App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine algorithms anemia apps blood eyes hemoglobin mobile-devices

‘Racetrack memory’ could speed up digital data storage

Racetrack memory could be a new frontier in mass data storage, allowing for more computer power and smaller, faster, and more energy efficient memory.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology computers mobile-devices physics

Wi-Fi peeks into buildings to check social distancing

A new system can give college administrators insight into how many people are getting together inside buildings. That could boost social distancing efforts.

National University of Singapore • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 internet mobile-devices social-lives wifi

Smartphone video makes super accurate 3D face models

A new technique uses regular smartphones to make 3D face models that are accurate to the millimeter, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology artificial-intelligence cameras faces imaging-technology mobile-devices

4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: society-and-culture computers covid-19 education internet mobile-devices parents rural-communities

Instead of social distancing, try distant socializing

As you stay at home to help with social distancing to fight COVID-19's spread, you need to try to keep in touch with friends and family, an expert says.

Stanford • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 emotions families internet mobile-devices social-lives social-media

‘Surfing attacks’ could let hackers read your texts

Surfing attacks use ultrasonic waves to control your phone from afar. They could let hackers make calls or read texts, all without you knowing.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology hackers mobile-devices privacy security ultrasound voice-technology

Classroom tech beats lectures at boosting creativity

Lecture-based learning is no match for activity-based learning that takes advantage of tech for boosting student creativity, a new study finds.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Feb. 25, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: society-and-culture college-students creativity education higher-education learning mobile-devices

You may feel more focused with your phone nearby

People who sat without their phone had more problems with concentration than those who had their phone nearby but couldn't use it, a new study shows.

U. Oregon • futurity
Feb. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture attention focus mobile-devices

8 tips to make your gadget’s battery last longer

These tips can make lithium-ion batteries last longer. That's good news for you and the environment, researchers say.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology batteries electric-vehicles mobile-devices

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