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Article ID: 706100

Why people make up their minds sooner than they realize

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

In the era of Google and Facebook, people may believe that exchanging ever-more information will foster better-informed opinions and perspectives when the reality is people are making snap judgments without even begin aware of it.

Released:
7-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    21-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705707

Millions of Google Searches For Sexual Harassment, Assault Since #MeToo

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An estimated 40 to 54 million Google searches for sexual harassment and assault were recorded in the United States in the eight months after public accusations against film producer Harvey Weinstein and the ensuing #MeToo movement. Searches related to reporting and preventing such actions also were up based on the results of a study that monitored and analyzed search activity.

Released:
19-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 705578

How a personality trait puts you at risk for cybercrime

Michigan State University

Impulse online shopping, downloading music and compulsive email use are all signs of a certain personality trait that make you a target for malware attacks. New research from Michigan State University examines the behaviors – both obvious and subtle – that lead someone to fall victim to cybercrime involving Trojans, viruses, and malware

Released:
17-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705296

Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

University of Washington

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they can't get very far without needing a charge. Now, engineers at the University of Washington have created a sensing system that is small enough to ride aboard a bumblebee.

Released:
11-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST
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    19-Nov-2018 6:00 AM EST

Article ID: 703912

When NBA Players Tweet Late at Night, They Play Worse Basketball

Stony Brook University

A new study to be published online in the journal Sleep Health reveals that late-night social media use by NBA players is linked to poorer next-day performance on the court. The study examines more than 37,000 tweets and builds on preliminary research from 2017 about late-night tweets.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 703989

World’s Biggest Student-Led Cybersecurity Games Announce Winners of CSAW 2018

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A team of four computer science students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) once again took home top honors at the 15th anniversary edition of Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the world’s largest student-run cyber security event.

Released:
14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Education

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Article ID: 703960

NUS Innovation Opens Doors to Smaller, Cheaper and Long-Lasting IoT Sensors

National University of Singapore

Researchers from the Green IC research group at the National University of Singapore have invented a low-cost ‘battery-less’ wake-up timer – in the form of an on-chip circuit – that significantly reduces power consumption of silicon chips for Internet of Things sensor nodes.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 10:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703786

The fallout to Fallout 76: How a video game shapes the identity of a state

West Virginia University

Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Pop Culture

Article ID: 703649

News Release: DHS S&T Awards $1.27M to Two Universities to Improve Cybersecurity Investment Decision Making

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a total of $1,272,320 across two universities to develop new solutions to improve the capability of organizations to understand and improve their cybersecurity control investment decisions.

Released:
8-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST

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