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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

New Approach to Computing Boosts Energy Efficiency

Aug. 26, 2016 — A research project has launched a set of tools that will make computer systems more energy efficient – a critical issue for modern computing. Using the framework of the project programmers has ... read more

What Digital Divide? Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Aug. 25, 2016 — Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' ... read more

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

Aug. 17, 2016 — Personalized wearable digital technology can help adults diagnosed with autism understand and manage their anxiety, say ... 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 revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analyzing the ... read more

Automating Genetic Analysis Helps Keep Up With Rapid Discovery of New Diseases, Study Finds

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers are devising ways to have computers help perform some of the intensive genetic analysis now performed manually when scientists study a patient's genome to diagnose a ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — In order to simplify program development, a recent project is developing technology that provides human operators with automated assistance. By removing the need for would-be programmers to learn ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis patients. The Microsoft Kinect is a 3-D ... read more

Computer Scientists Reveal History of Third-Party Web Tracking

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers have presented the first-ever comprehensive analysis of third-party web tracking across three decades and a new tool, TrackingExcavator, which they developed to extract and analyze ... read more

How Racial Inequality Is Produced Online

Aug. 15, 2016 — Internet users tend to navigate between websites in a racially segregated way, despite pathways that provide equitable access to different sites, finds a new ... read more

Virtual World Improves Communication Following Stroke, Says Study

Aug. 12, 2016 — A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to ... read more

RetroScope Opens Doors to the Past in Smart Phone Investigations

Aug. 11, 2016 — The increasing use of mobile technology in today's society has made information stored in the memory of smart phones just as important as evidence recovered from traditional crime scenes. Now ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have analyzed a new mathematical model to investigate how a population's spatial structure affects the evolution of ... read more

World Should Consider Limits to Future Internet Expansion to Control Energy Consumption

Aug. 11, 2016 — The world should consider ways to limit data growth on the internet to prevent run-away energy consumption and help limit carbon emissions, say leading computer ... read more

User-Friendly Language for Programming Efficient Simulations

Aug. 10, 2016 — A team of researchers has developed a new programming language that handles that switching automatically. In experiments, simulations written in the language were dozens or even hundreds of times as ... read more

Android Apps Can Secretly Track Users' Whereabouts, Researchers Find

Aug. 10, 2016 — New research reveals that some Android apps may automatically transmit sensitive information, such as the routes you travel, through the phone's built-in sensors. A malicious developer, he says, ... read more

Aug. 10, 2016 — A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying ... read more

Serious Security Threat to Many Internet Users Highlighted

Aug. 9, 2016 — Researchers have identified a weakness in the Transmission Control Protocol of all Linux operating systems since late 2012 that enables attackers to hijack users' internet communications ... read more

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