New research from Michigan State University's Close Relationships Lab finds that people's reason for "swiping right" is based primarily on attractiveness and the race of a potential partner, and that decisions are often made in less than a second.
Public grants to build rural broadband networks may not be sufficient to close the digital divide, new Cornell University research finds.
UNLV social media expert Natalie Pennington shares the top 10 takeaways of research on the impact of video chats, email, online gaming, and other communication tech on stress, loneliness, and relationships.
Researchers found that people with a strong trust in information found on social media sites were more likely to believe conspiracies, which falsely explain significant events as part of a secret evil plot, even if they could identify other types of misinformation. The study showed this held true for beliefs in older conspiracy theories as well as newer ones around COVID-19.
MIT researchers found that Covid-19 skeptics on Twitter and Facebook -- far from being "data illiterate" -- often use sophisticated data visualization techniques to argue against public health precautions like mask mandates.
Dr. Jianqing Chen and Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan of The University of Texas at Dallas examined the role and economic impacts of recommender systems, and how they affect consumers' decisions.
Tiny photonic devices could be used to find new exoplanets, monitor our health, and make the internet more energy efficient. Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now present a game changing microcomb that could bring advanced applications closer to reality. The new microcomb is a coherent, tunable and reproducible device with up to ten times higher net conversion efficiency than the current state of the art.
A new report shows that artists on independent record labels are being squashed out of streaming playlists and revenue. It finds that major labels have an unfair advantage when it comes to playlist access - and that they take the lion's share of subscription revenue as a result. The team recommend changing the payment system, improving transparency about how playlists and recommendation algorithms work, and forcing major labels to divest from streaming platforms.
MIT researchers have simulated a soft-bodied robot that turns rigid on demand. The advance may help broaden robots' range of tasks and allow for safe interactions with people, including in patient care settings.
When quantum computers become more powerful and widespread, they will need a robust quantum internet to communicate. Purdue University engineers have addressed an issue barring the development of quantum networks that are big enough to reliably support more than a handful of users.