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The Dark Side of Natural Language Processing

04 04 2017

At the first “Ethics in Natural Language Processing” workshop in Valencia, scientists discussed the opportunities and dangers of automatic speech analysis. …

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On the front cover: Multiexpert Platform for the Identification of Hits Targeting Parasitic Enzymes

29 03 2017

In the New Medicines for Trypanosomatidic Infections (NMTRypI) project funded by the EU and completed in January 2017, in which 13 partners …

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New species discovered: Protist parasites contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems

21 03 2017

Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller …

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Interview with Siegfried Schloissnig

08 02 2017

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Smart Simulations for Supercomputers

27 12 2016

HITS researcher Volker Springel received a HLRS Golden Spike Award 2016 for his work in the “The Illustris++ Project: The Next Generation …

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On YouTube: Floppy keys – how the communication in the cell works

14 10 2016

This new Youtube clip was produced by the Cluster of Excellence CellNetworks with researchers from EMBL and HITS. The project was …

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On the front cover: Molecular dynamics involved in DNA compaction

29 08 2016

DNA is packaged in the cell nucleus by wrapping around proteins called histones to form chromatin fibers. Nucleosomes, the structural units …

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Made by nature: a highly elastic pressurized balloon

09 08 2016

Collagens constitute the dominant class of extracellular proteins in multicellular organisms. They are highly abundant wherever high elasticity is needed. The …

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Turbulent times: When stars approach

04 02 2016

HITS astrophysicists use new methods to simulate the common-envelope phase of binary stars, discovering dynamic irregularities that may help to explain …

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Award for Paper on Simulation of Flow Processes

12 10 2015

SIAM Society honours research publication in the field of applied mathematics With one of the highest possible awards in the field …

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