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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

An Algorithm for Taxi Sharing

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers in Uruguay have developed an evolutionary algorithm to allow a smart city to facilitate efficient taxi sharing to cut an individual's transport costs as well as reduce congestion and ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — The R2-D2 robot from Star Wars doesn’t communicate in human language but is, nevertheless, capable of showing its intentions. For human-robot interaction, the robot does not have to be a true ... read more

Computers: Cache Management Improved Once Again

Sep. 21, 2016 — A year ago, researchers unveiled a fundamentally new way of managing memory on computer chips, one that would use circuit space much more efficiently as chips continue to comprise more and more ... read more

Calls for Greater Transparency in the Release of Clinical Trial Data

Sep. 20, 2016 — Researchers have called for greater transparency in the public release of clinical trial data after a study revealed significant under-reporting of side effects in medical ... read more

Reconfigurable Chaos-Based Microchips Offer Possible Solution to Moore’s Law

Sep. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed new, nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits that enable computer chips to perform multiple functions with fewer transistors. These integrated circuits can be ... read more

Video Games Can Have Lasting Impact on Learning

Sep. 20, 2016 — A computer-based brain training program helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new ... read more

Sep. 20, 2016 — A high-frequency version of a device known as an acoustic resonator has now been developed that could advance the field of quantum computing and information processing, say ... read more

New 3D Viewer for Improved Digital Geoscience Mapping

Sep. 20, 2016 — Over the years, techniques and equipment for digital mapping have revolutionized the way geoscience field studies are performed. Now a unique new software for virtual model interpretation and ... read more

Smartphone Communication Streamlines Hospital Transfers for Heart Attack Patients

Sep. 19, 2016 — Smartphone communication among medical teams at different hospitals can significantly reduce the time it takes for heart attack patients to get lifesaving treatment after a hospital transfer, ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — What if it were possible to quickly and inexpensively manufacture a part simply by using a series of close-range digital images taken of the object? A method called photogrammetry has now been ... read more

Popular Reality Game Pokémon GO Is Distracting

Sep. 19, 2016 — Motorists, passengers and pedestrians beware: a new report suggests the wildly popular augmented reality game Pokémon GO is ... read more

What Makes a Video Game Great? There’s Now a Scientific Way to Stop GUESSing

Sep. 19, 2016 — Human factors researchers have developed the Game User Experience Satisfaction Scale (GUESS), a psychometrically validated instrument that measures satisfaction on key factors such as playability, ... read more

Sep. 18, 2016 — A computerized method has been devised to autonomously and quickly diagnose malaria with clinically relevant accuracy -- a crucial step to successfully treating the disease and halting its spread. In ... read more

Sep. 18, 2016 — A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems. Using two scales to evaluate internet use, researchers have found high rates ... read more

Rise of the Internet Has Reduced Voter Turnout

Sep. 16, 2016 — During the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout, new research ... read more

Expressing the Value of Data Science in an Roi Framework

Sep. 16, 2016 — Researchers study how organizations can quantify decision making in data science and present a solution to quantifying the value of data acquisition and modeling in a return on investment (ROI) ... read more

Big Data Gives Insight Into Appeal of Services Like Uber

Sep. 16, 2016 — In a novel test of the benefit a company can generate for consumers, a new study estimates just how much consumers are gaining from the technology company Uber, helping to explain the service's ... read more

Incisionless Robotic Surgery Offers Promising Outcomes for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

Sep. 16, 2016 — An incisionless robotic surgery – done alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy or radiation – may offer oropharyngeal cancer patients good outcomes and survival, without significant pain and ... read more

Meet AISOY1 the Robot, Autism Therapy Assistant

Sep. 16, 2016 — Researchers are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal is to explore ... read more

When Hackers Turn out the Lights

Sep. 16, 2016 — The development of the smart power grid and the smart meter in our homes to accompany it brings several benefits, such as improved delivery and more efficient billing. Conversely, any digital, ... read more

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