New sensor system detects early signs of concussion in real time
(Phys.org) —Imagine a physician, sitting in a stadium press box, equipped with technology that makes it possible to continuously monitor each player's physiological signs that indicate concussion.
Stress research in therapy dogs reveals animals' needs
Animals exert positive effects on humans. This fact has been proven scientifically and is used increasingly often for specific therapeutic purposes. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how therapy ...
Read it or Reddit? MSU faculty and students grapple with the evolution of reading in the digital age
Thousands of years ago, when writing was first becoming widely used, it was touted by its early adopters as a memory aid that would make it possible for knowledge to transcend the ages.
US Supreme Court takes up police searches of cellphones
The US Supreme Court takes up two cases Tuesday about whether police need warrants to search detainees' mobile phones, which have become vast repositories of personal data.
Wifi in the woods? Canada says yes (and oui)
For those who cannot face social media exile when they head to the cottage, lake or woods, Parks Canada says it will offer wi-fi in some of its spectacular outposts.
Fluorescent-based tool reveals how medical nanoparticles biodegrade in real time
Nanoparticles have been heralded as a potential "disruptive technology" in biomedicine, a versatile platform that could supplant conventional technologies, both as drug delivery vehicles and diagnostic tools.
Print and digital ad revenues higher at New York Times
The New York Times said Thursday that advertising income in both its print and digital editions increased for the first time in years during the first quarter.
Google online maps go back in time
Google on Wednesday added virtual time travel to its Internet offerings.
Security and privacy concerns regarding connected vehicles
(Phys.org) —A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University ...
How to test the twin paradox without using a spaceship
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as "twin ...
Fiber-optic microscope will help physicians detect cancer, diseases at early stages
An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has developed an inexpensive, endoscopic microscope capable of producing high-resolution, sub-cellular images of tissue in real time. The fiber-optic ...
Wash Post, Guardian share Pulitzer for NSA coverage (Update)
The Guardian and the Washington Post shared a Pulitzer Prize Monday for reporting on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that revealed a global surveillance network monitoring ...
Land Rover demos invisible bonnet / car hood (w/ video)
Comcast, lawmakers debate mega-merger benefits
Comcast and skeptical lawmakers sparred Wednesday over the merits of a proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable which would boost the position of the largest US cable and broadband provider.