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Social Networks Predict Disease Spread

Social Networks Predict Disease Spread

Scientists at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and The University of California at San Diego determined a method of predicting the spread of contagious diseases using social networking theories. Utilizing the friendship paradox – the idea that a person’s friends ...

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Shared Website Code Security

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, California and Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington have developed a new security system for monitoring and controlling the shared code on websites. Their new application would identify external shared code ...

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Modeling User Interactions with Search Engines

Researchers at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania have developed a new way to gauge user satisfaction with search engine results. Based on results garnered from treating searching like a neural network, they hope to use these new metrics ...

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High-Speed Internet in…Trains

High-Speed Internet in…Trains

Scientists from the University of York in England are taking mobile entertainment to the next level with a new technology, designed to significantly broaden the range of services currently available to train passengers worldwide. The researchers, from the Department of ...

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Surfing the Web is Good for Your Brain

Surfing the Web is Good for Your Brain

Scientists at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have revealed that older adults are able to increase the efficiency of their brain by performing searches on the Internet. The survey performed shows that computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults were ...

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Google’s New Browser: Chrome

Google’s New Browser: Chrome

Google has launched a beta version of its new browser called Chrome to rival Firefox 3, Internet Explorer 7, and Opera. To market it, Google has taken an unconventional method of presentation: a comic book. Google Blogoscoped, a site dedicated ...

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Aurora – Mozilla’s Future Concept Browser

Aurora – Mozilla’s Future Concept Browser

Mozilla has launched a new concept browser and advanced user-interface, named Aurora. For the project, Mozilla Labs teamed up with Adaptive Path, a creative user-experience and design consultancy, who recently redesigned the MySpace social-networking site. Together, the companies are developing ...

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Cool on ‘Knol’?

Cool on ‘Knol’?

Google recently has launched a new service called “Knol” which allows users to contribute their knowledge in a wiki-like format. Knol is very different from other e-encyclopedias as it stresses greatly on accountability and regulation over an author’s article. Unlike ...

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Adobe Enables Search in Flash Content

Adobe Enables Search in Flash Content

Adobe Systems recently announced that the company will team up with the on-line search industry leaders to improve search results of dynamic Web content and rich Internet applications. Adobe is providing Flash Player technology to Google and Yahoo! In order ...

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P4P – Next Generation P2P

P4P – Next Generation P2P

A research team at Yale University has developed an advancement to file sharing technology. The system has the ability to make Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) software providers work together in order to deliver data in a more ...

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