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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

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

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

Movement Tracking Technology Sheds Light on Different Speech Disorders in Children

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

July 24, 2015 — Researchers explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing assessment ... read more

July 24, 2015 — A team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these ... read more

Attention-Control Video Game Curbs Combat Vets' PTSD Symptoms

July 24, 2015 — A computerized attention-control training program significantly reduced combat veterans' preoccupation with - or avoidance of -- threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. By contrast, another type of ... read more

Innovative Algorithm Is Helping Scientists Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body

July 23, 2015 — Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body. The study could help researchers create drugs that are more ... read more

July 23, 2015 — By encoding information in photons via their spin, 'photonic' computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information ... read more

Personalized Banner Ads Are a Double-Edged Sword

July 23, 2015 — Trust in a particular vendor affects the degree to which consumers will accept or reject a personalized banner ad, research concludes. The investigators wondered where people would draw the line at ... read more

July 23, 2015 — The Histone Antibody Specificity Database is a newly launched online portal that lets scientists find the right antibodies for their research with a much higher degree of confidence than ever ... read more

Computer Security Tools for Journalists Lacking in a Post-Snowden World

July 22, 2015 — Despite heightened awareness of surveillance tactics and privacy breaches, existing computer security tools aren't meeting the needs of journalists working with sensitive material, a new study ... read more

July 22, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques to produce arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within ... read more

Cellphones Seen as Change Agents for Health Among Young, Poor, Urban Women in Need of Care

July 21, 2015 — In a survey of a diverse group of almost 250 young, low-income, inner-city pregnant and postpartum women, researchers have learned that more than 90 percent use smartphones or regular cellphones to ... read more

Nursing, Medical Students Learn Teamwork With Virtual Teammates

July 21, 2015 — A virtual interprofessional education curriculum has been developed in which students were paired with a virtual team member to learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and the ... read more

Location-Based Ads Need More Than Closeness to Overcome Creepiness

July 21, 2015 — Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of ... read more

Applying New Jersey Population Traits to Louisiana Reverses Colorectal Cancer Trends

July 21, 2015 — If Louisiana had the same risk factors, screening uptake, and survival rates as New Jersey, incidence and mortality from the disease would drop to levels below that of New ... read more

July 21, 2015 — In the last decade, graphene has been intensively studied for its unique optical, mechanical, electrical and structural properties. The one-atom-thick carbon sheets could revolutionize the way ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Researchers have built the first computer program that can recognize hand-drawn sketches better than ... read more

Sex and Violence May Not Really Sell Products

July 21, 2015 — If there's one thing advertisers think they know, it is that sex and violence sell. A new analysis, however, provides some of the best evidence to date that this widely accepted adage just ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Economists and scientists have proposed a new model to predict a financial crisis (a chain of bankruptcies) using a multiplex network model in which debts with different priorities are mutually held ... read more

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