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Online Discussion Forums Good for Well-Being, Study Shows

Apr. 21, 2015 — A new study has found that internet discussion forums have positive links to well-being and are even associated with increased community engagement offline, contrary to a common perception of them ... read more

Young Women Objectify Themselves More Browsing Facebook, Magazines Than Media Types

Apr. 17, 2015 — Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others. Regardless of how much time young women devote to ... 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

Apr. 15, 2015 — A method for printing memory circuits directly, e.g. onto consumer packaging, has been developed by researchers. Because the required production technology is quite simple, no major investments are ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Scientists have developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting device called a ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study assesses how accurately gender representations in online image search results for 45 different occupations -- from CEO to telemarketer to engineer -- match reality. Exposure to skewed ... read more

Social Consequences of Digital Inequality

Apr. 9, 2015 — Digital inequalities, defined broadly in terms of people’s internet usage, skills and self-perceptions, should be considered as important as the ‘traditional axes of inequality’ with which we ... read more

Online Creep: Targeted Ads May Have Opposite Effect of Marketers' Intent

Apr. 8, 2015 — Online advertisements that target users based on their web browsing habits and other personal information have a negative impact on the person’s intent to purchase the product, a new study ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Light has been slowed down by coupling atoms to glass fibers. This technology is an important prerequisite for a future worldwide quantum ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — In the wake of the revelations that intelligence agencies have been engaged in mass surveillance activities, both industry and society at large are looking for practicable encryption solutions that ... read more

Why Daring to Compare Online Prices Pays Off Offline

Apr. 7, 2015 — The sudden closures of big-box stores like Future Shop and Target may make it seem like online shopping is killing real-world stores. But shoppers are actually engaging in 'web-to-store' ... read more

HIV Spreads Like Internet Malware and Should Be Treated Earlier

Apr. 2, 2015 — A new model for HIV progression finds that it spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to staving off AIDS. HIV specialists and network security ... read more

How to Crowdsource the World for Emergency Medicine

Apr. 2, 2015 — Two new studies illustrate the power of social media and the Internet to promote scholarly dialogue around the world and the importance of establishing criteria for what constitutes high-quality ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — To find a standard 3-D neuron reconstruction algorithm, BigNeuron will sponsor a series of international hackathons and workshops where contending algorithms will be ported onto a common software ... read more

Poor Behavior Linked to Time Spent Playing Video Games, Not the Games Played

Mar. 31, 2015 — Children who play video games for more than three hours a day are more likely to be hyperactive, get involved in fights and not be interested in school, says a new study. It examined the effects of ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Searching the Internet for information may make people feel smarter than they actually are, according to new research. In a series of experiments, participants who searched for information on the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — A new peer-to-peer networking tool has been developed that enables sufferers of anxiety and depression to build online support communities and practice therapeutic ... read more

Secure Payment on Internet?

Mar. 30, 2015 — Now that it has become a common feature on the news to hear about cyber-attacks on an international scale, cybersecurity is seen as a first priority by Internet users. There can be no doubt that the ... read more

New Technology to Help Users Combat Mobile Malware Attacks

Mar. 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer. Using high-level number theory and cryptography, the researchers reworked an ... read more

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