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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

One in Two Users Click on Links from Unknown Senders

Aug. 29, 2016 — Most people know that e-mails and Facebook messages from unknown senders can contain dangerous links. However, many users still click on them and researchers have investigated why. The results: up to ... read more

New Approach to Computing Boosts Energy Efficiency

Aug. 26, 2016 — A research project has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has ... read more

Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in iPhone, iPad Operating System

Aug. 25, 2016 — An international team of computer science researchers has identified serious security vulnerabilities in the iOS -- the operating system used in Apple's iPhone and iPad devices. The ... read more

What Digital Divide? Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Aug. 25, 2016 — Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Shipping cars could be safer and more efficient than ever before, thanks to innovative ... read more

Designing Better Ways to Let Go of Digital Memories Than 'Delete'

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers are looking at better ways of helping grieving people let go of emotionally-charged digital content after the death of loved ones or the break-up of ... read more

Post-Disaster Optimization Technique Capable of Analyzing Entire Cities

Aug. 24, 2016 — Scientists have created a novel method that represents a major improvement in existing post-disaster optimization methodologies. Their technique, Algorithm with Multiple-Input Genetic Operators ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Silicon nanoparticles based devices would allow to transmit, reflect, or scatter incident light in a specified direction, depending on its intensity. They could be integrated into microchips that ... read more

Programmable Routers Could Enable More Resilient Networks

Aug. 23, 2016 — A new design of programmable routers should enable much more flexible traffic management, without sacrificing speed, say ... read more

Chaos Could Provide the Key to Enhanced Wireless Communications

Aug. 23, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated that chaos can be used to transmit information over a wireless physical channel offering wide-ranging advantages from enhanced communications ... read more

New Approach to Determining How Atoms Are Arranged in Materials

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have developed a novel approach to characterizing how atoms are arranged in materials, using Bayesian statistical methods to glean new insights into the structure of materials. The work ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — The Piton chip's architecture is scalable; designs can be built which go from a dozen processing units (called cores) to several ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Physicists probe the boundaries of light-matter interactions as they bridge traditional condensed matter physics and cavity-based quantum ... read more

The Science of Diffusion and the Spread of Public Policy

Aug. 22, 2016 — Scientists merged the domains of health policy with network science and dynamical systems to help understand the mechanisms of policy diffusion in the same way we understand the diffusion of one ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — When they are confined to a small space, the behavior of electrons can only be explained by quantum physics. Much like electrons in an atom, they are forced into discrete quantum states. These states ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Researchers have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics, leading to less heat generation and power consumption in ... read more

Cybersecurity Student Researches How to Keep Cars Safe from Hacking

Aug. 19, 2016 — Cybersecurity student researches spent the summer researching how to keep cars safe from cyberattacks during an intensive eight-week cybersecurity summer research ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — A scientific collaboration has discovered previously unknown regularities of arthropod limbs based on studies of the remipede Speleonectes tulumensis, a rare crustacean found in saline waters of ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Making an assistive robot partner expressive and communicative is likely to make it more satisfying to work with and lead to users trusting it more, even if it makes mistakes, a new study ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of impoverished zones is surprisingly lacking for much of the world. Applying machine learning to satellite images could identify ... read more

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