
While a lot has been said by scientists and paediatricians about the possible dangers of teenagers spending time on digital devices or computers, a new paper argues there is little robust evidence to back up their claims. The co-authors from Oxford and Cardiff universities say they are the first to systematically test for links between well-being and screen time measured continuously, separately for different digital activities and days of the week.

Computer Science - Electroengineering - 13.01.2017
4G network infrastructure could mean less accidents by drivers
4G network infrastructure could mean less accidents by drivers
New research that suggests a pre-existing 4G network infrastructure could help drivers make safe decisions in or near accidents has won the 'Best Paper Award' at an international conference. The research carried out by the University of Bristol Communication Systems & Networks (CSN) Group , in collaboration with the UniversitÚ Blaise Pascal in France, was presented at the international conference Signal Processing, Telecommunications & Computing (SigTelCom) 2017 , supported by IEEE, Newton Fund and British Council.