Technology News

Simple Maze Test May ID At-Risk Older Drivers

March 1st, 2015
A simple three-minute maze test may accurately identify drivers who are at greater risk for getting into serious car accidents due to cognitive impairments, according to a new study sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The research team, led by psychological ...

After-Hours Work Email & Texts Bug Employees

March 1st, 2015
Employees who receive work-related emails and texts after hours become angry more often than not, which can interfere with their personal lives, according to a new study. For their study, researchers surveyed 341 working adults over a seven-day period to track their feelings ...

Cyberbullying Often Goes Unchecked

February 25th, 2015
New research suggests people tend to avoid direct confrontation with a cyberbully, even when they have an opportunity to make a difference. In a new study, 221 college students participated in an online chat room in which they watched a fellow student get ...

YouTube Videos Tend to Glamorize Intoxication

February 23rd, 2015
A new analysis discovers that the 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account for more than 330 million views. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH) discovered the videos rarely portray the negative ...

Can’t Remember a Name? Blame Background Noise

February 13th, 2015
Emerging research suggests that although music may help some people relax when they're trying to concentrate, the ‘noise’ may impede memory, especially as one ages. That's the finding in a new Georgia Institute of Technology study that challenged younger and older ...

Online Daters Look for ‘Real’ Partners

February 12th, 2015
New research has determined that people using online dating services prefer a partner who appears successful, but also humble and real. University of Iowa investigators found that daters were less likely to trust a person with a flashy and/or perfect profile. "We found people ...

New Educational Strategy Focuses on Problem-Solving

February 11th, 2015
Educational reform is an international concern as educators around the globe call for initiatives that support the teaching of problem-solving skills. This skill set is widely known as “intelligence” and is different from traditional approaches that relied primarily on the memorization of facts. In ...

Do Social Media Encourage Drinking?

February 10th, 2015
New research suggests the more a Facebook user views shares or comments in alcohol-related pages, the more likely that person will consider drinking alcohol. The findings come from a Michigan State University study which asked more than 400 participants their feelings after they ...

Many Insecure Folks Seek Facebook Feedback

February 10th, 2015
New research suggests Facebook is a busy venue for those who are generally insecure in their relationships. Investigators found insecure people are often very active on the social media site, frequently posting on walls, commenting, updating their status or "liking" something, in hopes of ...

Big Data May Help Computers ID Emotions Tied to Images

February 9th, 2015
Popular sites such as Twitter and Facebook and other channels are now filled with pictures that help a person better express thoughts and feelings. New research suggests "big data" -- any collection of data sets so large or complex that it is difficult ...