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August 4, 2015

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August 4, 2015

Computer Games Can Pick Up Dyslexia in Minority Pupils

Aug. 3, 2015 — While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on ... read more

Bitcoin Virtual Currency Users and Motivations: A Haven for Criminals?

Aug. 3, 2015 — A new study uses Google Trends data in an attempt to understand who uses the anonymous crypto-currency Bitcoin, and for what ... read more

July 30, 2015 — No matter if you are a specialist or not, there is one vital rule in illustrating descriptions of new plant or animal species: you have to do it! A paper published in the open-access journal ZooKeys ... read more

How to Digitally Stoke That Old-Time Auction Fever

July 28, 2015 — The authors explore the impact of time pressure and social competition on bidders in online auctions and how those factors influence auction results and users' ... read more

July 24, 2015 — Researchers explores the promise and peril of computer-based writing assessment ... read more

July 24, 2015 — A team of researchers specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous localization and mapping, the technique whereby mobile autonomous robots map their environments and determine their locations. Now these ... read more

July 23, 2015 — By encoding information in photons via their spin, 'photonic' computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts. Likewise, encoding information ... read more

Computer Security Tools for Journalists Lacking in a Post-Snowden World

July 22, 2015 — Despite heightened awareness of surveillance tactics and privacy breaches, existing computer security tools aren't meeting the needs of journalists working with sensitive material, a new study ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Researchers have built the first computer program that can recognize hand-drawn sketches better than ... read more

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

July 13, 2015 — Twenty years in, the law is finally starting to get used to the Internet. Now it is imperative that the law figure out how to deal effectively with the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — By studying the effect of femtosecond laser pulses on the types of materials used to make DVDs, researchers made a discovery that could one day lead to better information storage in ... read more

July 13, 2015 — The first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Engineers have demonstrated the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV ... read more

Cutting Cost, Power Consumption for Big Data

July 10, 2015 — A new system for several common big-data applications should make servers using flash memory as efficient as those using conventional RAM, while preserving their power and cost ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the ... read more

Researchers Call for Support for Data in the Cloud to Facilitate Genomics Research

July 9, 2015 — Prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the US have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could ... 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

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