Electronics

You can use virtual reality to treat pain, fear, and movement problems

Virtual reality—often referred to as “VR”—used to be science fiction. Today, it’s everywhere. All you need is a smartphone and a headset to immerse yourself...

Social media may protect you from depression and anxiety, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults. They found that people who...
Scientists create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water

Scientists 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. The device can be used to detect...

New computing system makes Android and iOS apps sharable on multiple devices

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including...

How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age

Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones' auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. They...
'Alexa, monitor my heart' Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Alexa, monitor my heart: Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart...

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest will suddenly become unresponsive and either...
Your circle of friends may predict your health better than your Fitbit

Your circle of friends may predict your health better than your Fitbit

In a new study, researchers found that people’s circle of friends could help predict their health conditions better than their fitness trackers. They found the...

Facebook posts may predict diabetes, mental health effectively

In a new study, researchers found that Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression, and psychosis in patients. They found the...

Rise of electric scooters have tripled related facial and head injuries

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, a new study reports. Electric scooter use has increased in popularity...

Engineers make editing video as easy as editing text

A new algorithm allows video editors to modify talking head videos as if they were editing text – copying, pasting, or adding and deleting...

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