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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Emoticons May Signal Better Customer Service ;)

May 21, 2015 — Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers' faces during business-related text chats, according to ... read more

Offline TV Ads Prompt Potential Online Purchases by Multitaskers

May 15, 2015 — Many television advertisers fear that distracted viewers -- frenetic multitaskers using smartphones, laptops and tablets while viewing TV -- are less receptive to advertisers' messages. A new ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Researchers assessed how common smartphone uses -- texting and talking -- interfere with treadmill exercise.The researchers found that when individuals use their smartphones during exercise for ... read more

May 12, 2015 — People can check out local wildlife wherever they are in the world with a new app that says what species of animals and plants might be ... read more

E-Skin and Pocket-Sized Diagnostic Devices Give Patients the Power Back

May 12, 2015 — Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples are two new ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Topological insulators are "strange" materials, insulators on the inside and conductors on the surface. They also have properties that make them excellent candidates for the development of ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Groundbreaking research has successfully created the world's first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material, ... read more

40 Million Deaths a Year Go Unrecorded, Study Shows; Mobile Phone Data Collection Could Crack the Problem

May 11, 2015 — In a sobering finding for global health authorities and governments around the world, a group of leading epidemiologists say two in three deaths globally – or 40 million people - go unreported. And ... read more

Mobile Tracking Application May Help Users Meet Vitamin D Requirements

May 7, 2015 — Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone health and may be implicated in other chronic diseases, as well as immunity, but adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The Trace app turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen -- heart, maple leaf, raindrop -- into a walking route that you can send to a friend. The recipient of the ... read more

May 6, 2015 — A new mobile phone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood has been developed by researchers. This next generation of CellScope ... read more

Could Mobile Phone Data Help Bring Electricity to the Developing World?

May 6, 2015 — Researchers have used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of electrification options for rural communities in Senegal, demonstrating a potentially valuable approach to using data to ... read more

Sensor Detects Spoilage of Food

May 6, 2015 — A sensor that detects ethanol in the headspace of a food package has been developed by scientists. Ethanol, in addition to carbon dioxide, has been found to be the main volatile spoilage metabolite ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors, but not enough is known about how ... read more

Nonstop Shopping: Impact of Mobile Technology on Purchasing Patterns

May 5, 2015 — Customers who adopted mobile technology for their grocery shopping shopped more often and placed larger orders, research shows. The data was collected between 2011 and 2013 from an Internet-only ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Quantum computers are in theory capable of simulating the interactions of molecules at a level of detail far beyond the capabilities of even the largest supercomputers today. Such simulations could ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Scientists have built a low-cost centimeter-accurate GPS system that reduces location errors from the size of a large car to the size of a nickel -- a more than 100 times increase in accuracy. The ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Electronics is based on the manipulation of electrons and other charge carriers, but in addition to charge, electrons possess a property known as spin. When spin is manipulated with magnetic and ... read more

May 5, 2015 — There are a growing number of wearable devices featuring a touchscreen, such as smart watches, smart glasses or digital jewellery. These devices can receive notifications in many forms but usually ... read more

May 3, 2015 — In a rolling, outdoor field, full of lumps, bumps and uneven terrain, researchers have successfully field-tested for the first time the locomotion abilities of a two-legged robot with technology that ... read more

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