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Which Free Web Apps for Collaboration Are the Most User-Friendly?

A study recently published in Ergonomics in Design noted the results of an evaluation of 20 popular apps for usability, including Google Drive, Skype, Doodle Poll, Gmail, Windows Hotmail, CoSketch, and DropBox.

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University of Iowa researchers create iPad app to help K-12 teachers improve student behavior

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University of Iowa faculty, along with colleagues at Vanderbilt University, were recently awarded a three-year, nearly $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to further develop their self-monitoring behavior intervention app called Score It.

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Can a Smartphone Application Help Treat Anxiety and Depression?

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In a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester researchers have examined the initial trial of a smartphone application designed to help people manage their problems.

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Mass. General-Developed Device May Provide Rapid Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

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A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has developed a device with the potential of shortening the time required to rapidly diagnose pathogens responsible for health-care-associated infections from a couple of days to a matter of hours. The system described in the journal Science Advances also would allow point-of-care diagnosis, as it does not require the facilities and expertise available only in hospital laboratories.

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Fetal Heart Monitor App Helps Train Future Nurses

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Sheila Taylor leaned in to see the baby’s heartbeat rhythm. She watched as the baby’s heartbeat line fell without a corresponding spike showing the mother’s uterus contracting down on it.

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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

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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.