The 'alt-right' approach to disrupting the media – tech podcast
A new report takes a nuanced look at some of the behaviours and cultural norms surrounding the nascent Internet-based far-right group A new report from the researchers at New York-based think tank Data & Society takes a close and nuanced look at some of the behaviours and cultural norms of (...)
[The Guardian] 'Drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphone
By developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays.
[Science daily] Magnetic switch turns strange quantum property on and off
A research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory and may lead to new quantum electronic (...)
[Science daily] 'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code
Thousands of bugs have been found in the code used to keep pacemakers functioning, say researchers
[BBC] System piggybacks on Bitcoin to prevent identity theft
Researchers have developed a new system that uses Bitcoin's security machinery to defend against online identity theft.
[Science daily] Fitness trackers out of step when measuring calories, research shows
Compared with gold-standard laboratory measurements, scientists found devices poor at tracking calories burned, but good at monitoring heart rate Fitness devices can help monitor heart rate but are unreliable at keeping tabs on calories burned, research has revealed. Scientists put seven (...)
[The Guardian] Mathematical modeling can identify ways to limit aggressive tumor cell growth
Mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment, research suggests.
[Science daily] High-speed internet lane created for emergency situations
Scientists are developing a faster and more reliable way to send and receive large amounts of data through the internet. By a creating a new network protocol, called Multi Node Label Routing protocol, researchers are essentially developing a new high-speed lane of online traffic, specifically (...)
[Science daily] Data sharing can offer help in science's reproducibility crisis
Criticism that researchers in the psychological and brain sciences are failing to reproduce studies -- a key step in the scientific method -- may have more to do with the complexity of managing data, rather than an attempt to hide methods and results, according to (...)
[Science daily] Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics
The ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group is now significantly closer to achieving this goal. The team of researchers has successfully assembled and tested conductors and (...)
[Science daily] World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world
Researchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
[Science daily] Engineering heart valves for the many
Medical researchers announced today a cross-institutional team effort to generate a functional heart valve replacement with the capacity for repair, regeneration, and growth. The team is also working towards a GMP-grade version of their customizable, scalable, and cost-effective manufacturing (...)
[Science daily] One-third of U.S. seniors don't use the internet
A new survey from Pew Research Center looks at how digitally connected adults over 65 are.
[CNN Money] Advancing cancer immunotherapy with computer simulations and data analysis
Immunotherapy supercharges the body's own disease-fighting mechanisms to combat cancer. Researchers are using advanced computing resources to simulate the effects of immunotherapy drugs, develop novel dose-finding designs for clinical trials, and analyze and share next-generation immune (...)
[Science daily] Medical abortions through online telemedicine? Effective, safe, study suggests
Women in Ireland and Northern Ireland acquiring medical abortion pills through online telemedicine report successful terminations with low rates of adverse effects, according to new research.