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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Donald or Hillary? Tweetcast Predicts Your Vote

Oct. 18, 2016 — What you tweet says a lot about your politics and who you are going to vote for in this highly volatile presidential election, according to TweetCast, an online tool developed by Northwestern ... read more

15 Percent of Sixth-Grade Students Commit Cyber Abuse

Oct. 13, 2016 — Fifteen percent of sixth-grade students reported they had perpetrated at least one form of abuse toward a dating partner through technology, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — 'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many ... read more

Encrypting Medical Photos With Chaos

Oct. 11, 2016 — Chaos and confusion could be used to encrypt color photos and protect them from prying eyes, according to computer scientists in Algeria. Writing in a new article, the team describes a new algorithm ... read more

Oct. 6, 2016 — The elusive and complex components of creativity have been identified by computer ... read more

Online Emancipation: Protecting Users from Algorithmic Bias

Oct. 6, 2016 — To establish a system of auditability and build trust and transparency when it comes to internet use, researchers want to learn more about the concerns and perspectives of internet users with the aim ... read more

'Virtual Physiotherapist' Helps Paralyzed Patients Exercise Using Computer Games

Oct. 5, 2016 — A simple device can improve the ability of patients with arm disability to play physiotherapy-like computer games, according to new ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Electrical and computer engineers have directly observed -- for the first time -- negative refraction for electrons passing across a boundary between two regions in a conducting material. First ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today's electronics ... read more

Study Solves 50-Year-Old Puzzle Tied to Enigmatic, Lone Wolf Waves

Oct. 4, 2016 — Solitary waves called solitons are one of nature’s great curiosities. In a new paper, a team of mathematicians, physicists and engineers tackles a famous, 50-year-old problem tied to these ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Computation is stuck in a rut. The integrated circuits that powered the past 50 years of technological revolution are reaching their physical limits. This predicament has computer scientists ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A researcher is working to advance research to develop secure user authentication methods, by looking at using brain waves as individual identifiers. However, those brain waves can tell more about a ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A new type of nanodevice for computer microprocessors is being developed that can mimic the functioning of a biological synapse -- the place where a signal passes from one nerve cell to another in ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle, new research ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Engineers have devised a way to send secure passwords through the human body using smartphone fingerprint sensors and laptop touchpads -- rather than over the air where they're vulnerable to ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Whether for use in safe data encryption, ultrafast calculation of huge data volumes or so-called quantum simulation of highly complex systems: Optical quantum computers are a source of hope for ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — Physicists have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment. Researchers report that controlling the movement of light is critical to developing future ... read more

Quantum Computing Advances With Researchers' Control of Entanglement

Sep. 27, 2016 — Using laser light, a team of scientists has developed a precise, continuous control technology giving 60 times more success than previous efforts in sustaining the lifetime of “qubits,” the unit ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — The FLUXNET collaboration's most recent data release includes some of the longest continuous records of ecosystem data ever taken. The information has undergone extensive quality checks and is ... read more

Solving a Heavy-Duty Mystery

Sep. 26, 2016 — To determine how the universe's heavy elements -- gold, silver and many others -- came about, a team of international researchers is studying both the largest and smallest things known to us -- ... read more

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