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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

July 20, 2016 — Getting fit and athletic -- while sitting? Researchers are developing an active chair. At first glance, the chair looks just like another other reclining chair with a footrest you would find in a ... read more

Economics Study Finds Volume Discounts Don't Increase Profitability for Video Game

July 8, 2016 — Discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases, A study by economists finds. The findings ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Errors can be spotted early and resources can be saved when many individuals share knowledge in a company. This is the case with a honing machine used to hone crankcases at VW’s engine plant in ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display may in the future be able to help pilots detect ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Using a language-learning game called 'Crystallize,' created by computer science faculty and students, researchers found that when players are required to work together they learn more ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Engineers have developed a way to combat virtual reality sickness that can be applied to consumer head-worn VR displays, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard. ... read more

Using Virtual Users to Develop Accessible ICT-Based Applications

May 27, 2016 — In a new report, researchers report the development of a set of parametric cognitive virtual models of users with disabilities that can be used to simulate the user interaction with Information and ... read more

Smartphone Users Are Redefining Privacy in Public Spaces

Apr. 18, 2016 — A combination of public smartphone use and technological surveillance has led to diminished personal privacy, a new study argues. The study argues that "dynamic visibility," in which ... read more

Violent Video Games Eventually Lose Their Ability to Produce Guilt in Gamers

Apr. 8, 2016 — Rapidly advancing technology has created ever more realistic video games. Images are sharp, settings have depth and detail, and the audio is crisp and authentic. It appears so real that research has ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Scientists have achieved the world’s fastest optical communications speed for data centres by reaching 240 G bit/s over 2km, 24 times of the existing speed available in the ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have devised and configured a new 5G radio access system for intervehicular communication. The system is intended to improve road safety in a future scenario where 5G technologies are ... read more

How Is the Quality of Care in a Commercial Virtual Visit?

Apr. 4, 2016 — Quality of care varied among commercial virtual visit companies where patients used websites to request consultations with physicians they have never met via videoconference, telephone or web chat, ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — In computer aided vehicle engineering, you need accurate data on various environmental influences. This is the only way developers can conduct tests that simulate the experience of a real car. A ... read more

FOMO: It's Your Life You're Missing out on

Mar. 30, 2016 — “You missed out.” Is there another sentence that could strike such anxiety in the hearts of young people? Known as FOMO in millennial-speak, fear of missing out is quickly taking a toll on ... read more

Study Finds Cessation Program Delivered on Twitter to Be Twice as Effective as Other Methods for Helping Smokers Quit

Mar. 29, 2016 — Subjects in one of the first real-time, fully automated, Twitter-based smoking intervention programs -- Tweet2Quit -- were twice as successful at kicking the habit as those using traditional methods, ... read more

Could Free Streaming Ultimately Cost Consumers?

Mar. 24, 2016 — That “all you can stream” offer from your Internet service provider sounds like a bargain, but it could have a hidden cost, suggests authors of a new ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — With record-breaking speeds for fiber-optic data transmission, engineers have paved a fast lane on the information superhighway -- creating on-ramps for big data in the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Someday soon, you may be able to log into your smartphone with sweeping gestures or doodling, using one or more fingers. Researchers have performed the first study of free-form gesture passwords for ... read more

30-Lane Data Highway in Sight

Mar. 8, 2016 — The amount of data transferred over mobile networks is soaring. In five to seven years, the bandwidth and speed of the new 5G networks will be up to 200 times faster than today -- so fast that the ... read more

First Code of Conduct for the Use of Virtual Reality Established

Mar. 4, 2016 — Researchers summarize problems and offer recommendations for the future of virtual reality. The technological capacity for generating virtual worlds from home computers will soon be widely available ... read more

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