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Nov. 19, 2015 — With a mobile data collection app and satellite data, scientists will be able to predict whether a certain region is vulnerable to food shortages and malnutrition, say experts. By scanning ... read more

Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material

Nov. 18, 2015 — A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data ... read more

Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new technological solution developed by researchers is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living ... read more

Researchers Harness Social Media to Explore Serious Side Effects of Pain Medication

Nov. 18, 2015 — Harnessing the power of social media, investigators have sifted through more than two billion tweets and online posts to study the harmful side effects of narcotics medication taken for chronic ... read more

Parents' Top Fears About Teen Cellphone Use

Nov. 18, 2015 — Parents' fears about their teenagers' heavy use of cell phones and social media may be exaggerated, according to a new American report. However, there are important exceptions in the areas ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Trips and stumbles too often lead to falls for amputees using leg prosthetics, but a robotic leg prosthesis under development promises to help users recover their balance by using techniques based on ... read more

New Technology for Dynamic Projection Mapping

Nov. 18, 2015 — It has been thought technically difficult to achieve projection mapping onto a moving/rotating object so that images look as though they are fixed to the object. A group of researchers has now ... read more

How 'Deviant' Messages Flood Social Media

Nov. 18, 2015 — From terrorist propaganda distributed by organizations such as ISIS, to political activism, diverse voices now use social media as their major public platform. Organizations deploy bots — virtual, ... read more

Liking on Facebook Good for Teens' Stress, but Being Liked...not So Much

Nov. 18, 2015 — Facebook can have positive and negative effects on teens levels of a stress hormone, say researchers. The study is one of the first in the emerging field of cyberpsychology to focus on the effects of ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — National security analysts often find that available data is growing much faster than their ability to observe and process it. Sometimes they can't make key connections and often they are ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — The iconic yellow and blue stripes of zebrafish form dynamically as young fish develop and grow. A new mathematical model helps to show how pigment cells interact to form the ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are using a class of materials called organometal halide perovskites to build a highly functioning ... read more

Climate Macroscope: New Software for Finding Tipping Points and Critical Network Structures

Nov. 17, 2015 — If you wanted to know whether shifts in the African climate during Paleolithic times correlated with the appearance and disappearance of hominin species, how would you find the answer? It’s a ... read more

'Shrinking Bull's-Eye' Algorithm Speeds Up Complex Modeling from Days to Hours

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new algorithm that vastly reduces the computation of virtually any computational model. The algorithm may be thought of as a shrinking bull's-eye that, over several ... read more

New Advanced Computing Systems Under Investigation

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are studying how to improve the development of advanced computing systems to create faster software under the auspices of RePhrase, a new research project from the European Union Horizon ... read more

What's in a Name? More Than You Think...

Nov. 17, 2015 — What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Redundancy is common in nature, for example many human genes exist in several copies. However, excessive redundancy can interfere with efficiency. Therefore, each whole genome duplication event is ... read more

Marginalized Groups Use the Internet to Broaden Their Networks, Rather Than Reinforce Ties

Nov. 16, 2015 — A new research study supports the commonly held view that people from disadvantaged groups are using the Internet to broaden their social networks. Those who are from racially or educationally ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — An aerospace engineering professor is developing a microsatellite imager that could be used to check satellites, do small repairs or refuel spacecraft — and keep astronauts from making risky ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — A biomedical engineer used her know-how to help create a prosthesis for a 4-year-old girl using 3-D printing. An energetic and inquisitive little girl, the child was born with Poland syndrome, a ... read more

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