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February 5, 2016

Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Feb. 3, 2016 — Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study finds that certain longstanding social ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new phase of the material boron nitride, which has potential applications for both manufacturing tools and electronic displays. The researchers have also developed a new ... read more

Professor Creates Video Games That Redefine Art

Feb. 2, 2016 — Eddo Stern straddles the world of fine art and game design to ask fundamental questions about what is ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Using Mathematics to Improve Human Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — Scientists have used mathematics as a tool to provide precise details of the structure of protein nanoparticles, potentially making them more useful in vaccine ... read more

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Kaizen, a Web-based gaming platform, promotes learning through a mix of education, entertainment and competition. Named for a Japanese phrase meaning "continuous improvement," Kaizen ... read more

When Loved Ones Battle Cancer, Families Head to Web for Information More Than Support

Feb. 1, 2016 — Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a study. It is ... read more

Technique Helps Predict Likelihood of Migraines in Concussion Patients

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers are using a mathematical tool to help determine which concussion patients will go on to suffer migraine headaches, according to a new ... read more

New Model Could Solve Inventory Problem for Retailers

Feb. 1, 2016 — Inventory management has been the focus of three researchers for more than 10 years, Their latest study developed a new mathematical model to apply to inventory ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Senior Citizens May Accept Robot Helpers, but Fear Robot Masters

Feb. 1, 2016 — Senior citizens would likely accept robots as helpers and entertainment providers, but are leery of giving up too much control to the machines, according to ... read more

Does Text Messaging Help With Medication Adherence in Chronic Disease?

Feb. 1, 2016 — Medication adherence in chronic disease is poor. Can telephone text messaging help with adherence? A new article examines the question in a ... read more

Exact Formula Now Available for Measuring Scientific Success

Feb. 1, 2016 — Scientometrics research is the science of evaluating scientific performance. Physics methods designed to predict growth based on a scale-free network have rarely been applied to this field. Now, ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — The end of Moore's Law -- the prediction that transistor density would double every two years -- was one of the hottest topics in electronics-related discussions in 2015. Silicon-based ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Soft electronics are changing the way robots can touch. Scientists have developed a new soft robotic gripper -- made out of rubber and stretchable electrodes -- that can bend and pick up delicate ... read more

Jan. 30, 2016 — Materials scientists believe the tiny sheets of the semiconductor zinc oxide they're growing could have huge implications for the future of a host of electronic and biomedical ... read more

Virtual Reality Makes Its Best Users the Most Queasy

Jan. 29, 2016 — In a twist of virtual fate, people with the best 3-D vision are also the people most likely to suffer from motion sickness while using virtual reality displays. Researchers demonstrated this irony by ... read more

Game Changing Innovation Is Rooted in Diverse Experiences and Knowledge

Jan. 28, 2016 — What spurs creativity? A sociologist studied the teams behind 12,422 video games released worldwide from 1979, when the gaming industry started, to 2009, and found the most innovative teams were ... read more

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