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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Computer Games Can Pick Up Dyslexia in Minority Pupils

Aug. 3, 2015 — While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on ... read more

Bitcoin Virtual Currency Users and Motivations: A Haven for Criminals?

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study uses Google Trends data in an attempt to understand who uses the anonymous crypto-currency Bitcoin, and for what ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — A multitude of professional drivers suffer from back problems. One cause: driver seats that are inadequately adjusted to each driver‘s ergonomic needs. Researchers have engineered a driver‘s seat ... read more

Half of the Most Popular News on Twitter Is Not Covered by Traditional News Media Sources

July 31, 2015 — Half of the news that appears on Twitter as 'trending topics' goes unmentioned in the traditional news media, and when both sources carry it, 60 percent of the stories appear first on the ... read more

Shoring Up Tor: Researchers Mount Successful Attacks Against Popular Anonymity Network -- And Show How to Prevent Them

July 29, 2015 — With 2.5 million daily users, the Tor network is the world's most popular system for protecting Internet users' anonymity. Researchers have now demonstrated a vulnerability in Tor's ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Printed Electronics is key in enabling smart packaging innovations, a fast growing market for industry, researchers say. The smart packaging market is expected to grow to more than US$ 1.45 billion ... read more

Shop-Floor Monitoring Goes High Tech

July 29, 2015 — An advanced system based on discrete events paves the way for automated industrial monitoring. This system will enable managers to make better, more timely decisions, the developers ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a smartphone test for chlamydia that can detect the disease with high accuracy, which could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted disease (STD) by making ... read more

Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

July 28, 2015 — There was only a 5 percent error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications ... read more

Big Data Gives New Insight Into Blood Pressure Reduction Role of Commonly Prescribed Drug

July 28, 2015 — A drug commonly prescribed to conserve potassium in the blood also significantly lowers blood pressure when taken in conjunction with a diuretic frequently prescribed to patients with hypertension, a ... read more

How to Digitally Stoke That Old-Time Auction Fever

July 28, 2015 — The authors explore the impact of time pressure and social competition on bidders in online auctions and how those factors influence auction results and users' ... read more

Majority Rule: Why Conformity Can Actually Be a Good Thing

July 28, 2015 — Like to go your own way? Most of us actually prefer to follow the pack, according to research. That's one of the outcomes from a study that examines how mathematical models predict human ... read more

How Age, Other Factors Influence Online Health Information Searches

July 28, 2015 — A new study aims to evaluate the types of search strategies that Internet users adopt when trying to solve a complicated health ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A research team discovered how to turn an ordinary air-gapped computer into a cellular transmitting antenna using software that modifies the CPU firmware. GSMem malicious software uses the ... read more

Doctor Warns About Lead Poisoning Risk from Recycling Older Electronic Equipment

July 28, 2015 — The disposal and recycling of electronic devices has increased exposure to lead and other toxicants and created 'an emerging health concern,' according to a pediatrician who has expertise ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have come up with a new definition of chaos that applies more broadly than Lyapunov exponents and other previous definitions of chaos. The new definition fits on a few lines, can be ... read more

July 28, 2015 — Facial motion capture -- the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies -- has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of ... read more

Patient 2.0, Heal Thyself

July 28, 2015 — Researchers explain how the new paradigm of a digital healthcare system, as it matures, is putting the picture of the doctor-patient relationship in an entirely new frame and not always in a positive ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Using powerful computer simulations, researchers have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance. The computations show that a material made with hafnium, nitrogen, ... read more

Data Transmission Devices: Smaller, Faster, Cheaper

July 27, 2015 — Transmitting large amounts of data, such as those needed to keep the internet running, requires high-performance modulators that turn electric signals into light signals. Researchers have now ... read more

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