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Author: Matt Shipman

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Jun 7, 2022

Creativity as Survival: Crowdsourcing Unexpected Ways We Use Technology

The researchers are seeking examples of how people use mobile, networked technologies to accomplish unexpected things. 

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Jun 6, 2022

New Model Finds Best Sites for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The model also determines how powerful the station can be without placing an undue burden on the local power grid. 

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Jun 1, 2022

New Tool Helps Older Adults Monitor ‘Attentional Performance’ During Driving

Researchers have demonstrated the tool can predict which drivers are at increased risk of having accidents. 

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May 31, 2022

New Studies Shed Light on Election-Related Stress

Anticipating stress related to elections can affect your emotional well-being before anything has even happened. 

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May 23, 2022

Twisted Soft Robots Navigate Mazes Without Human Or Computer Guidance

The soft robots demonstrate a concept called "physical intelligence." 

illustration shows the layout of a solar powered system that turns hydrogen-carrying liquid into hydrogen gas

May 23, 2022

New Tech Aims to Drive Down Costs of Hydrogen Fuel

The new tech for extracting hydrogen gas from liquid carriers is faster, less expensive than previous approaches. 

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May 16, 2022

New Approach Allows for Faster Ransomware Detection

The approach detects a broad range of ransomware far more quickly than previous systems. 

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May 12, 2022

Study Finds Realism a Key Factor in Driving Engagement with Virtual Reality Videos

And engagement is a key factor in determining whether viewers will watch more VR videos in the future. 

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May 10, 2022

Researchers Conduct First Assessment of Metabolites in African Savanna Elephants

The work advances our understanding of the relationship between metabolism and health in these endangered animals. 

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May 9, 2022

Loyalty Program Members, Regular Customers Respond Differently to Social Media Marketing

The finding could inform how best to craft social media marketing campaigns. 

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May 5, 2022

Researchers Find Way to Make Traffic Models More Efficient

The models are used for everything from traffic-light patterns to apps for driving directions. 

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May 4, 2022

Stem Cell-Derived Model Offers Insights on Gene Activity and Addiction

The work also offers a blueprint for related research moving forward. 

diagram of the new technique for producing hindered amines

May 4, 2022

Researchers Devise Cheaper, Faster Way to Continuously Produce Amines

Hindered amines are used as building blocks in products ranging from pharmaceuticals to LEDs. 

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May 3, 2022

‘Tax Haven’ Companies May Be Less Risky Than Investors Think

Many of these companies are actually more transparent than their counterparts in countries that are not tax havens. 

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May 2, 2022

Study Highlights Stresses – and ‘Silver Linings’ – of Pandemic for Moms with Limited Resources

The work highlights the need for additional resources to support low-income families.