Here they are — the five most-visited stories from the past week. The top six disruptive technologies you should be prepared for; GPS accuracy down to the centimeter; the Colonel Blotto game theory scenario solved; gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction; and the first national patient-powered registry to accelerate research for chronic Lyme disease are all among the top stories.
Big Data may help solve Lyme Disease
Over the past 40 years, little has been learned about how to prevent, diagnose and effectively treat one of the most complex infectious diseases in the country — chronic Lyme disease. Big data tools like patient registries have the potential to change that. The first national patient-powered registry to accelerate research for chronic Lyme disease has received overwhelming response — enrolling more than 3,000 patients in three months.
Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. The detected gravitational waves were produced during the final fraction of a second of the merger of two black holes.
After Nearly a Century, Colonel Blotto Game Theory Scenario Solved
A team of computer scientists is the first to solve a game theory scenario that has vexed researchers for nearly a century. The game, known as “Colonel Blotto,” has been used to analyze the potential outcomes of elections and other similar two-party conflicts since its invention in 1921. Until now, however, the game has been of limited use because it lacked a definitive solution. A new algorithm is capable of solving the scenario.
GPS Accuracy Achieved Down to the Centimeter
Researchers developed a new, more computationally efficient way to process GPS data to enhance location accuracy from the meter level down to a few centimeters. The optimization will be used in development of autonomous vehicles, improved aviation and naval navigation systems, and precision technologies. It will enable access to location data through mobile phones and wearable technologies without increasing demand for processing power.
6 Disruptive Technologies that will Shape Business in the Years Ahead
Regardless of your industry, the marketplace is continually evolving. The reason, increasingly, is the evolution of disruptive technology. The enhancement of current technology and the development of new technological innovations will undeniably transform how new businesses are established, and how existing businesses compete. Adapting quickly will be essential, so here’s the top six we think you should be prepared for.
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