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October 13, 2015

Social Media Content May Hold Keys to Important Health Information

Oct. 13, 2015 — Language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual’s health. In the first study of its kind, the new results suggest that not only are many adult Facebook ... read more

Video Conferencing Could Increase Shared Decision-Making in Hospice Care

Oct. 13, 2015 — Shared decision-making, although beneficial, could be enhanced in hospice care, say authors of a new report. The researchers recommend that health care workers employ measures such as video ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — A team of marine scientists has discovered four new deep-water coral reefs in the Atlantic Ocean using the power of predictive mathematical models. Located at depths of up to 1.2km, in seas west of ... read more

Africa's Urban Waste: A Valuable Source of Electricity

Oct. 13, 2015 — Estimated electricity production from the total waste generated in Africa could reach 122.2 TWh in 2025, or more than 20 percent of the electricity consumed in 2010 at continental level (661.5TWh), ... read more

No Proof That 85 Percent of Depression Treatment Apps Accredited by NHS Actually Work

Oct. 13, 2015 — There is no proof that 85 percent of the depression apps currently recommended by the NHS for patients to manage their condition actually work, say ... read more

Not Shaken, Not Stirred: New Molecular Modeling Techniques for Catalysis in Unmixed Systems

Oct. 12, 2015 — Scientists have developed molecular modeling simulations and new theoretical formulations to help understand and optimize catalytic reactions that take place in chemical environments where the ... read more

Computerized Cognitive Training Improves Childhood Cancer Survivors' Attention and Memory

Oct. 12, 2015 — Computer-based cognitive training is as effective as medication for improving working memory and attention in childhood cancer survivors with cognitive deficits, suggests a new ... read more

New Computer Program Predicts Cochlear Implant Success in Hearing-Impaired Children

Oct. 12, 2015 — A new computer program that analyzes functional brain MRIs of hearing impaired children can predict whether they will develop effective language skills within two years of cochlear implant surgery, ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Magnets are well-known from the physics lessons at school, but they are hardly covered in chemistry lectures; and it is still a chemical process by means of which researchers have succeeded in ... read more

New Optoelectronic Probe Enables Communication With Neural Microcircuits

Oct. 12, 2015 — The burgeoning field of optogenetics makes it possible for scientists to control brain activity using pulses of light. Now, researchers have developed an optoelectronic device which opens the ... read more

Establishment of Systems Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Develop Microbial Strains

Oct. 12, 2015 — Ten general strategies of systems metabolic engineering have been proposed by experts to successfully develop industrial microbial ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Stratos II+, a rocket built entirely by students of Delft University of Technology, will be launched again on Wednesday October 14. The first attempt in 2014 unfortunately failed due to technical ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — When scientists began making tiny organic circular structures using carbon atoms, the idea was to improve carbon nanotubes for use in electronics or optical devices. Now they believe this technique ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — An expert statistics researcher is helping conservation efforts for endangered animals utilizing science and statistics with virtual ... read more

New Tool Expands Tracking of Personal Data on the Web

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a second-generation tool called 'Sunlight' that matches user-tailored ads and recommendations to tidbits of information supplied by users at a greater scale and ... read more

Scientists Produce Shortest Electron Bunches Ever by Surfing Plasma Waves

Oct. 9, 2015 — The shortest electron bunches ever produced have emerged in new research. The bunches were produced by focusing a high-power laser pulse into a supersonic helium gas jet. These 'bullets' of ... read more

Researchers Develop Deep-Learning Method for Computers to Predict Daily Activities

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method that teaches computers to 'see' and understand what humans do in a typical day using 40,000 images taken from an ego-centric ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Genomicists have sequenced the RNA of the most complicated gene known in nature, using a hand-held sequencer no bigger than a cell phone. The researchers show that a new nanopore sequencer can ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a method for measuring soft, structured surfaces using optical forces. Surfaces separate outside from inside, control chemical reactions, and regulate the exchange of ... read more

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