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Newswise: TPL for Photonic Packaging: A Promising Solution
Released: 30-Nov-2023 7:50 AM EST
TPL for Photonic Packaging: A Promising Solution
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are revolutionizing optics, but their packaging has been a major challenge due to tight optical alignment tolerances.

Released: 29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Workplace culture is very different these days. Find out how different by exploring the "In the Workplace" channel
Newswise

The latest articles on occupational medicine, workplace culture, and the labor market are in the "In the Workplace" channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 22-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST
Digital payment platforms can easily be misused for drug dealing
University of California, Davis

Digital payment platforms such as Venmo work great for sharing a dinner bill with friends, buying gifts at a pop-up shop or making payments without cash or credit cards.

Newswise: Q&A: How an assistive-feeding robot went from picking up fruit salads to whole meals
Released: 16-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Q&A: How an assistive-feeding robot went from picking up fruit salads to whole meals
University of Washington

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington developed 11 actions a robotic arm can make to pick up nearly any food attainable by fork. This allows the system to learn to pick up new foods during one meal.

Newswise: UWF business students pitch stock recommendations for Argo Growth Fund, debate future of cryptocurrency
Released: 8-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST
UWF business students pitch stock recommendations for Argo Growth Fund, debate future of cryptocurrency
University of West Florida

Three UWF College of Business students delivered their stock investment recommendations for the University's student-managed Argo Growth Fund at a public presentation yesterday at the UWF Commons Auditorium.

Newswise: Sponsorship Disclosure and Consumer Engagement: Evidence from Bilibili Video Platform
Released: 31-Oct-2023 8:55 AM EDT
Sponsorship Disclosure and Consumer Engagement: Evidence from Bilibili Video Platform
Chinese Academy of Sciences

This research delves into the impact of video content sponsorship and sponsorship disclosure on consumer engagement by analyzing nearly 30,000 videos on the Bilibili platform. The results indicate that video sponsorships have a significantly negative impact on consumer engagement.

Newswise: Online games use dark designs to collect player data
Released: 27-Oct-2023 9:30 AM EDT
Online games use dark designs to collect player data
Aalto University

The privacy policies and practices of online games contain dark design patterns which could be deceptive, misleading, or coercive to users, according to a new study from Aalto University

Newswise: WashU Expert: Your smart speaker data is used in ways you might not expect
Released: 27-Oct-2023 7:05 AM EDT
WashU Expert: Your smart speaker data is used in ways you might not expect
Washington University in St. Louis

“Hey, Alexa, play the latest Taylor Swift album.” Smart speakers offer amazing convenience — from playing your favorite tunes to re-ordering toilet paper — with only a simple voice command. But that convenience can come with a steep cost in privacy that many consumers aren’t even aware they’re paying.

Released: 24-Aug-2023 1:40 PM EDT
New pocket-sized device for clinicians could spot infected wounds faster
Frontiers

It’s notoriously difficult for doctors to identify a wound that is becoming infected.

Newswise: New app developed at NYU Tandon School of Engineering promises to make navigating subway stations easier for people with blindness and low vision
Released: 27-Jul-2023 9:00 AM EDT
New app developed at NYU Tandon School of Engineering promises to make navigating subway stations easier for people with blindness and low vision
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Designed by researchers at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Commute Booster routes public-transportation users through the “middle mile” – the part of a journey inside subway stations or other similar transit hubs – in addition to the “first” and “last” miles that bring travelers to and from those hubs.

   
Released: 26-Jul-2023 9:05 AM EDT
When Should I Let My Child Have a Phone? Five Questions Parents Need to Ask
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Smart phones are like any tool in modern society: They can be helpful if used safely and appropriately—or harmful if used incorrectly or too much.

Newswise: With a new app, smart devices can have GPS underwater
Released: 24-Jul-2023 8:05 PM EDT
With a new app, smart devices can have GPS underwater
University of Washington

A team at the University of Washington has developed the first underwater 3D-positioning app for smart devices. When at least three divers are within about 98 feet of each other, the app tracks each user’s location relative to the leader.

Newswise: URI team develops app for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Released: 20-Jul-2023 4:10 PM EDT
URI team develops app for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
University of Rhode Island

A team from the University of Rhode Island, working alongside the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission and consultants with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has developed an app that teaches adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities how to recognize abuse and report it to authorities.

Released: 14-Jul-2023 4:55 PM EDT
App helps identify autistic children in India – study
University of Reading

Children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders in India can be successfully identified by community healthcare workers using a low-cost app, a study has found.

Newswise: Protecting your privacy on Meta’s new app, Threads
Released: 14-Jul-2023 3:25 PM EDT
Protecting your privacy on Meta’s new app, Threads
Virginia Tech

New users signing up for Threads, Meta’s response to Twitter, should be aware of the app’s data collection capabilities, says a Virginia Tech privacy expert. “Threads collects user data across 25 different categories, surpassing Twitter’s data collection capabilities,” says Donna Wertalik, a professor of practice in marketing for the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech and Voices of Privacy co-host.

7-Jul-2023 8:20 AM EDT
Web and Smartphone Apps Providing Personalized Feedback Can Help Hazardous Drinkers Substantially Reduce Their Alcohol Consumption Over Eight Weeks
Research Society on Alcoholism

Brief electronic intervention providing personalized feedback can help hazardous drinkers substantially reduce their drinking, according to a new study in Alcohol: Clinical & Experimental Research.

     
Newswise: An app can transform smartphones into thermometers that accurately detect fevers
Released: 21-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
An app can transform smartphones into thermometers that accurately detect fevers
University of Washington

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington has created an app called FeverPhone, which transforms smartphones into thermometers without adding new hardware.

   
Released: 7-Jun-2023 7:05 AM EDT
Fitness App Loophole Allows Access to Home Addresses
North Carolina State University

Despite attempts to anonymize user data, the fitness app Strava allows anyone to find personal information – including home addresses – about some users. The finding, which is detailed in a new study, raises significant privacy concerns.

Released: 6-Jun-2023 3:40 PM EDT
Team develops smartphone app to enhance midwifery care in Tanzania
Hiroshima University

An international research team from Tanzania and Japan created a smartphone app and conducted a pilot study of how the app might be used to improve midwives’ knowledge and skills in Tanzania. Their study focused on the app’s potential effects on the learning outcomes of midwives and birth preparedness of pregnant women in Tanzania.



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