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Putting the brakes on distracted driving
If you're still using your mobile phone behind the wheel, University of Alberta sociology researcher Abu Nurullah likely has your number. (2013-05-29)

Cellphones are the perfect device for eavesdropping
Cellphones with hands-free sets can be used as the perfect bugging device. With the silent and automatic answering feature of the hands-free set, all you need to do is dial in to a hidden cellphone and the microphone channel will open, letting you hear what's going on in the room. (1999-08-18)

Marketing expert finds attachment to cellphones more about entertainment, less about communication
That panicked feeling we get when the family pet goes missing is the same when we misplace our mobile phone, says a Kansas State University marketing professor. Moreover, those feelings of loss and hopelessness without our digital companion are natural. (2011-06-28)

Cellphone use linked to selfish behavior in UMD study
Though cellphones are usually considered devices that connect people, they may make users less socially minded, finds a recent study from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. The researchers found that after a short period of cellphone use subjects were less inclined to volunteer for community service when asked, compared to control-group counterparts. Talking on a cell phone reduces the desire to connect with others, they explain. (2012-02-14)

Mobile phone bans lead to rise in student test scores
Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study co-authored by an economist at The University of Texas at Austin. (2015-05-18)

No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents, says Colorado University Boulder researcher
In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months following the ban. (2014-07-17)

Cellphone addiction 'an increasingly realistic possibility,' Baylor study finds
Women college students average 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men students spend nearly eight. Excessive use poses potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity. (2014-08-28)

New technology to provide insights into the health of students
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame used the centrality of cellphones in college students' lives to delve deep into students' usage habits and how their social networks affect their everyday lives. (2016-01-07)

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)

Hello? Their phones have changed, but teenaged girls have not
Cellphones come in many shapes, colors and sizes now, but the teenaged girls who use them may not be very different than the young women who were learning how to use telephones more than 40 years ago. (2006-05-18)

New filter could advance terahertz data transmission
For wireless communication in the long-sought terahertz range, University of Utah engineers have devised a frequency filter that can be fabricated with an inkjet printer. (2015-02-27)

Smartphones can aid people with schizophrenia
Psychiatry is employing smartphone technology as an innovative tool in the assessment and treatment of schizophrenia and other serious mental illness. Prominent in this endeavor is Dror Ben-Zeev, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and director of the Thresholds-Dartmouth Research Center in Chicago. (2012-03-14)

Doctors urged to talk to patients about parking cellphones
Physicians are encouraged to counsel patients about the dangers of driving while using a cellphone, urge UAlberta team. (2013-07-30)

Parents part of problem in distracted teen driving, study finds
Parents play a direct role in distracted teen driving, with more than half of teens talking on cellphones with their mother or father while driving, according to new research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention. (2014-08-08)

Recycling experts hit milestone in quest for zero-waste phone
UBC researchers have perfected a process to efficiently separate fiberglass and resin -- two of the most commonly discarded parts of a cellphone -- bringing them closer to their goal of a zero-waste cellphone. (2018-04-12)

Baylor study: Cellphones can damage romantic relationships, lead to depression
Research from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business confirms that cellphones are damaging romantic relationships and leading to higher levels of depression. James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, published their study -- 'My life has become a major distraction from my cell phone: Partner phubbing and relationship satisfaction among romantic partners' -- in the journal Computers in Human Behavior. (2015-09-29)

Theory explains how new material could improve electronic shelf life
Research by UT Dallas engineers could lead to more efficient cooling of electronics, producing quieter and longer-lasting computers, and cellphones and other devices. (2012-01-09)

Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors. (2017-10-25)

Doctoral student developing next generation of batteries for improved mobile devices, electric cars
Kansas State University researchers are developing new materials that could be used in future lithium-ion batteries. The materials look to improve the energy storage capacity of batteries so that laptops, cellphones, electric cars and other mobile devices will last longer between charges. (2012-09-27)

Fractals help UCLA researchers design antennas for new wireless devices
Antennas for the next generation of cellphones and other wireless communications devices may bear a striking resemblance to the Santa Monica Mountains or possibly the California coastline. That is because UCLA researchers are using fractals -- mathematical models of mountains, trees and coastlines -- to design them. (2002-10-21)

App may signal cellphone dependency
A new, free app will allow smartphone users to measure their cellphone use. Computer scientists and psychologists from the University of Bonn have developed an application for this purpose. Whoever installs it can see, e.g., how much time s/he spends on the phone or which apps s/he uses most frequently. The relevant key data is sent to a server anonymously for the scientists to analyze. They are already using a similar technology for the early detection of depression. (2014-01-27)

System boosts resolution of commercial depth sensors 1,000-fold
MIT researchers have shown that by exploiting the polarization of light -- the physical phenomenon behind polarized sunglasses and most 3-D movie systems -- they can increase the resolution of conventional 3-D imaging devices as much as 1,000 times. (2015-12-01)

Let there be light
University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla and senior scientist Kirstin Alberi of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a theory that adding light during the manufacturing of semiconductors can reduce defects and potentially make more efficient solar cells or brighter LEDs. (2016-06-16)

Middle-aged drivers admit to using cellphones while driving, even with children in the car
A new study published in Journal of Transport & Health reveals that middle-aged drivers are at higher risk of crashes because they use their cellphone regularly while driving. (2015-08-20)

A layer of tiny grains can slow sound waves
The researchers say the findings could lead to a new way of controlling frequencies in electronic devices such as cellphones, but with components that are only a fraction the size of those currently used for that function. On a larger scale, it could lead to new types of blast-shielding material for use in combat or by public-safety personnel or equipment. (2013-08-06)

Education by animation: Videos reaching tens of thousands of Ethiopian farmers
Teff, a nutritious grain, is a staple in Ethiopia. Its seeds are so small that some say its name was derived from the Amharic word for 'lost.' Now, thanks to a creative educational initiative, much less of the precious teff will be lost in Ethiopia.The initiative brings practical health and agricultural information to people around the world using simple animations -- often viewed on cellphones -- that are narrated in local languages. (2014-05-12)

Microentrepreneurs may be an untapped market for product design
The key, MIT study finds, is designing products that make money for the microentrepreneur. (2013-08-12)

Discovery could yield more efficient portable electronics, solar cells
A team of chemists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has set the stage for more efficient and sturdier portable electronic devices and possibly a new generation of solar cells based on organic materials. (2015-03-23)

Study links mobile device addiction to depression and anxiety
Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students. (2016-03-02)

Would you trust a phone to spend money?
If you don't even trust yourself with money then maybe this isn't for you. A consortium of companies are to fund the development of new generation 3G cellphones that will spend money on your behalf. Programs called software agents will monitor how you use your mobile and anticipate your next moves. Researchers say the cellphone agents will be able to make travel plans for you such as booking flights and hotels - and even spend your cash. (2003-06-11)

To catch a wireless thief
University of Utah School of Computing professor Sneha Kumar Kasera and his team of researchers are tasked with creating a system that allows cellphone and laptop users to help detect and locate someone who is stealing bandwidth on radio frequency waves. The team has received a three-year, $1-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to devise the system to help tighten security of the nation's radio spectrum. (2016-07-19)

Energy from cellphone towers amplify pain in amputees, UT Dallas study finds
Study from researchers in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science explains anecdotal and conflicting reports as to why some report pain around electromagnetic fields from cell phones. (2016-02-03)

Stevens researchers to develop handheld device to diagnose skin cancer
Using shortwave rays installed in cellphones and airport security scanners, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that detects skin lesions and determines whether they are cancerous or benign -- a technology that could ultimately be incorporated into a handheld device that could rapidly diagnose skin cancer without a scalpel in sight. (2019-09-17)

The phone that knows you better than you do
Most cellphones can already get you up in the morning with built-in alarms and tell you what appointments you have that day from a calendar. But a new smarter cellphone is on its way that can double as a personal assistant. The phones, developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, learns about its users' lifestyle by logging when they make voice and text calls or use other phone applications. (2004-11-24)

Better batteries
Northwestern University engineers have created an electrode for lithium-ion batteries that allows the rechargeable batteries to hold a charge up to 10 times greater than current technology. The batteries also can charge 10 times faster than current batteries. The researchers combined two chemical engineering approaches to address two major battery limitations -- energy capacity and charge rate -- in one fell swoop. The technology could pave the way for better batteries for cellphones, iPods and electric cars. (2011-11-14)

CQ Researcher examines distracted driving
More than 5,000 people die each year in vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving, many who were texting and talking on cellphones behind the wheel, according to the May 4 issue of CQ Researcher (published by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE). Teen drivers appear to be especially susceptible to distraction. (2012-05-18)

Conductive concrete could keep roads safer in winter weather
University of Nebraska-Lincoln civil engineering professor Chris Tuan is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and others to perfect the de-icing properties of concrete that can conduct electricity. (2016-01-22)

Lighter, cheaper radio wave device could transform telecommunications
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a milestone in modern wireless and cellular telecommunications, creating a radically smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator that could be used in cellphones and other wireless devices. The new circulator has the potential to double the useful bandwidth in wireless communications and transform the telecommunications industry, making communications faster and less expensive in a wide array of products. (2014-11-10)

Shaking light with sound
Combining integrated photonics and MEMS technology, scientists from EPFL and Purdue University demonstrate monolithic piezoelectric control of integrated optical frequency combs with bulk acoustic waves. The technology opens up integrated ultrafast acousto-optic modulation for demanding applications. (2020-07-15)

Compact fuel cells could oust batteries
Battery technology cannot keep pace with advanced smartphones. But researchers in America have found a trick that boosts the power of miniature hydrogen fuel cells by up to 50 per cent that could keep gadgets running. By shrinking the channels that deliver hydrogen fuel to the cell's heart, they found that the fuel cell's power was dramatically increased. (2004-03-03)

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