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March 29, 2017

Mar. 28, 2017 — The 2016 election year highlighted the growing problem of wealth inequality and finding ways to help the people who are falling behind. This human urge of compassion isn’t new, but the big question ... read more

Parents Who Play Pokémon GO With Kids: 'It Wasn't Really About the Pokémon'

Mar. 28, 2017 — In the first study to survey and interview parents who play 'Pokémon GO' with their children, families report a number of side benefits, including increased exercise, more time spent ... read more

Study Finds Social Media Course Impacts Online Behavior in First-Year Medical Students

Mar. 27, 2017 — A majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course, researchers have found. Their report highlights effective ... read more

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Fake News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — An artificial intelligence course has been launched that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news ... read more

Can Robots Write Meaningful News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — Robots and computers are replacing people everywhere; doctors, pilots, even journalists. Is this leading to a dystopian society, or could it be something ... read more

Pharmacy Team Develops Online 'Calculator' to Predict Risk of Early Hospital Readmission

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new, novel web-based tool has been developed that predicts a patient’s 15-day readmission ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals, exhibited unexpected characteristics that could be harnessed for use in sensors and ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Nothing works without proteins in the body; they are the molecular all-rounders in our cells. If they do not work properly, severe diseases, such as Alzheimer's, may result. To develop methods ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have successfully used facial recognition software to diagnose DiGeorge Syndrome, a rare, genetic disease in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. This is the newest addition to the Atlas ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — New computational software is hundreds of times faster than conventional tools, opening up new opportunities to understand how individual neurons and networks of neurons ... read more

An Algorithm That Knows When You'll Get Bored With Your Favorite Mobile Game

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new algorithm that predicts when a user will leave a mobile game. This information is useful for game studios so that they can design strategies to maintain the ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying 'mistakes' account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. Their research ... read more

Brain Cell Simulations Show Critical Tipping Point for Swelling

Mar. 23, 2017 — When brain cells don’t get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism show a critical tipping point: at lower energy ... read more

Connected Dolls and Tell-Tale Teddy Bears: Why We Need to Manage the Internet of Toys

Mar. 23, 2017 — Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot -- or ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — Researchers have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live and grow in an animal model, using 3-D bioprinting. The results will move development closer to a potential future in which it will ... read more

Magnetic Material May Mean Faster Computer Memory

Mar. 23, 2017 — A novel ‘soft’ magnetic material could enable faster computer memory, suggest ... read more

New Low-Cost Method to Produce Light-Based Lab-on-a-Chip Devices for Fast Medical Tests

Mar. 22, 2017 — A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto a plastic or glass ... read more

Humans, Smartphones May Fail Frequently to Detect Face Morph Photos

Mar. 22, 2017 — Both humans and smartphones show a degree of error in distinguishing face morph photos from their 'real' faces on fraudulent identity cards, new research has ... read more

Use of Mobile App Reduces Number of in-Person Follow-Up Visits After Surgery

Mar. 22, 2017 — Patients who underwent ambulatory breast reconstruction and used a mobile app for follow-up care had fewer in-person visits during the first 30 days after the operation without affecting complication ... read more

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