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Computer Science - 14.12.2023
Mini crime stories in 3D
Mini crime stories in 3D
Eyewitness statements are one of the key sources for identifying perpetrators - and one of the most error-prone. For example, the Innocence Project - an organisation that works to clear up miscarriages of justice in the US - states that incorrect eyewitness statements played a role in 64 per cent of the cases in which it was able to secure the release of people who had been wrongly convicted.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 08.12.2023
Giant doubts about giant exomoons
Giant doubts about giant exomoons
Discovery of giant exomoons around the planets Kepler-1625b and Kepler-1708b called into question Just as it can be assumed that the stars in our Milky Way are orbited by planets, moons around these exoplanets should not be uncommon. This makes it all the more difficult to detect them. So far, only two of the more than 5300 known exoplanets have been found to have moons.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 04.12.2023
Artificial intelligence makes gripping more intuitive
Current hand prostheses already work with the help of an app or sensors attached to the forearm. New research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows this: A better understanding of muscle activity patterns enables more intuitive and natural control of the prostheses. This requires a network of 128 sensors and the use of artificial intelligence .

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 13.11.2023
Artificial intelligence: Unexpected results
Artificial intelligence: Unexpected results
Researchers at the University of Bonn take a look behind the scenes of machine learning in drug research Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise. Until now, AI applications generally have "black box" character: How AI arrives at its results remains hidden. Jürgen Bajorath, a cheminformatics scientist at the University of Bonn, and his team have developed a method that reveals how certain AI applications work in pharmaceutical research.

Computer Science - 30.10.2023
Autonomous measuring instruments systematically detect new materials
Autonomous measuring instruments systematically detect new materials
A new algorithm measures materials libraries up to four times faster than before. It's based on machine learning. Researchers are working tirelessly to find new materials for future technologies that are essential for the energy transition - as electrocatalysts, for example. Due to their versatile properties, materials consisting of five or more elements are of great interest for this purpose.

Materials Science - Computer Science - 30.10.2023
Autonomous measuring instruments specifically find new materials
Autonomous measuring instruments specifically find new materials
A new algorithm mines material libraries up to four times faster than before. It is based on machine learning . Researchers are working flat out to find new materials for future technologies on which the energy transition depends, for example as electrocatalysts. Due to their versatile properties, materials consisting of five or more elements are of particular interest.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 26.10.2023
TUM professor develops an energy-saving AI chip
TUM professor develops an energy-saving AI chip
In-memory computing Hussam Amrouch has developed an AI-ready architecture that is twice as powerful as comparable in-memory computing approaches. As reported in the journal Nature, the professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) applies a new computational paradigm using special circuits known as ferroelectric field effect transistors (FeFETs).

Computer Science - 26.10.2023
Apple's Safari browser is still vulnerable to Spectre attacks
Apple’s Safari browser is still vulnerable to Spectre attacks
2018, the Spectre attack revealed critical security vulnerabilities in numerous systems that could be exploited to harvest sensitive data. The implementation of countermeasures is supposed to protect from such attacks. Modern processors come with a fundamental vulnerability in their hardware architecture that allows attackers to hijack sensitive data.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 23.10.2023
Adaptive optical neural network connects thousands of artificial neurons
Adaptive optical neural network connects thousands of artificial neurons
International team of researchers develops photonic processor with adaptive neural connectivity Modern computer models - for example for complex, potent AI applications - push traditional digital computer processes to their limits. New types of computing architecture, which emulate the working principles of biological neural networks, hold the promise of faster, more energy-efficient data processing.

Computer Science - 02.10.2023
Plants Improve Performance and Feelings of Wellbeing in Virtual Realities
Plants Improve Performance and Feelings of Wellbeing in Virtual Realities
How can we improve cognitive abilities and feelings of wellbeing in virtual worlds? An international team, led by the Department of Informatics at Universität Hamburg made up of members from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, has found that the presence of plants in virtual office spaces can improve intellectual productivity, memory, and feelings of well-being.

Computer Science - Physics - 29.09.2023
'Munich is becoming a hotspot for quantum computing software'
’Munich is becoming a hotspot for quantum computing software’
Interview with Prof. Robert Wille on quantum computing software Most of us use software applications on a daily basis, for example when writing emails or surfing the internet. But how will future programs look like when new technologies such as quantum computers arrive on the scene? Prof. Robert Wille and his team are already developing the software of tomorrow today.

Computer Science - Environment - 21.09.2023
Cloud Services Without Servers: What's Behind It
Cloud Services Without Servers: What’s Behind It
A new generation of cloud services is on the rise. It is based on the paradigm of "serverless computing", which is an active research topic at the Institute for Computer Science in Würzburg. In cloud computing, commercial providers make computing resources available on demand to their customers over the Internet.

Computer Science - Physics - 08.09.2023
Efficient training for artificial intelligence
Efficient training for artificial intelligence
New physics-based self-learning machines could replace the current artificial neural networks and save energy Artifical intelligence not only affords impressive performance, but also creates significant demand for energy. The more demanding the tasks for which it is trained, the more energy it consumes.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 24.08.2023
DNA Chips as Storage Media of the Future
DNA Chips as Storage Media of the Future
In the form of DNA, nature shows how data can be stored in a space-saving and long-term manner. Würzburg's chair of bioinformatics is developing DNA chips for computer technology. The hereditary molecule DNA can store a great deal of information over long periods of time in a very small space. For a good ten years, scientists have therefore been pursuing the goal of developing DNA chips for computer technology, for example for the long-term archiving of data.

Physics - Computer Science - 24.08.2023
Putting Quantum Computers to the Test
A research team led by a physicist at Freie Universität Berlin has developed a series of quality control tests for quantum computers and published a study in Nature Communications on the topic Quantum technologies - and quantum computers in particular - have the potential to shape the development of technology in the future.

Chemistry - Computer Science - 22.08.2023
Sharing chemical knowledge between human and machine
Sharing chemical knowledge between human and machine
Researchers from the University of Jena, the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences and the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague have developed a platform that uses artificial neural networks to translate chemical structural formulae into machine-readable form. With this platform, they have created a tool with which this information from scientific publications can be automatically fed into databases.

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.



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