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Online games and remote experiments could reduce scientific fraud

October 6, 2014 11:22 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

One way to combat the rising level of errors and fraud in life sciences research is through massive online laboratories, which use videogames to engage large numbers of non-professional investigators and prevent scientists from manually testing....

Facebook tightens research guidelines

October 6, 2014 11:19 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook has tightened its research guidelines following uproar over its disclosure this summer that it allowed researchers to manipulate users' feeds to see if their moods could be changed. At issue was study in which Facebook allowed researchers....

Hackers hit bank. Is your money safe anywhere?

October 6, 2014 11:13 am | by KEN SWEET and BRANDON BAILEY, AP Business Writers | Comments

Hackers stole personal information from millions of JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial company. The bank says only non-financial data was taken - names, addresses, telephone numbers and email....

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S. Korea rumor crackdown jolts social media users

October 6, 2014 11:10 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

South Korea's president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions to become a global technology leader. Prosecutors announced the crackdown....

CSE students take first at national hackathons

October 3, 2014 4:34 pm | by Texas A&M University | Comments

TAMUHack is a new student run organization in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University that attends and hosts hackathons. The co-founders of the organization are Robert Timm, Eleni Mijalis, Christopher Nolan ...

IMTS and GIE Media donated $20,000 to Chicago-area school focused on STEM education

October 3, 2014 4:21 pm | Comments

A check for $20,000 was presented to Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) by IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show and GIE Media on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, to help advance the school’s mission of preparing students for manufacturing....

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Nano-bearings on the test bench

October 3, 2014 1:10 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

About 3500 years ago, man invented the wheel to make life easier. Then, thanks to Leonardo Da Vinci's genius, the wheel was made smaller to obtain ball bearings. And today? "Today we are trying to get even smaller: scientists are thinking....

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A continuous fabrication system for highly aligned polymer films

October 3, 2014 1:05 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA have demonstrated a novel automated fabrication process consisting of a three-step sol-gel extrusion, structure freezing and drying, and mechanical....

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New study shows that yoga and meditation may help train the brain

October 3, 2014 1:00 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation....

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Untangling how cables coil

October 3, 2014 12:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The world's fiber-optic network spans more than 550,000 miles of undersea cable that transmits e-mail, websites, and other packets of data between continents, all at the speed of light. A rip or tangle in any part of this network can significantly....

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Breakthrough technique offers prospect of silicon detectors for telecommunications

October 3, 2014 12:44 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of researchers, led by the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, has demonstrated a breakthrough technique that offers the first possibility of silicon detectors for telecommunications. For decades....

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Exoplanets, chemical elements, Stephen Hawking and other dynamos

October 3, 2014 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has named three journalists and one children's book author as winners of the 2014 AIP Science Communications Awards for their works on magnetic dynamos, the search for exoplanets, a fun book on chemical....

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MIT, Twitter team up on $10M social media project

October 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Twitter are teaming up on a $10 million project to better understand social networks and figure out new ways to benefit from them. As part of the five-year partnership, Twitter will provide full access....

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Can a football stadium be as 'smart' as a phone?

October 3, 2014 11:05 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | Comments

It's a tough challenge for the National Football League to entice fans off their comfy couches and into stadiums when ticket prices are almost as high as the sport's TV ratings. The temptation to stay home goes beyond cost. Equipped with high-definition ...

NSRDEC, West Point collaborate to support innovative Soldier science, technology

October 3, 2014 10:33 am | by U.S. Army | Comments

The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center, in Massachusetts, have mutual interest in identifying research opportunities from within NSRDEC for execution within ...

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