News tagged with human mobility

Toronto study shows mobile spyware's long shadow

(Phys.org)—Spyware sold legally can infect BlackBerrys, iPhones, and other mobile devices, according to a study from two security researchers at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs' ...

Sep 01, 2012 report
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NRL designs robot for shipboard firefighting

(PhysOrg.com) -- In both war and peacetime scenarios, fire in the shipboard environment is serious and frequently results in excessive damage and high repair costs because the fire is not detected or controlled ...

Mar 08, 2012
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EU Commissioner calls for new tools for bloggers

(AP) -- The European Union should help teach bloggers living under oppressive regimes how to communicate freely and avoid detection, and develop technology to help them, the bloc's digital affairs commissioner ...

Dec 09, 2011
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Study finds human communication is 'bursty'

Researchers in Spain have investigated the temporal patterns of human communication and how the latter impacts the spread of information in social networks. The results, published in the journal Physical Re ...

Sep 14, 2011
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Doing the math on where people go

Network scientists at Northeastern University have created a mathematical model that can simulate human mobility over the course of several months or even years.

Sep 15, 2010
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Good vibrations

(PhysOrg.com) -- Energy harvesting - using vibrations from the environment to produce electricity - has been around for over a decade, but Dr Stephen Burrow and his team in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University ...

Mar 23, 2010
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