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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Why Some People Would Pay for a Drug They Probably Won't Ever Need

Dec. 1, 2015 — A sick person is obviously willing to pay for a good medical treatment, but economists have found that healthy people are potentially a much broader, if largely overlooked, market for medical ... read more

Level of Computer Use in Clinical Encounters Associated With Patient Satisfaction

Nov. 30, 2015 — Patients at safety-net hospital clinics where there was high computer use by clinicians were less likely to rate their care as excellent, according to an ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — A robotic bartender has to do something unusual for a machine: It has to learn to ignore some data and focus on social signals. Researchers recently investigated how a robotic bartender can ... read more

Text Message Program Effective at Cutting Binge Drinking

Nov. 24, 2015 — A trial to test a text message-based program aimed at reducing binge drinking is the first to show that such an intervention can successfully produce sustained reductions in alcohol consumption in ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to create the so-called ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia's most powerful supercomputer, ... read more

Computer Programming: Are Two Heads Really Better Than One?

Nov. 24, 2015 — Scientists investigated the advantages and perceptions of pair programming from the programmer’s ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Taking inspiration from water beetles and other swimming insects, academics have developed the Row-bot, a robot that thrives in dirty water. The Row-bot mimics the way that the water boatman moves ... read more

New Supercomputer Simulations Enhance Understanding of Protein Motion, Function

Nov. 23, 2015 — Supercomputing simulations could change how researchers understand the internal motions of proteins that play functional, structural and regulatory roles in all living organisms, say scientists in a ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans. Now a researcher demonstrates a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Using their state-of-the-art simulation facility, scientists are exploring the use of car driving simulators as tools for training and testing drivers in order to reduce road traffic accidents and ... read more

Show Me How You Write on Social Media and I'll Tell You Your Age and Sex

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new tool can detect the sex and age range of the authors behind posts and other comments on social networks. Potential applications include its use in delinquent profiling and detection of ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A mathematical model has been developed to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the ... read more

Nov. 22, 2015 — The future of bio-inspired engineering or robotics will greatly benefit from lessons learned from plants, according to a group of researchers. They will share details about how studying plants ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that macroscopic entanglement can be generated at room temperature and in a small magnetic ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Researchers have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The scientists have used the vascular system of living roses to build key components of electronic ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Physicists have used ultracold atoms to imitate the behavior of electrons in a solid. Researchers have devised a new way to study the phenomenon of magnetism. Using ultracold atoms at near absolute ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Scientists have discovered new evidence to support the development of scalable and secure high rate quantum ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Virtual reality has potential to revolutionize some aspects of medicine and healthcare. Several medical specialties are already using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis and it also has ... read more

Email Security Improving, but Far from Perfect

Nov. 19, 2015 — Email security helps protect some of our most sensitive data: password recovery confirmations, financial data, confidential correspondences, and more. According to a new report, email security is ... read more

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