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October 3, 2015

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October 3, 2015

Organics Energize Solar Cell Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists are using a new supercomputer to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar ... read more

Pan-European Species-Directories Infrastructure: Basis for Handling Big Taxonomic Data

Sep. 30, 2015 — Looked down on with scepticism by many taxonomists, handling big data efficiently is a challenge that can only be met with thorough and multi-layered efforts from scientists and technological ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — The words people use on social media can reveal hidden meaning to those who know where to look. Computer scientists have gone a step further, linking the online behavior of more than 5,000 Twitter ... read more

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper on Facebook

Sep. 29, 2015 — What does it mean to cheat in a Facebook game like FarmVille? Is it any different from breaking the rules in a traditional videogame like World of Warcraft? New research shows that players often ... read more

Scientists Stop and Search Malware Hidden in Shortened Urls on Twitter

Sep. 25, 2015 — Cyber-criminals are taking advantage of real-world events with high volumes of traffic on Twitter in order to post links to websites which contain ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Social media comments shape potential voters' opinions on candidates, new research confirms. For instance, the study shows that when Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A blogger's weight affects her or his credibility with readers seeking food advice, according to a study. The study revealed that when a blogger is overweight, as shown in the blogger's ... read more

Do Patients With Age-Related Macular Degeneration Have Trouble With Touch Screens?

Sep. 24, 2015 — Older adults with central vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration have no problem with accuracy in performing touch screen tasks, according to a ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Information is the basis of smart mobility. Information technology can support the car driver in safe, inexpensive, and sustainable driving or organize reliable exchange of information among electric ... read more

Protecting Identities in a Sea of Big Data

Sep. 23, 2015 — A computer scientist will use three grants to develop approaches to safeguarding sensitive genetic information. Along with co-researchers, he will systematically evaluate potential privacy breaches ... read more

Many Patients Prefer Online Postoperative Care to in-Person Care

Sep. 23, 2015 — The majority of patients who undergo routine, uncomplicated operations prefer online postoperative consultations to in-person visits, according to results from a new ... read more

Digital Textbook Analytics Can Predict Student Outcomes, Study Finds

Sep. 23, 2015 — College professors and instructors can learn a lot from the chapters of a digital textbook that they assign students to read. According to a study, digital books provide real-time analytics to help ... read more

Transitioning Through Electronic Health Records

Sep. 22, 2015 — Even after emergency physicians had acclimated to a new commercial electronic health record, they increased their tasks performed per minute by nearly 12 percent, increasing the potential for patient ... read more

Researcher Finds Novel Way to Monitor Serious Blood Disorder Using a Smart Phone

Sep. 22, 2015 — A researcher will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients with sickle cell disease to analyze and store the results of their blood tests on a smart phone, states a new ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A bioinformatics team has developed a search engine that significantly simplifies the identification of molecular structures of ... read more

Bioinformaticians Make the Most Efficient Search Engine for Molecular Structures Available Online

Sep. 22, 2015 — “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” is a well-known American TV series where murder cases are solved with the help of precise forensic science. Although these researchers have nothing to do with ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Using ultrafast beams of extreme ultraviolet light streaming at a 100,000 times a second, researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, have pushed the boundaries of a ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have developed an inexpensive, secure method to prevent mass credit card fraud using existing magnetic card readers. The novel technique -- called SafePay -- works by ... read more

Internet Campaigns Motivate Users to Respond to Humanitarian Crises

Sep. 19, 2015 — Online campaigns about humanitarian crises need to be more surprising if they are to successfully engage the public, according to an ... read more

Designing Switchable Electric and Magnetic Order for Low-Energy Computing

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new material that combines both electrical and magnetic order at room temperature, using a design approach which may enable the development of low-energy computer memory ... read more

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