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Some online shoppers pay more than others, study shows

Internet users regularly receive all kinds of personalized content, from Google search results to product recommendations on Amazon. This is thanks to the complex algorithms that produce results based on users' profiles and ...

dateOct 23, 2014 in Internet
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A simulation game to help people prep for court

Preparing for court and appearing before a judge can be a daunting experience, particularly for people who are representing themselves because they can't afford a lawyer or simply don't know all the ropes ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Other
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'Small' transformation yields big changes

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Northeastern University has developed a novel method for controllably constructing precise inter-nanotube junctions and a variety of nanocarbon structures in ...

dateSep 15, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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3Qs: Password and cloud security

The recent news that hackers accessed celebrities' cloud accounts and released their intimate photos online has prompted many to question the security of sensitive data stored on people's own smartphones and in the cloud. ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Security
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3Qs: Citizen journalism in Ferguson

Tensions have escalated in Ferguson, Missouri, following the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, by a white police officer. The incident has led to peaceful protests ...

dateAug 21, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Attack Ebola on a nanoscale

(Phys.org) —The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 900 lives since February and has infected thousands more. Countries such as Nigeria and Liberia have declared health emergencies, ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Researchers aim to thwart targeted cyberattacks

When it comes to Internet attacks, hackers have traditionally taken a blanket approach, sending out malware to large, random groups of people and hoping that something would stick. But in recent years, the ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Security
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