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Snapshot:S&T and APCO Partnerto Improve Interoperability and Security of Public Safety Mobile Apps

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently announced a partnership to ensure security and interoperability of mobile applications used by the public safety community.

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Bethlehem Star May Not Be a Star After All, The "Eye" of Majoranas, Cloud in a Box, and MORE in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

Click here to go directly to the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP.

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Mobile App Development , Chronic Disease, chronic disease management, Diabetes, Depression, Hypertension, Smartphone, mobile health, mhealth

A Missed App-Ortunity: Study Finds Few Mobile Health Apps Help Patients Who Need Them Most

The smartphones that nearly all Americans carry could transform how people manage their health, especially for those with complex health needs. But a new study suggests app makers are falling short when it comes to actually serving those who could get the most benefit from mobile health apps.

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Free “Track It!” Wearable Tracks Seizures on Apple Watch

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and SeizureTracker.com are introducing a new wearable app to help track seizures called Track It! – available for the Apple Watch in the Apple Store today.

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Anesthesia Journal App Updated for Enhanced User Friendliness

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The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists announces an update with several new features for its AANA Journal app, which debuted in August 2012.

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Winegrape Powdery Mildew App Goes Global

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Grape growers and winemakers around the world will be able to easily assess powdery mildew in the field with the help of a mobile application just released globally.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, digital medicine, health apps, ehealth, mobile health, mobile health applications, mobile health apps, Healthcare, Health Technology, Health Infomation Technology

Mount Sinai Health System Launches Patient Experience App for Android Devices

Mount Sinai Health System today announced the launch of the Android version of its mobile application for patients, called MountSinaiNY.

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Exploratory Programming: Gearing Up for the Ultimate 24-Hackathon

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Most people think of “hacking” as a computer security issue. But, to the members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student hackathon organization, dubbed “HackRPI,” it simply means using technology to develop or create something that’s never been used before, which for students is part of the excitement and challenge. Plans are underway to host the third annual 24-hour “hackathon” event on the Rensselaer campus Nov.12-13.

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Smartphone App for Early Autism Detection Being Developed by UB Undergrad

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Early detection of autism can dramatically improve the benefits of treatment, but often the disability is not suspected until a child enters school. A new smartphone app being developed by a University at Buffalo undergraduate and her advisor could change that by giving parents a reliable, easy-to-use tool for at home use to determine if there is a need for clinical examination.

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Smartphones Offer Promise in Better Gauging Rural Life, Researchers Find

The use of smartphones enhances self-reporting of weather incidents, school attendance, illness, and other aspects of daily life in rural areas, a team of researchers has found. Its pilot study indicates that such technologies have the potential to transform data collection in these regions, providing near-real-time windows into the development of markets, the spread of diseases, and the diffusion of ideas and innovations.

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Social Media, Privacy, Privacy concerns, Privacy Issues, online privacy, UALR, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, social media analysis, Nitin Agarwal

Arkansas Doctoral Student Researches Privacy Awareness on Social Media

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock doctoral student is out to discover how knowledgeable people are about their privacy on social media. Terry Williams, a doctoral student in the integrated computing program, is using a series of surveys and privacy awareness tips to investigate privacy awareness and social media in her dissertation, “A Study of Privacy Awareness in the Digital Age and the Influence of Knowledge Over Time.”

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New Navigation Tool Improves Campus Accessibility

A new student-designed app is making it easier for those with disabilities to navigate Michigan State University’s sprawling campus.

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A New Report on private sector cybersecurity, Grant to Protect Internet Of Things Tech, Weakness in Common Computer Chip, All in the Cybersecurity News Source

The latest research and features on cybersecurity in the Cybersecurity News Source

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Make America Tweet Again

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Computer scientists from the University of Utah’s College of Engineering have developed what they call “sentiment analysis” software that can automatically determine how someone feels based on what they write or say. To test out the accuracy of this software’s machine-learning model, the team used it to analyze the individual sentiments of more than 1.6 million (and counting) geo-tagged tweets about the U.S. presidential election over the last five months.

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There’s Money in Your Wearable Fitness Tracker

Your wearable fitness tracker is great at counting the number of steps you took today, but it could also provide a new source of currency for the emerging health data economy, according to a new study in the journal Computer.

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Johns Hopkins Launches Website and App To Connect Baltimore City Youth to Health Resources

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Officials at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s teen health program announce the launch of a new website, Y2CONNECT, designed to connect Baltimore City youth with a wide range of clinical and community-based health and non-health programs and resources.

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Social Networks, Social Media, Health, Longevity, Social Support, Facebook

Live Long and… Facebook?

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Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it’s complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated with living longer – when it serves to maintain and enhance your real-world social ties.

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Sports Injury App Detects 99% More Health Conditions for College Athletes Than Traditional Medicine

A new cell phone app specializing in sports injury detection captured 99 percent more physical and mental health symptoms for college athletes than traditional sports medicine surveillance, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.

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Texas A&M Launches New Zika-Fighting App

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As the Zika virus spreads locally in the continental United States, communities across the country have started thinking about mosquito control measures. Researchers at Texas A&M have created a type of mobile health technology to fight the mosquitos at their source: standing water.

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Are You Addicted to Social Media? Expert Offers Six Questions to Ask Yourself

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Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted? And even if you are, what’s the big deal?







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