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    IBM and MTN Help Protect Endangered African Rhinos with Internet of Things Technology

    Original @ IBM Press Releases – All Topics – United States IBM MTN, a leading African telecommunications provider, Wageningen University (WU) in the Netherlands and Prodapt, today announced they are harnessing IBM Internet of Things (IoT) technology as part of the MTN Connected Wildlife Solution. The sol… [...]

    Expert claims internet addiction should be recognized as a disorder requiring treatment

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Pathological internet addiction that triggers deviant behaviour on social networking sites (SNS) should be recognised as a disorder needing treatment, a Flinders University expert says. [...]

    First practical building blocks for a global quantum internet

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) have taken a major leap forward to provide practical building blocks for a global quantum internet. The team, led by Associate Professor Matthew Sellars, have shown that an erbium-doped crystal is… [...]

    Remote medical diagnostics and treatment can help to ease pressure on Europe’s healthcare systems

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Haptic sensors, connectivity and efficient telecommunications are some of the factors that enable the uptake of medical telerobotic systems. Technical capacity is timely as demographics put pressure on health services, while in remote areas, patients o… [...]

    Two sciences tie the knot

    Original @ MIT News – Economics A new major combining computer science and economics will prepare students for designing the virtual marketplaces of the future. [...]

    5 Reasons the UN Is Jumping on the Blockchain Bandwagon

    Original @ Singularity Hub By the time they woke on May 31st, 2017, 10,000 Syrian refugees stationed at Azraq camp in Jordan had received their long-awaited aid. But instead of the typical white and blue trucks from the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP), the aid came in the form of electronic vouchers distributed on the back of a […] [...]

    When it comes to looking for jobs, it’s not how many you know, but how well you know them

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to signi… [...]

    Japan’s SoftBank Is Investing Billions in the Technological Future

    Original @ Singularity Hub Remember the 1980s movie Brewster’s Millions, in which a minor league baseball pitcher (played by Richard Pryor) must spend $30 million in 30 days to inherit $300 million? Pryor goes on an epic spending spree for a bigger payoff down the road. One of the world’s biggest public companies is making that film look like […] [...]

    Using Facebook to supplement neuroscience studies boosts students’ grades

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Some Saudi Arabian medical students are using Facebook as both an outlet for social networking and an effective learning tool. The study is published ahead of print in Advances in Physiology Education. [...]

    Understanding smartphone separation anxiety and what smartphones mean to people

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories What factors determine nomophobia, otherwise known as smartphone separation anxiety, and what behaviors and descriptors can help identify people with high nomophobia who tend to perceive smartphones as their extended selves? A new study that compares h… [...]