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A new supercomputing-powered weather model may ready us for Exascale

In the U.S. alone, extreme weather caused some 297 deaths and $53.5 billion in economic damage in 2016. Globally, natural disasters caused $175 billion in damage. It’s essential for governments, business and people to receive advance warning of wild weather in order to minimize its impact, yet today the information we get is limited. Current […]

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DREAM Challenge results: Can machine learning help improve accuracy in breast cancer screening?

        Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women. It is estimated that one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that 99 percent of women whose breast cancer was detected early (stage 1 or 0) survive beyond five years after […]

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Computational Neuroscience

New Issue of the IBM Journal of Research and Development   Understanding the brain’s dynamics is of central importance to neuroscience. Our ability to observe, model, and infer from neuroscientific data the principles and mechanisms of brain dynamics determines our ability to understand the brain’s unusual cognitive and behavioral capabilities. Our guest editors, James Kozloski, […]

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The Flame Challenge – explaining complex science to an 11-year-old

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University trains scientists and health professionals to communicate more effectively with the public. I helped found the Alda Center after a stint hosting “Scientific American Frontiers,” the PBS show dedicated to explored cutting-edge advances in science and technology. As we shot the show, I really […]

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IBM Research AI technology auto-curates golf highlights at the 2017 Masters Tournament

The tremendous growth of video data — including media content, sports broadcasts, educational video, consumer content, news and more — has created a significant demand for artificial intelligence (AI) tools that can automatically understand visual content to facilitate effective curation and searching of large video collections. Our team at IBM Research is creating core technologies […]

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Quantum Transport Goes Ballistic

Published today in the peer-reviewed journal Nano Letters, IBM scientists have shot an electron through an III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time. This achievement will form the basis for sophisticated quantum wire devices for future integrated circuits used in advanced powerful computational systems. IBM scientist and lead author on the paper Dr. Johannes […]

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Rethinking Healthcare – 11 women charting the future of health

March 8 marks International Women’s Day – a global celebration of the societal, economical, cultural and political achievements of women. Since the early 1900s, this day serves as an opportunity to reflect on the advancements that have been made toward gender equality, and plan for where we need to go. According to a 2015 study […]

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Q&A with Green Horizons Project Manager Jin Yan Shao

IBM Research’s Green Horizons project launched in 2014 to help Beijing deliver on its goals of reducing air-polluting fine Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) by 25 percent by 2017. Just one year into the 10 year initiative, the research team in China is expanding Green Horizons globally, with projects in Johannesburg and Delhi underway. IBM Research-China’s […]

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Tired of answering questions? Let a smart machine help.

Koichi Kamijo, a scientist at IBM’s research lab in Tokyo was only 20 questions into a 300-question life insurance form. And he was already exhausted. There had to be an easier way to answer these questions. So, he got together with his colleagues, Ryo Kawahara, Takayuki Osogami, Masaki Ono and Shunichi Amano to come up […]

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Repsol and IBM Transforming the Oil Business

IBM helps level the playing field in energy exploration using cognitive computing, marking the first real-world test for the Cognitive Environments Lab.

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Making Memory with Carbon

    Memory devices based on a-COx.  Credit: Nature Comms Memory that constitutes resistance as a state variable encompasses a broad range of materials and switching mechanismsOf these memory technologies, some, namely magnetic random access memory (MRAM), phase-change memory (PCM) and reduction/oxidation (redox) memories, have received more attention from the scientific community and the semiconductor industry […]

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Cognitive Assistant for the Visually Impaired

aaaaaIBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa has been working with faculty and students at CMU's Robotics Institute to develop a digital guide dog system for helping blind people like her "see" the world around them. Here's a short demo of the technology.

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