A new algorithm to solve memory problems in large-scale human brain simulations

 Researchers have come closer towards advancing technology to create computer simulations of the brain networks using exascale-class supercomputers. Their findings are published in journal  Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. Credit: Forschungszentrum Jülich The human brain is a complex network composed of approximately 100 billion neurons. With current computing power, it is impossible to simulate 100 percent working brain.… Continue reading A new algorithm to solve memory problems in large-scale human brain simulations

New flu simulation map using health and social media data

Researchers at the University of Chicago have created computer simulations to predict spread of flu across the United States utilizing datasets of demographics, healthcare visits and geographic movements of 150 million people over nine years. The study is published in the journal eLife. Simulation map of flu spread. Credit: Andrey Rzhetsky, UChicago Researchers utilized deidentified patient… Continue reading New flu simulation map using health and social media data

Big data from smart thermometer utilized to track and predict flu activity.

A study by researchers at the University of Iowa shows that anonymous data from a “smart thermometer” connected to a mobile phone app can track flu activity in real time at both population and individual levels. They also showed that this data can be used to improve flu forecasting. The study findings are published in… Continue reading Big data from smart thermometer utilized to track and predict flu activity.