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Cell phone injuries
Cell phones are mainstays of daily life. This observational study analyzed 20 years of data on people who went to emergency departments with head and neck injuries from cell phone use to estimate the number of injuries, learn what types of injuries there were, and understand how the injuries occurred, such as from distracted driving or walking. (2019-12-05)
Cellphone distraction linked to increase in head injuries
Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise -- and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a Rutgers study found. (2019-12-05)
Siting cell towers needs careful planning
The health impacts of radio-frequency radiation (RFR) are still inconclusive, but the data to date warrants more caution in placing cell towers. (2019-12-03)
A trick for taming terahertz transmissions
Osaka University researchers have invented a wireless communication receiver that can operate in the terahertz frequency band. (2019-12-02)
Mapping disease outbreaks in urban settings using mobile phone data
A new EPFL and MIT study into the interplay between mobility and the 2013 and 2014 dengue outbreaks in Singapore has uncovered a legal void around access to mobile phone data -- information that can prove vital in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. (2019-11-15)
Design flaw could open Bluetooth devices to hacking
Mobile apps that work with Bluetooth devices have an inherent design flaw that makes them vulnerable to hacking, new research has found. (2019-11-14)
Leukaemia cells can transform into non-cancerous cells through epigenetic changes
Researchers of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute discover that a leukaemic cell is capable of transforming into a non-cancerous cell through epigenetic changes. (2019-11-13)
Discovered a new process of antitumor response of NK cells in myeloma
The stem cell transplant and cell immunotherapy group of the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute reveals how NK cells activate a set of actions that promote their antitumor capacity in the presence of myeloma cells. (2019-11-05)
Measuring cell-cell forces using snapshots from time-lapse videos of cells
A new computational method can measure the forces cells exert on each other by analyzing time-lapse videos of cell colonies. (2019-11-05)
'I Snapchat and drive!'
Researchers from the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) surveyed drivers aged 17 to 25 and found one in six used the social app Snapchat while behind the wheel. (2019-10-18)
Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes. (2019-10-17)
New augmented reality system lets smartphone users get hands-on with virtual objects
Developed at Brown University, a new augmented reality system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cell phone screens and lets people interact with those object by hand as if they were really there. (2019-10-16)
Engineers solve 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing
Engineers Alexander Stoytchev and Vladimir Sukhoy have solved a 50-year-old puzzle in signal processing. (2019-10-10)
3 in 5 parents say their teen has been in a car with a distracted teen driver
More than 1/2 of parents say their child has probably been in an unsafe situation as a passenger with a teen driver. (2019-09-16)
New study points to universal code in our brains for what we find beautiful
A network in the human brain involved in inner thoughts and self-referential mental processing may contain a universal code for whether we find something to be beautiful. (2019-09-11)
Cell-mostly internet users place privacy burden on themselves
Do data privacy concerns disproportionately affect people who access the internet primarily through cell phones? (2019-09-11)
Need a mental break? Avoid your cellphone, Rutgers researchers say
Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found. (2019-08-19)
Facts and stories: Great stories undermine strong facts
If someone is trying to persuade or influence others, should they use a story or stick to the facts? (2019-08-19)
Attackers could be listening to what you type
You likely know to avoid suspicious emails to keep hackers from gleaning personal information from your computer. (2019-08-14)
Supposed disorder is not disorder after all
While the correct function of many proteins depends on their three-dimensional structure, some appear to adopt random forms. (2019-07-29)
Market competition sets tone for lower cost of UK mobile phone contracts, research shows
Healthy and competitive markets -- and not stringent regulations -- help dial back the cost of mobile phone contacts, according to new research. (2019-07-26)
Generic mobile phone chargers escalate risk of burn, electrocution
Electric currents generated by mobile phone chargers, particularly from lower-cost generic manufacturers, are causing serious injuries. (2019-07-25)
Climate changes faster than animals adapt
Although animals do commonly respond to climate change, such responses are in general insufficient to cope with the rapid pace of rising temperatures and sometimes go in wrong directions. (2019-07-23)
Scientists use phone movement to predict personality types
RMIT University researchers have used data from mobile phone accelerometers -- the tiny sensors tracking phone movement for step-counting and other apps -- to predict people's personalities. (2019-07-23)
Sound mind: Detecting depression through voice
AI algorithms can now more accurately detect depressed mood using the sound of your voice, according to new research by University of Alberta computing scientists. (2019-07-12)
New model forecasts anomalous growth patterns for substitutive products and behaviors
Data analysis shows that products that are considered to be substitutive in nature have a very different growth trajectory from traditional product models. (2019-07-08)
How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age: UBC study
Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones' auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. (2019-06-20)
A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside
A team of researchers has developed a new technique for mapping cells. (2019-06-20)
Now your phone can become a robot that does the boring work
Purdue University researchers have developed a smartphone app that allows a user to easily program any robot to perform a task, dramatically bringing down the costs of building and programming mobile robots. (2019-06-18)
Does greater immersion in virtual reality lead to a better experience?
Contrary to current industry trends to develop more immersive virtual reality systems, a new study found that a more immersive environment or the presence of real-world distractions could have surprising effects on a participant's recall, description of the virtual encounter, and how positive they feel about the experience. (2019-06-18)
The use of mobile phone and the development of new pathologies
Professor Raquel Cantero of the University of Malaga (UMA) has identified a generational change in the use of this finger due to the influence of new technologies. (2019-06-13)
iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics
A Vanderbilt researchers is combining her research on low-cost, nanostructured thin films with a device most American adults already own. (2019-06-10)
Major stem cell discovery to boost research into development and regenerative medicine
A new approach has enabled researchers to create Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) of both pig and human cells. (2019-06-03)
Radio-wave therapy proves effective against liver cancer cells
A new targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves has been shown to block the growth of liver cancer cells anywhere in the body without damaging healthy cells, according to a study conducted by scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. (2019-05-31)
Combing through someone's phone could lead to end of relationship -- or not
For some people, the thought of their partner, friend or colleague snooping through their phone, reading their texts and emails, is an automatic deal breaker. (2019-05-30)
The most complete study of battery failure sees the light
An international team of researchers just published in Advanced Energy Materials the widest study on what happens during battery failure, focusing on the different parts of a battery at the same time. (2019-05-30)
Coat of proteins makes viruses more infectious and links them to Alzheimer's disease
New research from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet shows that viruses interact with proteins in the biological fluids of their host which results in a layer of proteins on the viral surface. (2019-05-27)
Australian drivers ready to embrace phone restriction apps -- if they can still talk
Almost 70 per cent of drivers would be willing to install smartphone apps that block texting and browsing according to new Australian research from Queensland University of Technology -- but only if they can still do hands-free calls and listen to Bluetooth music. (2019-05-20)
Using a mobile while browsing the shelves may make shoppers buy more
In-store mobile phone use that is unrelated to shopping may be associated with an increase in unplanned purchases, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. (2019-05-05)
Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit
UW researchers conducted in-depth interviews to learn why we compulsively check our phones. (2019-04-29)
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