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July 16, 2020

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Time on Screens Has Little Impact on Kids' Social Skills, Study Suggests

Despite the time spent with smartphones and social media, young people today are just as socially skilled as those from the previous generation, a new study ...

Apps Could Take Up Less Space on Your Phone, Thanks to New 'Streaming' Software

New software 'streams' data and code resources to an app from a cloud server when necessary, allowing the app to use only the space it needs on a ...

Improving AI's Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help

Researchers have designed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. The improved model makes use of an AI training ...

Brains of Girls and Boys Are Similar, Producing Equal Math Ability

New research comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ...
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Quantum Physics Provides a Way to Hide Ignorance

Students can hide their ignorance and answer questions correctly in an exam without their lack of knowledge being detected by teachers -- but only in the quantum ...

Cyberbullying Linked to Post Traumatic Stress for Victims and Perpetrators

Cyberbullying -- bullying online rather than face to face -- is linked to various types of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, both for victims and perpetrators, suggests new ...

Tool to Protect Children's Online Privacy

A new study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children's online privacy. Researchers developed a tool that can determine whether an Android ...

Achievement Isn't Why More Men Are Majoring in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Researchers have found that the reason there are more undergraduate men than women majoring in physics, engineering and computer science is not because men are higher achievers. On the contrary, the ...

Using LEGO to Test Children's Ability to Visualize and Rotate 3D Shapes in Space

Researchers have developed a test that uses children's ability to assemble LEGO pieces to assess their spatial visualization ability. Spatial visualization is the ability to visualize 3D shapes ...

How Effective Are Language Learning Apps?

Researchers recently conducted a study focusing on Babbel, a popular subscription-based language learning app and e-learning platform, to see if it really worked at teaching a new ...

For University Classrooms, Are Telepresence Robots the Next Best Thing to Being There?

Telepresence robots help university students learning remotely to feel more a part of the class, new research ...

Video Game Experience, Gender May Improve VR Learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated ...

Deep Learning Can Fool Listeners by Imitating Any Guitar Amplifier

A study demonstrates that digital simulations of guitar amplifiers can sound just like the real thing. The implications are that as the software models continue to improve, they can replace ...

Pioneering Tool to Manage Media Industry's Digital Carbon Footprint

A collaboration between computer scientists and nine major media companies will help the media industry understand and manage the significant carbon impacts of digital ...

A New Method for Boosting the Learning of Mathematics

How can mathematics learning in primary school be facilitated? Scientists have developed an intervention to promote the learning of math in school. Named ACE-ArithmEcole, the program is designed to ...

When It's Story Time, Animated Books Are Better for Learning

Researchers found that digital storybooks that animate upon a child's vocalization offer beneficial learning opportunities, especially for children with less developed attention ...

Quitting Facebook Could Boost Exam Results

In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their exam results if they devoted less time to Facebook and other social ...

Virtual Reality May Help Foster Learning and Collaboration Across Health Professions

One of the biggest challenges to implementing interprofessional education for health professions students is scheduling. Could virtual reality education help? A small new study focused on palliative ...

Addictive De-Vices: How We Can Unplug from This 21st Century Epidemic

We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them. They increasingly consume our time, attention and money. We are addicted to our digital devices -- or, more precisely, the ...

Interactive Avatar Boosts Performance of Children With ADHD

A new study has shown that an interactive avatar, which gives both instructions and feedback on the attention of the learner, can improve the performance of ADHD children on a complex problem-solving ...

New Research Analyzes Video Game Player Engagement

In the video game industry, the ability for gaming companies to track and respond to gamers' post-purchase play opens up new opportunities to enhance gamer engagement and retention and increase ...

Better Way to Teach Physics to University Students

Physicists and educators have developed a curriculum for college-level students that shows promise in helping students in introductory physics classes further practice and develop their calculus ...

Numbers Limit How Accurately Digital Computers Model Chaos

Digital computers use numbers based on flawed representations of real numbers, which may lead to inaccuracies when simulating the motion of molecules, weather systems and fluids, find ...

Small Changes, Big Gains: Low-Cost Techniques Dramatically Boost Learning in STEM Classes

Low-cost, active teaching techniques -- particularly group work and worksheets -- substantially improve learning in university science classes, according to a new study involving 3,700 biology ...

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