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Bioprinting Uses Inkjet Printer On Living Cells

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 had the idea for this method when we wanted to be able to visualize changes in the cytoskeleton arrangement due …

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Your Data Privacy Is Worth More Than 65¢… Right?

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 even illegal in some parts of the world. Nonetheless, it arrived. It’s been all of fifteen days since it went …

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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 computer simulations to discover that a population starting from a single human immunodeficiency virus can evolve fast enough to escape …

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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 link]. The findings reveal deep concerns among Americans about the country’s ability to maintain its world-class status in innovation, research …

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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 on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers in January 2012, includes ratings of 11 Internet service providers – AOL, AT&T, …

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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 of remote computers accessed via the Internet to store, manage, and process data. The concept allows users to use their …

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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 most likely to click on an ad showcased on their devices to research a product further while Americans were found …

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Microsoft Reveals Kinect 3D Desktop (Video)

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 a prototype 3D desktop that allows users to manipulate 3D digital objects in real space. The desktop features a fold …

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iPad Mini Being Tested, Christmas Release Wouldn’t Affect iPad 3

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 iPad Mini rumors have been around for years, it’s understandable why many think that Apple will never actually produce a …

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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 policy and politics for over 10 years. His main teaching interests include environmental politics, public policy, water governance, urban and …

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Online Dating: How To Spot a Liar

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 time in ursine a relationship that started off on lies, online or off. Two professors are now shedding some light …

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Twitter Algorithm Can Predict News Popularity

News sites already know how to modify their stories to gain maximum search potential, but what if you could do the same with Twitter? Researchers at HP Labs were looking into the very matter with their new research, “The Pulse of News Media: Forecasting Popularity.” The three researchers, Bernardo Huberman, Sitaram Asur and Roja Bandari used the API of Feedzilla …

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