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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Scientists Use Instagram Data to Forecast Top Models at New York Fashion Week

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have predicted the popularity of new faces to the world of fashion modeling with over 80 percent accuracy using advanced computational methods and data from ... read more

To Email or Not to Email? For Those in Love, It's Better Than Leaving a Voice Message

Sep. 1, 2015 — In this digital age, an email can be more effective in expressing romantic feelings than leaving a voicemail message, a study study ... read more

Graphics Processors Accelerate Pattern Discovery

Aug. 28, 2015 — Using normal graphics processors, a new program for identifying repeated patterns in complex networks significantly boosts search ... read more

The Bane of Your Existence: Smartphones and ‘technostress’

Aug. 26, 2015 — If you feel stressed out by your smartphone, it might be down to your personality as well as your phone, a new study ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly ... read more

Issues Surrounding Security Tools for Software Developers

Aug. 24, 2015 — For software programmers, security tools are analytic software that can scan or run their code to expose vulnerabilities long before the software goes to market. But these tools can have ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Using computer vision, signal processing and privacy protection, a doctoral student, along with electrical and computer engineering professors, have developed "MEBook," a combination of a ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

New Internet Routing Method Allows Users to Avoid Sending Data Through Undesired Countries

Aug. 19, 2015 — Computer scientists have developed a method for providing concrete proof to Internet users that their information did not cross through specified, undesired geographic areas. Called Alibi Routing, ... read more

Harnessing the Butterfly Effect

Aug. 18, 2015 — New research shows how to directly harness the atmosphere's elephantine memory to produce temperature forecasts that are somewhat more accurate than conventional numerical computer models. This ... read more

Securing Data from Tomorrow's Supercomputers

Aug. 18, 2015 — For the powerful quantum computers that will be developed in the future, cracking online bank account details and credit cards number will be a synch. But a team of cryptographers is already working ... read more

New Internet Technology Could Aid Police, Courts and Prisons

Aug. 17, 2015 — Technology that can improve criminal databases, remotely conducted criminal trials and help police officers stop autonomous cars can all aid the criminal justice system in the future. But a key to ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People trying to talk to Siri may soon no longer have to look like they're about to eat their iPhones, thanks to a new technology demonstration that solves the 'Cocktail Party' ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionized people's life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of ... read more

Eleven Security Flaws Found in Popular Internet Browsers

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new cyber security analysis method that discovered 11 previously unknown Internet browser security ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — An "intelligent continence management system" has been developed by scientists, comprising a thin disposable sensor strip which has the potential to improve the care of elderly and ... read more

Concern Over Claims About How Technology Affects Young Brains

Aug. 12, 2015 — Claims that intense use of the internet and computer games can harm the adolescent brain are not backed by current scientific evidence, warn experts in a new ... read more

Searching the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge

Aug. 12, 2015 — Actively searching the Internet inflates our sense of the knowledge we actually possess because we fail to recognize the extent to which we rely on external sources for ... read more

Computers: Fireflies Predict Network Loyalty

Aug. 12, 2015 — Online social networking generates vast quantities of data that might be useful to the service providers, advertising agencies, and even the users themselves. Researchers describe an approach to ... read more

Computers: Protecting Your Cloud

Aug. 12, 2015 — A powerful new computer security tool, called XDet, can detect malicious files being uploaded to a cloud computing service. The researchers have carried out successful tests on live data on a cloud ... read more

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