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May 27, 2016

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May 27, 2016

Making AI Decision-Making Accountable

May 25, 2016 — Machine-learning algorithms increasingly make decisions about credit, medical diagnoses, personalized recommendations, advertising and job opportunities, among other things, but exactly how usually ... read more

Humans Less Likely to Return to an Automated Advisor Once Given Bad Advice

May 25, 2016 — The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us ... read more

Survey Reveals Few GPs Use Alternatives to Face-to-Face Consultations

May 24, 2016 — Despite policy pressure on GPs to offer consultations by email or internet video programs such as Skype, few GPs do and most have no plans to introduce them in future, according to a new study from ... read more

Study Shows Which New Moms Post the Most on Facebook

May 24, 2016 — A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby. The research concluded that those mothers who posted more on Facebook ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A mathematical approach for studying local magnetic interactions has helped scientists understand the magnetic properties of a material with long-range magnetic ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training, a new report ... read more

How Waves Transport Materials: How Much Can a Mode-2 Wave Move?

May 24, 2016 — For the first time, two mathematicians have created a 3-D simulation of the mass transport capabilities of mode-2 waves. Such models will help define how mode-2 waves can carry materials that are ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Scientists are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today's ... read more

'Facebooking' Your Doctor's Appointment

May 24, 2016 — Telemedicine, which allows doctors to communicate, diagnose and even treat their patients remotely is on the rise thanks to advances in information technology. It allows healthcare workers to ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Researchers call for the formation of a National Microbiome Data Center to efficiently manage the datasets accumulated globally. By integrating and harnessing all available microbiome data and ... read more

Journalism Changed Forever by User-Generated Content

May 23, 2016 — The rise of User-Generated Content (UGC) -- information submitted by members of the public or posted on social media -- has changed journalism forever, according to a new ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Transmitting the contents of a conventional DVD in under ten seconds by radio transmission is incredibly fast -- and a new world record in wireless data transmission. With a data rate of 6 Gigabit ... read more

Computing a Secret, Unbreakable Key

May 23, 2016 — What once took months by some of the world's leading scientists can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to new software, paving the way for fast, secure quantum ... read more

Complex Inter-Dependent Data: Looking Beyond Conventional Networks Can Lead to Better Predictions

May 20, 2016 — New research suggests that current algorithms to represent networks have not truly considered the complex inter-dependencies in data, which can lead to erroneous analysis or predictions. Scientists ... read more

Scientists Create Computational Tool for Greater Understanding of Metabolic Network

May 20, 2016 — Researchers present the first genome-scale reconstruction of the C. elegans metabolic network and show that scientists can use mathematical simulation to convert bacterial diet into C. elegans ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Electromagnetic effect allows to control magnetic polarization of a material by applying external electric field. Materials with such properties may be used to develop a new generation of ... read more

In Obese Prostate Cancer Patients, Robotic Surgery Reduces Risk of Blood Loss

May 20, 2016 — In obese prostate cancer patients, robotic-assisted surgery to remove the prostate reduces the risk of blood loss and prolonged hospital stays, a new study has ... read more

May 20, 2016 — To increase our understanding of cardiac regenerative therapies, a team of researchers has recently developed a computational model capable of simulating the long-term effects of these ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated a method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical ... read more

Social Media Poses Threat to People With Intellectual Disabilities

May 19, 2016 — People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the internet only increases their vulnerability, say ... read more

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