Computing

  1. Computing

    What powers these electronics? We do!

    Active people may end up becoming the 'fuel' for their electronics. Engineers are developing ways to harness the body’s motions to power the many devicess on which we now depend.

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  2. Computing

    New tech helps deaf-blind people ‘watch’ TV

    An innovative system can let deaf-blind people “watch” television in real time without needing someone right there to interpret for them.

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  3. Computing

    Incognito browsing is not as private as most people think

    You may think you’re going deep undercover when you set your web browser to incognito. But you’d likely be mistaken, a new study finds.

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  4. Computing

    Fingerprints could help keep kids from dangerous websites

    A teen develops a program that estimates age based on someone’s fingers

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  5. Computing

    Computers mine online reviews for signs of food poisoning

    Health officials are getting help in identifying restaurant goers who got food poisoning by teaching computers to scout social-media posts for signs of illness.

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  6. Materials Science

    Zap! Laser tattoos could create electronics to eat or wear

    Lasers can tattoo a nontoxic form of carbon onto everyday items. This one day could lead to wearable — even edible — electronics.

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  7. Science & Society

    On Twitter, fake news has greater allure than truth does

    In the Twittersphere, fake news gets more views than real stories, based on an analysis of more than 4.5 million tweets.

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  8. Computing

    Scientists Say: Ampere

    An ampere is a unit of electric current. It’s a base unit, meaning it’s one on which all electrical calculations are based.

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    Smartphones put your privacy at risk

    Smartphones have become essential companions. But they can leak data about you. In fact, the potential for invading your privacy is higher than you might think.

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  10. Computing

    How to stop phone apps from spying on you

    Many apps — especially free ones — collect data on a user and then sell them to advertisers. A new tool can help monitor that misuse of personal data and beef up privacy protection.

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  11. Tech

    AI can guide us — or just entertain

    Advances in artificial intelligence are changing the worlds of medicine, education and the arts.

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  12. Tech

    Computers can translate languages, but first they have to learn

    Translation programs are getting quite good at converting text from one language to another. Translating between three or more languages at once is trickier.

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