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June 24, 2019

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We know bees get the concept of zero and can do basic math. Now researchers have discovered they may also be capable of connecting symbols to numbers. It's a finding that ... read more

Playing Video Games Generally Not Harmful to Boys' Social Development

A new longitudinal study conducted in Norway looked at how playing video games affects the social skills of 6- to 12-year-olds. It found that playing the games affected youth differently by age and ... read more

Photons Trained for Optical Fiber Obstacle Course Will Deliver Stronger Cyber Security

Researchers demonstrate a way to improve quantum key distribution over fiber ... read more

Walking Simulation Games Signal a New Literary Genre

Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre Research has revealed that walking simulations are blurring the boundaries of different art forms to create a new literary genre. Walking ... read more
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Play Games With No Latency

One of the most challenging issues for game players looks to be resolved soon with the introduction of a zero-latency gaming environment. A team has now developed technology that helps game players ... read more

Do Video Games Drive Obesity?

Are children, teenagers and adults who spend a lot of time playing video games really more obese? A meta study has looked into this question. The cliché is true -- but only for ... read more

A Simple, Yet Versatile, New Design for Chaotic Oscillating Circuitry Inspired by Prime Numbers

Researchers have found a simple, yet highly versatile, way to generate 'chaotic signals' with various features. The technique consists of interconnecting three 'ring oscillators,' ... read more

Could Computer Games Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change?

Researchers have developed the interactive web-based Maladaptation Game, which can be used to better understand how Nordic farmers make decisions regarding environmental changes and how they ... read more

Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity

Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office. A new study by information systems professors found ... read more

Immigrant Kids in U.S. Deliberately Build STEM Skills

US immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new ... read more

Nerve Cells in the Human Brain Can 'Count'

How do we know if we're looking at three apples or four? Researchers were able to demonstrate that some brain cells fire mainly for quantities of three, others for quantities of four and others ... read more

More Efficient Security for Cloud-Based Machine Learning

A novel encryption method secures data used in online neural networks, without dramatically slowing their runtimes. This approach holds promise for using cloud-based neural networks for medical-image ... read more

Robots Will Never Replace Teachers but Can Boost Children's Education

Robots can play an important role in the education of young people but will never fully replace teachers, a new study ... read more

Math With Good Posture Can Mean Better Scores, Study Suggests

A new study finding that students perform better at math while sitting with good posture could have implications for other kinds of performance under ... read more

Generation of Random Numbers by Measuring Phase Fluctuations from a Laser Diode With a Silicon-on-in

Researchers have shown that a chip-based device measuring a millimeter square could be used to generate quantum-based random numbers at gigabit per second speeds. The tiny device requires little ... read more

New Study Shows Certain Video Games Can Improve Health in Children With Obesity

A new study showed for the first time that video games, in combination with fitness coaching and a step tracker, helped overweight children lose weight, lower their blood pressure and cholesterol and ... read more

Gaming or Gambling? Online Transactions Blur Boundaries

In-game purchasing systems, such as 'loot boxes', in popular online games resemble gambling and may pose financial risks for vulnerable players, according to gambling psychology ... read more

Approach Can Help English Learners Improve at Math Word Problems

Education professors have shown that a comprehension-based strategy can help English learners improve their math word-problem solving abilities. The approach boosts reading comprehension and problem ... read more

Physicists With Green Fingers Estimate Tree Spanning Rate in Random Networks

Scientists calculate the total number of spanning trees in randomly expanding networks. This method can be applied to modelling scale-free network models, which, as it turns out, are characterized by ... read more

Email Encryption Standards Hacked

A research team has demonstrated that the two most common email encryption standards are vulnerable to attacks. Their attack, referred to as Efail, proved successful in 25 out of 35 tested email ... read more

Changing Students' Attitudes to Mathematics Improves Test Scores

A new study finds a free 'massive, open, online course' (MOOC) led to students feeling more positive about math, more engaged during math class, and scoring significantly higher in ... read more

Protecting Confidentiality in Genomic Studies

Researchers have developed a system for protecting the privacy of people who contribute genomic data to biomedical studies. The cryptographic system could enable 'crowdsourced' genomics ... read more

Students Learn Italian Playing Assassin's Creed Video Game

A professor has used video games to teach Italian, allowing his students to master two semesters worth of language acquisition through one intensive class for students new to the Italian ... read more

New Quantum Method Generates Really Random Numbers

Researchers have developed a method for generating numbers guaranteed to be random, through the use of quantum mechanics. The experimental technique surpasses all previous methods for ensuring the ... read more

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