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    24-May-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694911

Researchers Devise More Effective Location Awareness for the Internet-of-(Many)-Things

Tufts University

Anticipating a critical strain on the ability of 5G networks to keep track of a projected 50 billion connected devices by 2020, engineers at Tufts University have come up with an improved algorithm for localizing and tracking these products that distributes the task among the devices themselves.

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Article ID: 694857

NYITCOM at A-State Secures USDA Funding for Mobile Medical Clinic

New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at A-State) has received a total award of $828,748 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a mobile medical clinic aimed at delivering health care to underserved and rural populations in Arkansas and the Delta region.

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21-May-2018 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694810

Gay Male Teens Use Adult Hookup Apps to Find Friends, Partners

Northwestern University

CHICAGO - Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. It also was common for these teens to use the apps to connect with friends and find new gay, bisexual and queer friends and boyfriends, which sheds new light on who uses adult male hookup apps and why.

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Article ID: 694665

New Research Could Improve Efficiency and Luminance of TV and Smartphone Displays

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Your TV and smartphone could be more efficient and luminescent thanks to new research conducted with assistance from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

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16-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694365

UAB Medicine Wayfinding App Takes You From Parking Spot to Doctor’s Office, and Everything in Between

University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB Medicine has a new app to help patients and visitors navigate its large campus. The app offers turn by turn wayfinding to clinics, hospital units, nearby restaurants and much more.

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10-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    9-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 693567

Ultrasonic Attack is Unlikely, But Incidental Exposure Presents Plenty of Problems

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

New technologies for mobile devices may use ultrasonic sound waves, and these devices have varying effects on different subsets of the population. Regulation of these technologies is in many ways “the wild west,” according to Timothy Leighton, who wrote a guide for moving forward in today’s new world of ultrasonic exposure. He will describe his work uncovering the strange history and uncertain future of the use of ultrasonic sound waves during the 175th ASA Meeting.

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Article ID: 693921

Researchers Develop an App for Crowdsourced Exercise Plans, Which Rival Personal Trainers in Effectiveness

University of Washington

Researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle University have created CrowdFit, a platform for exercise planning that relies on crowdsourcing from nonexperts to create workout regimens guided by national exercise recommendations and tailored around user schedules and interests.

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Article ID: 693818

Apps for Children Should Emphasize Parent and Child Choice, Researchers Say

University of Washington

Parents don’t need to fear their children playing with iPads and other devices, researchers say. Mindful play with an adult, combined with thoughtful design features, can prove beneficial to young developing minds. New research shows that thoughtfully designed content that intentionally supports parent-child interactions facilitated the same kind of play and development as analog toys.

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Article ID: 693782

Study: Wearable Fitness Monitors Useful in Cancer Treatment

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Wearable fitness trackers, such as Fitbits, that measure steps taken per day may be a useful tool to evaluate and help treat cancer patients, researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown.

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Article ID: 693550

New Research Could Help Farmers Diagnose Soybean Stresses with a Smartphone

Iowa State University

A new approach developed by Iowa State University scientists could allow plant breeders and farmers to diagnose soybean stresses – such as iron deficiency, disease or herbicide injury – by using a smartphone. The technology may have uses in unmanned aerial vehicles and ground robots as well. The researchers describe their approach in a recently published article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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