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Computer Science - Innovation - 09.08.2023
How randomized data can improve our security
How randomized data can improve our security
With an innovative approach, Bochum scientists and international colleagues are creating new standards for data security in the cache of electronic devices. Huge streams of data pass through our computers and smartphones every day. In simple terms, technical devices contain two essential units to process this data: A processor, which is a kind of control center, and a RAM, comparable to memory.

Computer Science - 02.08.2023
IT security in a comic
IT security in a comic
Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy participate in innovative science communication In an era of increasing digitalisation, IT security is becoming an increasingly important issue, not only for large organisations but also for individuals. However, the complex science behind it often makes this abstract topic inaccessible.

Physics - Computer Science - 27.07.2023
Breakthrough in Monte Carlo computer simulations
Breakthrough in Monte Carlo computer simulations
Researchers develop new algorithm to effectively investigate long-range interacting systems Researchers at Leipzig University have developed a highly efficient method to investigate systems with long-range interactions that were previously puzzling to experts. These systems can be gases or even solid materials such as magnets whose atoms interact not only with their neighbours but also far beyond.

Computer Science - Environment - 14.07.2023
Improving urban planning with virtual reality
Improving urban planning with virtual reality
The impact of structural changes on people can be measured through immersion in virtual models. What should the city we live in look like? How do structural changes affect the people who move around it? Cartographers at Ruhr University Bochum use virtual reality tools to explore these questions before a great deal of money is spent on building measures.

Computer Science - Mathematics - 26.06.2023
Ninth Dedekind number discovered: Scientists from Paderborn and Leuven solve long-known problem in mathematics
Ninth Dedekind number discovered: Scientists from Paderborn and Leuven solve long-known problem in mathematics
Making history with 42 digits: Scientists at Paderborn University and KU Leuven have unlocked a decades-old mystery of mathematics with the so-called ninth Dedekind number. Experts worldwide have been searching for the value since 1991. The Paderborn scientists arrived at the exact sequence of numbers with the help of the Noctua supercomputer located there.

Computer Science - 21.06.2023
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office application
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office application
Researchers discover vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office application The problem affects signatures in Word documents, for example. Users who need to securely send an important Word document digitally can protect it with a digital signature. But as researchers from the Network and Data Security department at the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and the Mainz University of Applied Sciences have discovered, attackers can easily manipulate the document without being detected.

Computer Science - Health - 05.06.2023
More transparency for AI in diagnostics
More transparency for AI in diagnostics
At this point the Google Custom Search Engine is integrated. When displaying, data may be transferred to third parties or cookies may be stored, therefore your consent is required. You can find more information and the possibility to revoke your consent at Privacy , Medizinische Bildverarbeitung & KI, News Interview with computer scientist Alessandro Wollek and ethics researcher Theresa Willem Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to support diagnoses in radiology.

Computer Science - Innovation - 24.04.2023
Security solutions for the computing of the future
Security solutions for the computing of the future
Creating trustworthy IT systems using cryptography Banking, emails, shopping: increasing volumes of data are being collected, processed and stored online. The challenge of ensuring that they are securely encrypted is similarly increasing, because in the future, quantum computers will be able to crack current encryptions.

Computer Science - Environment - 18.04.2023
New AI for Flora Incognita
New AI for Flora Incognita
"Flora Incognita," Germany's most popular plant identification app, has received new artificial intelligence - as a result, the number of plant species that can be determined has tripled: Around 16,000 species can now be identified worldwide. In addition, the app, which is now available in 20 languages, now also works in offline mode, and its digital educational offering includes a wealth of new information, such as improved distribution maps of many species.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 18.04.2023
A question of promoting talent
A question of promoting talent
When children develop their professional interests, the social environment is extremely formative. Girls often still lack female role models in the field of computer science. The university group she.codes wants to change that and get girls excited about programming. It is often said that IT is a man's world.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 22.02.2023
MoBIE enables modern microscopy with massive data sets
MoBIE enables modern microscopy with massive data sets
Research led by Göttingen University and EMBL develops new tool for sharing big image data High-resolution microscopy techniques, for example electron microscopy or super-resolution microscopy, produce huge amounts of data. The visualization, analysis and dissemination of such large imaging data sets poses significant challenges.

Music - Computer Science - 16.12.2022
'Ediphon': Editing pop music scientifically with the help of an app
’Ediphon’: Editing pop music scientifically with the help of an app
Research Award Winner at the University of Paderborn Presents Results In classical music, editions are considered the basis of scholarly study of music. Unlike classical music, however, pop music is not composed on music paper, but in audio data. The substance of pop music is its sound. Rebecca Grotjahn, professor at the Department of Musicology at the University of Paderborn and the Detmold University of Music, is investigating how this can be edited as so-called -phonographic- music.

Physics - Computer Science - 06.12.2022
Energy-efficient computing with tiny magnetic vortices
Energy-efficient computing with tiny magnetic vortices
Unconventional computing combines Brownian computing with reservoir computing / First prototype developed A large percentage of energy used today is consumed in the form of electrical power for processing and storing data and for running the relevant terminal equipment and devices. According to predictions, the level of energy used for these purposes will increase even further in the future.

Computer Science - Economics - 01.12.2022
Paderborn University leads EU research project on explainable artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives. It has given rise to smart assistants that take on tasks that would otherwise take humans a great deal of time and effort - in medicine, business and industry, for example. To do this, smart assistants require vast amounts of data.

Computer Science - 09.11.2022
Digital ’Red Cross emblem’ to protect against attacks
Humanitarian protection and support for victims of war and armed violence, that is the goal of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The symbol of the Red Cross is intended to protect aid workers from attack during their missions. Can this symbol also be used for the digital world - and what opportunities and risks are associated with it? An international team of researchers investigated this question on behalf of the ICRC.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 24.10.2022
From climate change to stock market prices
From climate change to stock market prices
Scientists at TU Ilmenau have succeeded in improving the accuracy of data evaluations for forecasting weather events, among other things, by up to 80 percent. In the scientific publication ,,Flipped Classroom - Effective Teaching for Time Series Forecasting", which was published in October, Prof. Patrick Mäder, head of the department Data-intensive Systems and Visualization, and Philipp Teutsch, research associate at the same department, present their research results on the training of recurrent neural networks.

Environment - Computer Science - 20.10.2022
Smartphone data can help create global vegetation maps
Smartphone data can help create global vegetation maps
INaturalist app users play a significant role in helping researchers create global maps of plant traits <p><strong>Leipzig. Missing knowledge in the global distribution of plant traits could be filled with data from species identification apps. Researchers from Leipzig University, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and other institutions were able to demonstrate this based on data from the popular iNaturalist app.

Materials Science - Computer Science - 11.10.2022
With artificial intelligence to new materials
With artificial intelligence to new materials
In a pilot project, machine learning is helping to develop materials for hydrogen storage, for example. Artificial intelligence is opening up new possibilities in the development of new materials. Particularly in the search for materials for special applications such as high-entropy alloys, which contain several components in roughly equal proportions, machine learning could support research.

Environment - Computer Science - 04.10.2022
Climate simulation more realistic with Artificial Intelligence
Climate simulation more realistic with Artificial Intelligence
Machine learning improves climate models Accurately modeling extreme precipitation events remains a major challenge for climate models. These models predict how the earth's climate may change over the course of decades and even centuries. To improve them especially with regard to extreme events, researchers now use machine learning methods otherwise applied to image generation.

Computer Science - Earth Sciences - 19.09.2022
New Software Platform Advances Understanding of the Surface Finish of Manufactured Components
New Software Platform Advances Understanding of the Surface Finish of Manufactured Components
Scientists develop platform that combines measurements of surface topography in a digital twin Scientists from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and the University of Pittsburgh have developed a software platform that facilitates and standardizes the analysis of surfaces. The platform enables users to create a digital twin of a surface and thus to help predict, for example, how quickly it wears out, how well it conducts heat, or how well it adheres to other materials.



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