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Released: 2-May-2024 7:05 AM EDT
Navigating Relationships in the Age of Dating Apps
Newswise

In today's digital age, dating apps have revolutionized how people meet and connect. However, this convenience comes with its own challenges, leading to what some call a "swipe pandemic."

Newswise: This device gathers, stores electricity in remote settings
Released: 9-Apr-2024 3:05 PM EDT
This device gathers, stores electricity in remote settings
University of Utah

Wirelessly connected devices perform an expanding array of applications, such as monitoring the condition of machinery and remote sensing in agricultural settings. These applications hold much potential for improving the efficiency, but how do you power these devices where reliable electrical sources are not available?

Newswise: Surface Emitting Semiconductor Laser Achieves Efficiency Breakthrough
Released: 3-Apr-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Surface Emitting Semiconductor Laser Achieves Efficiency Breakthrough
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Since the advent of semiconductor lasers, one of the most striking advantages over other types of lasers is their ability to achieve extremely high electro-optical conversion efficiency. The pursuit of ultrahigh efficiencies in semiconductor lasers remains an important goal in photonics and laser physics.

Newswise: Apps, AI, and the Future of Health Take Center Stage at DHI Symposium
Released: 14-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Apps, AI, and the Future of Health Take Center Stage at DHI Symposium
University of Utah Health

More than a hundred researchers convened to brainstorm tools with the potential to extend care beyond the clinic, help doctors optimize care for each patient, and empower people to manage their own care.

   
Released: 27-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
Smartphone app uses AI to detect depression from facial cues
Dartmouth College

Dartmouth researchers report they have developed the first smartphone application that uses artificial intelligence paired with facial-image processing software to reliably detect the onset of depression before the user even knows something is wrong.

   
Released: 15-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
App shows 25% fewer emergency hospital admissions from care homes
Newcastle University

Newcastle University has assisted in finding cost-efficient methods for the NHS to improve the care and quality of life for care home residents.

Newswise: Study visually captures a hard truth: Walking home at night is not the same for women
Released: 8-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Study visually captures a hard truth: Walking home at night is not the same for women
Brigham Young University

An eye-catching new study shows just how different the experience of walking home at night is for women versus men.

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Released: 6-Feb-2024 10:00 AM EST
IBM leads Google and Microsoft as race to next generation AI heats up
Digital Science and Research Solutions Ltd

US commercial giants IBM, Google and Microsoft lead the way as the companies with the most patent applications in Generative AI (GenAI), with other major firms such as Samsung, Adobe and Intel also in the Top 10.

   
Newswise: AI-powered app can detect poison ivy
Released: 30-Jan-2024 6:05 PM EST
AI-powered app can detect poison ivy
University of Florida

University of Florida scientists published a new study in which they show how they used artificial intelligence to confirm that an app can identify poison ivy.

Newswise: Smartphone app could help prevent falls in older adults
Released: 12-Jan-2024 10:55 AM EST
Smartphone app could help prevent falls in older adults
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York's Motion Analysis Research Laboratory have developed an app to help study and prevent falls in older adults.

Released: 22-Dec-2023 9:30 AM EST
SLU Professor and Doctoral Candidate Launch Company, Network Security Mobile App
Saint Louis University

A Saint Louis University professor and a doctoral student have launched an app to help everyday users manage their wireless networks and learn about cybersecurity.

Released: 20-Dec-2023 3:05 PM EST
Working with Big Data requires a lot of power! The latest research and features on Supercomputing
Newswise

With the rise in machine learning applications and artificial intelligence, it's no wonder that more and more scientists and researchers are turning to supercomputers. Supercomputers are commonly used for making predictions with advanced modeling and simulations. This can be applied to climate research, weather forecasting, genomic sequencing, space exploration, aviation engineering and more.

       
Newswise: Less social media makes you happier and more efficient at work
Released: 15-Dec-2023 2:05 PM EST
Less social media makes you happier and more efficient at work
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

If you feel overworked and stressed, you’ll be less committed to your job and perform less well. Many companies are aware of this problem and, therefore, spend money on professionals to look after the mental health of their employees. And yet there’s a much simpler and more cost-effective way to increase satisfaction and efficiency: In a one-week study, just 30 minutes less social media use per day improved the mental health, job satisfaction and commitment of the participants.

Released: 12-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Innovative Eyewear, Inc. Announces the 2.0 Release of its Android ChatGPT App for Smart Eyewear
Innovative Eyewear

Innovative Eyewear, Inc. ("Innovative Eyewear" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: LUCY; LUCYW), the developer of smart eyewear under the Lucyd®, Nautica®, Eddie Bauer® and Reebok® brands, is pleased to announce a key update to the Company's Lucyd app for Android, the first app to enable a voice interface for ChatGPT.

Newswise: A reflective display based on electro-microfluidic assembly of particles within suppressed water-in-oil droplet array
Released: 7-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
A reflective display based on electro-microfluidic assembly of particles within suppressed water-in-oil droplet array
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Reflective displays have stimulated considerable interest because of its friendly readability and low energy consumption.

Newswise: SPAGINS: A Novel Approach to Predicting Nuclear Fragmentation in Gamma-Induced Spallation
Released: 5-Dec-2023 8:05 AM EST
SPAGINS: A Novel Approach to Predicting Nuclear Fragmentation in Gamma-Induced Spallation
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Gamma-induced nuclear spallation reactions are critical for understanding various phenomena in nuclear physics and related applications.

Newswise: Polarization-independent liquid-crystal phase modulators
Released: 1-Dec-2023 12:35 PM EST
Polarization-independent liquid-crystal phase modulators
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Polarization-independent liquid-crystal phase modulators are important for optical systems but difficult to fabricate with a simple structure.

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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Released: 31-May-2023 3:15 PM EDT
New App Uses AI to Enable Anyone to Make Musical Mashups
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mixboard is a tablet application that lets users without musical or editing experience create the songs of their dreams.

Newswise: ICUconnect App Helped Clinicians Address Unmet Palliative Care Needs Across Course of ICU Care
15-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
ICUconnect App Helped Clinicians Address Unmet Palliative Care Needs Across Course of ICU Care
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a randomized controlled trial, ICUconnect helped ICU physicians to reduce unmet palliative care needs of critically ill patients and their families better than standard care did, according to research published at the ATS 2023 International Conference.

Newswise: Kate Keahey breaks new ground in computer science
Released: 15-May-2023 11:50 AM EDT
Kate Keahey breaks new ground in computer science
Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne computer scientist Kate Keahey has built multiple application projects popularizing the use of cloud computing.

Newswise: EXI unveils first digital implementations of Exercise is Medicine®
Released: 10-May-2023 3:45 PM EDT
EXI unveils first digital implementations of Exercise is Medicine®
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

EXI – the Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) that delivers personalized physical activity prescription and behavior change support for people with long-term health conditions – has unveiled its first Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) deployment alliances. Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (FAFC) – located onsite at George Mason University Science & Technology campus in Manassus, Virginia, with a specialist team that delivers EIM in the community and via health provider referrals – and Logan Health, a Montana healthcare system offering EIM programs through its medical fitness center in Kalispell, Montana, will be the first facilities to deploy Exercise is Medicine® using EXI’s digital platform.

Released: 9-May-2023 2:40 PM EDT
Research shows mobile phone users do not understand what data they might be sharing
University of Bath

Privacy and security features that aim to give consumers more control over the sharing of their data by smartphone apps are widely misunderstood, shows new research from the University of Bath’s School of Management.

   
Released: 28-Apr-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Digital Health Initiative Research Could Lead to More Reliable Health Apps
University of Utah Health

Seven University of Utah Health projects have received seed grants that could promote the development and use of more scientifically based digital health applications in daily health care.

Released: 27-Apr-2023 1:10 PM EDT
Researchers Develop Web Application to Analyze Hypertension Statistics from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

A research team from Wake Forest University School of Medicine has developed an open-source, web-based application that allows users to generate customized hypertension statistics using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data.

Released: 24-Apr-2023 8:00 AM EDT
Rutgers Researcher Develops Mental Health App to Manage Distress
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

New mental health app developed by Rutgers Institute for Health faculty member Dr. Edward Selby launches today.

   
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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Newswise:Video Embedded at-home-videos-to-assess-musculoskeletal-health
VIDEO
Released: 21-Apr-2023 12:55 PM EDT
At-home videos to assess musculoskeletal health
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIH-funded researchers developed an online tool that can analyze self-collected, at-home videos with a smartphone. When deployed in a nationwide study, the tool could predict physical health and osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.

Newswise: Research shows students with disabilities will benefit from COVID-19's fast-tracking of app-based learning
Released: 20-Apr-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Research shows students with disabilities will benefit from COVID-19's fast-tracking of app-based learning
West Virginia University

After COVID-19 moved classes online in 2020, a West Virginia University expert in adapted physical activity discovered that apps aren’t created equal when it comes to accessibility.



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