Technique to benefit smart phones, self-driving cars, automated image interpretation — ScienceDaily

Whetstone, a software tool that sharpens the output of artificial neurons, has enabled neural computer networks to process information up to a hundred times more efficiently than the current industry standard, say the Sandia National Laboratories researchers who developed it. The aptly named software, which greatly reduces the amount of circuitry needed to perform autonomous…

Researchers find pond bacteria grows faster during the day, suggest a genetic explanation — ScienceDaily

Some of the bacteria that live in ponds, lakes and other freshwater environments grow faster during the day, even though they don’t take in sunlight as an energy source, according to researchers at the University of Delaware. Special genes that absorb light could possibly explain this increased activity, as the research team recently described in…

Researchers block two cancer cell signaling pathways and slow tumor growth — ScienceDaily

Blocking two molecular pathways that send signals inside cancer cells could stave off esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), the most common esophageal malignancy in the United States, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Researchers identified the pathways using advanced computational and genetic analyses of tumor biopsies from EAC patients. They…

Study shows how to grow aquatic plants in large-scale plant production systems — ScienceDaily

Researchers Lyn Gettys and Kimberly Moore conducted a study and a series of experiments at the University of Florida to determine whether littoral aquatic plants could be grown effectively using a variety of substrates and irrigation methods similar to techniques used by traditional greenhouses for large-scale plant production. Their discoveries are shared in the article…

Study reveals important insight regarding breeding and distribution practices and management in the turfgrass industry — ScienceDaily

A study out of the University of Minnesota investigated the practices and challenges of turfgrass breeders and distributors. Chengyan Yue led a team of researchers that unveiled important insight regarding breeding and distribution practices and management in the turfgrass industry. Their discoveries are outlined in the article “Investigating the Practices and Challenges for Turfgrass Breeders…

‘Ballistic missile threat inbound’ text message made people verify and check what others were doing — ScienceDaily

When Hawaiian Island residents received a false alarm text message that said “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” in January 2018, the result was not panic, according to new research from the University of Georgia. A team of researchers analyzed the unprecedented event — a text that…

Engineers are addressing a vulnerability in hardware that some thieves have exploited to steal data — ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed an algorithm that safeguards hardware from attacks to steal data. In the attacks, hackers detect variations of power and electromagnetic radiation in electronic devices’ hardware and use that variation to steal encrypted information. Researchers with the University of Wyoming and the University of Cincinnati recently published their work in the Institute of…