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Building a Better Model of Human-Automation Interaction

People generally make decisions using two ways of thinking: They think consciously, deliberate for a while, and try to use logic to figure out what action to take – referred to as analytical cognition. Or people unconsciously recognize patterns in certain situations, get a "gut feeling," and take action based on that feeling; in other words, they use intuitive cognition.

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Computational Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, high-performance computing , Modeling & Simulation, quantum chemistry, density functional theory

Q&A with CFN Scientist Qin Wu

Wu, a theoretical chemist at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), performs calculations and simulations and constructs models that provide a fundamental understanding of the structures, dynamics, and properties of chemical systems.

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Newly Launched Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Promotes Creativity, Collaboration at Cal

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The cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental partnership between the College of Environmental Design, the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business and the College of Letters and Science hopes to guide undergraduate students to the critical need for design thinking, regardless of their major.

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A Tool to Improve the Way Physicians and Patients Talk About GI Issues

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AGA partner MyGiHealth has launched a new version of its patient iOS app and mobile website.

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Despite Relatively Less Distraction From Head-Up Displays, It’s Still a Bad Idea to Text While Driving

Advances in wearable technology offer new possibilities for in-vehicle interaction but also present new challenges for managing driver attention and regulating device use in vehicles.

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Making Prosthetic Eyes That Look Like the Real Thing

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Thanks to Greg Dootz, an ocularist at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center, more than 3,000 patients have received prosthetic eyes that are every bit as beautiful — and complex — as the real thing.

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Smartphone Addiction Leads to Personal, Social, Workplace Problems

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Excessive smartphone use leads to problems, and females are especially susceptible to addiction, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Cybersecurity Firm Trains Sycamores for High-Tech Heroics

Indiana State University Professor Bill Mackey aims to combine users' behavioral causes of cybercrime with criminological research to prevent cyber attacks.

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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 that even without data wires, hackers using a "side channel" can quickly find out what websites a user has visited while charging a device.

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Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map our World

Big Pixel Initiative researchers at the University of California San Diego are partnering with Columbia University and Arizona State University to create a continuous, global map of the urbanization process, and they’re looking to the public to help make it happen.







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