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Virtual reality could detect fall risk in seniors

Virtual reality could detect fall risk in seniors

Virtual reality could be useful not only for detecting balance impairments early, but perhaps also for reversing those impairments and preventing falls. Every year, falls...
This camera captures crazy detail with no long lens

This camera captures crazy detail with no long lens

A new camera system doesn’t need a long lens to take a detailed micron-resolution image of a faraway object. The prototype reads a spot illuminated...
Snapchat and Instagram are most popular social media platforms among American teens

Snapchat and Instagram are most popular social media platforms among American teens

A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely...
Getting things done while you wait for WiFi

Getting things done while you wait for WiFi

Hyper-connectivity has changed the way we communicate, wait, and productively use our time. Even in a world of 5G wireless and "instant" messaging, there are...
Your phone's power use can give hackers an opening

Your phone’s power use can give hackers an opening

Experts have long known the risks associated with charging a smartphone using a USB cord that can also transfer data, but new research shows...
Your phone’s fingerprint lock has a weakness

Your phone’s fingerprint lock has a weakness

The fingerprint-based security systems on phones and other electronic devices may be more vulnerable than previously thought. Fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that don’t capture...
Smartphone addiction leads to personal, social, workplace problems

Smartphone addiction leads to personal, social, workplace problems

Excessive smartphone use leads to problems, and females are especially susceptible to addiction, according to new research from Binghamton University- State University of New...
Will ‘platelets’ replace quantum dots in your TV?

Will ‘platelets’ replace quantum dots in your TV?

Tiny crystals called quantum dots are used in LCD TVs to enhance color and image quality. A few years ago, scientists discovered a new type...
Startup develops app to detect irregular heartbeats that can cause strokes

Startup develops app to detect irregular heartbeats that can cause strokes

The signs of certain diseases or health conditions can sometimes appear on people’s faces: Pale eyelids may indicate anemia, a yellow tinge to the...
NASA Launches App for Amazon Fire TV

NASA launches app for Amazon Fire TV

NASA has released its popular app for a new platform, Amazon Fire TV. This version joins previous releases of the app for iOS, Android and...