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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Detecting Eye Diseases Using a Smartphone

July 4, 2015 — Researchers have developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition and refer the ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Doctors used a 3-D model of a patient’s heart to guide a tricky minimally-invasive valve replacement. The patient was not a candidate for traditional surgery due his heart's unique anatomy and ... read more

Helping Students Stick With Online Courses

July 1, 2015 — Researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next ... read more

Virtual Training Helps Vets With PTSD, Mentally Ill Get More Jobs

July 1, 2015 — Finding a job is difficult for veterans with PTSD and individuals with severe mental illness, who have high unemployment rates though many want to work. The job interview can be a major hurdle. A ... read more

Pension Funds Are Losing Billions Annually Due to End of Month Trading

June 30, 2015 — Pension funds around the world could be losing out on billions of euros and dollars of the stock market gains they would have made because they are obliged to sell part of their portfolios before the ... read more

New Method of Quantum Entanglement Packs Vastly More Data in a Photon

June 30, 2015 — Electrical engineers have demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected to each other and act in unison no matter how far apart they are -- a phenomenon known as ... read more

Most Internet Anonymity Software Leaks Users' Details

June 29, 2015 — Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix. ... read more

Exploreing 3-D Printing for Oral, Dental Tissue Engineering

June 29, 2015 — A case report has been released on the first application of a 3-D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering in a human patient, along with a review of 3-D printing for oral and craniofacial ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions--before they show up in medical databases like PubMed-- has been developed by researchers. It includes the searching millions ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure ... read more

Computer Learning System Detects Emotional Context in Text Messages

June 29, 2015 — A student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. It could help detect content that suggests ... read more

June 29, 2015 — With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according ... read more

Muscial Classification System: Computers Get With the Beat

June 29, 2015 — As yet another music streaming service comes online to rival the countless available outlets for so many different genres, a new approach to classifying music to make archiving, sorting and music ... read more

Is Facebook the Next Frontier for Online Learning?

June 29, 2015 — Social-networking sites such as Facebook can help students learn scientific literacy and other complex subjects that often receive short shrift in today's time-strapped ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A new ultrasonic fingerprint sensor measures 3-D image of your finger's surface and the tissue beneath it -- enhancing biometrics and information security for smartphones and other devices. ... read more

Even Fraud-Savvy Investors Often Look for the Wrong Red Flags

June 29, 2015 — New research identifies the types of investors who are vigilant about corporate fraud, but finds that most of those investors are tracking the wrong red flags -- meaning the warning signs they look ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new informatics technology that analyzes existing data repositories of protein modifications and 3D protein structures to help scientists identify and target research on ... read more

June 27, 2015 — The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or 'leap' second, will be ... read more

Online Computer Game Can Help Shed Weight, Reduce Food Intake

June 26, 2015 — A simple new computerized game could help people control their snacking impulses and lose weight. Psychologists report that participants lost an average of 0.7kg and consumed around 220 fewer ... read more

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