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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Internet Use Increases Social Inequalities

Feb. 3, 2016 — Internet use is driving a greater wedge in our communities, increasing existing inequalities between rich and poor, a new study ... 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

Social Media Technology, Rather Than Anonymity, Is the Problem

Jan. 20, 2016 — Problems of anti-social behaviour, privacy, and free speech on social media are not caused by anonymity but instead result from the way technology changes our presence. That's the startling ... read more

Report Identifies Positive News on Kidney Disease in the US, Yet Challenges Remain

Jan. 18, 2016 — The annual data report from the United States Renal Data System reveals both positive and negative trends in kidney disease in the US. Medicare spending for patients with chronic kidney disease aged ... read more

Better Design Improves Understanding of Online Privacy Notices

Jan. 16, 2016 — Privacy policies for websites, smartphone apps and, especially, components of the emerging Internet of Things are usually ineffective or ignored by users, but researchers say properly designed ... read more

Learning from the Past: What Yesterday's Media Can Tell Us About the Times

Dec. 17, 2015 — If you want to get a real feel for what was happening during a certain period in history, how people really felt about the issues of the day, take a look at the media ... read more

Exploring the Mind of a Cyberterrorist

Dec. 16, 2015 — A new study is delving into an aspect of cybersecurity rarely explored before now: the human ... read more

Novel Intelligent Transportation System for Personalized Reliable Driving Routes

Dec. 10, 2015 — Researchers have developed a novel intelligent transportation system, utilizing integrated algorithm for real-time journey time ... read more

When Apps Talk Behind Your Back

Dec. 3, 2015 — Almost 9 percent of popular apps downloaded from Google Play interact with websites that could compromise users' security and privacy, according to a new study. Researchers are now developing a ... read more

Long Term Effect of Natural Gas Leakage Discovered

Dec. 3, 2015 — As natural gas production increases around the nation, new research shows that it can have a similar impact on climate change as coal if it's allowed to leak while producing ... read more

How 'Deviant' Messages Flood Social Media

Nov. 18, 2015 — From terrorist propaganda distributed by organizations such as ISIS, to political activism, diverse voices now use social media as their major public platform. Organizations deploy bots — virtual, ... read more

Study Cites Gap Between Theory and Practice in Natural Resource Management

Nov. 11, 2015 — Natural resource agencies have embraced an approach known as adaptive management to adjust and refine their management plans in the face of uncertainties. But a study finds agencies often apply ... read more

Virginia Tech Shooting Has Lessons for Strengthening College Mental Health Services

Nov. 10, 2015 — As the nation reels from another mass shooting on a college campus, analysis of the 2007 attack at Virginia Tech University highlights the need for comprehensive and coordinated mental health ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — From cyclones that knocked out swaths of the Indian Railways Network to the winter storms that brought the MBTA system to its knees, an urgent need exists for systematic strategies that speed the ... read more

Exploiting Renewable Energy While Allowing for Protecting Biodiversity

Oct. 29, 2015 — Global expansion of bioenergy possesses serious threats to biodiversity, whereas solar energy could have potential for power provision with limited impacts on biodiversity, say ... read more

Guidelines on Sharing Individual Genomic Research Findings With Family

Oct. 28, 2015 — The first consensus guidelines on how researchers should share genomic findings in research on adults and children with other family members has now been published. The recommendations offer ... read more

In the French Suburbs, Big Brother Is Watching You

Oct. 26, 2015 — Video surveillance, police presence and walls that stop people from socializing in the streets. In France this is reality for the residents of suburbs that are upgraded. New research shows that the ... read more

Better Business Is Linked Up

Oct. 26, 2015 — LinkedIn users are well acquainted with and fairly happy with the technological performance of the network, but have mixed responses to its social benefits, suggests a new ... read more

Using Patients' Trail of Digital Crumbs for Public Health Surveillance

Oct. 21, 2015 — Data is ubiquitous. In the area of heath, so-called Novel Data Streams (NDS) are very appealing to public health surveillance officials due to their ease of collection. A new paper evaluates the ... read more

Smart Car Cyberattack Warning: Flaws Found in Security Systems

Oct. 20, 2015 — How Australia acts today will determine the security and safety of driverless cars, autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport systems in the future, with academics warning there is a risk of ... read more

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