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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Sing-a-Long Software Can Brings Sweet Melody to Any Cacophonous Cry

May 27, 2015 — Sing-a-long software developed at A*STAR brings sweet melody to any cacophonous ... read more

Making Good Use of Social Media

May 27, 2015 — Researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare ... read more

Internet Acne Education With Automated Counseling Tested in Clinical Trial

May 27, 2015 — An Internet-based acne education program that included automated counseling was not better than a standard educational website in improving acne severity and quality of life in adolescents, according ... read more

Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 — One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of ... read more

Social Media and Archaeology: A Match Not Made in Heaven

May 27, 2015 — The social web is bound up in relations of power, control, freedom, labor and exploitation, with consequences that portend real instability for the cultural sector and for social welfare overall. ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

May 22, 2015 — A technique has been developed that enables hydrographic printing, a widely used industrial method for transferring color inks on a thin film to the surface of 3D objects, to color these surfaces ... read more

Emoticons May Signal Better Customer Service ;)

May 21, 2015 — Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers' faces during business-related text chats, according to ... read more

Designing Microwave Devices from Scratch Using Computer Simulations

May 21, 2015 — For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The sight of skilful aerial maneuvering by flocks of Greylag geese to avoid collisions with York's Millennium Bridge intrigued a mathematical biologist. It raised the question of how birds ... read more

Simulations Predict Flat Liquid

May 21, 2015 — Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional ... read more

With One False Tweet, Computer-Based Hack Crash Led to Real Panic

May 20, 2015 — A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press demonstrates the need to better understand how social media data is linked to decision making in the private and public sector, ... read more

Online Safety: If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself

May 20, 2015 — The end-user is often the 'weakest link' in the Internet safety chain according to experts. The team's conclusion: Internet users have to take personal responsibility for their safety ... read more

How Video Gamers Will Be Able to Play in the Cloud Without Guzzling Gigabytes

May 20, 2015 — Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their gaming consoles or personal computers from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets ... read more

Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015 — Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study. By comparing student exam records and mobile phone policies from 2001 to 2013, ... read more

New Technology Could Fundamentally Change Future Wireless Communications

May 20, 2015 — New technology is being developed that could fundamentally change radio design and could increase data rates and network capacity, reduce power consumption, create cheaper devices and enable global ... read more

'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV

May 19, 2015 — With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human ... read more

Nerve Tracts for the Smart City

May 19, 2015 — The Smart City is one of today's major hypes. Everything is to become more progressive, more efficient, cleaner. A lot of projects are working towards this goal. What is lacking, however, is a ... read more

Text Messages Can Help Boost Teen Birth Control Compliance

May 19, 2015 — Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Cell phone use at playgrounds is a significant source of parental guilt, research shows. The study also noted that caregivers absorbed in their phones ignored children's requests for attention ... read more

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