Study finds obstacles with social media data
Seas of social media posts uncovering the opinions, habits and purchases of billions of people would seem to be a fantasy come true for data researchers, social scientists and businesses. However, finding valuable insights ...
TV viewing support for color-blind emerges with Eyeteq
Researchers develop clothes that can monitor and transmit biomedical info on wearers
Researchers at Université Laval's Faculty of Science and Engineering and Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers have developed smart textiles able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information ...
Why do young people join violent causes?
On the morning of September 24 2014, 15-year-old Yusra Hussien left for school near her home in Easton, Bristol. She then disappeared. News reports surfaced a few days later that Yusra and a 17-year-old friend ...
Spain's Canary islanders protest against oil drilling
About 200 people, including tourists, formed a giant "SOS" on a beach on Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday to protest against drilling for oil off the archipelago.
Explainer: What is a small private online course?
If you have studied an online course at a university over the past couple of decades, you've probably already experienced a SPOC, or Small Private Online Course. SPOC is a new term for an old concept, which appears to be frustrating members of the distance edu ...
Gaming technology makes its way into headsets for the visually impaired
EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help visually impaired people move around more safely and easily.
Health and Retirement study indicates people wildly underestimate how long they will live
Report reveals extent of housing issues facing older people
The State's laws governing family accommodation agreements and enduring powers of attorney urgently need to be changed, according to a new report to be launched on Monday.
Retailers often blind to discrimination and lost business
A blind woman has launched a claim of unlawful discrimination against Coles and its online website. For those of us who are totally blind and working in the disability law space this lawsuit is no surpri ...
Soil-free farming prepares next generation for Green Energy future
When Boston College Professor Mike Barnett first got students involved in hydroponics, he couldn't get them to go home.
Testing the "safety alarm 2.0"
If scientists get their way, we will soon be able to measure grandma's acceleration. If she has a fall, that is.
Microsoft's bone-conducting headset helps blind navigate in cities
Research reveals Germans born after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from bad parenting
Children born in East Germany shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from poor parenting from "risk loving" mothers and were 40 per cent more likely to commit crimes as adults according to a new ...