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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

'Facebooking' Your Doctor's Appointment

May 24, 2016 — Telemedicine, which allows doctors to communicate, diagnose and even treat their patients remotely is on the rise thanks to advances in information technology. It allows healthcare workers to ... read more

Digital Health Intervention Does Not Lower Heart Attack Risk

May 18, 2016 — Researchers examined whether a digital health intervention using email and text messages designed to change diet and physical activity would improve heart attack risk among a South Asian ... read more

May 17, 2016 — A new highly efficient power amplifier for electronics could help make possible next-generation cell phones, low-cost collision-avoidance radar for cars and lightweight microsatellites for ... read more

Words, More Words ... and Statistics

May 17, 2016 — Picking out single words in a flow of speech is no easy task and, according to linguists, to succeed in doing it the brain might use statistical methods. A group of scientists has applied a ... read more

Twitter Location Data Can Reveal Users' Home, Work Addresses

May 17, 2016 — The location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts -- as few as eight over the course of a single day -- can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's home and workplace to a ... read more

Mobile Apps, Games Are Energy Thieves

May 17, 2016 — EnergyBox is a tool that measures and calculates how much energy is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the Internet to use apps and games. Now a researcher has found major opportunities for ... read more

New Method of Producing Random Numbers Could Improve Cybersecurity

May 16, 2016 — A new method for producing truly random numbers could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems ... read more

Online Therapy Effective at Treating Depression and Anxiety

May 12, 2016 — Providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program both alone and in combination with Internet support groups (ISG) is a more effective treatment for anxiety and depression ... read more

May 12, 2016 — If you're looking for a way to use a computer more efficiently, researchers may have a solution for you. Researchers have recently filed a patent that would allow computer users to trigger ... read more

Social Engineering: Password in Exchange for Chocolate

May 12, 2016 — It requires a lot of effort and expense for computer hackers to program a Trojan virus and infiltrate individual or company computers. They are therefore increasingly relying on psychological ... read more

World's First Wireless Satellite

May 12, 2016 — A satellite whose components are not connected through electric cables but miniaturized radio modules: This innovation has earned two computer scientists the first place in the INNOspace Masters ... read more

A Password of Another Kind: User Identification Through the Skull

May 12, 2016 — People use laptops and smartphones to save and organize their entire life – protected only by a password or a PIN. However, these are often not secure, because users do not choose or store them ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Crowdsourcing has brought us Wikipedia and ways to understand how HIV proteins fold. However, most tasks have proven resistant to distributed labor, at least without a central organizer. Now a ... read more

Abstinence May Not Be the Best Policy for Avoiding Online Risk

May 11, 2016 — The online world is full of risky situations for teens, but allowing them to gradually build their own coping strategies may be a better parental strategy than forbidding Internet use, according to a ... read more

New Challenge for Caregivers: The Internet

May 11, 2016 — What should caregivers do when their loved one is checking in on social media at the bank, essentially announcing their whereabouts? What if they are posting too often or don’t remember making ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have created ways to give a piece of paper sensing capabilities that allows it to respond to gesture commands and connect to the digital ... read more

Study of U2 Could Help Music Fans Find What They’re Looking for

May 11, 2016 — Music fans’ emotions could be used to help them find new songs online, according to new ... read more

Algorithms Can Predict Epileptic Seizures

May 11, 2016 — Computer scientists and mathematicians have developed a prediction model that can warn epileptic sufferers of an upcoming seizure with 20 minutes ... read more

How to Boost Online Ratings

May 11, 2016 — Consumers are more likely to give a positive review if they experience time and space distance before writing a review, new research suggests. In other words, the longer they wait to write a review, ... read more

Real-Time Influenza Tracking With 'Big Data'

May 11, 2016 — Cloud-based data from electronic health records can be used to pick up cases of influenza in real time, at least one week ahead of CDC reporting, a new study ... read more

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