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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Organics Energize Solar Cell Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists are using a new supercomputer to advance next-generation solar energy technologies by probing the functional interfaces found in organic and hybrid solar ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the US, but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for -- statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, ... read more

Collaborative Behaviours, Traditional Practices

Oct. 1, 2015 — A new report on information practices in the physical sciences has been released by researchers. While cross-border and cross-disciplinary collaborations are breaking down subject siloes across the ... read more

Pan-European Species-Directories Infrastructure: Basis for Handling Big Taxonomic Data

Sep. 30, 2015 — Looked down on with scepticism by many taxonomists, handling big data efficiently is a challenge that can only be met with thorough and multi-layered efforts from scientists and technological ... read more

Mobile Robots Could Help the Elderly Live Fuller Lives, Experts Say

Sep. 29, 2015 — Mobile service robots developed by computer scientists could soon be helping elderly people stay independent and active for longer. The project, which includes artificial intelligence and robotics ... read more

Identifying Problems With National Identifiers

Sep. 29, 2015 — A team of researchers in two experiments was able to decrypt more than 23,000 RRNs using both computation and logical reasoning. The findings suggest that, while such identifiers are encrypted to ... read more

Information Handling by Some Health Apps Not as Secure as It Should Be

Sep. 24, 2015 — Some health apps that have been clinically accredited may not have been complying with principles of data protection, according to research. In some instances health apps were found to be sending ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Have you ever been dissatisfied with a restaurant experience because the customer-service technology you had to use to reserve a table, order your food or pay for the meal wasn't up to par? ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Information is the basis of smart mobility. Information technology can support the car driver in safe, inexpensive, and sustainable driving or organize reliable exchange of information among electric ... read more

Protecting Identities in a Sea of Big Data

Sep. 23, 2015 — A computer scientist will use three grants to develop approaches to safeguarding sensitive genetic information. Along with co-researchers, he will systematically evaluate potential privacy breaches ... read more

Many Patients Prefer Online Postoperative Care to in-Person Care

Sep. 23, 2015 — The majority of patients who undergo routine, uncomplicated operations prefer online postoperative consultations to in-person visits, according to results from a new ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A team of scientists received a National Science Foundation grant to use big data to develop a new approach they say will improve how mood disorders are classified. Their aim is to use big data to ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — An experiment in 2008 laid the foundations for research on 'spin caloritronics' -- a field that aims to develop more effective and energy-saving data processing in information technology. ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — When it comes to recording accurate performance data for elite athletes, GPS technology can't keep up, a researcher claims. Instead researchers have developed SABEL Sense, an alternative to GPS ... read more

Researcher Finds Novel Way to Monitor Serious Blood Disorder Using a Smart Phone

Sep. 22, 2015 — A researcher will develop a portable smart sensor and a phone application for patients with sickle cell disease to analyze and store the results of their blood tests on a smart phone, states a new ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Using ultrafast beams of extreme ultraviolet light streaming at a 100,000 times a second, researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, have pushed the boundaries of a ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Computer science researchers have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student, a breakthrough in AI ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have developed an inexpensive, secure method to prevent mass credit card fraud using existing magnetic card readers. The novel technique -- called SafePay -- works by ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Single atoms or molecules imprisoned by laser light in a doughnut-shaped metal cage could unlock the key to advanced storage devices, computers and high-resolution ... read more

New Report Examines Implications of Growing Gap in Life Span by Income for Entitlement Programs

Sep. 17, 2015 — As the gap in life expectancy between the highest and lowest earners in the US has widened over time, high earners have disproportionately received larger lifetime benefits from government programs ... read more

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