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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

Liability of Internet 'Intermediaries' in Developing Countries

June 30, 2016 — If someone posts illegal content on your website, are you liable? A new project addresses that question by examining the potential liability faced by website owners and other online service providers ... read more

Wireless, Wearable Toxic-Gas Detector

June 30, 2016 — Wearable, wireless sensors have now been developed by researchers, based on carbon nanotubes, that can detect toxic gases and can be worn by soldiers to detect hazardous chemical ... read more

New Tool to Measure Homeland Security Risks in US

June 30, 2016 — Researchers have validated a new risk assessment tool that can be used by the Department of Homeland Security to help evaluate decisions and priorities in natural disasters, terrorist events, and ... read more

Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

June 23, 2016 — Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing ... read more

New System That Uses Sound to Alleviate Water Shortage

June 22, 2016 — New research shows how a special tool called a noise logger can detect leaks accurately and efficiently, before major roadwork is ... read more

Lacking Family Support, Those Transitioning out of Foster Care Need Financial Assistance

June 16, 2016 — Every year, more than 23,000 youth leave foster care after turning 18 and begin adulthood. Unlike their peers who can depend on family who serve as support systems, those coming out of foster care ... read more

Relationship Between School Security, Race, Research Shows

June 8, 2016 — Security measures in American high schools are meant to keep students safe. But research shows heightened security has unintended ... read more

Ships Flagged for Illegal Fishing Still Able to Get Insurance

June 6, 2016 — Rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity, new research ... read more

Survey Describes Values, Challenges of Largest Shareholder in US Forests: Families

June 2, 2016 — Family forest ownerships control 286 million acres of forestland, or 36 percent of the nation's forestland. New research reveals the motivations, management activities, future plans, and ... read more

Survey Reveals Few GPs Use Alternatives to Face-to-Face Consultations

May 24, 2016 — Despite policy pressure on GPs to offer consultations by email or internet video programs such as Skype, few GPs do and most have no plans to introduce them in future, according to a new study from ... read more

'Facebooking' Your Doctor's Appointment

May 24, 2016 — Telemedicine, which allows doctors to communicate, diagnose and even treat their patients remotely is on the rise thanks to advances in information technology. It allows healthcare workers to ... read more

May 19, 2016 — A new study provides the first-ever evidence that women who reveal personal family-related information that could explain gaps in their resume (like staying home to raise a child) dramatically raise ... read more

Layout Change Can Make Licensing Agreements More Agreeable

May 12, 2016 — Changing the layout of long and tedious software licensing agreements may not only make those agreements more understandable, but may even make the users like them ... read more

In a Connected World, Privacy Becomes a Group Effort

May 11, 2016 — As the world grows more social and connects more online, privacy management is becoming more collaborative, according ... read more

Union Bargaining Coverage Has a Positive Impact on Some Aspects of Job Satisfaction

May 11, 2016 — Union bargaining coverage has significant positive associations with job satisfaction regarding pay and hours, academics have ... read more

First Amendment Offers Scant Protection for Professors

May 9, 2016 — When academics choose to litigate speech disputes with colleges and universities, they end up losing nearly three-quarters of the time -- a finding that points to the growing tension between academic ... read more

Not So Safe: Security Software Can Put Computers at Risk

May 4, 2016 — Is the antivirus program running on your computer really making your computers safer to use, say, for online banking? Is the parental control software you bought to keep your child off inappropriate ... read more

Risk Aversion Impedes Innovation in Information Technology

May 2, 2016 — Smartphones and tablets come from Asia and America, European industry is far behind. Causes are unfolded by a new study, e.g. risk aversion made the companies offer own data services at high prices ... read more

Crop Advances Grow With Protection, Study Suggests

Apr. 27, 2016 — A team of researchers examined the impact of intellectual property protection in a new study. They found intellectual property protection benefits both plant breeders and ... read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps

Apr. 26, 2016 — There are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and ... read more

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