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Article ID: 578948

We Won’t Get Fooled Again: Some Online Reviews Are Too Good to be True, as Cornell Software Spots ‘Opinion Spam’

Cornell University

The bad news: Human beings are lousy at identifying deceptive reviews. The good news: Cornell researchers are developing computer software that’s pretty good at it. In 800 Chicago hotel reviews, their software was able to pick out 90 percent of deceptive reviews.

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25-Jul-2011 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578920

Smart Phone Making Your Eyes Tired? New Study Finds Images Placed in Front of the Screen Increase Visual Discomfort

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Several reports indicate that prolonged viewing of mobile devices and other stereo 3D devices leads to visual discomfort, fatigue and even headaches. According to a new Journal of Vision study, the root cause may be the demand on our eyes to focus on the screen and simultaneously adjust to the distance of the content.

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22-Jul-2011 8:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578865

Autonomous Robots in the Fog of War

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Networks of intelligent robots will transform warfare, but significant hurdles in sensing, testing, and interoperability remain.

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20-Jul-2011 5:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578866

Chips in Space

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

Spacecraft the size of integrated circuits could revolutionize the way we explore the solar system.

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20-Jul-2011 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578727

Professor Accomplishes Breakthrough Toward Quantum Computing

University of Virginia

To build a quantum computer, one needs to create and precisely control individual quantum memory units, called qubits, for information processing. Olivier Pfister, a professor of physics in the University of Virginia's College of Arts & Sciences, has just published findings in the journal Physical Review Letters demonstrating a breakthrough in the creation of massive numbers of entangled qubits, more precisely a multilevel variant thereof called Qmodes.

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15-Jul-2011 1:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578502

Ithaca College Cleans Up with Chemical-Free Ionator

Ithaca College

With a pull of the trigger, cleaning up at Ithaca College is getting a whole lot more environmentally friendly. Since the start of 2011, the college’s facilities maintenance staff has been terminating germs with the Ionator.

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15-Jul-2011 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578673

Fuel Cell Mobile Lighting System Featured at Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

Sandia National Laboratories

Fuel cells are used in the space shuttle as one component of the electrical power system, so perhaps it was appropriate that a hydrogen fuel cell-powered mobile lighting system could be seen on the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center as the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched into space last week, the 135th and final mission for the NASA Space Shuttle Program.

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14-Jul-2011 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578610

New Method Defibrillates Heart with Much Less Electricity – and Pain

Cornell University

Cornell University scientists, in collaboration with physicists and physician-scientists in Germany, France and Rochester, N.Y., have developed a new – and much less painful and potentially damaging – method to end life-threatening heart fibrillations.

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13-Jul-2011 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 578593

Neurologist Develops New Educational Tool

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new application developed by U-M neurologist creates better understanding of the anatomy of the peripheral nervous system. This application can be used on iPhones and other personal devices.

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12-Jul-2011 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 578538

Get Better Health Apps

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

MD Anderson experts offer tips for selecting health apps.

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12-Jul-2011 11:00 AM EDT
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