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October 20, 2016

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October 20, 2016

Designing the Future Internet

Oct. 20, 2016 — This century, our world will be flooded with hundreds of billions of smartphones, gadgets, sensors and other smart objects connected to the internet. New research is at the forefront of efforts to ... 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

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

Solution for Secure Processing of Patient Data Revealed

Sep. 30, 2016 — Large-scale research involving patient data can be done without threat to either the security of the information or the privacy of the patients, thanks to a newly revealed technique. This technique ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be ... read more

Sep. 18, 2016 — A computerized method has been devised to autonomously and quickly diagnose malaria with clinically relevant accuracy -- a crucial step to successfully treating the disease and halting its spread. In ... read more

Rise of the Internet Has Reduced Voter Turnout

Sep. 16, 2016 — During the initial phase of the internet, a “crowding-out” of political information occurred, which has affected voter turnout, new research ... read more

Promote Legal Alternatives to Stop Unlawful Downloading, Says Study

Sep. 15, 2016 — The promotion of legal alternatives, rather than the risk of prosecution, is more likely to change unlawful file sharing behavior, according to new ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — In the face of increasing bandwidth demands, ground-breaking research has demonstrated solutions for network infrastructure to address the looming network capacity ... read more

App Vs. Website: Which Best Protects Your Privacy?

Sep. 12, 2016 — Should you use the app -- or a web browser -- for that? That's the ques­tion that researchers ask in a new study that explores how free app- and web-based ser­vices on Android and iOS mobile ... read more

Political Inequality Leads to Digital Inequality

Sep. 8, 2016 — During the Arab Spring, the internet was frequently seen as a 'liberation technology.' According to this view, it fosters political transparency, political rights and democracy. New ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Chronically ill, homebound children who use robotic surrogates to “attend” school feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically, according to a first-of-its-kind ... read more

Posting Personal Experiences on Social Media May Help You Remember Them in the Future

Sep. 7, 2016 — Posting personal experiences on social media makes those events much easier to recall, a new study -- the first to look at social media's effect on memory -- has ... read more

Introducing Diversity in Online Language Analysis

Sep. 7, 2016 — For the past 30 years, computer science researchers have been teaching their machines to read standard English -- for example, by assigning back issues of the Wall Street Journal -- so computers can ... read more

Healthcare Corruption Taken to Task by Technology, Study Shows

Sep. 6, 2016 — Mobile phone technology could help to beat bad practices in healthcare delivery, research suggests. Innovations such as apps offer opportunities for improving governance in the healthcare sector, ... read more

Consumers May Search Online for 30 Days, but Buy Close to What They Found on the First Day

Sep. 6, 2016 — Retailers and advertisers are keen to influence the search and final purchase through better product recommendations and targeted advertising. A new article studies online search and purchase ... read more

FIND Offers Simple Guidance for Lost Person Searches

Sep. 2, 2016 — The new FIND software uses Lost Person Locator statistics of decisions and patterns made by lost individuals in over 150,000 past cases, known as lost person ... read more

Study Reveals Gap in Market for Wearable Technologies That Monitor Sedentary Behavior

Sep. 1, 2016 — Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behavior that helps improve health, research reveals. Sedentary behavior monitoring is under-represented ... read more

Internet and Mobile Devices Prompt Positive Lifestyle Changes

Aug. 31, 2016 — When guided by internet programs or mobile devices, people can become more physically active, eat better, lose a little weight and reduce tobacco and alcohol use. Most studies using these ... read more

Friends Are No Better Than Strangers in Accurately Identifying Emotion in Emails

Aug. 30, 2016 — Friends are no better at interpreting correct emotional intent in emails than complete strangers, new research indicates. The researchers found that writers are more confident their friends can ... read more

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