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Newswise: Multidisciplinary artist R. Luke DuBois shapes trillions of bytes of  Akamai data into “Portrait of Life Online” NFT
Released: 12-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Multidisciplinary artist R. Luke DuBois shapes trillions of bytes of Akamai data into “Portrait of Life Online” NFT
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Renowned multidisciplinary artist R. Luke DuBois, associate professor and director of the Integrated Design and Media program at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, in collaboration with cloud company Akamai Technologies, has created the first Non-Fungible Token (NFT) artwork dynamically fueled by the internet.

Released: 10-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
What Spotify and Tinder aren't telling us
University of Auckland

Our online and real-world lives are increasingly influenced by algorithmic recommendations based on data gathered about our behavior by companies that are often reluctant to tell us what data they’re gathering how they are using it.

Released: 9-May-2022 6:00 AM EDT
Digital Divide: Data Highlights Internet Inequities in Chicago
University of Chicago

An analysis and neighborhood ranking released today by the University of Chicago Data Science Institute (DSI) has revealed rich, new detail about the deep disparities in connectivity to high-speed Internet in Chicago. This finding is part of a long-term effort by the Internet Equity Initiative, an innovative effort from the University of Chicago Data Science Institute, to reduce disparities and help guide the investment of the $65 billion in federal funding that was authorized in 2021 to expand broadband adoption and address disparities highlighted by the COVID pandemic.

Newswise: New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Released: 28-Apr-2022 4:50 PM EDT
New Study Shows Hybrid Learning Led to Significant Reduction in Covid-19 Spread
Georgia Institute of Technology

A new study published in BMC Public Health shows that hybrid learning utilizing alternating school days for children offers a significant reduction in community disease spread. Total closure in favor of remote learning, however, offers little additional advantage over that hybrid option.

Newswise: Setting the Stage for the 6G Era
Released: 28-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Setting the Stage for the 6G Era
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Wrapping up the HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronics and Photonics was Professor Chi Hou Chan, the Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU).

Released: 27-Apr-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Langvardt Discusses Free-Speech Implications of Musk's Twitter Purchase
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Elon Musk has a difficult and probably impossible task ahead of him, because free speech ideals aren't well-suited to social media. Platform administrators -- even those with strong libertarian impulses -- wind up policing online speech.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Anyone can be a cyberbully, not just people who are unhinged
University of Michigan

People who have high premeditated or impulsive aggressive tendencies online are likely to cyberbully others, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Released: 22-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Features of a smart city
Bentham Science Publishers

A smart city is a city that uses technology to provide services and solve city problems.

Released: 15-Apr-2022 2:45 AM EDT
Evaluation of the Immediate Effects of Web-Based Intervention Modules for Goals, Planning, and Coping Planning on Physical Activity: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial on Weight Loss Maintenance
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: The use of digital interventions can be accurately monitored via log files. However, monitoring engagement with intervention goals or enactment of the actual behaviors targeted by the intervention is more difficult and is...

Released: 14-Apr-2022 2:45 AM EDT
Single-Session, Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Improve Parenting Skills to Help Children Cope With Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Feasibility Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on families’ daily routines and psychosocial well-being, and technology has played a key role in providing socially distanced health care services. Objective:

Released: 14-Apr-2022 2:30 AM EDT
Blockchain-Based Architecture Design for Personal Health Record: Development and Usability Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: The importance of blockchain-based architectures for personal health record (PHR) lies in the fact that they are thought and developed to allow patients to control and at least partly collect their health data. Ideally, t...

Released: 11-Apr-2022 2:20 PM EDT
Russian Trolls Tried to Distract American Voters with Entertainment
Cornell University

In a finding that has implications for the 2022 midterm elections, Cornell University researchers found Russia tried to distract liberal voters during the 2016 presidential campaign with a seemingly innocent weapon – tweets about music and videos.

Released: 8-Apr-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Stigmatizing Attitudes Across Cybersuicides and Offline Suicides: Content Analysis of Sina Weibo
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: The new reality of cybersuicide raises challenges to ideologies about the traditional form of suicide that does not involve the internet (offline suicide), which may lead to changes in audience’s attitudes. However, kno...

Newswise: Are We Ready for 6G
Released: 8-Apr-2022 8:55 AM EDT
Are We Ready for 6G
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

While the frequency spectrum allocated to the 5th generation (5G) wireless communications has not been fully utilized, research groups worldwide are already juggling their positions for 6G, in which frequencies 100 GHz to 3 THz are promising.

Released: 5-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
UAlbany, FIU Researchers Team Up to Launch $1.5 Million Virtual Cybersecurity Institute
University at Albany, State University of New York

The institute will help train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals for future military and civilian leadership positions.

Released: 11-Mar-2022 11:20 AM EST
Study finds social media verification not enough to sell products
University of Maine

Social media influencers are some of the most powerful celebrities of the internet era, and verification — the blue check mark that indicates the account has been vetted and the user’s identity has been confirmed — is one of the most highly sought-after tools of the trade.

Newswise: What is Web 3.0?
Released: 9-Mar-2022 11:20 AM EST
What is Web 3.0?
Arizona State University (ASU)

Web 1.0 is when the internet began. Web 2.0 is characterized by interactivity. Web 3.0 is about data ownership, enabled by blockchain technology.

Newswise: How data processing can heat buildings
Released: 1-Mar-2022 4:05 AM EST
How data processing can heat buildings
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

A newly installed data center in the NEST research building is not only used for data processing, but also helps to heat the entire building. The server system is part of the international EU research project ECO-Qube, which is investigating the integration of data centers into building systems and their energy-efficient operation.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

Released: 17-Feb-2022 12:05 PM EST
New Solutions to Bridging Wikipedia’s Gender Gap
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Wikipedia has a major gender inequity problem. In a new study, Annenberg School for Communication researchers evaluate how feminist interventions are closing the gap, and how they could improve.

Newswise: Google's 'CEO' image search gender bias hasn't really been fixed
Released: 16-Feb-2022 3:05 PM EST
Google's 'CEO' image search gender bias hasn't really been fixed
University of Washington

University of Washington researchers showed that image search results for four major search engines from around the world, including Google, still reflect gender bias.

Released: 31-Jan-2022 5:35 PM EST
UA Little Rock Receives DoD Grant to Research Covert Online Information Campaigns
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) has received a multi-year grant from a Department of Defense (DoD) initiative to study covert online information campaigns in the Indo-Pacific region. UA Little Rock is partnering on the five-year project, “Multi-Level Models of Covert Online Information Campaigns,” with Carnegie Mellon University, University of Regina, and The Atlantic Council.

Released: 31-Jan-2022 11:50 AM EST
Landmark research shows increase in online sex blackmailing during pandemic
Taylor & Francis

During the pandemic men were twice as likely as women to fall victim to online extortionists threatening to publish explicit photos, videos, and information about them.

Newswise: The Word On Wordle
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:40 PM EST
The Word On Wordle
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV social media researchers spell out the hype behind the trending word game.

Released: 26-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST
The latest news in Behavioral Science for media

Here are some of the latest articles we've posted in the Behavioral Science channel.

Released: 14-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Why we love Wordle, according to science
University of Florida

Several psychological concepts help explain our infatuation with the simple but sharable game.

Newswise: Gauging the Resilience of Complex Networks
Released: 4-Jan-2022 1:25 PM EST
Gauging the Resilience of Complex Networks
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Whether a transformer catches fire in a power grid, a species disappears from an ecosystem, or water floods a city street, many systems can absorb a certain amount of disruption. But how badly does a single failure weaken the network? And how much damage can it take before it tips into collapse?

Released: 27-Dec-2021 1:05 AM EST
Mathematicians Propose a Simple 5G Network Model for VR Applications
Russian Foundation for Basic Research

RUDN University mathematicians have proposed a model for calculating the optimal parameters of a 5G network for virtual reality applications. It is simpler than analogues and at the same time has the same efficiency.

Released: 15-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

The Latest Mental Health Research and Feature News in the Mental Health Channel on Newswise

Released: 15-Dec-2021 7:00 AM EST
The router in your home might be intercepting some of your Internet traffic--but it may be for your own good
University of California San Diego

The router in your home might be intercepting some of your Internet traffic and sending it to a different destination. Specifically, the router can intercept the Domain Name System traffic --the communications used to translate human-readable domain names (for example www.google.com) into the numeric Internet Protocol (IP) addresses that the Internet relies on. That’s the finding from a team of computer scientists at the University of California San Diego, which they presented at the Internet Measurement Conference on Nov. 3, 2021.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-nus-centre-for-5g-digital-building-technology-to-augment-digital-capability-of-singapore-s-built-environment-industry
Released: 14-Dec-2021 9:05 PM EST
New NUS Centre for 5G Digital Building Technology to augment digital capability of Singapore’s built environment industry
National University of Singapore

In a boost to Singapore’s future-built environment landscape, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of the Built Environment has established a new research centre to augment the digital capability of Singapore’s construction industry, accelerate 5G training and promote the adoption of 5G technologies in Smart Facilities Management (FM).

Newswise: High-speed internet crucial to rural small businesses
Released: 13-Dec-2021 4:50 PM EST
High-speed internet crucial to rural small businesses
South Dakota State University

A survey in five small communities in eastern South Dakota showed 94% of business owners recognized how important high-speed internet is to their operations and to community growth.

Newswise: Who’s got your mail? Google and Microsoft, mostly
Released: 13-Dec-2021 8:00 AM EST
Who’s got your mail? Google and Microsoft, mostly
University of California San Diego

Who really sends, receives and, most importantly perhaps, stores your business’ email? Most likely Google and Microsoft, unless you live in China or Russia. And the market share for these two companies keeps growing.

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Released: 6-Dec-2021 4:45 PM EST
Is privacy dead?
Washington University in St. Louis

In a new book, “Why Privacy Matters,” one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law and co-director of the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law at Washington University in St. Louis, argues privacy is not dead, but up for grabs.

Newswise: New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online
Released: 1-Dec-2021 10:05 PM EST
New UniSA study helps keep kids safe online
University of South Australia

Keeping children safe online is always important, but with the rapid rise of children using social media amid COVID-19 also comes increased opportunities for predators to access and exploit our youngest and most vulnerable citizens.

30-Nov-2021 2:45 PM EST
COVID-19 pandemic puts spotlight on science misinformation ‘triggers’
University of Sydney

Pandemic highlights existing issues in our health information ecosystem.

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Released: 23-Nov-2021 8:10 AM EST
CSAW 2021 added high-profile speakers and panels
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Among the most eagerly awaited portions of CSAW ‘21 — the most comprehensive student-run cybersecurity event in the world — was the panel discussion “Security Challenges in 5G Wireless and Beyond.”The panel, focused on securing telecommunications, couldn’t be more timely as the Biden administration’s new infrastructure plan includes major investment in delivering broadband to all Americans, a task that will require new approaches to both fixed and wireless delivery.

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Released: 17-Nov-2021 2:30 PM EST
ORNL, Google and Snowflake formalize novel data stream processing concept
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A team of collaborators from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Google Inc., Snowflake Inc. and Ververica GmbH has tested a computing concept that could help speed up real-time processing of data that stream on mobile and other electronic devices.

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Released: 15-Nov-2021 3:20 PM EST
The digital divide is a human rights issue
University of Utah

A University of Utah researcher argues access to high-speed internet, or broadband, is a human rights and social justice issue as lack of access disproportionately impacts low-income, People of Color, seniors, Native Americans and rural residents. In order to reduce the digital divide, Sanders said there are community-based, grassroots initiatives that can serve as excellent models—including one in Utah.

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Released: 9-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EST
Political ads during the 2020 presidential election cycle collected personal information and spread misleading information
University of Washington

University of Washington researchers looked at almost 56,000 political ads from almost 750 news sites between September 2020 and January 2021. Political ads used multiple tactics that concerned the researchers, including posing as a poll to collect people’s personal information or having headlines that might affect web surfers’ views of candidates.

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Released: 1-Nov-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Tulane researcher gets NSF grant to teach algorithms to be fair
Tulane University

Tulane researcher Nick Mattei is part of a new NSF study to design more equitable algorithm recommender systems.

Released: 19-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Can 5G be used as surveillance radar? U.S. military funds research
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Faculty members at Binghamton University, State University of New York have received two grants to study whether 5G can be used similarly to radar by creating images based on how the carrier waves bounce off objects or people.

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Released: 14-Oct-2021 3:00 PM EDT
Internet Security Doesn’t Measure Up; a Team of Experts Is Working to Change This
University of California San Diego

The National Science Foundation funds more than $11M to CAIDA at UC San Diego, CSAIL at MIT and NSRC at the University of Oregon for two projects aimed at improving internet infrastructure security.

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