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May 25, 2017

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May 3, 2017 — Smartwatches such as the Apple Watch have been called a 'revolution on the wrist', but the operation of these devices is complicated, because the screen is small. Researchers have therefore ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Using game features in non-game contexts, computers can learn to build personalized mental- and physical-therapy programs that enhance individual motivation, according to ... read more

Technology Is Great, but Are We Prepared for the Consequences?

Apr. 18, 2017 — Dependence on technology is slowly eroding some of our core principles, according to an expert. It's impacting everything from fake news to texting while ... read more

Motor Neurons Adjust to Control Tasks, New Brain Research Reveals

Apr. 18, 2017 — Motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner, new research reveals. The findings enhance our understanding of how the brain controls movement and have ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — World of Warcraft (WoW) gamers who were successful working as a team in “raids” had qualities that psychological studies have shown to translate to success on virtual workplace teams, new ... read more

Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier, Study Finds

Apr. 12, 2017 — Pokemon Go people are happy people. That's the finding of media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work shows that ... read more

Supercomputers Reveal How Cell Membranes Keep Cancer-Causing Proteins Turned Off

Apr. 4, 2017 — Two biophysicists have used supercomputers to show how cell membranes control the shape, and consequently the function, of a major cancer-causing ... read more

In the Future, We Will Control Our Mobiles Using Gestures

Apr. 4, 2017 — Being able to interact with mobile phones and other smart devices using gestures with our hands and fingers in three dimensions would make the digital world more like the real one. A new project will ... read more

'Virtual' Interferometers May Overcome Scale Issues for Optical Quantum Computers

Apr. 3, 2017 — Researchers have devised an entirely new way of implementing large-scale interferometers that will dramatically miniaturize optical processing ... read more

Method Speeds Testing of New Networking Protocols

Mar. 22, 2017 — Researchers present a system for testing new traffic management protocols that requires no alteration to network hardware but still works at realistic speeds -- 20 times as fast as networks of ... read more

Computing: Is Fog More Secure Than Cloud?

Mar. 16, 2017 — Computer scientists are working on a new concept for remote and distributed storage of documents that could have all the benefits of cloud computing but without the security issues of putting ... read more

Female Cyberbullies and Victims Feel the Most Negative About School and Learning

Mar. 15, 2017 — Involvement in cyberbullying among girls triggers negative perceptions of the importance of school and the value of learning, a new study suggests. Psychologists found that 11-15 year-old girls who ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — A computer-based environment has been developed with the aim to shed light on the origins of altruism. This new study immersed participants in a virtual environment that reproduced a building on fire ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — A proof-of-concept molecular modeling study that analyzes the efficiency of amine solutions in capturing carbon dioxide is the first step toward the design of cheaper, more efficient amine chemicals ... read more

Mar. 6, 2017 — New virtual reality training could help prevent accidents in 'safety-critical' industries like the NHS, aviation, the military and nuclear ... read more

Virtual Characters That Touch You Are Seen as Being Warmer and Friendlier

Mar. 6, 2017 — Touch is a basic need. A new study has shown that virtual characters that can touch you are seen as being warmer and friendlier. Previous research had already shown that this applies to human ... 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

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new web-based software platform is swiftly bringing the visualization of 3D data to every device, optimizing the use of, for example, virtual reality and augmented reality in industry. In this way, ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Strikes of lightning, fires, wars – not only ravages of time left their traces on Heidelberg Castle. Today, it is considered one of the most important renaissance buildings north of the Alps. And ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — With the addition of holographic diffusers or frosted glasses to wavefront modulators, researchers offer a simple and practical solution to significantly enhance the performance of 3D dynamic ... read more

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