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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Nonstop Shopping: Impact of Mobile Technology on Purchasing Patterns

May 5, 2015 — Customers who adopted mobile technology for their grocery shopping shopped more often and placed larger orders, research shows. The data was collected between 2011 and 2013 from an Internet-only ... read more

New Gold Standard Established for Open, Reproducible Research

May 3, 2015 — In recent years there's been a great deal of discussion about so-called 'open access' publications -- the idea that research publications, particularly those funded by public money, ... read more

Enron Becomes Unlikely Data Source for Computer Science Researchers

Apr. 29, 2015 — Computer science researchers have turned to unlikely sources -- including Enron -- for assembling huge collections of spreadsheets that can be used to study how people use this software. The goal is ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A research team is studying a range of security challenges involving programmable logic devices – in particular, field programmable gate arrays ... read more

Human Brain Inspires Computer Memory

Apr. 28, 2015 — How is it possible to create computer memory that is both faster and consumes less energy? Researchers have unlocked the physical mechanisms involved in new-generation magnetic memory, and have shown ... read more

Supercomputer Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel Production

Apr. 27, 2015 — Argonne Leadership Computing Facility resources are being used to demonstrate a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and petroleum ... read more

App Can Detect Sleep Apnea Events Via Smartphone

Apr. 27, 2015 — Diagnosing sleep apnea -- a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans -- typically requires an overnight hospital stay and costs thousands of dollars. A new smartphone app can wirelessly test ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have trained a computer to crunch big biomedical data in order to recognize how genes work together in human tissues. Combining genomic data from 38,000 experiments, this research group ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A patented passive cooling system for computer processors could save U.S. consumers more than 6.3 billion dollars per year in energy ... read more

Team Develops Faster, Higher Quality 3-D Camera

Apr. 24, 2015 — Inspired by the Microsoft Kinect and the human eye, scientists have developed an inexpensive 3-D camera that can be used in any environment to produce high-quality ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — As computers continue to shrink -- moving from desks and laps to hands and wrists -- memory has to become smaller, stable and more energy conscious. A group of researchers is trying to do just that ... read more

Cloud Security Reaches Silicon: System for Defending Against Memory-Access Attacks Implemented in Chips

Apr. 22, 2015 — A system for defending against memory-access attacks can be implemented in ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — The mechanics of the lower vertebrae have been the focus of recent study. Researchers are aiming to reveal how wear and tear comes about on vertebral bodies and spinal disks, hoping to make easier ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Today, invasive animals and plants spread all around the globe. Predicting the dynamics of these invasions is of great ecological and socioeconomical interest. Yet studying them is fundamentally ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — As the current Ebola outbreak wanes, scientists have to make the most of every opportunity to prepare for future outbreaks. One such opportunity involves the identification of a safe and effective ... read more

Making Biotechnology Interactive With Games, Remote-Control Labs

Apr. 21, 2015 — What if you could interact with cells like fish in an aquarium? Build your own micro-aquarium for cells? Even perform remote-control experiments in robotic biolabs in the cloud? A research team shows ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Artificial intelligence, virtual worlds and interaction with video games, are the elements of a new therapy designed to help people who have had a stroke and children with cerebral palsy to recover ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of Wi-Fi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information. It could be integrated with existing Wi-Fi systems ... read more

Video Games in Care Homes: Connecting Older Adults, or Exposing Age-Related Vulnerability?

Apr. 20, 2015 — Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Offering stimulating and accessible leisure ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchershave developed an inexpensive alternative to a smartphone's touchscreen -- a toolbox of physical knobs, sliders and other acoustically driven mechanisms that can be readily added to ... read more

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