Tag: technology

Which Way does the Leaf Go? Drawing Apple Logos

People's memory, even for extremely common objects, is much poorer than they believe it to be....

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Shifty Eyes. Influencing Moral Decisions By Tracking the Gaze

Moral decisions can be influenced by tracking moment to moment movements of the eyes during deliberation...

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Composing With Particle Interactions. How Does the Invisible Sound?

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”T/dropcaphere is a lot going on in Q07, particularly for a record which qualifies wholeheartedly as ambient noodling. Thanks to the obliging...

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Towards An Electronic Nose

Scientists develop a new generation of biosensors with an acute ability to sniff out problems. ...

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Your Computer or Your Family : Who Knows You Better?

Given enough Likes, the computers came closer to a person's self-reported personality than their brothers, mothers or partners...

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Chitosan : The Sustainable Crabby-Clingfilm

Biodegradable and naturally-occurring, Chitosan offers a sustainable alternative to plastic food packaging....

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Biofuel Gets Better

Using a systems approach to identify protein-DNA interactions, scientists home in on more efficient biofuel sources....

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Nano-Engineering New Knees…. Nice!

Medical researchers may have found a way to integrate an artificial ligament with native bone using nanotechnology. ...

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Re-Write Brain or Full Erase?

We are very excited to use this technology to probe the basis of how groups of neurons and ultimately the brain stores and processes information...

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The Smartphone Skillset

The digital technology we use on a daily basis shapes the sensory processing in our brains ...

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Internet Addiction Afflicts 6%

The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world...

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A Sound So Loud it Bends Light

The novel device platform could improve wireless communications systems using optical fibers ...

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Bigger WiFi, Broader Broadband

New WLAN networks might reach communication partners at a distance of several kilometers....

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Blitzing Your Baggage: Terahertz Screening

Screening devices using terahertz waves could make public spaces more secure than ever. Report...

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Is Screenburn Hereditary?

Screen time of children is significantly associated with parental screen time...

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Biggest Ever Tractor Beam Unveiled

The ANU tractor beam relies on the energy of the laser heating up the particles and the air around them. ...

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Tweaking the Invisibility Cloak

In this way, antennae and sensors could be made invisible or deceptive to remote inspection....

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Fretful Smartphone Loss Trauma IS REAL!

The loss of one's smart phone not only represents an immediate disconnection from one's online contacts but is also a potential privacy and security risk...

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Automatic Art : Human & Machine Processes Make Art

A historical overview of computation systems, the symbolic basis of process thought....

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Video Games Make Kids Bad (Again)

Possible effects of violent video games go well beyond violence to apply to substance use, risky driving and risk-taking sexual behavior...

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Smartphones Cause AIDS!

dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”W/dropcapell, who’da thunk it? ‘Smartphone apps carry higher infection risk than online dating sites or clubs’. Even those...

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Shatterproof Smartphone Screens Soon

University of Akron polymer scientists have developed a transparent electrode that could make smartphone displays shatterproof....

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Screentime Makes Kids Sick

Regular exercise and avoiding excessive use of electronic media constitute efficient means of preventing type 2 diabetes and vascular diseases...

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Armchair Activism (Apathy in the UK)

Social media can activate interpersonal ties but won't necessarily turn ordinary citizens into hyper-activists...

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3D Printing Fiddly Microstructures

3D Printing grows up. Researchers demonstrate the printing of three microsystems featuring mechanical, microfluidic and electrical functionalities...

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Vodka-Fuelled Texts. We’ve All Done It.

Successfully text messaging 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka. Why ever not?...

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Why Computers Can’t Tell Jokes

Unlike digital computers, which are designed to follow rules, the computations performed by the neural networks that make up our brain are inherently context dependent...

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What’s That Smell? Gaming and Ignored Body Signals

What's that smell? Immersive video games can numb you to realizing important body signals in real life....

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How Smartphones Can Ruin Your Career

87 percent of people said answering a call was rarely or never acceptable in business meetings....

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Monocentric Lens for Pin-Sharp Surveillance

'Next year, we'll build an 85-megapixel imager with a 120-degree field of view, more than a dozen sensors, and an F/2 lens – all in a volume 'roughly the size of a walnut'...

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