Technology News

Enlisting Social Networks in Fight Against Obesity

September 9th, 2014
New research from the UK finds that social networking programs designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity. Researchers from Imperial College London combined the results of 12 previous studies to show that such programs ...

Study Finds Fast-Paced TV OK for Young Kids

September 8th, 2014
New research may help to dispel the fear that watching fast-paced television programs adversely affects young children’s ability to concentrate. In fact, the research suggests the programs may give children some additional benefit in performing other tasks. The study was presented at the British ...

Parental Sleep Aids for School Kids

September 5th, 2014
Now that school has resumed for most school-aged children, parents face the challenge of overcoming summer sleep habits. Sleep, or lack thereof, and technology often go hand in hand when it comes to such kids, say researchers. Nearly three out of four children (72 ...

Twitter Is Go-To Source for News

September 5th, 2014
Twitter appears to be the new information channel of choice for the U.S. government, especially when communicating with people in sensitive areas. The new study, co-authored by a University of Georgia researcher, looked at the U.S. State Department's use of social media to ...

Perception of Control Helps Determine Resiliency

September 5th, 2014
Discovering why some bad news makes one person work harder while other disappointing news causes someone else to quit or give up is the topic of a new research study. In the new study, researchers found different outcomes may result from how much control we ...

Musical Training Improves Youth Brain Functions

September 4th, 2014
New research provides hard evidence that community music programs can enhance brain function in at-risk children. The Northwestern University study provides the first direct evidence that a community music program for at-risk youth has a biological effect on children's developing nervous systems. Researchers discovered ...

Competition, Challenge Predict Game Enjoyment

September 4th, 2014
New research discovers having fun while playing a game is linked to challenge and unpredictability more so than winning — in fact, winning can be boring. A new study shows that people usually enjoy a game more if they are challenged, regardless of ...

New Software Profiles Mindset of Military, Political Leaders

September 3rd, 2014
Many psychologists develop personality profiles to aid in job placement, online dating, and assessing criminal background. Now, a new computer program aims to classify the personality of military leaders, friend and foe alike. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev will discuss the ...

Recording The Mundane Brings Unexpected Rewards

September 3rd, 2014
New research finds that documenting everyday events appears to provide much more future pleasure than what is expected. And trying to record extraordinary life events may reduce the overall pleasure of the event in the moment and dampen its memory. Researchers discovered our tendency ...

Family Dinner with Teen Provides Protection from Cyberbullying

September 2nd, 2014
As simple as it sounds, making family dinner with your teen a routine provides a double benefit as the support helps adolescents cope with cyberbullying and improves their overall mental health. Researchers from McGill University studied the association between cyberbullying and mental health ...