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Focusing on User Habits Key to Preventing Email Phishing, According to UB Research

The cumulative number of successful phishing cyberattacks has risen sharply over the last decade, and in 2014 that figure surged past the total U.S. population, according to a University at Buffalo expert in cyber deception.
11-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pinpointing Poverty with Cellphone Data


Researchers believe that call data records from millions of people, when fused with census and household survey data, can be used to drill down to at least 123 arrondissements (similar to U.S. counties) nationwide, providing an unparalleled look at...
10-Nov-2015 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

How a Mutant Worm’s Reaction to a Foul Smell Could Lead to New Treatment Avenues for Disease


On Nov. 10 in the journal Science Signaling, University at Buffalo researchers will report that the mutant worms they were studying had altered dopamine signaling because the animals were missing the gene for an enzyme that facilitates an important...
8-Nov-2015 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Onion-Like Layers Help This Efficient New Nanoparticle Glow


The nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security techniques. It performs a clever trick: Efficiently converting invisible near-infrared light to higher energy blue and UV light.
10-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Long Distance Love Affair

What people believe they want and what they prefer are not always the same thing. When outperformed as an element of romantic attraction, the difference between affinity and desirability becomes clearer as the distance between people gets smaller.
30-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How to Make Web Advertising More Effective

New research from the University at Buffalo School of Management has pinpointed one attribute online ads should have to influence consumers’ perceptions of a new product—and their willingness to pay for it.
29-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Next-Gen Pacemakers May Be Powered by Unlikely Source: The Heart

Researchers are developing technology to make pacemakers battery-free. The advancement is based upon a piezoelectric system that converts vibrational energy – created inside the chest by each heartbeat – into electricity to power the pacemaker.
28-Oct-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Robot Bees Fly and Swim, Soon They’ll Have Laser Eyes


Robot bees are capable of tethered flight and moving while submerged in water, but they can't sense what’s in front of them. The UB-led research team will address the limitation by outfitting the robot bee with remote sensing technology called...
21-Oct-2015 11:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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