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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

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

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 — In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers tested brain activity to better understand employees who pose a risk to ... read more

Invisible Inks Could Help Foil Counterfeiters of All Kinds

Apr. 22, 2015 — Scientists have invented sophisticated fluorescent inks that one day could be used as multicolored barcodes for consumers to authenticate products often counterfeited. Snap a photo with your ... read more

Using Smartphones to Avoid Spatial Disorientation of Elderly

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers are using new network operator technologies to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suffers from episodes of spatial disorientation. Up to the ... 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

Ten More Years of Real Money?

Apr. 21, 2015 — We will still be using "real" money for at least the next 5 to 10 years, but financial transactions carried out using mobile electronic devices, such as smart phones and tablet computers, ... 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

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

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers are developing a new wearable device that turns the user's thumbnail into a miniature wireless track pad. They envision that the technology could let users control wireless devices ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Computer scientists are developing software to detect so-called algorithmic attacks, an emerging hacking threat that is nearly impossible to find with existing security ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A new bioinformatics pipeline has been developed that enables automated primer design for multiple genome species, significantly reducing turnaround ... read more

Research Identifies Barriers in Tracking Meals and What Foodies Want

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers studied how mobile-based food journals integrate into everyday life and specific challenges when using food journaling technology. Their research suggests how future designs might make it ... read more

Big Data Key to Precision Medicine's Success

Apr. 15, 2015 — Technological advances are enabling scientists to sequence the genomes of cancer tumors, revealing a detailed portrait of genetic mutations that drive these diseases. But genomic studies are only one ... read more

Patents Forecast Technological Change

Apr. 15, 2015 — Engineers have devised a formula for estimating how fast a technology is advancing, based on information gleaned from relevant ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered patterns of DNA anomalies that predict a woman's outcome significantly better than tumor stage. In addition, these patterns are the first known indicator of how well a ... read more

How Twitter Can Help Predict Emergency Room Visits

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers analyzed asthma-related tweets, along with data from air quality sensors, to successfully predict how many asthma sufferers would visit the emergency room on a given day. "We ... read more

Quantum Cryptography at the Speed of Light: Researchers Design First All-Photonic Repeaters

Apr. 15, 2015 — Engineers bring perfectly secure information exchanges one step to reality. They have now designed the first all-photonic quantum repeaters -- protocols that ensure data can be carried reliably and ... read more

Increase Seen in Data Breaches of Health Information

Apr. 14, 2015 — Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches of protected health information reported by HIPAA-covered entities increased and involved approximately 29 million records, with most data breaches resulting from ... read more

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