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February 22, 2017

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February 22, 2017

Digital Fabrication in Architecture

Feb. 17, 2017 — Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new approach to dynamically tune the micro- and nano-scale roughness of atomically thin MoS2, and consequently the appropriate degree of hydrophobicity for various ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world. A prototype digital relay baton has been ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymized data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure ... read more

Scientist Uncovers Physics Behind Plasma-Etching Process

Jan. 27, 2017 — A team of physicists has uncovered some of the physics that make possible the etching of silicon computer chips, which power cell phones, computers, and a huge range of electronic ... read more

Expanding Point-of-Care Disease Diagnostics With Ultrasound

Jan. 25, 2017 — Fast, accurate and inexpensive medical tests in a doctor's office are only possible for some conditions. To create new in-office diagnostics for additional diseases, researchers report a new ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — The future of quantum computing is a hot topic not only for experts but also in many commercial and governmental agencies. Rather than processing and storing information as bits in transistors or ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Online media use such as social networking and gaming could be strongly influenced by our genes, according to a new ... read more

Your Android Device's Pattern Lock Can Be Cracked Within Five Attempts

Jan. 23, 2017 — The popular Pattern Lock system used to secure millions of Android phones can be cracked within just five attempts -- and more complicated patterns are the easiest to crack, security experts ... read more

One in Five Adults Secretly Access Their Friends' Facebook Accounts

Jan. 19, 2017 — Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help ... read more

Heartbeat Could Be Used as Password to Access Electronic Health Records

Jan. 18, 2017 — Researchers have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient's own ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — The transport of heat in amorphous materials is largely determined by the behavior of phonons -- quasiparticles associated with the collective vibrations of atoms. Researchers have now developed ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — The complexity of neural networks makes them difficult to analyze, but humanmade computing systems should be simpler to understand. Researchers have now applied widely used neuroscience approaches to ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Can your smart watch detect when you are becoming sick? A new study indicates that this is possible. By following 60 people through their everyday lives, researchers found that smart watches and ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers have demonstrated the world's first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum. The technology could revolutionize the development ... read more

Rise of Personal Technology in Criminal Proceedings Poses Risks to Individuals' Rights

Jan. 10, 2017 — Personal technology such as fitness trackers and smartphones have become common companions in our daily lives. But those same devices increasingly will be used in criminal proceedings to gather ... read more

The Importance of Beating Buffering

Jan. 14, 2017 — Streaming video over mobile networks could be greatly improved by smart prioritization of visually important data, report ... 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

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

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