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May 17, 2017 — The internet of things, artificial intelligence, networked production, smart homes – these are the magic words of digital transformation. While the big technology companies are already equipping ... read more

Compiling Big Data in a Human-Centric Way

May 11, 2017 — When a group of researchers realized they were spending days combing through databases searching for information regarding gene variants, they decided to do something about it. By creating MARRVEL ... read more

Energy Efficiency Is Important to Wireless and Broadcast Networks

May 9, 2017 — By deploying a spatially adaptive broadcast system, broadcast powers can be reduced by up to 35 per cent, reducing carbon emissions and saving money, new research has ... read more

How State-of-the-Art Camera That Behaves Like the Human Eye Could Benefit Robots and Smart Devices

Apr. 27, 2017 — Experts will explore how an artificial vision system inspired by the human eye could be used by robots of the future -- opening up new possibilities for securing footage from deep forests, war zones ... read more

Facebook Plays Vital Role in Reducing Government Corruption, Researchers Find

Apr. 22, 2017 — An economics researcher says the popular social media website – and its open sharing of information – is a vital and often a significant tool against government corruption in countries where ... read more

New Survey: Snapchat and Instagram Are Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The ... read more

Geeking out in the Golden Years

Apr. 20, 2017 — In the first known study of older adults learning computer programming, a cognitive scientist advocates coding skills for all ... read more

Online Preconception Health Education Tool Positively Impacts Patient Care

Apr. 19, 2017 — A research team has evaluated MyFamilyPlan and found that it enabled a significant increase in the proportion of women who reported discussing their reproductive health with their ... read more

Pinning Down Fraudulent Business Listings on Google Maps

Apr. 18, 2017 — A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. The researchers worked together to ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — When trying to pick the most flattering pictures for online profiles, it may be best to let a stranger do the choosing, a study ... read more

Policymakers 'Flying Blind' Into the Future of Work

Apr. 13, 2017 — Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don't have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the authors of a new ... read more

Tool for Checking Complex Computer Architectures Reveals Flaws in Emerging Design

Apr. 12, 2017 — With backing from some of the largest technology companies, a major project called RISC-V seeks to facilitate open-source design for computer chips, offering the possibility of opening chip designs ... read more

Industry 4.0 in Real Time

Apr. 12, 2017 — With data transfer rates of 10 gigabits a second and a latency of just one millisecond, the 5G wireless communications standard is creating the conditions required for the tactile internet. This in ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Despite the internet-dependent nature of our world, a thorough understanding of the internet’s physical makeup has only recently ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — If you were monitoring a security camera and saw someone set down a backpack and walk away, you might pay special attention -- especially if you had been alerted to watch that particular person. ... read more

Are Your Sensors Spying on You?

Apr. 11, 2017 — Cyber experts have revealed the ease with which malicious websites and installed apps can spy on us using just the information from the motion sensors in our mobile ... read more

Driver Privacy Can Be Compromised in Usage-Based Insurance Systems

Apr. 7, 2017 — An attacker only needs one part of the information provided to a UBI company to discover a driver's whereabouts, home, work, or who they met with, report ... read more

Wikipedia Articles on Plane Crashes Show What We Remember -- Or Forget

Apr. 6, 2017 — Disastrous current events trigger collective memory of certain past events, a new study of nearly 1,500 Wikipedia articles on airplane crashes and other incidents reports. The results, which provide ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — The Internet of Things is steadily progressing: not only computers, but also machines, cars and household appliances are connected. However, linking devices from different manufacturers is proving to ... read more

Few Keep Track of Their Personal Data on Online

Apr. 4, 2017 — According to a study by computer science researchers, few people know how their personal data are collected, used, shared and accessed. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming ... read more

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