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Mental health monitoring through 'selfie' videos and social media tracking Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(University of Rochester) Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device.The research is described In a paper to be presented this week at the American Association for Artificial Intelligence conference in Austin, Texas.

NASA engineer advances new daytime star tracker Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA is developing a precision attitude sensor or star tracker that would be able to locate points of reference, or in other words, stars, during daylight hours.

GPM sees nor'easter dump snow on New England Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) At 5:05 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission's Core Observatory flew over the Nor'easter that dumped snow on New England.

Stanford scientists use ocean waves to monitor offshore oil and gas fields Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Stanford University) New technique exploits naturally occurring seismic waves to probe seafloor at less expense, and with fewer ill effects on marine life.

To reassure electric car buyers, combine battery leasing with better charging: INFORMS study Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) A proper choice of business model plays a critical role in electric vehicle industry where many consumers are subject to range and resale anxieties. In particular, a combination of owning or leasing electric batteries and improving charging technology can reassure such skeptics and help increase the electric vehicle adoption, according to a new study in the Articles in Advance section of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, a publication ...

Public startups boom under JOBS Act, study shows Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(University at Buffalo) The JOBS Act is doing its job and getting more startups to go public, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

'Friending' your way thin Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Northwestern University) This is the first study to explore the power of online social networks in the battle of the bulge. Dieters who engaged the most lost more than 8 percent of body weight in six months. Scientists used data from's online weight-loss community* "I was very surprised by how ... social connectedness translated into greater weight loss," researcher says.

Pacemakers with Internet connection, a not-so-distant goal Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(University of the Basque Country ) The healthcare sector is not escaping from the revolution in information and communications technologies. Thanks to the latest advances in microelectronics and communications technologies, it is not difficult to imagine a future with medical sensors connected to the Internet. Thanks to the Ladon security protocol developed by the UPV/EHU researcher Jasone Astorga in the 12T research group, a little more progress has been made in the area of the remote monitoring of patients ...

NASA panorama of 2 Southern Indian Ocean tropical cyclones Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The MODIS instrument that flies aboard two NASA satellites captured images of Tropical Cyclone Diamondra and Tropical Cyclone Eunice in the South Indian Ocean, and two separate images were combined to make one panorama of the two storms.

What's happening with your donated specimen? Wednesday January 28th, 2015 05:00:00 AM
(Michigan State University) When donating blood, plasma, human tissue or any other bodily sample for medical research, most people might not think about how it's being used. But if you were told, would you care? A new Michigan State University study indicates that most people are willing to donate just knowing that their contribution is going toward research. But, when specific scenarios are brought into the equation, that willingness changes.

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