New Algorithm Predicts Power Outage Caused By Hackers And Earthquakes

Algorithm Predicts Power Outage - Squirrel

New algorithm named Squirrel detects weaknesses in the power grid.  It can be applied to all types of hazards, including earthquake, malicious attack, and obstruction caused by squirrels.  What conditions and failures in the infrastructure of electric grids could lead to a dramatic blackout? And how private companies and government organizations could invest in to help ...

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Creating The Most Precise Model Of Earth’s Interior

Model Of Earth's Interior

A research team has built a near real-time system for the simulation of Earth’s interior and earthquakes.  To do this, they used the world’s fastest supercomputer, Summit.  They are currently addressing issues in helioseismology, exploration geophysics, and global and regional seismology. Recent advances in high-performance hardware and efficient algorithms have enabled researchers to develop high-resolution, three-dimensional ...

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15 Intriguing Facts About Uranium | A Weak Radioactive Metal

Facts About Uranium

Uranium is known to humanity since at least 79 AD when it was used in the ceramic industry (natural oxide form) in several parts of Europe. The chemical element was formally discovered only in 1789, when Martin Heinrich Klaproth, a German chemist stumbled upon a strange, unknown substance (oxide of uranium) during an experiment. Klaproth is ...

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Artificial Neural Network Can Enhance Wireless Communication

Artificial Neural Network can improve wireless communication

Researchers use brain-inspired methods to effectively detect the signals at the receiver’s end. It’s based on the Echo State Network that offers high performance while consuming less energy. Scientists are always seeking more efficient and more reliable communications, for everything from mobile phones and televisions to medical instruments and satellites. The technique that has been ...

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New Instrument Visualize How Sound Travels Through The Ear

How Sound Travels Through The Ear

A new technique named Optical Coherence Tomography vibrography can visualize how sound-induced vibrations travel through the ear.  This will help doctors distinguish various middle-ear disorders without performing a surgery.  The tympanic membrane collects the incoming sound energy and transmits it through the ossicles to the cochlear fluid, which is then converted into neural signals in ...

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What if NASA Had The US Military Budget?

What if NASA Had The US Military Budget

Do you also have a space fantasy (fantasies), like most of us, which you want to come true? Being realistic, there is only one space organization in the entire world that can actually make it happen. And it’s NASA, a no-brainer. While, there are other successful space agencies, which are either doing advanced space research ...

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fMRI Reveals How Dogs Process Words

brain imaging shows how dogs process words

Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to see how dogs understand human words.  They showed that dogs can differentiate between words they have heard before and those they haven’t. What does human word mean to dogs? How do they understand what their owners are saying? Many dog owners believe that their dogs understand some words, but ...

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Light Melts Materials Different Than Heat | Laser-Induced Phase Changes

laser-induced phase change

Researchers used electronic ripples to analyze phase changes in materials.  They found that laser-induced phase change unfolds very differently. It produces several topological defects that affect electrons’ dynamics and lattice atoms in the material. For years, scientists have been studying how the matter undergoes a phase change, like freezing or melting. Recently, MIT researchers detected that ...

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Is Pluto A Planet? 16 Most Interesting Facts About Pluto

Is pluto a Planet?

What actually is Pluto? Is it a planet or just another trans-Neptunian object (dwarf planet)? The uncertainty over Pluto’s planethood is without a doubt one of the most flaring issues among researchers and space fanatics. Scientists have been arguing on how to classify Pluto accurately for more than a decade now. Pluto was discovered on ...

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Computer Simulations For Neurodegenerative Diseases

Simulations For Neurodegenerative Diseases

New model examines how infectious seeds diffuse through the uneven structure of the brain. Researchers used MRI scans of an adult brain to create high-resolution simulations in both 2D and 3D.  These simulations recreate the pattern of damage observed in numerous neurodegenerative disorders.  Neurodegenerative diseases associated with age are multifaceted and complex pathologies. In most cases, their ...

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