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Parallel programming may not be so daunting

“Lock-free” parallel algorithms may match performance of more complex “wait-free” algorithms. Computer chips have stopped getting faster: The regular performance improvements we’ve come to expect...

Matrices have broad ramifications in computer science

Among the most common tools in electrical engineering and computer science are rectangular grids of numbers known as matrices. The numbers in a matrix...

The stressed-​​out brain

Clin­ical studies of ado­les­cents suf­fering from depres­sion have shown an inter­esting con­nec­tion between early life stress and the immune system. “Those who have expe­ri­enced child­hood...

Researchers use science to predict success

We all want to know the secret to suc­cess and physi­cists are no dif­ferent. Like the rest of the aca­d­emic com­mu­nity, physi­cists rely on...

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