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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Analysis Identifies Disparities in Pediatric Primary Care Accessibility in Multiple States

Aug. 10, 2015 — An analysis of pediatric primary health care accessibility and availability in multiple states that uncovered systematic disparities between and within ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — A new method to extract more efficient and polarized light from quantum dots (QDs) over a large-scale area has been developed by researchers. Their method, which combines QD and photonic crystal ... read more

What 15 Years of Mobile Data Can Say About Us

Aug. 5, 2015 — Mobile communication has not shrunk the world as expected, according to an overview of big data analysis revealing the nature of our social interactions with greater accuracy than ever before. ... read more

Company Triumphs With Technology That Tests and Mass Produces Electronic Devices

Aug. 4, 2015 — The Mexican company Testing House, designed a system to test electronics, programming of devices and microcircuits that are used in the automotive industry such as rain sensors, tire pressure, ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers have combined two unlikely materials to make a digital switch that could improve high speed ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Printed Electronics is key in enabling smart packaging innovations, a fast growing market for industry, researchers say. The smart packaging market is expected to grow to more than US$ 1.45 billion ... 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

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

Doctor Warns About Lead Poisoning Risk from Recycling Older Electronic Equipment

July 28, 2015 — The disposal and recycling of electronic devices has increased exposure to lead and other toxicants and created 'an emerging health concern,' according to a pediatrician who has expertise ... read more

Patient 2.0, Heal Thyself

July 28, 2015 — Researchers explain how the new paradigm of a digital healthcare system, as it matures, is putting the picture of the doctor-patient relationship in an entirely new frame and not always in a positive ... read more

July 27, 2015 — A plasmonic device that, combined with semiconductor quantum dots, could one day be turned into an ultrafast light-emitting diode for optical computing has been developed by ... read more

Computer Security Tools for Journalists Lacking in a Post-Snowden World

July 22, 2015 — Despite heightened awareness of surveillance tactics and privacy breaches, existing computer security tools aren't meeting the needs of journalists working with sensitive material, a new study ... read more

Location-Based Ads Need More Than Closeness to Overcome Creepiness

July 21, 2015 — Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of ... read more

Clutter in Its New Form: 'Digital Debris' Is Spilling Over Into the Physical

July 21, 2015 — When it comes to clutter, the technological is increasingly crossing over into physical space, says a interior design ... 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

Chicago's Metra Rail Commuters Are Glued to Tech, but Wi-Fi and Outlets Are Scarce

July 14, 2015 — A new study finds Chicago's train stations lags in amenities that commuters demand, including a place to plug in your phone. Despite this, Metra rail ridership is up, and commuters' ... read more

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

Cutting Cost, Power Consumption for Big Data

July 10, 2015 — A new system for several common big-data applications should make servers using flash memory as efficient as those using conventional RAM, while preserving their power and cost ... read more

Mobile Connectivity Indoors Has Just Got Better

July 10, 2015 — Researchers have invented the simplest solution available today to swiftly build a mobile wireless positioning system in a new indoor environment. Unlike other systems, it requires neither manual and ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of their biggest limitations is the capacity of their tiny batteries to deliver ... read more

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