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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Tablets Can Help Elderly Cross the 'Digital Divide'

May 27, 2015 — One way to help the elderly cross what's known as the 'digital divide' is the use of tablets, those smaller, lighter, easy-to-use computers that seem to be taking the place of ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists have moved a step closer to identifying the nanostructure of cellulose -- the basic structural component of plant cell walls. The insights could pave the way for more disease resistant ... read more

Time to Move Beyond 'Medieval' Cyber Security Approach, Expert Says

May 21, 2015 — The nation's approach to cyber security has much in common with medieval defense tactics, and that needs to change, says a cyber security ... read more

Simulations Predict Flat Liquid

May 21, 2015 — Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional ... read more

Smarter Algorithms Ensure More Secure Chip Cards

May 20, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in securing chip cards against leaking confidential information. Through the use of smart algorithms it is now possible to better secure, for instance, bank cards, public ... read more

Online Safety: If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself

May 20, 2015 — The end-user is often the 'weakest link' in the Internet safety chain according to experts. The team's conclusion: Internet users have to take personal responsibility for their safety ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Researchers have made the first measurements of thermoelectric behavior by a nanoporous metal-organic framework (MOF), a development that could lead to an entirely new class of materials for such ... read more

How Video Gamers Will Be Able to Play in the Cloud Without Guzzling Gigabytes

May 20, 2015 — Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their gaming consoles or personal computers from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets ... read more

Laser Technology Advances Microchip Production

May 19, 2015 — A new process for cutting silicon wafers could streamline the production of smaller and more powerful microchips for electronic ... read more

'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV

May 19, 2015 — With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter -- the smallest on record -- for dividing light waves into two separate channels of information. The device brings researchers closer to ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Opening the way for new applications of smart devices, researchers have created the first form of real-time communication that allows screens and cameras to talk to each other without the user ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Flexible, wearable electronics may benefit from graphene microsupercapacitors infused with boron and made with a common ... read more

Key Strategies Can Boosting Donations at Crowdfunding Sites, Experts Say

May 18, 2015 — Computer scientists have shown how crowdfunding websites can use data science to boost cash value of donations. Their research confirms, among other findings, the importance of a timely thank ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A wearable FES-robot hybrid training system has been designed for multi-joint upper limb rehabilitation. With successful combination of the two technologies' advantages, recovery achieved by the ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Supercomputing resources at an American lab will support a new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain. Mapping the ... read more

Offline TV Ads Prompt Potential Online Purchases by Multitaskers

May 15, 2015 — Many television advertisers fear that distracted viewers -- frenetic multitaskers using smartphones, laptops and tablets while viewing TV -- are less receptive to advertisers' messages. A new ... read more

Predicting Magnetic Behavior in Copper Oxide Superconductors

May 14, 2015 — Enabled by high-performance computing, the magnetic couplings in model systems for copper-containing cuprate superconductors were accurately calculated for the first ... read more

Computer Intelligence System Developed for Acute Stroke Detection

May 14, 2015 — A novel computer-aided detection system has been developed for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. The detection accuracy is 90 percent, which is as high as that conducted by ... read more

Spare Computing Power: Secure, Anonymous, Easy Way to Pay for Online Content

May 13, 2015 — Page views and “likes” are great for journalists' and webmasters’ egos, but they don't pay the bills. Researchers may have found a solution. They have identified a secure, anonymous ... read more

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