Technology

OFF! Clip-On Device May Protect Against Mosquitoes That Transmit Zika

A product called the OFF! Clip-On repellent device could be an effective tool for preventing bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary vector of Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever, though DEET, a permethrin or even good old-fashioned DDT ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2016 - 4:51pm

Wiki Woes: Websites For Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Are Inaccurate And Outdated

After evaluating content on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on almost 200 websites, researchers found that the information on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) from these sites was often incomplete, inaccurate and outdated.  ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2016 - 7:00am

The Doctor-Less Hospital Future

Imagine your child requires a life-saving operation. You enter the hospital and are confronted with a stark choice. Do you take the traditional path with human medical staff, including doctors and nurses, where long-term trials have shown a 90% chance tha ...

Article - The Conversation - Feb 9 2016 - 7:30am

Artificial Intelligence May Tell Us What's Going To Be Big In Science This Year

Over the past decade, there has been increasing interest in being able to understand what the future will look like when it comes to scientific and technological emergences. ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 22 2016 - 12:04pm

The 10 catastrophic mistakes virtual reality firms are making

I HAVE A VIRTUAL REALITY machine in my fridge. It’s a banoffee pie, and when I eat two of them in the dark while listening to the Beatles’ White Album, I am far, far away on another planet, no hardware necessary.             But the global tech industry d ...

Blog Post - Nury Vittachi - Feb 12 2016 - 9:20pm

Block Yik Yak? Thought Control At Colleges Should Not Be Done So Casually

Some colleges have called for the banning of Yik Yak, is a hyperloca social media application in which users centered around a geographic area can post anonymously. They want to ban it because it can be used to do a lot of positive things, but also some n ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 22 2016 - 3:30pm

Embracing Science Would Take EU Agriculture Halfway Towards 2050 Climate Targets

Agriculture is one of the few areas where government regulations have not caused costs to boom with little value to the public. In the past few decades, American science and technology have produced more food on less land with less environmental strain th ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2016 - 11:52am

Public-Friendly Open Science

In the 21st century science is growing more technical and complex, as we gaze further and further while standing on the shoulders of many generations of giants. At the same time the public has a hard time understanding research and its relevance to societ ...

Article - Matteo Cantiello - Feb 25 2016 - 12:56pm

Science Experts Make Movies Better

By Marsha Lewis, Inside Science – What do the movies: "Frozen," "Thor," and "Iron Man" all have in common? They’re all examples of when science and science fiction collide. From the "final frontier" to a frozen fant ...

Article - Inside Science - Feb 26 2016 - 7:30am

Hooray For Ex Machina? Hollywood Robot Depictions May Boost A.I. Acceptance

In a survey, older adults who recalled more robots portrayed in films had lower anxiety toward robots than seniors who remembered fewer robot portrayals, said S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communications and co-director of the Media Effects ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 10 2016 - 6:22am