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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

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

Mathematical Model Gives Fashion Advice

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have developed a mathematical model that is able to assess whether a person is fashionably dressed and to give advice on how to make the outfit more ... read more

Helping Students Stick With Online Courses

July 1, 2015 — Researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Robotics experts have developed microrobotic tentacles that can be the hands and fingers of small robots designed to safely handle delicate ... read more

June 19, 2015 — From a robot's perspective, humans might be considered a nuisance: when robots and humans have to work together, it often leads to problems. Researchers want to teach robots how to interact with ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Researchers have shown it is possible to create artificial skin that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic one of nature's masters of camouflage, the ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A miniature version of an advanced driving simulator will participate in a clinical trial later this year to assess a patient’s driving ability after cataract surgery. The trial will help determine ... read more

June 10, 2015 — The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development, in the hopes of improving robot visual ... read more

Robotic Harvesting of Broccoli Could Be Coming to a Field Near You

June 10, 2015 — A project involving 3D camera technology currently being developed could result in a fully automatic robotic harvesting system for broccoli. The project will test whether 3D camera technology can be ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Researchers have made a robot that learns like a young child. At least, that's the idea. The machine starts with nothing -- it has to learn everything from ... read more

June 8, 2015 — Researchers are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it's being ... 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

June 4, 2015 — An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria -- the small worms whose power to regrow body parts makes them a research model in ... 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 — Decentralized partially observable Markov decision processes are a way to model autonomous robots' behavior in circumstances where neither their communication with each other nor their judgments ... 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

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

May 29, 2015 — Male moths locate females by navigating along the latter's pheromone (odor) plume. Two strategies are involved: males must find the outer envelope of the pheromone plume, and then head upwind. ... read more

Prosthetic Hands With a Sense of Touch? 'Sensory Feedback' from Artificial Limbs

May 29, 2015 — Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing "sensory feedback." New advances have been made toward developing prostheses with a sense of ... read more

May 28, 2015 — Scientists have created underwater robot swarms that function like schools of fish, exchanging information to monitor the environment, searching, maintaining, exploring and harvesting resources in ... read more

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