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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Online Daters Ignore Wish List When Choosing a Match

Feb. 21, 2017 — Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a ... read more

Social Exclusion in Virtual Realities Has a Negative Social and Emotional Impact in 'Real' Life

Feb. 16, 2017 — In this age of highly realistic computer games and increasingly popular social networks, social exclusion in virtual worlds is becoming more and more socially significant, as is demonstrated by the ... read more

Researchers Apply Machine Learning to Condensed Matter Physics

Feb. 13, 2017 — New research demonstrates that machine learning algorithms might play an important role in identifying different phases of condensed ... read more

Digital Photography Could Be a Key Factor in Rural Health Care

Feb. 9, 2017 — Photographs may lead to better treatment and care for patients in rural communities, a new study ... read more

Why We Underestimate Time When We're Having Fun on Facebook

Feb. 7, 2017 — Updating your Facebook status can be a fun way to while away the hours -- but now it seems it really is making us lose track of time as we do ... read more

Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

Jan. 24, 2017 — Two large-scale experiments were conducted on Reddit and the results provide insight into how a single up/down vote can influence what content users see on the ... read more

In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming

Jan. 12, 2017 — Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Scientists have advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers that make up the device. The team created the high electron ... read more

How Phishing Scams Thrive on Overconfidence

Jan. 9, 2017 — A new study examines overconfidence in detecting phishing e-mails. According to the research, most people believe they're smarter than the criminals behind these schemes, which is why so many ... read more

New Apps Designed to Reduce Depression, Anxiety as Easily as Checking Your Phone

Jan. 5, 2017 — Now you can find help for depression and anxiety on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good sushi restaurant. A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps called IntelliCare significantly reduced ... read more

Jan. 3, 2017 — Computer engineers have laid out a framework to improve research on cyber-physical systems. They encourage combining model-based design with data-based learning: in other words, merge two existing ... read more

A Social Reboot for Illegal Downloaders

Jan. 3, 2017 — Unauthorized downloading of digital goods, including copyright music, videos, computer games, and images has become an increasing problem for content providers and those who hold the copyright on ... read more

Hack-Proofing Our Devices

Dec. 24, 2016 — A researcher is building better safeguards into the everyday technologies of radio-frequency identification (RFID) and mobile ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has launched a powerful new tool in the fight against fake news. The tool, called Hoaxy, visualizes how claims in the news -- and fact checks of ... read more

Learning by Listening: Physicians Say Online Reviews Can Improve Health Care

Dec. 20, 2016 — Online platforms that allow users to read and write reviews of businesses and services afford health care providers an opportunity to learn by listening, physicians report. The authors point to a ... read more

Preventing Medical Communication Errors

Dec. 20, 2016 — Structured tools can reduce 'end-of-round time compression' during multidisciplinary morning rounds in the hospital, according to a new ... read more

Internet Use in Class Tied to Lower Test Scores

Dec. 16, 2016 — Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of ... read more

Search Engines 'Could Help Young People Find Best Mental Health Resources'

Dec. 8, 2016 — Search engines and content providers could have a role to play in helping young people find the most reliable mental health resources online, research has ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — When major technology revolution happens, it brings new opportunities in manufacturing industry. Now, in what we may call “the fourth industrial revolution,” the new technology is cloud ... read more

Tablet-Based Tool Helps Epilepsy Patients Learn Self-Management Skills

Dec. 2, 2016 — Epilepsy patients who want to learn how to manage their own unique symptoms can now get individualized information via tablet computer through a new research ... read more

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