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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Oct. 12, 2015 — Conan Thompson becomes first baby to have a 3D printed model made of his face while still in the womb to help doctors determine whether he would need a lifesaving procedure at ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — An expert statistics researcher is helping conservation efforts for endangered animals utilizing science and statistics with virtual ... read more

New Tool Expands Tracking of Personal Data on the Web

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a second-generation tool called 'Sunlight' that matches user-tailored ads and recommendations to tidbits of information supplied by users at a greater scale and ... read more

Researchers Develop Deep-Learning Method for Computers to Predict Daily Activities

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method that teaches computers to 'see' and understand what humans do in a typical day using 40,000 images taken from an ego-centric ... read more

Electronics Get a Power Boost With the Addition of Simple Material

Oct. 9, 2015 — Materials scientist have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost, using a new technique to incorporate vanadium oxide, one of a family of materials called functional ... read more

Purchase Intent Data Research Gives Insights Into What Influences Shoppers

Oct. 9, 2015 — New research includes detailed insights into what influences shoppers – from when they are considering buying to when they purchase – and highlights how much of this journey takes place out of ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Soft steps and large feet can allow animals and robots to maintain high speeds on very loose soil and sand. These findings offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Use of an iPad app that fosters parent-child interactions around math markedly increases children's math achievement across the school year, especially for children with parents who are ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — For nearly nine years, researchers at Lund University have been working on developing implantable electrodes that can capture signals from single neurons in the brain over a long period of time - ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — With the patient's heart displayed on a screen, cardiac specialists and engineers can run simulations of a variety of surgical procedures and predict their effects prior to an operation, ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A research team has created the exotic ring-shaped magnetic effects called skyrmions under ambient room conditions for the first time. The achievement brings skyrmions a step closer to use in ... read more

Electronic Tracking Helps Reduce Blood Transfusions and Infection Rates, New Study Shows

Oct. 7, 2015 — An electronic system developed and implemented by Intermountain Healthcare that monitors how physicians give blood to patients after a surgical operation has enabled the healthcare system to ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — In support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), researchers have developed a concept for a more accurate method of delivering certain types of messages that could even warn users to avoid ... read more

Everyone Has Their Own Daily Rhythm of Digital Activity, Shows Study

Oct. 7, 2015 — People tend to have distinctive, personal rhythms of digital communication that persist in time, research shows. Selective monitoring of these daily rhythms for at-risk patients could have ... read more

Theoretical Computer Science Provides Answers to Data Privacy Problem

Oct. 7, 2015 — The promise of big data lies in researchers' ability to mine massive datasets for insights that can save lives, improve services and inform our understanding of the world.These data may be ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — Bioengineers have developed a mathematical algorithm that can "see" your intention while performing an ordinary action like reaching for a cup or driving straight up a road -- even if the ... read more

Speed-Reading Your Microbiome

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers have built a microbiome analysis platform called QIIME (pronounced “chime” and short for “Quantitative Insights Into Microbial Ecology”). This software will now be more readily ... read more

Web Design Plays a Role in How Much We Reveal Online

Oct. 7, 2015 — How many people read online privacy warnings? Few probably do. Long, detailed and technical privacy notices are the current answer to one of the greatest privacy issues of our time: websites collect ... read more

Predicting Change in the Alzheimer's Brain

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the effects of disease on brain ... read more

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