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Internet addiction affects 6 percent of people worldwide

December 18, 2014 12:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person's life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around ...

Drones might help show how tornados form

December 18, 2014 10:48 am | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | Comments

Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form. Drones can penetrate parts of ...

Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

December 18, 2014 10:41 am | by TED BRIDIS, Associated Press | Comments

In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren't paying attention, even as hackers targeted executives to ...

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

December 18, 2014 10:37 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what? To give you a feel for what that connectivity ...

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities

December 18, 2014 10:32 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country Washington suspects is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has managed to orchestrate a string of crippling cyber infiltrations of South Korean computer systems....

Spider's web weaves way to advanced networks and displays

December 17, 2014 5:47 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The next generation of light-manipulating networks may take their lead from designs inspired by spiders and leaves, according to a new report from two Boston College physicists and colleagues at South China Normal University. Structures as commonplace as ...

Pointing a new way toward spintronics

December 17, 2014 5:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornell University successfully used an electric field to ...

Getting robot emergency responders into shape

December 17, 2014 5:30 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency. Through a project supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Sandia is developing technology that will ...

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Breakthrough capability keeps subs, ships on safe track

December 17, 2014 1:29 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Interactive software that can dramatically cut the time it takes to plan safe submarine missions is crossing over to the surface fleet and is being installed this month on the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the ...

First steps for Hector the robot stick insect

December 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A research team at Bielefeld University has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Its first steps have been recorded in a video. You can watch them in Bielefeld University's latest posting on 'research_tv'. The robot is called ...

The simplest element: Turning hydrogen into 'graphene'

December 17, 2014 1:22 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New work from Carnegie's Ivan Naumov and Russell Hemley delves into the chemistry underlying some surprising recent observations about hydrogen, and reveals remarkable parallels between hydrogen and graphene under extreme pressures. Their work is the ...

SMU cyber warrior Fred Chang receives annual 'Security 7' award

December 17, 2014 1:18 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

SMU's cyber warrior, Fred Chang, has been named an Information Security Magazine "Security 7" award winner, which annually spotlights information security leaders at the top of their profession. Chang, who is former research director for the National ...

NASA Goddard instrument makes first detection of organic matter on Mars

December 17, 2014 11:20 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The team responsible for the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first definitive detection of organic molecules at Mars. Organic molecules are the building blocks of all known forms of terrestrial life, and consist of ...

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How information moves between cultures

December 17, 2014 11:15 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

By analyzing data on multilingual Twitter users and Wikipedia editors and on 30 years' worth of book translations in 150 countries, researchers at MIT, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and Aix Marseille University have developed network maps that ...

New findings from mind-controlled robot arm project

December 17, 2014 11:10 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her ...

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