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Apr. 27, 2015 — A patented passive cooling system for computer processors could save U.S. consumers more than 6.3 billion dollars per year in energy ... 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. 20, 2015 — Researchers have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of Wi-Fi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. It could be integrated with existing Wi-Fi systems ... read more

Video Games in Care Homes: Connecting Older Adults, or Exposing Age-Related Vulnerability?

Apr. 20, 2015 — Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Offering stimulating and accessible leisure ... read more

Understanding Thermo-Mechanical Properties of a New Class of Materials

Apr. 17, 2015 — Scientists describe how an accurate statistical description of heterogeneous particulate materials, which is used within statistical micromechanics theories, governs the overall thermo-mechanical ... read more

Young Women Objectify Themselves More Browsing Facebook, Magazines Than Media Types

Apr. 17, 2015 — Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others. Regardless of how much time young women devote to ... read more

Facebook Users' Wishful Thinking: Cyberbullying, Depression Won't Happen to Me

Apr. 16, 2015 — Facebook users with so-called optimistic bias think they're less likely than other users to experience cyberbullying, depression and other negative social and psychological effects from using ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing software to detect so-called algorithmic attacks, an emerging hacking threat that is nearly impossible to find with existing security ... read more

Quantum Cryptography at the Speed of Light: Researchers Design First All-Photonic Repeaters

Apr. 15, 2015 — Engineers bring perfectly secure information exchanges one step to reality. They have now designed the first all-photonic quantum repeaters -- protocols that ensure data can be carried reliably and ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging, has been developed by researchers. Because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are ... read more

Interactivity Tools Can Boost Persuasiveness of Websites

Apr. 14, 2015 — Messages conveyed on websites may be more persuasive if theses websites are interactive, according to ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Monitoring Europe's vast nature protection areas used to be extremely difficult. Thanks to new computer algorithms this can now be done using aircraft and laser ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a new way of manipulating the magnetic domain walls in ultrathin magnets that could one day revolutionize the electronics industry through a technology called ... read more

Network 'Hubs' in Brain Attract Information, Much Like Airport System

Apr. 13, 2015 — "Hubs" in the brain -- highly connected regions that like hubs of the airport system -- act as critical destinations where information is received and integrated, scientists report. ... read more

Putting Clinicians in Charge of Computer-Based Decision Support

Apr. 13, 2015 — Rule Authoring and Validation Environment, a powerful new distributed approach to clinician decision support rule authoring 'personalized' to patient population, location and time, has been ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Imagine your computer screen could change shape. Imagine if that screen could spring to life at the touch of a fingertip, translating numbers and trends into shapes and gradients you can reach out ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers can demonstrate that on some standard computer-vision tasks, short programs -- less than 50 lines long -- written in a probabilistic programming language are competitive with conventional ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers are using social network analysis tools to better understand the activity of cybercrime forums. Their findings could guide the next generation of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Scientists have developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a ... read more

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