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March 1, 2017

May Smartphones Help to Maintain Memory in Patients With Mild Alzheimer's Disease?

Mar. 1, 2017 — May SmartPhones help to maintain memory in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease? A small trial succeeds using Google calendar application to maintain prospective memory (the ability to ... read more

Sleep Trackers Can Prompt Sleep Problems

Feb. 28, 2017 — When it comes to sleep, that enthusiasm for the devices may overshadow what they can deliver, outlines a new ... read more

Using Google to Map Our Ecosystem

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have developed a method to quantify ecosystem services of street trees. Using nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View, the study helps further understanding on how green spaces ... read more

Coming Soon: Oil Spill-Mapping Swarms of Flying Drones

Feb. 27, 2017 — Partly inspired by the dynamics of a flock of birds, engineers devised a computational method for drones to quickly record whether they are over water, oil or the edge of the spill. This simple ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — A group of researchers has developed the world's first system for flexibly providing high-performance computation by cloud ... read more

Study Examines Ways to Use Demand Information to Adjust Capacity

Feb. 24, 2017 — A new study derived optimal policies and data-driven, problem-solving techniques for firms to learn about demand so that they can decide when and by how much they should adjust their capacity ... read more

Desks Join the Internet of Things

Feb. 23, 2017 — The internet of things promises to revolutionize the way we live, connecting the objects in our homes to one another and to the vast array of information available online. The possibilities are ... read more

As Thin as an Atom: A Revolutionary Semiconductor for Electronics

Feb. 23, 2017 — Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say ... read more

Understanding the Impact of Delays in High-Speed Networks

Feb. 23, 2017 — In a world increasingly reliant on high-speed networks, introducing microsecond delays into such systems can have profound ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Researchers are using artificial intelligence called fuzzy logic to get drones to navigate and land themselves on moving platforms. This holds promise for commercial uses such as delivering packages ... read more

Mathematics Supports a New Way to Classify Viruses Based on Structure

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have found new evidence to support a classification system for viruses based on viral ... read more

Sum of Their Parts: Researchers Use Math to Foster Environmental Restoration

Feb. 22, 2017 — Resource management boundaries seldom align with environmental systems, which can lead to scale mismatch or spatial misalignments. Researchers employ analytic modeling to counter this challenge and ... read more

Making It Harder to 'Outsmart' Concussion Tests

Feb. 22, 2017 — Concussion testing on the athletic field depends upon comparing an athlete's post-concussion neurocognitive performance with the results of a previously administered baseline test. Experts ... read more

Likelihood of Dieting Success Lies Within Your Tweets

Feb. 21, 2017 — There is a direct link between a person's attitude on social media and the likelihood that their dieting efforts will succeed. In fact, researchers have now determined that dieting success ­-- ... read more

Study Finds Significant Limitations of Physician-Rating Websites

Feb. 21, 2017 — An analysis of 28 commercial physician-rating websites finds that search mechanisms are cumbersome, and reviews scarce, according to a ... read more

Understanding 'Glass Relaxation' and Why It's Important for Next-Generation Displays

Feb. 21, 2017 — Display manufacturers can account for a certain level of relaxation in the glass, referring to the intermolecular rearrangement, if it’s known and reproducible. But fluctuations in this relaxation ... read more

Maths and Maps Make You Nervous? It Could Be in Your Genes

Feb. 21, 2017 — Our genes play a significant role in how anxious we feel when faced with spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Autonomous driving, automatic speech recognition, and the game Go: Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists have now used it to determine the development of ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date, a clinical research publication has ... read more

Online Daters Ignore Wish List When Choosing a Match

Feb. 21, 2017 — Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a ... read more

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