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Controlling Superconducting Quantum Circuits

In the exciting field of quantum computation, the performance of quantum bits (‘qubits’) is advancing rapidly. Among several implementations currently being pursued, superconductor-based circuits ...
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Robert McDermott, Maxim Vavilov | P140260US01

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App for Stratifying Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a wide cluster of neurodevelopmental disorders. Alongside the core social communication and repetitive behavior symptoms of ASD, there are common reports of ...
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Peter Ari Rosenberg Maffia, Brittany Travers, Adhira Sunkara | P190304US01

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Indoor Navigation System for Mobile Devices

Airport travelers, retail shoppers and hospital visitors are a few of the millions of people who could benefit from improved indoor positioning. Yet even after decades of research, a simple and robust...
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Xinyu Zhang, Chi Zhang | P170079US01

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Middlebox Scaling for the Cloud

As data is shuffled around in computer networks, important components called middleboxes (also called network functions or NFs) examine and modify network traffic to meet security requirements, perfor...
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Srinivasa Akella, Aaron Gember-Jacobson, Chaithan Prakash, Raajay Viswanathan | P150073US01

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Virtual Touch Screens: New Input for Smaller Devices

As mobile devices become smaller, touch screen inputs have remain largely unchanged. But the use of the display as an input surface can become a problem as the user’s finger obstructs increasingly l...
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Xinyu Zhang, Chi Zhang, Joshua Tabor, Jialiang Zhang | P160021US01

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More Efficient Laminate Analysis

Lamination includes various techniques of manufacturing materials in multiple layers or ‘plies.’ Laminates are commonly used in the automotive, aerospace, medical and consumer industries. A simple...
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Vadim Shapiro, Goldy Kumar | P140408US01

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Intelligent Memory Fault Patching Cuts Costs

The development of smaller, denser transistors has revolutionized computer performance but given rise to power dissipation problems, wherein a chip or part of a chip consumes more power than can effec...
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Mikko Lipasti, Nam Sung Kim, David Palframan | P140425US01

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Detecting Seismic S Waves with Unprecedented Accuracy

Seismic events produce two types of seismic waves, referred to as P waves and S waves. P waves are relatively easy to detect (or “pick”) with software. S waves travel more slowly and arrive in the...
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Clifford Thurber, Christopher Rawles | P140387US01

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Measuring Lignin in Corn Stalks

The lignin in corn stalks makes it difficult to process for biomass and harder for animals to digest. Levels are especially high in the tough outer ‘rind’ and vascular bundles of the stem. For th...
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Edgar Spalding, Sven Heckwolf | P140381US01

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Predicting Protein Hot Spot Residues

Most biological processes involve multiple proteins interacting with each other. While the principles governing protein-protein interactions are not fully understood, it is known that a small subset o...
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Julie Mitchell, Xiaolei Zhu, Steven Darnell | P140357US01

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Predicting Computer Memory Failure

It is widely accepted that future processor technology will suffer from some degree of failure due to core aging. This failure leads to device faults. Anticipating faults before they occur can help th...
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Karthikeyan Sankaralingam, Amir Yazdanbakhsh, Raghuraman Balasubramanian, Anthony Nowatzki | P150070US01

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Bedside Diagnosis of Swallowing Disorders

Approximately 15 million Americans suffer from a swallowing disorder (dysphagia). People with acid reflux, a neurological disorder or cancer of the head and neck are particularly at risk. The leading ...
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Matthew Hoffman, Jack Jiang, Timothy McCulloch, Zhixian Geng | P130237US01

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Placement Gaming Empowers Cloud Users to Assess Service

With public cloud computing, customers pay a flat hourly rate for a bundle of virtualized resources called ‘instances’ from a service provider. Providers may sell a variety of instance types that...
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Thomas Ristenpart, Michael Swift, Ari Juels, Benjamin Farley, Venkatanathan Varadarajan, Kevin Bowers | P130021US01

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Tactile Button Panel for Use with Touch Screens

Touch screen systems have many advantages, including simplification of the user's task and elimination of a separate keyboard. However, touch screen systems present an insurmountable barrier to many p...
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Gregg Vanderheiden, David Kelso, J. Bern Jordan | P110167US01

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