A new experiment shows that the more energy consumed by a clock, the more accurate its timekeeping. This is the first time that a measurement has been made of the entropy - or heat loss - generated by a minimal clock tens of nanometers thick and 1.5 millimeters long. Understanding the thermodynamic cost involved in timekeeping is a central step along the way in the development of future technologies, as systems approach the quantum realm.
A research team at Carnegie Mellon University recently completed the first in-depth study of browser tabs in more than a decade. They found that many people struggle with tab overload, an underlying reason being that while tabs serve a variety of functions, they often do so poorly.
Properly understanding and responding to customer feedback on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms is crucial for brands, and it may have just gotten a little easier thanks to research out of the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Paid video streaming services on your television, smart phone or other devices are increasingly replacing traditional video entertainment platforms of cable, satellite and broadcast TV. The growth of these services, known in the industry as over-the-top (OTT) media services, may be accompanied by a rise in pirated content, particularly where access to those services may be restricted, a group of researchers has found.
Researchers from MSU are developing a mobile app to act as a safeguard for popular but vulnerable "wallet" applications used to manage cryptocurrency.
Measures to contain the Corona pandemic are the subject of politically charged debate and tend to polarize segments of the population. Those who support the measures motivate their acquaintances to follow the rules, while those who oppose them call for resistance in social media. But how exactly do politicization and social mobilization affect the infection figures? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development have examined this question using the USA as an example.
Sudhir Kumar's team reconstructed the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 progenitor and its early pedigree from a dataset of coronavirus genomes. They found the SARS-CoV-2 progenitor was already circulating with an earlier timeline, at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the first genome sequenced in China. They have also developed an intuitive mutational fingerprint and Greek symbol classification categorization system of the major strains, sub-strains and variants infecting an individual or colonizing a global region.
Research compares effectiveness of seeking social support in real-life versus over social media.
Easy access to and control over personal information is a challenge for people experiencing homelessness. But Researchers from Dell Medical School say blockchain technology may provide a secure, digital "wallet" to increase access to health and well-being.
In a new report, ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, examines the potential of technical and policy measures to tackle science disinformation and calls for improved European exchange and coordination in this field.