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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

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

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. 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

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

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

Predictive Policing Substantially Reduces Crime in Los Angeles During Months-Long Test

Oct. 7, 2015 — Crime in Los Angeles dropped dramatically when the Los Angeles Police Department deployed officers based on crime predictions made by a mathematical model, a team of scholars and police department ... read more

Online Advertising Can Deliver Targeted Cancer Prevention Messages

Oct. 7, 2015 — Online advertising based on Google search terms is a potentially effective way to deliver targeted cancer prevention education, according to a new ... read more

Social Networks Can Motivate People to Exercise More

Oct. 7, 2015 — The influence of our social networks can be a powerful motivator to encourage more physical activity, say researchers in a new report. What this new study reveals is that these same positive behavior ... read more

Groundbreaking Computer Program Diagnoses Cancer in Two Days

Oct. 7, 2015 — In about one in 20 cancer cases, the doctor can confirm that the patient has cancer -- but cannot find the source. These patients then face the prospect of a long wait with numerous diagnostic tests ... read more

New Tools Help Provide Vital Demographics, Population Statistics to Policymakers

Oct. 6, 2015 — Those looking for data and analytical reports often turn to the American Community Survey (ACS) from the US Census, which provides data such as unemployment, median household income, and housing ... read more

How, Mathematically, to Make Something Go Viral on Facebook

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have proposed a strategic approach for information spreading via Facebook using cancer screenings as a health intervention. They use Facebook to identify social clusters and opinion ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — Do you remember the 3-D-display from 'Back to the Future 2'? On back to the future day (Oct. 21) these displays may not yet be seen in our streets as the movie predicted, but the basic ... read more

Oct. 6, 2015 — A single-electron transistor is an electrical device that takes advantage of a strange quantum phenomenon called tunneling to transport single electrons across a thin insulator. The device serves as ... read more

Warning Labels Should Be Introduced to Prevent Digital Addiction, Research Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — Labels and messages could encourage responsible use of digital devices and raise awareness of potential side effects, suggest authors of a new ... read more

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