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Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter Researchers Track British Mood With Twitter

Researchers in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the University of Bristol have presented a paper in which they track the national mood of the United Kingdom through Twitter posts. This is not the first, or even the largest, study to …

Computer Researchers and Google Develop an Algorithm to Identify Fake Reviews Computer Researchers and Google Develop an Algorithm to Identify Fake Reviews

Computer Science researchers have teamed up with Google to investigate how SPAM reviews online can be identified automatically and shut down. The research was published by Arjun Mukherjee and Bing Liu from the computer science department of the University of …

E-Book Subscriptions: More Publishers are Adding Titles to ebrary’s Academic Complete E-Book Subscriptions: More Publishers are Adding Titles to ebrary’s Academic Complete

Publishers that distribute e-books to libraries under subscription in addition to other models will receive the most value, according to ebrary which is owned by ProQuest. Wiley along with over 50 newly signed publishers such as American Institute of Aeronautics …

Electric Cars Have Radio Interference Problems Electric Cars Have Radio Interference Problems
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To enable radio reception in electric vehicles, manufacturers must install filters and insulate cables, since electrical signals will otherwise interfere with music and speech transmissions. Now, using new calculation methods, researchers are paving the way for pure listening pleasure while …

Mobile App Boosts Stop Smoking Efforts Mobile App Boosts Stop Smoking Efforts
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Some people quit smoking on the first try while others have to quit repeatedly. Using such mobile technology as hand-held computers and smartphones, a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh is trying to find out …

US Navy Unveils New Recruitment Center For Robots US Navy Unveils New Recruitment Center For Robots
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The United States Navy has really picked up research on robotics in the last few years. Recently the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research(LASR) unveiled a 50,000-square-foot complex on the campus of the Naval Research Laboratory. The lab is going to …

Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You? Developers Prefer Google Over Facebook … Do You?
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With Facebook’s nearly 900 million users and over 425 million mobile, it seems pretty clear that it would be the leader in social mobile development, right? Wrong. A new study from Appcelerator and the International Data Corporation (IDC) found that developers are more interested in Google than Facebook.

Google Announces App Engine Research Awards Google Announces App Engine Research Awards

Google’s App Engine is used for a lot of different web applications. While it can be used for business applications, the more interesting uses come from the scientific and research fields. Google is now going to reward those who use …

Record-setting 100 Tesla Magnetic Field Emits An Eerie Howl Record-setting 100 Tesla Magnetic Field Emits An Eerie Howl
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Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s biggest magnet facility succeeded last week in producing the world’s first magnetic field surpassing 100-tesla, an achievement that produced a magnetic field roughly 2,000,000 times stronger than Earth’s magnetic field. The official measure …

Ads On Free Apps Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery Ads On Free Apps Are Killing Your Smartphone Battery

Everybody knows that playing games on your smartphone is a death sentence to your phone’s battery. When I first succumbed to my light addiction to Words With Friends, I actually had to start taking my battery charger to work with …

Bioprinting Uses Inkjet Printer On Living Cells Bioprinting Uses Inkjet Printer On Living Cells
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Researchers from Clemson University have found a way to create temporary holes in the membranes of live cells using a standard inkjet printer. The method will be published in JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, on March 16. “We first …

Your Data Privacy Is Worth More Than 65¢… Right? Your Data Privacy Is Worth More Than 65¢… Right?
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At the beginning of this March, much of the internet was afire due to Google stiff-arming all of their users into a new privacy policy. The policy was roundly scrutinized if not outright decried as being intrusive, draconian, and possibly …

Computer Simulations Further HIV Research

A new research report appearing in the March 2012 issue of the journal Genetics shows why the development of a cure and new treatments for HIV has been so difficult. In the report, an Australian scientist explains how he used …

Most Americans Doubt U.S. Will Be On Top by 2020

More than half of likely voters doubt that the United States will be the No. 1 world leader in science, technology and health care by the year 2020, according to a new national public opinion poll commissioned by ResearchAmerica [pdf …

ISP and TV Service Providers Earn Poor CSR Rating ISP and TV Service Providers Earn Poor CSR Rating

A new research report published by Temkin Group, 2012 Temkin Experience Ratings, rates the customer experience of 206 large companies across 18 industries. This is the second year that Temkin Group has released these ratings. The research, which is based …

Cloud Computing: The Pros and Cons Cloud Computing: The Pros and Cons

Computer engineers writing in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems have reviewed the research literature to get a clear picture of cloud computing, its adoption, use and the security issues it faces. Cloud computing is the use …

Americans are More Likely to Use Tablets for Making Purchases Americans are More Likely to Use Tablets for Making Purchases

New research from Nielsen has found that smartphone and tablet owners from the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany are more apt to make online purchases on their PCs after viewing ads on their mobile devices than Americans. Italians were the …

Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video) Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video)
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Microsoft has pushed the boundaries between physical and digital worlds with their popular gaming interface Kinect. Now they plan to test this technology in the desktop PC market, with a Kinect-intigrated 3D desktop. Microsoft Research reveals at their recent TechForum …

iPad Mini Being Tested, Christmas Release Wouldn’t Affect iPad 3 iPad Mini Being Tested, Christmas Release Wouldn’t Affect iPad 3
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Although most iPad/iPhone rumors are met with a great deal of skepticism, rumors concerning a possible iPad Mini are met with even more skepticism. Between Steve Job’s famous proclamation about smaller tablets feeling like giant smartphones and the fact that …

Twitter Hashtag for Researchers Made Twitter Hashtag for Researchers Made

A Vancouver researcher has started a Twitter hashtag that is taking off in the research community. Raul Pacheco-Vega is a Vancouver-based researcher, educator and consultant in environmental politics and policy. He has conducted research in the field of environmental public …

Online Dating: How To Spot a Liar Online Dating: How To Spot a Liar
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Online dating is rough enough when people are all above-board and honest about themselves, their past, their plans and preferences. But, when you throw dishonesty into the mix, it can get ugly fast. No one wants to wind up investing …