The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 religion mobile-devices featured society-and-culture social-lives
New research bucks findings from other studies in finding that phones in class doesn't make it harder for college students to learn.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: education internet learning mobile-devices featured society-and-culture
5G wireless networks will improve phone service and make communications a whole lot faster. But 5G could also screw up weather forecasts, researchers say.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: internet phones weather satellites mobile-devices science-and-technology
A new study offers an unprecedented look at the sex lives of women around the world and how they use "sex tech" to find partners and educate themselves.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: gender sex mobile-devices featured health-and-medicine
A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: sustainability electricity materials-science mobile-devices science-and-technology earth-and-environment supercapacitor
With a potential TikTok ban looming in the US, what happens if you use the app after the ban? It could put you at legal risk, experts say.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: china government apps mobile-devices featured society-and-culture laws us-presidents
President Trump wants to ban TikTok, the popular video app, due to security concerns. But can the government totally ban an app like that?
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: business china government apps mobile-devices featured society-and-culture
The ease with which students can find answers to homework assignments online is hurting their retention and their grades, a new study finds.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: education mobile-devices featured society-and-culture college-students
Millions of tweets reveal some of the symptoms COVID-19 long-haulers, people who remain sick long after diagnosis, are facing.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: social-media covid-19 internet twitter mobile-devices health-and-medicine
New technology can keep lithium batteries like those in our phones from heating up, failing, or exploding, researchers report.
July 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: safety batteries mobile-devices featured science-and-technology
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