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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Heavy Internet Use May Put Teens at Risk for High Blood Pressure

Oct. 6, 2015 — Teens who spend hours on the Internet may be at risk for high blood pressure, say researchers. Their study found that teens who spent at least 14 hours a week on the Internet had elevated blood ... read more

Warning Labels Should Be Introduced to Prevent Digital Addiction, Research Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — Labels and messages could encourage responsible use of digital devices and raise awareness of potential side effects, suggest authors of a new ... read more

The Science of Retweets

Oct. 6, 2015 — What's the best time to tweet, to ensure maximum audience engagement? Researchers have demonstrated that an algorithm that takes into account the past activity of each of your followers -- and ... read more

Pushing Boundaries in Software Analytics

Oct. 6, 2015 — Researchers have developed an automated 'debugging' approach called Adaptive Multimodal Bug Localisation (AML). AML gleans debugging hints from both bug reports and test cases, and it ... read more

Using, Sharing, New Technologies Is Key for Conservation

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists estimate that we are losing species at 1,000 times the natural background rate. New technologies are improving conservation efforts by making it easier, faster, and cheaper to monitor ... read more

Why Hasn't He/she Replied Yet?

Oct. 5, 2015 — A study probes how factors that affect how quickly people respond to email. The researchers are also able to predict when an email thread will fizzle out. When users first email each other, they ... read more

Digital World Map Broadens Scope for Middle Ages Teaching, Research

Oct. 1, 2015 — Online users can now travel back in time to the medieval world by clicking through a collection of international research on the first digital platform of its ... 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 — Social media comments shape potential voters' opinions on candidates, new research confirms. For instance, the study shows that when Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A blogger's weight affects her or his credibility with readers seeking food advice, according to a study. The study revealed that when a blogger is overweight, as shown in the blogger's ... 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

Digital Textbook Analytics Can Predict Student Outcomes, Study Finds

Sep. 23, 2015 — College professors and instructors can learn a lot from the chapters of a digital textbook that they assign students to read. According to a study, digital books provide real-time analytics to help ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — A bioinformatics team has developed a search engine that significantly simplifies the identification of molecular structures of ... read more

Bioinformaticians Make the Most Efficient Search Engine for Molecular Structures Available Online

Sep. 22, 2015 — “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” is a well-known American TV series where murder cases are solved with the help of precise forensic science. Although these researchers have nothing to do with ... read more

Internet Campaigns Motivate Users to Respond to Humanitarian Crises

Sep. 19, 2015 — Online campaigns about humanitarian crises need to be more surprising if they are to successfully engage the public, according to an ... read more

Designing Switchable Electric and Magnetic Order for Low-Energy Computing

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new material that combines both electrical and magnetic order at room temperature, using a design approach which may enable the development of low-energy computer memory ... read more

Psychology Research Links Distress to Perceived Internet Pornography Addiction

Sep. 16, 2015 — A study of Internet pornography users suggests a person’s own feeling of being addicted to online pornography drives mental health distress, not the pornography itself. The research adds a fresh ... read more

Dew Helps Ground Cloud Computing

Sep. 15, 2015 — The most obvious disadvantage of putting your data in the cloud is losing access when you have no internet connection. According to new research this is where 'dew' could ... read more

Can Typing Habits Prevent Cybercrime?

Sep. 10, 2015 — New research proposes a new keystroke algorithm which intends on making online authentication processes more secure, reliable, and cheap.  The new method hopes to alleviate some of the common issues ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Mathematicians investigating one of science's great questions -- how to unite the physics of the very big with that of the very small -- have discovered that when the understanding of complex ... read more

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