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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

Mathematical Model Gives Fashion Advice

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more ... read more

Mobile Connectivity Indoors Has Just Got Better

July 10, 2015 — Researchers have invented the simplest solution available today to swiftly build a mobile wireless positioning system in a new indoor environment. Unlike other systems, it requires neither manual and ... read more

How Accurate Are Symptom Checkers?

July 8, 2015 — Online symptom checkers can often be wrong in both diagnosis and triage advice, but they still may be useful alternatives to phone triage services and Internet ... read more

Online Program Helps People With Chronic Pain

July 8, 2015 — People can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively ... read more

3D Model to Help Researchers Study Pelvic Floor Disorder Linked to Childbirth

July 8, 2015 — Researchers have developed the first-ever 3D complete computer model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, a mysterious condition often linked to childbirth that causes distress and ... read more

July 8, 2015 — For most genetic scientists, the lack of access to computer servers and programs can hinder genetic advancements. Now, a group of scientists has introduced a game changer in the world of biological ... read more

Fewer Women Than Men Are Shown Online Ads Related to High-Paying Jobs

July 7, 2015 — Significantly fewer women than men were shown online ads promising them help getting jobs paying more than $200,000, raising questions about the fairness of targeting ads online, new research ... read more

Biggest Beast in Big Data Forest? One Field's Astonishing Growth Is 'Genomical'

July 7, 2015 — Who's about to become the biggest beast in the big data forest? A group of computing experts have arrived at an answer. It's not You Tube or Twitter, social media sites that gobble up ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed EYES, a new system for smartphones and tablets –now in the prototype phase– which aims to make overtaking manoeuvres safer on highways. EYES provides visual help to the ... read more

July 3, 2015 — Exciting new technologies, which allow users to change the shape of displays with their hands, promise to revolutionize the way we interact with smartphones, laptops and computers. Imagine pulling ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A researcher has created an easier email encryption method – one that sounds familiar to parents who try to outsmart their 8-year-old child. The new technique gets rid of the complicated, ... read more

Intrusiveness of Old Emotional Memories Can Be Reduced by Computer Game Play Procedure

July 2, 2015 — Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress- and trauma-related clinical disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up in everyday life. New ... read more

Cooperative Driving Will Become Common: Data Exchange Between Vehicles and Road Network

July 2, 2015 — The just-completed international Celtic Plus CoMoSeF project involved the development of data exchange between vehicles and infrastructure. The resulting communication system provides drivers with ... read more

Virtual Training Helps Vets With PTSD, Mentally Ill Get More Jobs

July 1, 2015 — Finding a job is difficult for veterans with PTSD and individuals with severe mental illness, who have high unemployment rates though many want to work. The job interview can be a major hurdle. A ... read more

Most Internet Anonymity Software Leaks Users' Details

June 29, 2015 — Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are legal and increasingly popular for individuals wanting to circumvent censorship, avoid mass surveillance or access geographically limited services like Netflix. ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A team of neonatologists investigated the use of robot-assisted telemedicine in performing bedside rounds and directing daily care for infants with mild-to-moderate ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions--before they show up in medical databases like PubMed-- has been developed by researchers. It includes the searching millions ... read more

Computer Learning System Detects Emotional Context in Text Messages

June 29, 2015 — A student has developed a computerized learning system that can detect emotional sentiments, such as sarcasm and irony, in text messages and emails. It could help detect content that suggests ... read more

Online Computer Game Can Help Shed Weight, Reduce Food Intake

June 26, 2015 — A simple new computerized game could help people control their snacking impulses and lose weight. Psychologists report that participants lost an average of 0.7kg and consumed around 220 fewer ... read more

Commenters Exposed to Prejudiced Comments More Likely to Display Prejudice Themselves

June 25, 2015 — Comment sections on websites continue to be an environment for trolls to spew racist opinions. The impact of these hateful words shouldn't have an impact on how one views the news or others, but ... read more

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