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Released: 6-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
New research reveals privacy risks of home security cameras
Queen Mary University of London

An international study has used data from a major home Internet Protocol (IP) security camera provider to evaluate potential privacy risks for users.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Researchers outline adapted health communications principles for the COVID-19 pandemic
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unique challenges for public health practitioners and health communicators that warrant an expansion of existing health communication principles to take into consideration.

Newswise: Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
Released: 30-Jun-2020 5:00 PM EDT
Springer Named Director of UA Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jan P. Springer, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named the new director of the George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.The Emerging Analytics Center (EAC) is a research center that is home to an energetic group of researchers, faculty, and students performing innovative research and development in technology, infrastructure, and applications for virtual and augmented realities, immersive visualization, interactive technologies, as well as cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

Newswise: MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
Released: 26-Jun-2020 7:45 AM EDT
MyWorld set to make South West a digital media leader on global stage
University of Bristol

The South West is on track to become an international trailblazer in screen-based media thanks to £46 million funding, which will launch a creative media powerhouse called MyWorld and supercharge economic growth, generating more than 700 jobs.

Newswise: Clarkson University Students Launch “All Good Things” News Website
Released: 22-Jun-2020 1:35 PM EDT
Clarkson University Students Launch “All Good Things” News Website
Clarkson University

A pair of Clarkson University have launched a website designed to bring good news to the masses in the midst of a pandemic.

Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:20 PM EDT
New research says displaying fake reviews increases consumer trust in platforms by 80%
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

Many people are using COVID-19 quarantine to get projects done at home, meaning plenty of online shopping for tools and supplies.

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Released: 9-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Google’s trends: UofL researcher using internet searches to map the spread of COVID-19
University of Louisville Health Science Center

In a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Higgins and colleagues at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Indiana University and Kentuckiana ENT found a correlation between searches for symptoms of the disease and new confirmed cases and deaths.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
New initiative uses data science to confront the growing peril of disinformation
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced a partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that will focus on addressing a topic of growing public concern: disinformation. The new collaboration is part of The 100 Questions Initiative, an effort to identify the most important societal questions for which greater access to data and data science methods could find answers; in our current climate, some of the most pressing questions involve the spread of deceptive or unproven information.

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Released: 4-Jun-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Technology for cloud efficiency for databases during data-intensive COVID-19 pandemic
Purdue University

A Purdue University data science and machine learning innovator wants to help organizations and users get the most for their money when it comes to cloud-based databases.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
In anti-piracy work, blocking websites more effective when multiple sites are targeted
Carnegie Mellon University

An important challenge facing media industries today is whether and how copyright policy should be adapted to the realities of the digital age. The invention and subsequent adoption of filesharing technologies has eroded the strength of copyright law across many countries, and research has shown that digital piracy reduces sales of music and motion picture content.

Released: 22-May-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Australian researchers record world's fastest internet speed from a single optical chip
Monash University

Researchers from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities have successfully tested and recorded Australia's fastest internet data speed, and that of the world, from a single optical chip - capable of downloading 1000 high definition movies in a split second.

Released: 22-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 and Connectedness: Finding a Balance in Our Online Lives
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine wears on, there remains one constant: a reliance on the internet, social media, and streaming services for work, school, entertainment, and keeping in touch with friends and family. But is the increased screen time — and the resulting onslaught of emails, memes, and media consumption that come with the removed barrier between work and home — taking a toll on our mental health? For answers, we turned to Simon Gottschalk, a UNLV sociology professor and author of “The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times,” which examines the social and psychological toll of our increasingly online lives on work, education, family life, interactions, our sense of self, and more.

Released: 20-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT
How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People
North Carolina State University

A recent analysis of discourse on Facebook highlights how social media can be used to dehumanize entire groups of people.

Newswise: New Research Will Explore Language Biases in COVID-19 Information Searches on the Internet
Released: 19-May-2020 7:10 AM EDT
New Research Will Explore Language Biases in COVID-19 Information Searches on the Internet
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health assistant professor, Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW, and Rutgers School of Communication and Information assistant professor, Vivek Singh, PhD, have received a National Science Foundation grant to analyze the differences in COVID-19 related online searches for English and Spanish speaking users.

Released: 14-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Coronavirus outbreak trending topics - See the Coronavirus Channel
Newswise

Research and experts on the symptoms and spread of COVID-19, impact on global trade and financial markets, public health response, search for an effective treatment, and more

Newswise: New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
8-May-2020 4:30 PM EDT
New Map Reveals Distrust in Health Expertise Is Winning Hearts and Minds Online
George Washington University

Communities on Facebook that distrust establishment health guidance are more effective than government health agencies and other reliable health groups at reaching and engaging “undecided” individuals, according to a study published today in the journal Nature.

Newswise: Organic Memory Devices Show Promise for Flexible, Wearable, Personalized Computing
20-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Organic Memory Devices Show Promise for Flexible, Wearable, Personalized Computing
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The advent of artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things is expected to change modern electronics. The pressing question for many researchers is how to handle this technological revolution. Brain-inspired electronics with organic memristors could offer a functionally promising and cost- effective platform. Since memristors are functionally analogous to the operation of neurons, the computing units in the brain, they are optimal candidates for brain-inspired computing platforms.

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Released: 9-Apr-2020 1:35 PM EDT
How students and faculty can prepare to work online
Texas State University

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students nationwide are now – or soon will be – taking classes online.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Snail mail to Wi-Fi: Cornell University’s history of remote instruction
Cornell University

Generations before universities’ shift to online classes this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cornell university was making strides in remote instruction – including some of the earliest, and one of the largest, distance learning programs in the United States.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 2:05 PM EDT
AI as mediator: ‘Smart’ replies help humans communicate during pandemic
Cornell University

Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers. And as we communicate online and by text, artificial intelligence could play a role in keeping our conversations on track, according to new Cornell University research.

Released: 27-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
A Faster Way To Replace Inaccurate Information On Social Networks
North Carolina State University

Researchers have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of information spread in online social networks and the Internet of Things. The findings may be used to disseminate accurate information more quickly, displacing false information on anything from computer security to public health.

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Released: 12-Mar-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Misinformation on vaccines readily available online
University of Otago

Parents researching childhood vaccinations online are likely to encounter significant levels of negative information, researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, have found.

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Released: 12-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Healthier and happier without Facebook
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

The group headed by Dr. Julia Brailovskaia published their results in the journal "Computers in Human Behavior" from 6. March 2020.

Newswise: FCC to invest $176 million in broadband for Missouri’s rural areas
Released: 9-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
FCC to invest $176 million in broadband for Missouri’s rural areas
Missouri University of Science and Technology

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will invest $176 million over 10 years to connect Missourians in rural areas to high-speed internet. But with more than 1 million residents who need access, systems expert Dr. Casey Canfield says bridging the digital divide will also take an investment in broadband research. “Analytical research can help decision-makers make more strategic investments in broadband infrastructure by using simulations to compare different approaches,” says Canfield.

Released: 3-Mar-2020 2:15 PM EST
Poor Internet connection leaves rural students behind
Michigan State University

Slow Internet connections or limited access from homes in rural areas can contribute to students falling behind academically, according to a new report from Michigan State University's Quello Center.

14-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST
Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago announce successful tests on quantum loop — a precursor for the national quantum internet
Argonne National Laboratory

LEMONT, IL – On Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at noon CST, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul M. Dabbar will announce scientists from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago entangled photons across a 52-mile “quantum loop” in the Chicago suburbs. The quantum loop is a test bed designed to entangle quantum information at distance in real-world conditions. The successful experiment, funded by DOE, is seen as a foundational building block in the development of a quantum internet — potentially a highly secure and far-reaching network of quantum computers and other quantum devices.

Newswise: New chip brings ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to IoT devices
Released: 17-Feb-2020 11:35 AM EST
New chip brings ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to IoT devices
University of California San Diego

More portable, fully wireless smart home setups. Lower power wearables. Batteryless smart devices. These could all be made possible thanks to a new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio developed by UC San Diego engineers. It enables Wi-Fi communication at 5,000 times less power than commercial Wi-Fi radios.

Newswise: Shall I compare thee to a love heart emoji?
Released: 10-Feb-2020 7:05 AM EST
Shall I compare thee to a love heart emoji?
University of South Australia

It may not be a Shakespearean sonnet, but the language of love in the 21st century is just as affectionate and meaningful as it ever was, according to University of South Australia linguist, Dr David Caldwell.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST
American University Names First Chief Online Officer to Lead Digital Learning Efforts
American University

American University Names First Chief Online Officer to Lead Digital Learning Efforts

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Released: 5-Feb-2020 2:20 PM EST
What's your brand?
University of Tokyo

Researchers created an algorithm that successfully predicted consumer purchases.

Newswise: New Study Examines the Accuracy of Plastic Surgery Videos on Social Media
Released: 29-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST
New Study Examines the Accuracy of Plastic Surgery Videos on Social Media
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

In the era of ‘Dr. Google,’ social media is a tremendous influence on patients interested in cosmetic surgery, and with more than two billion users – representing almost one-third of the internet – YouTube has emerged as an essential platform for reaching people interested in plastic surgery.

Released: 28-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
5 Big Questions About the Future of Retail
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Traditional retail remains in a period of widespread transformation. Many suburban malls have shuttered, or limp along with few tenants. The rapid transformation even has its own doom-and-gloom shorthand: the Retail Apocalypse. Amid the turmoil, there is also transformation and growth. Darden Professor Vidya Mani says these are indeed dynamic times, and she recently spoke about how she sees the space and what may come next.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
Using artificial intelligence to enrich digital maps
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

A model invented by researchers at MIT and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) that uses satellite imagery to tag road features in digital maps could help improve GPS navigation.

Newswise: Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea
Released: 23-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Data from Behind Enemy Lines: How Russia May have Used Twitter to Seize Crimea
University of California San Diego

Online discourse by users of social media can provide important clues about the political dispositions of communities.

Newswise: 'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions
Released: 23-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
'Sex Tech' Study Finds Technology Facilitates Sexual and Emotional Interactions
Indiana University

Advances in technology have allowed us to interact with others across the globe, and a new study of adults who engage with "sex tech"—innovative technologies used to enhance sexuality—announced by the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University reveals that technology increasingly connects people at their most intimate moments.

Newswise: Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
Released: 22-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
Public distrust in media, helping the public understand how news works
Arizona State University (ASU)

Kristy Roschke is the managing director of News Co/Lab, and she offers remedies for readers who want to stay media literate.

Released: 21-Jan-2020 4:35 PM EST
ASU-led NASA Psyche mission offers free online course on team building from leadership experts
Thunderbird School of Global Management

The new Psyche Mission Innovation Toolkit online course is designed to help learners understand the unique challenges of a diverse team and provides tools to help address these challenges and take actions to be more successful in working with others. Image by ASU Continuing and Professional Education

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Released: 17-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
Internet use reduces study skills in university students
Swansea University

Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests.

Newswise: IEEE selects UAH's Jovanov as Fellow for wearable health monitoring contributions
Released: 15-Jan-2020 11:45 AM EST
IEEE selects UAH's Jovanov as Fellow for wearable health monitoring contributions
University of Alabama Huntsville

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has selected Dr. Emil Jovanov, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), as a Fellow for his contributions to the field of wearable health monitoring.

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Released: 18-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like a Computer Virus, Say Researchers
University of Cambridge

The spread of hate speech via social media could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, according to University of Cambridge researchers.

Newswise: Texas State senior lecturer leads fight against fake news
Released: 10-Dec-2019 2:30 PM EST
Texas State senior lecturer leads fight against fake news
Texas State University

To address a centuries-old problem, a Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication faculty member recommends two tools as a remedy: time and effort.

Newswise: ASA, CDC Plan Revamp of Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages for International Year of Sound 2020
27-Nov-2019 10:20 AM EST
ASA, CDC Plan Revamp of Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages for International Year of Sound 2020
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

As harmful effects of noise are becoming more widely known, popular internet websites are increasingly being used as resources of information. For the International Year of Sound 2020 (#IYS2020), the Acoustical Society of America and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the CDC, took the lead in designing the online event Wiki4YearOfSound2020. The event will facilitate the improvement of Wikipedia content in topics related to acoustics, communication, music, noise and soundscapes.

19-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
Online Reviews Reveal Need for Specialized Drug Treatment Facility Assessments
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

With no national standard to measure drug treatment facilities, new research reveals opportunities to learn from patients to help create metrics.


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