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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Smartphone App Linked to Increase in Contraceptive Use in India

Jan. 28, 2016 — A smartphone app containing motivational videos developed to help married rural women in India better understand contraceptive choices led to a dramatic increase in the number of women using modern ... read more

Smartphones May Decrease Sedentary Time, Increase Activity, Study Finds

Jan. 25, 2016 — Using smartphone reminders to prompt people to get moving may help reduce sedentary behavior, report investigators. Evidence has linked sedentary time to increased risk of breast, colorectal, ... read more

Easy Prey for Hackers: Navigation Systems

Jan. 25, 2016 — When it comes to route planning, drivers have almost blind faith in GPS; the technology plays a crucial role in identifying location and time in the industry as well as in other areas. If hackers ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Transportation engineers have developed an inexpensive system to sense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from bus passengers' mobile devices and collect data to build better transit ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A synthesizable graphics processor unit (GPU) architectural model has been developed for general-purpose and graphics-specific workloads. This marks the first time a team has taken an open-source GPU ... read more

Text Messages Can Help Reduce Blood Pressure

Jan. 19, 2016 — Text message reminders help people stick to their prescribed treatment with improved blood pressure as a result, a new study ... read more

Physicists Develop a Cooling System for the Processors of the Future

Jan. 19, 2016 — A solution has been found to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components. These components will be essential for high-speed data transfer within the optoelectronic microprocessors of ... read more

One-Step Printing Process Provides Cost-Efficient Transparent, Conductive and Patterned Coatings for Flexible Touchscreens

Jan. 19, 2016 — Mobile phones and smart phones still haven‘t been adapted to the carrying habits of their users. That much is clear to anyone who has tried sitting down with a mobile phone in their back pocket: ... read more

Digital Distraction in Class Is on the Rise

Jan. 15, 2016 — A survey of 675 students at colleges in 26 states found a growing percentage are using smartphones and other digital devices for non-class purposes. Most students indicate no intention of ... read more

First All-Antiferromagnetic Memory Device Could Get Digital Data Storage in a Spin

Jan. 14, 2016 — If you haven't already heard of antiferromagnetic spintronics it won't be long before you do. This relatively unused class of magnetic materials could be about to transform our digital ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Computer scientists have developed a piece of software that makes it very easy to create 3-D models of entire buildings. Running on a new type of tablet computer, the program generates 3-D maps in ... read more

You Can't Fool This Activity Tracker

Jan. 11, 2016 — No more faking out your smartphone or bracelet activity tracker. Scientists have designed a way to train activity trackers to spot the difference between fake and real activity. The new method ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Patients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries or nerve-related conditions, such as stroke and muscular dystrophy, now have a chance of restoring their hand movements by using a new ... read more

New Technology to Provide Insights Into the Health of Students

Jan. 6, 2016 — Researchers used the centrality of cellphones in college students’ lives to delve deep into students’ usage habits and how their social networks affect their everyday lives. Next, the researchers ... read more

Images, Codes Could Provide Secure Alternative to Multiple Device Password Systems

Dec. 23, 2015 — A system using images and a one-time numerical code could provide a secure and easy to use alternative to multi-factor systems dependent on hardware or software and one-time passwords, a study ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — An algorithm helps turn smartphones and off-the-shelf digital cameras into structured light 3-D scanners. The advance could help make high-quality 3-D scanning cheaper and more readily available, say ... read more

Behavioral Studies from Mobile Crowd-Sensing

Dec. 22, 2015 — Using mobile phones for research is not new. However, interpreting the data collected from volunteers' own smart phones-which has the potential to emulate randomized trials-can advance research ... read more

Watching the Ribosome at Work

Dec. 18, 2015 — A new statistical method could help to clarify the function of unknown genes. A research team has adapted and tested a filter method from speech signal processing that makes sequencing data more ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Physical attacks on devices connected to the Internet can be detected by analysing WiFi signals, computer scientists have ... read more

Let Go My Info: People Are Info-Egoists When It Comes to Their Privacy

Dec. 15, 2015 — People are much more concerned about sharing their own private information with third-party app developers than they are about revealing their friends' data, according to ... read more

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