Top political scientists predict outcome of the 2012 presidential election
Twenty eminent election forecasters explain their forecasting models and offer their predictions for the 2012 US presidential election, in PS: Political Science and Politics, published by Cambridge University Press for th ...
Computer scientists deploy first practical, Web-based, secure, verifiable voting system
Computer scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS), based at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), in collaboration with scientists at the Université ...
Perfect NCAA bracket? Near impossible, mathematician says
The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball March Madness championship tournament are a staggering less than one in 9.2 quintillion (that's 9,223,372,036,854,775,808), according to ...
How big data can be used to understand major events
With the most unpredictable UK general election looming in modern times, how can big data be used to understand how elections are covered by the media? New research has for the first time analysed over 130,000 ...
Presidential election outcome changed voters' testosterone
(PhysOrg.com) -- Young men who voted for Republican John McCain or Libertarian candidate Robert Barr in the 2008 presidential election suffered an immediate drop in testosterone when the election results were ...
Is smartphone technology the future of US elections?
With more and more Americans upgrading to smartphones, and as smartphone capabilities continue to improve, even the U.S. government is considering innovative ways to harness this advancing technology. Human factors/ergonomics ...
New University of Washington survey explores attitudes of tea party supporters
(PhysOrg.com) -- The tea party movement has gotten much attention in recent months, but aside from decrying big government and excessive spending, who are the supporters and what else do they appear to believe?
A new kind of data-driven predictive methodology
"Scottish independence: polls show it's too close to call."
Attitudes toward African-Americans have worsened since 2008, research finds
(Phys.org)—This might not be a "post-racial" era after all.
Expat French get Internet vote for first time
French citizens will for the first time this year be able to vote in a parliamentary election over the Internet, an experiment that could be extended to other elections if successful.
Twitter shakes up US election campaign
Will tweets make the difference in the 2012 US presidential election?
Updated election forecasting model—based on economic data—still points to Romney win
(Phys.org)—An update to an election forecasting model announced by two University of Colorado professors in August continues to project that Mitt Romney will win the 2012 presidential election.
How a candidate moves influences how you vote (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- The perceived health of an election candidate can predict how people will vote according to recently published research- and voters can form opinions about how healthy a candidate is based solely on the way ...
The waning of American apartheid? Residential segregation declines in U.S. metros
The ideal of equal housing opportunities is closer to becoming a reality in most major U.S. metro areas, according to a University of Michigan researcher.