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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Ten Fingers Not Needed for Fast Typing

Feb. 9, 2016 — The number of fingers does not determine typing speed, new study shows. People using self-taught typing strategies were found to be as fast as trained ... read more

'Pushback' Against Constant Connectivity Also Reflected in Images

Feb. 5, 2016 — People expressing the wish to resist constant online connectivity -- dubbed "pushback" by researchers -- is manifested as powerfully in images as in text, further study has ... read more

Most Internet Resources for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Are Inaccurate, Incomplete and Outdated

Feb. 5, 2016 — After evaluating content on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on almost 200 websites, researchers with medical backgrounds found that the information on IPF from these sites was often incomplete, ... read more

Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Feb. 3, 2016 — Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study finds that certain longstanding social ... read more

Internet Use Increases Social Inequalities

Feb. 3, 2016 — Internet use is driving a greater wedge in our communities, increasing existing inequalities between rich and poor, a new study ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer science has become a new basic skill, essential in order to excel in an increasingly computational and data-intensive world. However, access to computer science (CS) at the K-12 levels ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

When Loved Ones Battle Cancer, Families Head to Web for Information More Than Support

Feb. 1, 2016 — Loved ones of cancer patients are likely to search for further information about the disease online but less inclined to seek emotional support from social media forums, according to a study. It is ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data, representing a ... read more

Exact Formula Now Available for Measuring Scientific Success

Feb. 1, 2016 — Scientometrics research is the science of evaluating scientific performance. Physics methods designed to predict growth based on a scale-free network have rarely been applied to this field. Now, ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Standard lasers are actually not useful for secure communication because they emit what is called 'classical' light. Data eavesdroppers could extract any data being carried via classical ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Avatars are all around us: they represent real people online and colonise new worlds in the movies. In science, their role has been more limited. But avatars can be extremely useful in linguistics, ... read more

Bitcoin Study Reveals False Beliefs on Ease of Use and Privacy

Jan. 26, 2016 — People who have used Bitcoin, and those who don't have any experience with it, have something in common: Both groups share misconceptions about how the controversial digital currency actually ... read more

On Twitter, E-Cigarette Ads Spread Like Secondhand Smoke

Jan. 26, 2016 — Are 500 retweets the modern equivalent of 'everyone's doing it' when it comes to e-cigarette marketing? While the Food and Drug Administration has proposed a ban on the sales of ... read more

Delivering the Internet of the Future, at the Speed of Light and Open-Sourced

Jan. 26, 2016 — New research has found, for the first time, a scientific solution that enables future Internet infrastructure to become completely open and programmable while carrying Internet traffic at the speed ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Engineers are developing hardware and software tools to help underwater telecommunication catch up to its over-the-air ... read more

Using Artificial Intelligence and Evolution to Take Gaming to the Next Level

Jan. 25, 2016 — You have a new video game and have spent weeks trying to defend yourself against your arch enemy. You finally found his weakness and how to stop him, and are joyfully exacting revenge. But one day ... read more

Smartphones May Decrease Sedentary Time, Increase Activity, Study Finds

Jan. 25, 2016 — Using smartphone reminders to prompt people to get moving may help reduce sedentary behavior, report investigators. Evidence has linked sedentary time to increased risk of breast, colorectal, ... read more

The Indigenous Internet

Jan. 25, 2016 — Improving computer literacy and building internet and communications technology (ICT) skills in Indigenous communities is more about understanding the opportunities rather than imposing ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Systems for handling massive digital datasets could make impossibly complex problems solvable, new research ... read more

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