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April 25, 2015

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April 25, 2015

Better Social Media Techniques Increase Fan Interest, Engagement

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers found that the more MLB teams released original content from their Twitter accounts, such as score updates or player profiles, the more followers they gained and engagement they ... read more

Computer-Assisted Diagnosis Tool Helps Physicians Assess Skin Conditions Without Aid from Dermatologists

Apr. 22, 2015 — In the first major study to examine the use of a computer-assisted, photo-driven differential diagnosis generator for skin conditions, researchers found physicians routinely used the tool, without an ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers tested brain activity to better understand employees who pose a risk to ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Today (22 April) is Earth Day 2015 where worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Student study suggests that 0.002% of the Amazon rainforest, which spans 5.5 ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — In their efforts to forecast the spread of an invasive worm species, researchers are bringing a new weapon to bear: statistical ... read more

Invisible Inks Could Help Foil Counterfeiters of All Kinds

Apr. 22, 2015 — Scientists have invented sophisticated fluorescent inks that one day could be used as multicolored barcodes for consumers to authenticate products often counterfeited. Snap a photo with your ... read more

User Creativity Made YouTube the World’s Biggest Music Service

Apr. 22, 2015 — Music is the most popular YouTube content by several measures, including video views and search activity. The world’s first academic study on YouTube music consumption shows that one reason for its ... read more

Using Smartphones to Avoid Spatial Disorientation of Elderly

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers are using new network operator technologies to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffers from episodes of spatial disorientation. Up to the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Using statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads, an anthropologist analyzed different theories of how people first settled islands of the vast Pacific between 3,500 and 900 years ... read more

Tax-Efficient Mutual Fund Managers Savvier Than Their Peers, Study Shows

Apr. 21, 2015 — Tax-efficient mutual funds perform better before and after taxes, according to new ... read more

Certain Interactive Tools Click With Web Users

Apr. 21, 2015 — Before web developers add the newest bells and the latest whistles to their website designs, a team of researchers suggests they zoom in on the tools that click with the right users and for the right ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — A simple structure of bi-colored balls made of tough, inexpensive materials is well suited for large handwriting-enabled e-paper ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — In seeking to develop the next generation of micro-electronic transistors, researchers have long sought to find the next best thing to replace silicon. To this end, a wealth of recent research into ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — As the current Ebola outbreak wanes, scientists have to make the most of every opportunity to prepare for future outbreaks. One such opportunity involves the identification of a safe and effective ... read more

Online Discussion Forums Good for Well-Being, Study Shows

Apr. 21, 2015 — A new study has found that internet discussion forums have positive links to well-being and are even associated with increased community engagement offline, contrary to a common perception of them ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Nerve cells come in very different shapes. Researchers now reveal why, in insects, the cell body is usually located at the end of a separate extension. Using mathematical models, they show that this ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — A new semiconducting material that is only three atomic layers thick exhibits electronic properties beyond traditional semiconductors. Two nano-engineered configurations of the material have shown an ... read more

Making Biotechnology Interactive With Games, Remote-Control Labs

Apr. 21, 2015 — What if you could interact with cells like fish in an aquarium? Build your own micro-aquarium for cells? Even perform remote-control experiments in robotic biolabs in the cloud? A research team shows ... read more

Ten More Years of Real Money?

Apr. 21, 2015 — We will still be using "real" money for at least the next 5 to 10 years, but financial transactions carried out using mobile electronic devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — For a generation motivated by technology and fast-moving information, a professor has created an energy-tracking app to make reducing day-to-day energy usage more ... read more

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