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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

Can Phone Data Detect Real-Time Unemployment?

June 15, 2015 — Mobile phone data can provide rapid insight into employment levels, precisely because people's communications patterns change when they are not working, a study ... read more

Wireless Researchers Call for Reformed Safety Standards for Wireless Devices

June 11, 2015 — A new article has called for temperature changes in the tissues of the body to be used as a safety metric for mobile devices operating at mmWave frequencies, rather than power density, now the ... read more

June 11, 2015 — The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant stream of information has yet to reach patient electronic health ... read more

Counting People With WiFi

June 8, 2015 — Researchers are proving that wireless signals can do more than provide Internet access. They have demonstrated that a WiFi signal can be used to count the number of people in a given space, leading ... read more

Current Mobile Contracts Damaging the Environment

June 6, 2015 — Researchers analyzed studies on the lifespan of mobile devices, from manufacture, use and disposal to see what impact each stage had on the environment. Through their investigation, they concluded ... read more

Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How Do They Impact Student Learning?

June 4, 2015 — Mobile devices are ubiquitous—including in the college classroom. Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention. But to what extent is ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Magnetic resonance tomography images are an important diagnostic tool. The achievable contrast depends on how well the nuclear spins that form the basis of the imaging signals can be controlled. ... read more

Recovering a Rare Metal from LCDs to Avoid Depleting Key Resource

June 3, 2015 — Life without bright screens on our smart phones and TVs is hard to imagine. But in 20 years, one of the essential components of the liquid-crystal displays, or LCDs, that make many of our gadgets ... read more

Design Innovations Are Blowing in the Wind

June 3, 2015 — Researchers are using state-of-the-art modelling techniques to study the effects of wind on cities, paving the way for design innovations in building, energy harvesting and drone ... read more

Teens Turn to Internet to Cope With Health Challenges

June 2, 2015 — While most teens tap online sources to learn more about puberty, drugs, sex, depression and other issues, a surprising 88 percent said they do not feel comfortable sharing their health concerns with ... read more

Several Popular Smart Phones Fail to Reach Normal Internet Speeds

June 2, 2015 — A lot of users are using outdated mobile devices that fail to reach adequate speeds on mobile networks. This is shown by measurements shared by the users of Netradar, a free mobile application that ... read more

Smart Watches, Apps Can Make Life Easier for ADHD Children

June 2, 2015 — Researchers believe that children with autism or ADHD can benefit from technologies originally developed for the elderly. Children and young people with ADHD can find it difficult to keep ... read more

May 31, 2015 — Mobile Maestro enables users to enjoy a high-quality listening experience anytime and anywhere through the collaborative use of multiple mobile ... read more

New Wi-Fi Antenna Enhances Wireless Coverage

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in using ionized gas in a common fluorescent light tube as an antenna for a Wi-Fi Internet ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A new study shows potential for eye tests to be conducted easily and affordably using a smartphone ... read more

Sing-a-Long Software Can Brings Sweet Melody to Any Cacophonous Cry

May 27, 2015 — Sing-a-long software developed at A*STAR brings sweet melody to any cacophonous ... read more

Researchers Use Mobile Phone Data to Predict Employment Shocks

May 27, 2015 — Mobile phone data can be used to predict future unemployment rates up to four months before the release of official reports and more accurately than traditional forecasts, computational social ... read more

May 26, 2015 — It's only a centimeter long, it's placed under your skin, it's powered by a patch on the surface of your skin and it communicates with your mobile phone. The new biosensor chip is ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Researchers have developed and started studying a novel concept in robotics -- intelligent handheld ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Portable electronics -- typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials -- are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic ... read more

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