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Crows caught on camera fashioning special hook tools
Scientists have been given an extraordinary glimpse into how wild New Caledonian crows make and use 'hooked stick tools' to hunt for insect prey. (2015-12-22)
Simple physical mechanism for assembly and disassembly of structures inside cells
For the first time, scientists have demonstrated a simple charge-based mechanism for regulating the formation and dissolution of liquid-like structures that lack outer membranes inside cells. (2015-12-21)
2-year-olds adept at using touch-screen technology
Two-year-olds are adept at using touch-screens, and can swipe, unlock, and actively search for features on smartphones and tablets, finds a small study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2015-12-21)
Wired for gaming: Brain differences in compulsive video game players
Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. (2015-12-21)
A compassionate approach leads to more help and less punishment
A new set of studies suggests that compassion -- and intentionally cultivating it through training -- may lead us to do more to help the wronged than to punish the wrongdoer. (2015-12-18)
Study finds that aging warps our perception of time
A recent study from the University of Waterloo found that seniors have a harder time distinguishing the order of events than younger adults. (2015-12-15)
Turning point of a lifetime
For the first time, scientists can observe the first two to three days of a mouse embryo's life, thanks to a new light sheet microscope developed at EMBL. (2015-12-15)
ASCB unveils Celldance 2015 awards -- now is the golden age of cell imaging
ASCB today releases its 2015 Celldance awards for three new exciting 'Tell Your Own Cell Story' videos, made by cell scientists themselves and featuring eye-popping live cell imaging. (2015-12-14)
FaceDirector software generates desired performances in post-production, avoiding reshoots
Some film directors are famous for demanding that scenes be shot and re-shot repeatedly until actors express just the right emotion at the right time, but directors will be able to fine-tune performances in post-production, rather than on the film set, with a new system developed by Disney Research and the University of Surrey. (2015-12-11)
BEMR: A new reality for the future force
New virtual-reality capabilities emerging at the Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality -- or BEMR -- Lab, in San Diego, California, will make dramatic impacts across the Navy and Marine Corps, including advancements in affordable virtual training, data assessment, firing of weapons and even basic concepts of operations. (2015-12-10)
Imbalanced gender ratios could affect views about casual sex and hook-up culture
The greater proportion of women than men on college campuses may contribute to a hook-up culture where women are more willing to engage in casual sex and are more aggressive toward other desirable women who are perceived as rivals, according to new research published by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. (2015-12-09)
Telemedicine effective for patients, helps providers establish important relationships
More than 50 million Americans live in rural areas, and many have limited access to health care. (2015-12-08)
Realistic facial reconstructions enhanced by combining three computer vision methods
Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University scientists have found that three computer vision methods commonly used to reconstruct 3-D scenes produce superior results in capturing facial details when they are performed simultaneously, rather than independently. (2015-12-08)
Playing 3-D video games can boost memory formation, UCI study finds
Playing three-dimensional video games -- besides being lots of fun -- can boost the formation of memories, according to University of California, Irvine neurobiologists. (2015-12-08)
Chasing invasive cancer cells with a laser
What makes invasive cancer cells behave differently than the other cells in the tumor from which they arise? (2015-12-07)
What makes Tom Hanks look like Tom Hanks?
University of Washington researchers have reconstructed 3-D models of celebrities such as Tom Hanks from large Internet photo collections. (2015-12-07)
Exposure to violence makes you more likely to lie, cheat
Can watching a violent movie make you more likely to lie, cheat or steal? (2015-12-03)
How can I tell if she's lying?
For people who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's,conditions such as Autism spectrum disorders, any form of non-literal speech such as sarcasm, teasing or 'white lies' can be very confusing. (2015-11-26)
Visual authoring tool helps non-experts build their own digital story worlds
Creating characters and situations that computers can use to generate stories for video games is a task that normally requires expert knowledge, but Disney Research is developing a new interface that can help more people build these digital story worlds. (2015-11-24)
Stretch the new flex for programmable rubber keyboard
Scientists at the University of Auckland have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer. (2015-11-24)
'Connector hubs' are the champions of brain coordination
Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. (2015-11-23)
ASHG announces results of first-ever Teen Genes Video Challenge
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is pleased to announce the first-place winners and honorable mentions of its inaugural Teen Genes Video Challenge. (2015-11-20)
Technology meets society: New app helps seniors live better
A new technological solution developed by researchers from the University of Notre Dame is aimed at enhancing the physical health, vitality and brain fitness of seniors residing in independent living communities. (2015-11-20)
What's in a name? More than you think...
What's in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists at the University of York. (2015-11-17)
What's the best time to launch a video game?
Research from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, at the University of Maryland, offers new insight into the strategies companies should use to maximize sales of their games. (2015-11-11)
Using mobile devices to augment reality can enhance creative play and exploration
A child need not choose between the immersive, but often passive world of digital media or the physical interaction of real-world games and activities. (2015-11-09)
Video-based CPR training may be as valuable as hands-on approach, Penn study finds
Using a video to train family members of patients at risk for cardiac arrest in CPR may be just as effective as using the traditional hands-on method with a manikin, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2015-11-08)
System automatically converts 2-D video to 3-D
By exploiting the graphics-rendering software that powers sports video games, researchers at MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed a system that automatically converts 2-D video of soccer games into 3-D. (2015-11-04)
Book describes efforts to help communities reduce climate vulnerabilities
Perhaps you have heard the adage 'think globally, act locally.' An MIT-led project taking that idea to heart has demonstrated a new method for getting local citizens and leaders to agree on the best ways of managing the immediate and long-term effects of climate change. (2015-11-04)
Does cheering affect the outcome of college hockey games?
We all love belting our lungs out at sporting event, hurling insults and encouragements in turn, but does it actually have an effect on either team's performance? (2015-11-02)
UC3M researches simulator of human behavior
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is investigating how to build a system that recreates human behavior. (2015-10-27)
Mental maps: Route-learning changes brain tissue
Fifteen years ago, a study showed that the brains of London cab drivers had an enlargement in the hippocampus, a brain area associated with navigation. (2015-10-27)
Dartmouth study illustrates how game design can reduce stereotypes and social biases
The potential negative impact of games receives a lot of media coverage, yet research conducted at Dartmouth just published by Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, illustrates how games can have a positive impact in our society. (2015-10-25)
Medical procedures should be recorded to improve quality and accountability, say experts
Medical procedures should be recorded to improve quality and accountability, say two US experts in The BMJ today. (2015-10-21)
Program for parents helps sustain learning gains in kids from Head Start to kindergarten
An instructional program for parents helps young children retain the literacy skills and positive learning behaviors acquired in Head Start through to the end of the kindergarten year, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2015-10-20)
Don't smile for the camera when sleepy: CARRS-Q study
Drowsy drivers who filmed themselves behind the wheel may have unknowingly given road safety researchers the answer to reducing sleepy driving. (2015-10-19)
Seizures from solving sudoku puzzles
The JAMA Neurology feature 'Images in Neurology' features the case of a 25-year-old right-handed physical education student who was buried by an avalanche during a ski tour and endured 15 minutes of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency). (2015-10-19)
Watching movies helped improve vision in children with amblyopia
The concept of binocular dysfunction, in which the brain suppresses the image from the weaker eye in favor of the stronger eye, has motivated new approaches to amblyopia treatment. (2015-10-15)
Duke launches autism research app with global reach
'Autism & Beyond,' a free app developed at Duke, uses an iPhone's self-facing camera to assess a child's emotional state while viewing various stimuli on its display screen. (2015-10-15)
Social-media messages in China censored, new research reveals
In March 2015 a video documentary about air pollution in China, entitled 'Under the Dome,' went viral. (2015-10-13)
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