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Article ID: 698924

University of Washington's Hans Scholl on promises, cautions of 'digital government'

University of Washington

The internet has made government more efficient and public records more accessible — but as digital technology evolves it could also bring challenges to long-held constitutional safeguards, says Hans Jochen Scholl, a professor in the University of Washington Information School.

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13-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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    10-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698427

Why We’re Susceptible to Fake News, How to Defend Against It

American Psychological Association (APA)

Thinking developed in childhood makes people vulnerable, researchers say

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1-Aug-2018 3:15 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 698664

Smartphones act as digital security blankets in stressful social situations

University of California, Irvine

Not only can your smartphone serve as your wallet, watch and map, it can also be your digital security blanket. In a new study led by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that when people are in awkward social situations, having their phones with them offers comfort and helps relieve feelings of isolation.

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7-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 697850

Averting Toxic Chats: Computer Model Predicts When Online Conversations Turn Sour

Cornell University

The internet offers the potential for constructive dialogue and cooperation, but online conversations too often degenerate into personal attacks. In hopes that those attacks can be averted, Cornell University researchers have created a model to predict which civil conversations might take a turn and derail.

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24-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697790

Stop, Look and Listen -- Maybe Even Taste -- Before Posting Adventures on Social Media

Baylor University

Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says a Baylor University psychologist.

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23-Jul-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Pop Culture

Article ID: 666325

Is Overtourism a Problem, Endangered Species Act in Danger, Trump-Putin Summit Experts, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Newswise

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

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20-Jul-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697695

World-First Program to Stop Hacking by Supercomputers

Monash University

IT experts at Monash University have devised the world’s leading post-quantum secure privacy-preserving algorithm – so powerful it can thwart attacks from supercomputers of the future.

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19-Jul-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 677895

#WorldEmojiDay: Icons can go beyond a smile, sparking innovation at work

University of Delaware

University of Delaware management professor Kyle Emich, whose research explores the effects of emotions on teams and performance, discusses the influence emojis can have on productivity and innovation in the workplace.

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17-Jul-2018 9:55 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697353

Study Suggests Buried Internet Infrastructure at Risk as Sea Levels Rise

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon.

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12-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696999

Checked Baggage Screening – Preventing New Threats

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Find out how the research and development that goes into explosives detection does a lot more than shorten the time you stand in line at the airport and ensure the safety of air travel.

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3-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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