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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

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. 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

X-Ray Optics on a Chip

Aug. 18, 2016 — Waveguides are widely used for filtering, confining, guiding, coupling or splitting beams of visible light. However, creating waveguides that could do the same for X-rays has posed tremendous ... read more

Extension Theory of Operators in Krein, Pontryagin Spaces, Applications

Aug. 18, 2016 — A new study investigates and generalizes several well-known results from Extension theory of operators. In a new doctoral dissertation, a researcher has been able to improve a couple of classical ... read more

The Math of Earthquakes

Aug. 18, 2016 — A computational science doctoral student has successfully tied a new mathematical modeling process to the study of ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Personalized wearable digital technology can help adults diagnosed with autism understand and manage their anxiety, say ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Engineers have introduced a new way of communicating that allows power-constrained devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to talk to everyday ... read more

People Disregard Security Warnings on Computers Because They Come at Bad Times, Study Finds

Aug. 17, 2016 — Software developers listen up: if you want people to pay attention to your security warnings on their computers or mobile devices, you need to make them pop up at better times. A new study finds the ... read more

Twitter Shows Promise in Rapid Assessment of Collective Traumas' Local Impact

Aug. 17, 2016 — An alternative to using Twitter geotags and hashtags to identify community members who have experienced collective trauma, such as a school shooting, shows promise in helping researchers rapidly ... read more

The Dangers of Pokémon Go Similar to Texting

Aug. 17, 2016 — It's taking over headlines around the world -- people being injured playing Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game. A new study says much of the danger in playing the game is ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at four years of age, finds a new study. It provides the earliest documented evidence for a relationship between spatial ... read more

Reducing Gas Flares, Pollution from Oil Production

Aug. 17, 2016 — Last year, dozens of major oil companies and oil-producing nations agreed to end the routine flaring of natural gas from wells by 2030. This burning off of uncaptured methane in addition to simply ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Anyone who has lost out on an investment in recent weeks -- from pension funds and stocks to the housing rental market and currency exchange -- may have lost more than they realize, according to new ... read more

Combating Traffic Congestion With Advanced Data Analytics

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers are investigating how cell phone data could benefit traffic planning by carrying out a study to determine whether data from cell phone networks could offer a reliable source of ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Scientists have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human ... read more

Data Sharing Should Become Routine for Best Reponse to Public Health Emergencies

Aug. 16, 2016 — The recent outbreaks caused by Ebola and Zika viruses have highlighted the importance of medical and public health research in accelerating outbreak control and have prompted calls for researchers to ... read more

Data on Taxi Routes, Points of Interest May Improve Crime Predictions

Aug. 16, 2016 — Data on how taxis travel through communities and on how people label points of interest on social media could help analysts and criminologists better understand neighborhood crime rates in a city, ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Every day, we rely on our physical surroundings -- friends, gadgets, and even hand gestures -- to manage incoming information and retain it. Researchers now explain the myriad ways in which forms of ... read more

Probability Data Could Better Direct Lymph Node Removal for Thyroid Cancer

Aug. 16, 2016 — Surgeons operating on patients with advanced thyroid cancer are often conflicted when deciding how many lymph nodes they should remove to reduce the patient’s risk of ... read more

New Maths to Predict Dangerous Hospital Epidemics

Aug. 16, 2016 — Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world’s fastest computers in order to be able to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria ... read more

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