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Dr. Jordina Rincon gives us in this document details about the structure of the brain’s neural development, in relation to space activity, and its transformation into information that can be stored, consulted and analyzed by multidisciplinary research teams.

  • A new way to see stress -- using supercomputers
    on November 30, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Supercomputer simulations show that at the atomic level, material stress doesn't behave symmetrically. Widely-used atomic stress formulae significantly underestimate stress near stress concentrators such as dislocation core, crack tip, or interface, in a material under deformation. Supercomputers simulate force interactions of Lennard-Jones perfect single crystal of 240,000 atoms. Study findings could help scientists design new materials such as glass or metal that doesn't ice up. […]

  • Virtual reality could serve as powerful environmental education tool
    on November 30, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Researchers took a virtual reality experience into a variety of educational settings, including high school classrooms, to test the impact on awareness and understanding of ocean acidification. […]

  • Making it easier to transform freeform 2D sketching into 3D Models
    on November 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    A new computational approach, built on data-driven techniques, is making it possible to turn simple 2D sketch into a realistic 3D shape, with little or no user input necessary. […]

  • To replicate physical objects for virtual reality, just turn on your smartphone
    on November 28, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    A global team of computer scientists have developed a novel method that replicates physical objects for the virtual and augmented reality space just using a point-and-shoot camera with a flash, without the need for additional, and oftentimes expensive, supporting hardware. […]

  • Virtual library of 1 million new macrolide scaffolds could help speed drug discovery
    on November 28, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Researchers have created the largest publicly available virtual library of macrolide scaffolds. The library -- called V1M -- contains chemical structures and computed properties for 1 million macrolide scaffolds with potential for use as antibiotics or cancer drugs. […]

  • Flexible electronic skin aids human-machine interactions
    on November 28, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and prosthetic devices attain these abilities, scientists are trying to develop electronic skins. Now researchers report a new method that creates an ultrathin, stretchable electronic skin, which could be used for a variety of human-machine interactions. […]