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April 24, 2017

Understanding Malaria With Mathematics

Apr. 24, 2017 — Mathematical formulas that model how deadly mosquito-borne diseases spread can help medical researchers accurately predict how real-life outbreaks develop and find countermeasures, report ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — The first large-scale study of recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group -- based on analysis of interactions in 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook -- finds that when a friend dies, ... read more

Space Technologies Improve Surgeries Back on Earth

Apr. 22, 2017 — A novel surgical robotic system has been developed that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice (incision-free) robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical ... read more

New Digital Map Shows Changing Racial Diversity of America

Apr. 21, 2017 — A geography professor built the most detailed map of racial diversity yet to study the way America's neighborhoods are ... read more

New Survey: Snapchat and Instagram Are Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The ... read more

Application of Statistical Method Shows Promise Mitigating Climate Change Effects on Pine

Apr. 20, 2017 — Confronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree ... read more

Periodic Model Predicts Spread of Lyme Disease

Apr. 20, 2017 — Lyme disease is among the most common vector-borne illnesses in North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia. A spirochete bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi causes the disease, and blacklegged ... read more

Geeking out in the Golden Years

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ... read more

Online Preconception Health Education Tool Positively Impacts Patient Care

Apr. 19, 2017 — A research team has evaluated MyFamilyPlan and found that it enabled a significant increase in the proportion of women who reported discussing their reproductive health with their ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help understand them comprehensively, as environmental ... read more

Degradable Electronic Components Created from Corn Starch

Apr. 19, 2017 — As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Using game features in non-game contexts, computers can learn to build personalized mental- and physical-therapy programs that enhance individual motivation, according to ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Engineers have developed a prototype cheetah robot. They have constructed a scaled-down robotic version of the fastest land animal in the world, with a view to replicating its movements. Relatively ... read more

Personalized Workouts to Prevent Heart Disease Designed by New Digital Instrument

Apr. 19, 2017 — Personalized workouts to prevent heart disease can be designed by a new digital instrument, according to research. The EXPERT tool specifies the ideal exercise type, intensity, frequency, and ... read more

Technology Is Great, but Are We Prepared for the Consequences?

Apr. 18, 2017 — Dependence on technology is slowly eroding some of our core principles, according to an expert. It's impacting everything from fake news to texting while ... read more

Understanding Decisions: The Power of Combining Psychology and Economics

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new article shows how collaborations between psychologists and economists lead to better understanding of such decisions than either discipline can on its ... read more

Motor Neurons Adjust to Control Tasks, New Brain Research Reveals

Apr. 18, 2017 — Motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner, new research reveals. The findings enhance our understanding of how the brain controls movement and have ... read more

Pinning Down Fraudulent Business Listings on Google Maps

Apr. 18, 2017 — A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — To help us make the most of idle moments, researchers have developed a series of apps called 'WaitSuite' that test you on vocabulary words during moments of waiting, like when you're ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes, or negative charged side of lithium ion batteries, are generally made ... read more

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