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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Level of Computer Use in Clinical Encounters Associated With Patient Satisfaction

Nov. 30, 2015 — Patients at safety-net hospital clinics where there was high computer use by clinicians were less likely to rate their care as excellent, according to an ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — A robotic bartender has to do something unusual for a machine: It has to learn to ignore some data and focus on social signals. Researchers recently investigated how a robotic bartender can ... read more

Show Me How You Write on Social Media and I'll Tell You Your Age and Sex

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new tool can detect the sex and age range of the authors behind posts and other comments on social networks. Potential applications include its use in delinquent profiling and detection of ... read more

Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material

Nov. 18, 2015 — A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data ... read more

Technology Meets Society: New App Helps Seniors Live Better

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new technological solution developed by researchers is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living ... read more

Quality Control of Quantum Simulators

Nov. 18, 2015 — An international team of scientists has proposed a new certification method that applies to photonic devices in which light quanta serve as the carriers of quantum ... read more

How 'Deviant' Messages Flood Social Media

Nov. 18, 2015 — From terrorist propaganda distributed by organizations such as ISIS, to political activism, diverse voices now use social media as their major public platform. Organizations deploy bots — virtual, ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — National security analysts often find that available data is growing much faster than their ability to observe and process it. Sometimes they can't make key connections and often they are ... read more

New Advanced Computing Systems Under Investigation

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are studying how to improve the development of advanced computing systems to create faster software under the auspices of RePhrase, a new research project from the European Union Horizon ... read more

What's in a Name? More Than You Think...

Nov. 17, 2015 — What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — The path toward an even faster internet has been hindered by energy consumption and cost per optical component. Researchers have designed a tunable filter -- an important component of high-capacity ... read more

System to Control Information Leaks from Smartphone Apps

Nov. 16, 2015 — A research team has found "extensive" leakage of users' personal identifying information from apps on mobile devices, including passwords. Their unique ReCon cloud-based system can ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Taking genetic engineering to the next level, researchers are creating modular, programmable genetic circuits that control specific plant ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — For the first time in the world, using the newly installed 'Plasma Simulator' researchers have simulated deuterium plasma turbulence in the Large Helical Device. From this result, we have ... read more

Evaluating the Quality of Volunteered Data

Nov. 16, 2015 — As the adoption of online information and location-aware technologies grows, more and more data will become available for research purposes. Data collected by volunteers or citizen scientists is a ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become 'contagious' in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — A shortage of a rare mineral could spur global market instabilities, according to a new analysis of international commodity trade ... read more

Streamlining Mobile Image Processing

Nov. 13, 2015 — As smartphones become people's primary computers and their primary cameras, there is growing demand for mobile versions of image-processing ... read more

Really, What Is the Internet of Things?

Nov. 13, 2015 — The Internet of Things, IoT, the cloud, big data...buzzwords for the modern age. But, asks one researcher: Is the IoT actually anything new and how does it work? Scientists now offer some answers and ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Researchers have cracked the code to ultra-secure telecommunications of the future in an international research project that could also expedite the advent of quantum ... read more

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