Social media might seem relatively harmless. It can be an easy way to keep in touch with family, friends and acquantainces. However, there can also be some negative potentials connected to frequent media interactions.
If you are wondering whether you are addicted to your cell phone, a new app might help you figure this by tracking the time you spend on your phone.
Could video games be good for your morals? Scientists have found that heinous behavior played out in a virtual world may actually cause players to be more sensitive toward the moral codes that they violated.
Can you imagine controlling muscles with light? MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can do just that by applying optogenetics, a technique that allows them to control neurons' electrical impulses with light.
Robots like to learn. Yet how they go about it could be enhanced with help from the online community instead of just one person.
Robots may hold the stereotype of being stoic, cold machines. Yet thanks to a group of Japanese scientists who've come up with the world's first robotic newscasters, the "inhuman" stereotype might be changing.
Scientists may have found a way to extend the life of pacemakers indefinitely.
Scientists have created a tool that makes learning Braille easier than ever. They made a technology-enhanced glove that can help people learn to read and write in Braille while they're doing something else.
For young men at high-risk for HIV, early intervention can play a key role in preventing possible infection. Yet a recent study from the Columbia University School of Nursing suggests that using certain social media tools that help encourage safe sexual practices, including text messages, interactiv...
Robots need to be given step-by step instructions for tasks they haven't performed before. Now, researchers have found out a way to allow people to give robots instructions in English, teaching them like they would teach a child, rather than having to use code.
Researchers have developed a new technique that could help surgeons better identify tumors in the body through a cheaper and more efficient process. The study, published in the journal Optic Letters, presents the opportunity for surgeons and other medical professionals to focus more on the patient a...
Researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia developed a mobile app that can measure respiratory rates in children about six times faster than regular methods.