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February 14, 2016

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February 14, 2016

Most Internet Resources for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Are Inaccurate, Incomplete and Outdated

Feb. 5, 2016 — After evaluating content on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on almost 200 websites, researchers with medical backgrounds found that the information on IPF from these sites was often incomplete, ... read more

Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Feb. 3, 2016 — Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study finds that certain longstanding social ... read more

Internet Use Increases Social Inequalities

Feb. 3, 2016 — Internet use is driving a greater wedge in our communities, increasing existing inequalities between rich and poor, a new study ... read more

Smartphones May Decrease Sedentary Time, Increase Activity, Study Finds

Jan. 25, 2016 — Using smartphone reminders to prompt people to get moving may help reduce sedentary behavior, report investigators. Evidence has linked sedentary time to increased risk of breast, colorectal, ... read more

The Indigenous Internet

Jan. 25, 2016 — Improving computer literacy and building internet and communications technology (ICT) skills in Indigenous communities is more about understanding the opportunities rather than imposing ... read more

How to Increase Productivity by Stopping Cyberloafing

Jan. 20, 2016 — A new study takes a closer look at the nature of cyberloafing and finds that when it comes to stopping it, a democratic approach works wonders. Cyberloafing costs hundreds of millions of dollars in ... read more

How Face-to-Face Still Beats Facebook

Jan. 19, 2016 — The social brain hypothesis, that friendship groups are consistently sized as a consequence of cognitive limits, is not trumped by the opportunity to 'friend' an unlimited number of people ... read more

New Methods for More Energy-Efficient Internet Services

Jan. 19, 2016 — Billions of people use the internet, which requires huge data centres and results in an enormous energy consumption. Researchers have now developed techniques and algorithms to manage and schedule ... read more

Girls More Likely to Be Cyber-Bullying Victims

Jan. 18, 2016 — New research has found that in some situations, moderate internet users are more likely to be exposed to cyber-bullying than heavy internet ... read more

Better Design Improves Understanding of Online Privacy Notices

Jan. 16, 2016 — Privacy policies for websites, smartphone apps and, especially, components of the emerging Internet of Things are usually ineffective or ignored by users, but researchers say properly designed ... read more

Digital Distraction in Class Is on the Rise

Jan. 15, 2016 — A survey of 675 students at colleges in 26 states found a growing percentage are using smartphones and other digital devices for non-class purposes. Most students indicate no intention of ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A new research project developed 'DESTCloud,' an evaluation platform that validates the disaster tolerance and fault tolerance of wide-area distribution systems consisting of multiple ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Computer scientists have developed a piece of software that makes it very easy to create 3-D models of entire buildings. Running on a new type of tablet computer, the program generates 3-D maps in ... read more

Virtual Reality for Motor Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Jan. 13, 2016 — A virtual reality system for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder has been developed by scientsts. The prototype, which includes a built-in movement sensor, allows the user to do controlled exercises ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — The dramatic video footage of a great white shark attacking the REMUS SharkCam autonomous underwater vehicle brought some of the highest ratings to Shark Week 2014 and went viral. While the footage ... read more

New Tech to Help Companies Detect, Respond to Cloud Computing Performance Bugs

Jan. 11, 2016 — A computer science researcher has launched a company that uses new tech to to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their ... read more

Robot Innovation Automates Short Production Runs

Jan. 11, 2016 — A new quick-control system slashes substantially the programming time for industrial robots, enabling the use of automation also in short production runs of single-item products. This innovation has ... read more

Research Reveals Advice Given on Internet Health Forums May Not Be as Dangerous as Often Assumed

Jan. 8, 2016 — New research suggests that medical advice given on internet health forums may be of better quality than people tend to ... read more

One in Four Kids Sexually Harassed by Friends Online

Jan. 7, 2016 — It's not just strangers who target children online. Kids' own friends are sexually harassing them over the Internet, finds new research. Girls, and kids with low self-control, were more ... read more

Internet of Things Lab Fosters Student Innovation, Adds Industrial Partners

Jan. 6, 2016 — The moment of truth for a university study came when a car suddenly emerged from a parking lot. He was riding his bike and didn't see it. But the lasers in the prototype "Safe Cycle" ... read more

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