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New AI app predicts climate change stress for farmers in Africa
A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool available for free in a smartphone app can predict near-term crop productivity for farmers in Africa and may help them protect their staple crops -- such as maize, cassava and beans -- in the face of climate warming, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-09-23)
Unlock your smartphone with earbuds
A University at Buffalo-led research team is developing EarEcho, a biometric tool that uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users via the unique geometry of their ear canal. (2019-09-18)
Are there health consequences associated with not using a smartphone?
Many studies have examined the health effects of smartphone abuse, but a new study looks at the sociodemographic features and health indicators of people who have a smartphone but do not use it regularly. (2019-09-09)
Nanowires replace Newton's famous glass prism
Scientists have designed an ultra-miniaturized device that could directly image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from a smartphone. (2019-09-05)
Kaiser Permanente reduces secondary cardiac events through virtual cardiac rehabilitation program
Kaiser Permanente has demonstrated promising results in reducing secondary cardiac events and rehospitalizations by creating a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program that fits seamlessly into patients' lives. (2019-08-28)
Smartphone-based device for detecting norovirus, the 'cruise ship' microbe
Made infamous by outbreaks on cruise ships, norovirus can really ruin a vacation, causing vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. (2019-08-27)
Using a smartphone to detect norovirus
University of Arizona researchers have developed a simple, portable and inexpensive way to detect minute amounts of norovirus. (2019-08-27)
Smartphone app makes parents more attuned to their babies' needs, research shows
University of York researchers have designed and tested an app to help new parents become more 'tuned in' to what their babies are thinking and feeling. (2019-08-22)
Study finds toolkit could improve detection and management of iron deficiency in pregnancy
Iron deficiency in pregnancy is a common problem that often goes unrecognized and untreated due to a lack of knowledge of its implications and competing clinical priorities. (2019-08-20)
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)
New solution to elderly falls: drones, smartphones and sensors
Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world's growing elderly population at risk of falls, helping to cut global hospital costs. (2019-08-12)
Smartphone apps may connect to vulnerable backend cloud servers
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of cloud-based servers that most users probably don't even know exists. (2019-08-12)
Take a break! Brain stimulation improves motor learning
In a joint study, Jost-Julian Rumpf from the University of Leipzig and Gesa Hartwigsen from MPI CBS suggest the process of motor learning probably already begins during short interruptions of practice. (2019-08-09)
Brain researchers invent an affordable smartphone measurement for testing of medications
Brain researchers from the University of Copenhagen have invented an inexpensive method to measure tremor as known from Parkinson's disease in mice. (2019-08-08)
Manipulating brain cells by smartphone
Researchers have developed a soft neural implant that can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone. (2019-08-06)
Blood pressure monitoring may one day be easy as taking a video selfie
Future blood pressure monitoring could become as easy as taking a video selfie. (2019-08-06)
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone
A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. (2019-08-05)
Smartphone virus scanner is not what you think
The current leading method to assess the presence of viruses and other biological markers of disease is effective but large and expensive. (2019-07-30)
New, portable tech sniffs out plant disease in the field
Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. (2019-07-29)
Five or more hours of smartphone usage per day may increase obesity
As smartphones continue to be an inherent part of life and grow as a primary source of entertainment -- particularly among young people -- it leads to a decrease in physical activity. (2019-07-25)
NUS 'smart' textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have incorporated metamaterials into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between wearable electronic devices. (2019-07-16)
Storing data in music
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a technique for embedding data in music and transmitting it to a smartphone. (2019-07-09)
Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse, more sexual partners
A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the US has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. (2019-07-08)
Screen size matters: Consumers less attentive to news content on small screens
If you're getting your news from a smartphone, size matters. (2019-07-08)
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)
Researchers create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water
North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. (2019-06-25)
Calibration method improves scientific research performed with smartphone cameras
Although smartphones and other consumer cameras are increasingly used for scientific applications, it's difficult to compare and combine data from different devices. (2019-06-24)
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)
New e-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring for days
A new wearable technology, developed by engineers at the University of Texas at Austin, that is made from stretchy, lightweight material, could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate. (2019-06-20)
'Alexa, monitor my heart': Researchers develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new tool to monitor people for cardiac arrest while they're asleep without touching them. (2019-06-19)
The app teaching anorexics to eat again
Attempts to treat anorexia as a mental illness have largely failed, claim Swedish scientists. (2019-06-13)
Why fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence
Researchers say fears over smartphone 'addiction' are based on flawed evidence. (2019-06-12)
Inexpensive, simple fabrication method poised to expand microlens applications
A growing number of applications, including smartphone cameras, depend on microlenses to boost performance. (2019-06-12)
Smartphone relaxation app helps some manage migraine
Migraine sufferers who used a smartphone-based relaxation technique at least twice a week experienced on average four fewer headache days per month, a new study shows. (2019-06-04)
Dowsing for electric fields in liquid crystals
Nematic liquid crystals can be oriented in a curious way termed the 'dowser texture', which is sensitive to external conditions. (2019-06-04)
App helps improve pain control and reduce opiate use after surgery
Patients who underwent total knee replacement and used a smartphone app (PainCoach) at home after surgery consistently reduced opiate painkiller use and improved pain control, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (June 1-3). (2019-06-01)
Study could lead to 'cognitive therapy in your pocket'
People living with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist. (2019-05-29)
Global AFIB patient registry shows new tools needed to assess patient risk
Initial results from the AVIATOR 2 international registry are being presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions. (2019-05-21)
Mindfulness smoking-cessation app can change the brain
Brown University researchers have found that a mindfulness-based smartphone app designed to help people stop smoking was effective at reducing study participants' self-reported daily cigarette consumption. (2019-05-15)
First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children
Researchers at the University of Washington have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone's microphone and speaker. (2019-05-15)
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