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Virtual Reality Gives Humans a Turtle’s-Eye View of Wildlife

Newswise — A virtual reality simulation designed by a University of Oregon professor could help spur people to environmental action. Participants in Project Shell don a virtual reality headset and take on the body of a loggerhead sea turtle, sporting flippers instead of arms. During a 15-minute immersive experience, they journey from a hatchling to …

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Rensselaer Announces Institute for Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing

Newswise — TROY, NY — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson today announced the launch of the Rensselaer Institute for Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing (DAIC). The goal of the Institute is to become the primary academic center in the country for advancing new computational paradigms, including those that are a hybrid of conventional, …

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Global Study Finds Healthy Eating Got Pricier in the Pandemic

Newswise — By now, most Americans have felt the effects of global crises on their grocery bills. Recent research published in the journal Nature Food has found this to be a worldwide phenomenon. As part of a project called Food Prices for Nutrition, professor William Masters at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy …

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Kothe Named Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Computational Sciences

Newswise — Doug Kothe has been named associate laboratory director for the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, effective June 6. Jeff Nichols, the current associate laboratory director for computing and computational sciences, is set to retire on July 1 after 13 years in the position. “It’s …

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Build-a-Satellite Program Could Fast Track National Security Space Missions

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Satellites equipped with remote sensing technology to execute many critical national security missions, from detecting explosions to tracking sea ice, but until now it could take a team years to move from a concept to a deployable space system. Valhalla, a Python-based performance modeling framework developed at Sandia National Laboratories, high-performance computing …

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Easy, Flexible Access to Produce, Resources Boosts Healthy Eating for Central Texas Kids

Newswise — Austin, TX— What children eat affects their lifelong health. But influencing their habits can be difficult, especially for underserved families with fewer resources. However, providing caregivers easy access to produce and flexible resources can lead to improvements in kids’ diets in a short time, according to a new study from researchers at Dell …

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Neuromorphic memory device simulates neurons and synapses​

Newswise — Researchers have reported a nano-sized neuromorphic memory device that emulates neurons and synapses simultaneously in a unit cell, another step toward the goal of neuromorphic designed to rigorously mimic the human brain with semiconductor devices. Neuromorphic computing aims to realize artificial intelligence (AI) by mimicking the mechanisms of neurons and synapses that make …

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Designers Find Better Solutions with Computer Assistance, but Sacrifice Creative Touch

Newswise — From building software to designing cars, engineers grapple with complex design situations every day. ‘Optimizing a technical system, whether it’s making it more usable or energy-efficient, is a very hard problem!’ says Antti Oulasvirta, professor of electrical engineering at Aalto University and the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence. Designers often rely on a …

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NYC Media Lab & Verizon Announce the Winners of the $1M Museum Initiative

Newswise — NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (May 19, 2022)—In partnership with Verizon, the NYC Media Lab today announced the winners of the $1M Museum Initiative—a nationwide open call for museums and cultural institutions to develop and offer new immersive educational content available to all educators on the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ portal (verizon.com/learning). Verizon …

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A Component for Brain-Inspired Computing

Newswise — Compared with computers, the human brain is incredibly energy-efficient. Scientists are therefore drawing on how the brain and its interconnected neurons function for inspiration in designing innovative computing technologies. They foresee that these brain-inspired computing systems, will be more energy-efficient than conventional ones, as well as better at performing machine-learning tasks. Much like …

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