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    8-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 711980

Connecting journalists with quality fact check sources, Newswise adds Google Fact Check


This month, Newswise launches Google Fact Check as a new submission option for their network of communicators at more than 400 institutions worldwide. Submissions to this feed will be configured specifically for indexing as a fact check article in Google News and traditional search, in addition to standard distribution in the Newswise wires and website reaching more than 7,000 media subscribers.

8-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities


Article ID: 712287

Design Flaws Create Security Vulnerabilities for 'Smart Home' Internet-of-Things Devices

North Carolina State University

NC State researchers find countermeasures for designers of security systems and other smart home devices.

2-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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    30-Apr-2019 9:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712115

Is Wikipedia stealing the news?

University of Sydney

While the influence of Facebook and Google on the news landscape has been well examined, Wikipedia’s role as a source of breaking news has not received enough attention, says a University of Sydney expert.

30-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 711613

Weapons Trade Reveals a Darker Side to Dark Web

Michigan State University

Debates over gun regulations make headlines across the world, but there’s an underground operation for weapons that has drawn very little attention – until now. Researchers from Michigan State University crept into the dark web to investigate how firearms are anonymously bought and sold around the world.

19-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    2-Apr-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 710496

Online Romance Is Local, but Not All Locales Are the Same

Santa Fe Institute

A "big dating" analysis reveals geographic distance within the U.S. as the strongest driver of mutual romantic messaging.

29-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 709431

Following the Crowd: New Study Shows How to Improve Group Consensus

University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame has found a way to improve the accuracy of crowd-sourcing sites.

11-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 708859

Making Flight Safer With the “Internet of Airplanes”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute computer scientists Stacy Patterson and Carlos Varela have teamed up to develop a prototype framework, the “Virtual Sky” platform, to fuse and analyze flight sensor data correctly, reliably, and quickly. Virtual Sky would serve as a model extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, a sweeping modernization of the National Airspace System that includes greater use of computer and satellite systems in air traffic elements like communication, navigation, weather, information management, and tracking.

28-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 708757

Microbiologist Gets Creative Using Instagram

Florida Atlantic University

Hunter Hines has turned to Instagram to engage audiences in scientific exchange across the world and has come up with the right formula for success. He is encouraging other scientists to follow suit. His Instagram account @microbialecology currently has 55,000 followers and at the end of 2018, his account received more than 1.4 million views in a single week. The authors share their experience and knowledge about using social media in microbiology outreach at a global scale.

27-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

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