Phones in class don’t actually hamper learning

New research bucks findings from other studies in finding that phones in class doesn't make it harder for college students to learn.

Charlotte Aabo - U. Copenhagen • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education internet learning mobile-devices featured society-and-culture

5G may lead to less accurate weather forecasts

5G wireless networks will improve phone service and make communications a whole lot faster. But 5G could also screw up weather forecasts, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: internet phones weather satellites mobile-devices science-and-technology

Google shows huge panic attack rise during COVID

Data from Google searches show more people started searching for panic attacks, treatments, and anxiety since COVID-19 became a pandemic.

Barri Bronston-Tulane • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 anxiety internet stress fear featured health-and-medicine

As clubs and parties went virtual, drug use did too

With clubs and festivals shut down, a new study looks at how people have moved to virtual raves and Zoom happy hours and how that's changed drug use.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: drugs covid-19 alcohol internet featured society-and-culture social-lives

As clubs and parties went virtual, drug use did too

With clubs and festivals shut down, a new study looks at how people have moved to virtual raves and Zoom happy hours and how that's changed drug use.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: drugs covid-19 alcohol internet featured society-and-culture social-lives

Tweets sheds light on COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’

Millions of tweets reveal some of the symptoms COVID-19 long-haulers, people who remain sick long after diagnosis, are facing.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 internet twitter mobile-devices health-and-medicine

Social media users are more likely to believe bunk COVID facts

People who get most of their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, a new study shows.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: social-media covid-19 internet journalism society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Photo tweaks could protect your privacy from algorithms

"It is too late to stop people from posting photos on social media in the interest of digital privacy. However, the reliance on AI is something we can target..."

National University of Singapore • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: social-media artificial-intelligence internet privacy faces science-and-technology photos

Your top 3 ideal qualities in a partner aren’t so unique

"...we want partners who have positive qualities, but the qualities you specifically list do not actually have special predictive power for you."

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: internet personality relationships society-and-culture

Filter protects against deepfake photos and videos

Adding a protective filter to videos or photos people upload online could prevent them being turned into "deepfakes" that alter their meaning.

Jeremy Schwab-Boston University • futurity
July 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning social-media internet video algorithms featured science-and-technology images

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