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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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DHS S&T’s Mobile Security Performer to Be First R&D Performer Added to GSA It Schedule 70

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DHS S&T announced that their first cybersecurity R&D mobile security performer is now available to federal agencies through General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT Schedule 70.

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New Smartphone App Tackles Head Trauma

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More than 120,000 young athletes experience a sports-related head injury each year. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin have created a free smartphone app that helps diagnose and track the treatment of head injuries among young athletes.

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Johns Hopkins APL Hosts Baltimore/Washington Space Apps Challenge, April 23–24

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Technology teams will take on science and technology problems facing our planet and solar system at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on April 23–24. The event is part of this year’s International Space Apps Challenge, a global marathon of coding and innovation, with local events taking place simultaneously in 193 locations spanning 72 countries.

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Research Team at IUPUI Develops Social App to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers

Every day, more than 15 million unpaid caregivers provide care to people with Alzheimer’s disease, with little outside support and often at the risk of their own health.

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23andMe Enables Genetic Research for Researchkit Apps

23andMe today announced a new ResearchKit module that allows researchers to seamlessly integrate genetic information into their app-based studies. ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed by Apple, makes it easy for researchers to create studies for iPhone.

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Popular Blood Pressure App Misses the Mark (Video, B-Roll and SOTs)

A popular smartphone app purported to accurately measure blood pressure simply by placing a cellphone on the chest with a finger over the built-in camera lens misses high blood pressure in eight out of 10 patients, potentially putting users’ health at risk, according to research from Johns Hopkins.

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Dynamic Cyber Warning Software Looks Promising

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University of Alabama in Huntsville researchers are seeing potential in a software application that could effectively warn users when they are about to give away sensitive personal information online.

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Doctor, Patient Expectations Differ on Fitness and Lifestyle Tracking

With apps and activity trackers measuring every step people take, morsel they eat, and each symptom or pain, patients commonly arrive at doctor's offices armed with self-tracked data. Yet health care providers lack the capacity or tools to review five years of Fitbit logs or instantaneously interpret the deluge of data patients have been collecting about themselves, according to new University of Washington research.

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Find Out What’s Ripe, When to Plant with the Florida Fresh App

Do you want to know if it’s the right time of year to plant a vegetable? Want to buy Florida produce but you don’t know whether it’s in season? UF/IFAS has a new app to guide you. It’s called the “Florida Fresh” veggie app, and you can now download it for free on your mobile device.

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Mount Sinai and Lifemap Solutions Expand Asthma Health Researchkit Study to UK and Ireland

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a company developing innovative digital health solutions, announce international expansion of the free Asthma Health app to the United Kingdom and Ireland

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New App Turns Smartphones Into Worldwide Seismic Network

MyShake Android app crowdsources ground shaking from smartphone accelerometers.

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Student's App Allows Users to Create Pottery Projects in the Virtual World, Bring Them Into Reality

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A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student from Colombia designed a virtual reality pottery-making app that allows users to design their projects in the virtual world and then bring them into the real world through 3-D printing. His app, PotelRVR, won an award at Leap Motion 3D Jam 2015, an international 3-D competition, and is one of eight projects chosen to be displayed at the Laval Virtual show in France.

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