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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Aug. 25, 2015 — Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. After all, 21st century learning experiences are increasingly ... read more

Social Security, Social Safety

Aug. 20, 2015 — Security and safety could be improved if researchers from very disparate disciplines - humanities, computer science and politics - were to work together, according to new research. Moreover, such ... read more

New Internet Technology Could Aid Police, Courts and Prisons

Aug. 17, 2015 — Technology that can improve criminal databases, remotely conducted criminal trials and help police officers stop autonomous cars can all aid the criminal justice system in the future. But a key to ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Researchers believe that results from their recently published paper on how people use social media and online health forums can help reach underserved communities and prevent the spread of ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — A novel web-based, patient-centered toolkit used by patients and/or their healthcare proxys in the hospital setting helped them to engage in understanding and developing their plan of care, and has ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — A lightweight virtualization architecture that can be used to build cybersecurity into systems used in the so-called Internet of Things is currently being developed by a research ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Today, almost everything in your car is managed by an electronic control unit (ECU). The problem is that these minicomputers are increasingly coming under attack. Researchers have now developed a ... read more

Web Interventions for Alcohol Misuse

Aug. 3, 2015 — Low-intensity electronic interventions may slightly reduce alcohol consumption among adults and college students, research suggests, but may be ineffective for reducing binge-drinking frequency and ... read more

Internet Accessibility an Important Factor in Government Transparency

Aug. 3, 2015 — County governments in densely populated urban areas tend to be more transparent on their official websites if their citizens have good Internet access, a new study has ... read more

Shoring Up Tor: Researchers Mount Successful Attacks Against Popular Anonymity Network -- And Show How to Prevent Them

July 29, 2015 — With 2.5 million daily users, the Tor network is the world's most popular system for protecting Internet users' anonymity. Researchers have now demonstrated a vulnerability in Tor's ... read more

Tailored Mobile Health Technologies May Help Patients Take Their Medications Appropriately

July 28, 2015 — There was only a 5 percent error rate when patients with chronic kidney disease used mobile health technologies designed to help them use medications ... read more

How Age, Other Factors Influence Online Health Information Searches

July 28, 2015 — A new study aims to evaluate the types of search strategies that Internet users adopt when trying to solve a complicated health ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A research team discovered how to turn an ordinary air-gapped computer into a cellular transmitting antenna using software that modifies the CPU firmware. GSMem malicious software uses the ... read more

Cellphones Seen as Change Agents for Health Among Young, Poor, Urban Women in Need of Care

July 21, 2015 — In a survey of a diverse group of almost 250 young, low-income, inner-city pregnant and postpartum women, researchers have learned that more than 90 percent use smartphones or regular cellphones to ... read more

Your Phone Knows If You're Depressed

July 15, 2015 — Depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations, reports a new study. The more time you spend ... read more

Mathematical Model Gives Fashion Advice

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Twenty years in, the law is finally starting to get used to the Internet. Now it is imperative that the law figure out how to deal effectively with the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence, ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Engineers have demonstrated the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV ... read more

How Accurate Are Symptom Checkers?

July 8, 2015 — Online symptom checkers can often be wrong in both diagnosis and triage advice, but they still may be useful alternatives to phone triage services and Internet ... read more

Online Program Helps People With Chronic Pain

July 8, 2015 — People can manage chronic pain and reduce their reliance on opioids through an Internet-based program that teaches non-medical alternatives like increased physical activity, thinking more positively ... read more

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