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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Shoring Up Tor: Researchers Mount Successful Attacks Against Popular Anonymity Network -- And Show How to Prevent Them

July 29, 2015 — With 2.5 million daily users, the Tor network is the world's most popular system for protecting Internet users' anonymity. Researchers have now demonstrated a vulnerability in Tor's ... read more

Personalized Banner Ads Are a Double-Edged Sword

July 23, 2015 — Trust in a particular vendor affects the degree to which consumers will accept or reject a personalized banner ad, research concludes. The investigators wondered where people would draw the line at ... read more

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

July 20, 2015 — In a tremendous boost for spintronic technologies, scientists have shown that electrons can jump through spins much faster than previously ... read more

Health Researchers Far Behind Industry Using Automation, Leaves Critical Research Unfunded

July 16, 2015 — The National Institutes of Health has experienced funding cuts even as the number of scientists has grown significantly. University laboratories are closing, faculty positions are being cut, less ... read more

A Light-Triggered Cleanable, Recyclable Chip Makes Fabrication Feasible for All

July 16, 2015 — Throw away the detergent and forgo the elbow grease: pesky proteins can now be removed from surfaces by simply exposing them to light, thanks to a reusable titania ... read more

Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

July 15, 2015 — Depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations, reports a new study. The more time you spend ... 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 — A researcher has developed a new mathematical framework to more effectively analyze 'controlled chaos.' The new method could potentially be used to improve the resilience of complex ... 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

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

Why Organizations Fight Data Breaches Differently

July 9, 2015 — In the wake of recent high-profile security breaches at retail stores such as Target and Neiman Marcus, a new study determines why differences exist in the level of information security control ... read more

IT-Based Concepts for Effective Coordination of Public Authorities, General Population

July 8, 2015 — To get a handle on crisis situations you need volunteers from the general population. A new project investigates how volunteers’ help can be incorporated into the crisis management efforts of ... read more

July 8, 2015 — In our consumer-driven society, electrical and electronic equipment have never been more efficient, economical or in demand. However, e-waste from old and discarded equipment has become one of the ... 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

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