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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

Phone App Allows Researchers to Conduct Concealed Food Safety Observations

Oct. 5, 2015 — Smartphones are so ubiquitous, and text messaging and social media activities so common in public places, that no one questions what anyone does with their phone. That pervasiveness allows a phone ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Mobile apps are changing the way brands connect with consumers and have the potential to boost a company's bottom line. According to a new study, there is a direct link between app use and ... 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

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

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

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

iJOIN Project Speeds Up Mobile Traffic

Sep. 15, 2015 — A new cloud infrastructure has been designed that shall take mobile traffic volume to new heights and is already setting the pace for further advances on the development of future 5G ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — Scientists have invented a new way to view and create what they are calling 'an electron superhighway' in an organic semiconductor. This approach promises to allow electrons to flow faster ... read more

Photonic Chip Activated for Communication With Light

Sep. 14, 2015 — Sending information with the help of light is an exciting prospect for future technologies. It requires 'light chips', made of a special glass. Scientists have now managed to equip these ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Using a homegrown app on a Samsung Gear Live smart watch, researchers were able to guess what a user was typing through data 'leaks' produced by the motion sensors on smart watches. The ... read more

First New Cache-Coherence Mechanism in 30 Years

Sep. 10, 2015 — A fundamentally new approach to cache coherence has been released -- the first in more than three decades. Whereas with existing techniques, the directory's memory allotment increases in direct ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Two-dimensional crystals are very suitable for creating high-quality magnetic thin films. Researchers show that by growing the magnetic layers on various 2D crystals, better known as nanosheets, you ... read more

Android Widgets May Boost Effectiveness of Sleep-Monitoring Apps

Sep. 9, 2015 — An effective smartphone application should make data collection easy, but not so easy that the user forgets to access and reflect on that information, according to a team of ... read more

Finding Missing People Faster

Sep. 9, 2015 — The mobile app, developed with the support of SAR teams around the nation, provides step-by-step instructions on search plans for first responders and response teams and provides search guidance, ... read more

Making the 'Internet of Things' Configuration More Secure and Easy-to-Use

Sep. 9, 2015 — With an ever increasing number of everyday objects from our homes, workplaces and even from our wardrobes, getting connected to the Internet, known as the ‘Internet of Things' (IoT), ... read more

Super-Stretchable Metallic Conductors for Flexible Electronics

Sep. 8, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how to stretch metal films used in flexible electronics to twice their size without breaking. The discovery could lead to dramatic improvements and addresses one of the ... read more

Linguists Use the Bible to Develop Language Technology for Small Languages

Sep. 8, 2015 — Apple's Siri, Google Translate and other language technologies have long been the preserve of people who speak English or other majority languages. If you speak Welsh, Faroese or Galician, ... read more

Mobile Phone Records May Predict Epidemics of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Virus

Sep. 7, 2015 — Cell phone records can predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics, research shows. Utilizing the largest data set of cell phone records ever analyzed to estimate human mobility, ... read more

Sep. 4, 2015 — Space is cold, dark, and lonely. Deadly, too, if any one of a million things goes wrong on your spaceship. It's certainly no place for a computer chip to fail, which can happen due to the ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have for the first time seen a spin current -- an inherent magnetic property common to all electrons -- as it travels across materials. The result, which revealed a surprising loss of ... read more

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