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Media - Politics
08.11.2017
Strong Digital Well-Being in Switzerland
Strong Digital Well-Being in Switzerland
Reading the news, posting holiday pictures, or watching cat videos on YouTube - the internet can be used for many things.
Astronomy - Media
27.09.2017
Searching for distant worlds with a flying telescope
Searching for distant worlds with a flying telescope
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Researchers from the University of Bern, using an observatory on board a jumbo jet, have observed how the extrasolar Planet GJ 1214b is passing in front of its star, causing a kind of mini-eclipse. The first measurements of this kind with the observatory called SOFIA (short for Stratospheric Observatory for Infra-red Astronomy) prove that the flying observatory is well-suited to the observation of exoplanets.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Media
29.08.2017
Apps ‘don't affect children's language development' if parents still read stories
Apps ‘don’t affect children’s language development’ if parents still read stories
Watching television or playing with smart phone apps does not have any effect on children's language development - providing they still spend time reading, researchers have found. A study from the University of Salford and Lancaster University, published in the Journal Of Children And Media , has found that as long as parents or carers spend time reading with young children, and this time is not reduced in place of television or touchscreen devices such as iPads, children's exposure to these media should have no effect on the size of their vocabulary.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Media
14.08.2017
Binge-watching ‘The Walking Dead’’ You might feel like a zombie yourself
ANN ARBOR-Binge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like "The Walking Dead" or "Game of Thrones," but it comes at a price. New research by the University of Michigan and the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research in Belgium found that higher binge-viewing frequency leads to poorer sleep quality, more fatigue and increased insomnia, while regular TV viewing does not.
Media
18.07.2017
One third of fake images go undetected in recent study
A third of manipulated images go undetected in new University of Warwick research Researchers took photos of real world scenes and edited them in different ways - showed a group of participants a variety of original and altered images 58% of the original, unaltered images were identified - and only 65% of the manipulated photos were spotted (just above results participants would get from choosing randomly) Photo manipulation is easier now than e
Environment/Sustainable Development - Media
13.06.2017
Effects of ozone depletion felt in the Tropics
Effects of ozone depletion felt in the Tropics
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has more far-reaching consequences than previously assumed. A study by Bernese climate researchers has now shown that it even affects precipitation in the tropical regions of the Pacific, 10,000 kilometres away.
Media - Computer Science/Telecom
29.05.2017
An algorithm designed to expand Wikipedia in all languages
An algorithm designed to expand Wikipedia in all languages
An EPFL researcher has created a system that scans Wikipedia for important articles that are missing in other languages. This project could help expand the online encyclopedia's coverage in minority languages, such as Romansh. With 40 million articles in 293 languages, Wikipedia is the largest encyclopedia ever made.
Media - Life Sciences
22.05.2017
Sunflower genome reveals symphony of genes involved in oil production and flowering
Sunflower genome reveals symphony of genes involved in oil production and flowering
Less than one year after the decoding of the sunflower genome, in-depth analyses of said genome have revealed the hundreds of genes that work together to regulate flowering, and those that are involved in the production of oil.
Media
18.05.2017
Washington state house prices up 12.1 percent compared to the first quarter of last year
Washington state house prices up 12.1 percent compared to the first quarter of last year
Washington state's housing market showed the continuing effects of high demand in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington. The statewide median sales price rose to $324,300 in the first quarter, 12.1 percent higher than the same time period last year.
Life Sciences - Media
09.05.2017
Closing the Gate to Mitochondria
Closing the Gate to Mitochondria
A team of researchers have developed a new method that enables the identification of proteins imported into mitochondria. This leads to a better understanding of disease mechanisms linked to defective cellular functions. Eukaryotic cells contain thousands of proteins, which are distributed to different cellular compartments with specific functions.
Media - Pedagogy/Education Science
25.04.2017
Rated PG: Parental guidance relinquished to kids regarding digital media
ANN ARBOR?Parents can toss out the owner's manual for that new smartphone or tablet'they can get all the digital assistance they need from their teens. According to a new study, more children are guiding their parents on how to use digital media, especially newer media forms such as smartphones, tablets and apps.
Media
06.04.2017
Wikipedia articles on plane crashes show what we remember
Oxford University researchers have tracked how recent aircraft incidents or accidents trigger past events and the factors making some consistently more memorable than others. Using the English version of Wikipedia, they analysed articles about airline crashes between 2008 and 2016. They then measured how the traffic to articles about airline crashes or incidents before 2008 changed due to more recent events.
Media - Politics
27.03.2017
Link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians
Link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians
People exposed to light entertainment television like soap operas may be more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study co-authored by an economist at Queen Mary University of London. The researchers investigated the political impact of light entertainment television in Italy over the last 30 years during the phased introduction of Silvio Berlusconi's commercial TV network Mediaset.
Earth Sciences - Media
24.03.2017
Steep rise of the Bernese Alps
Steep rise of the Bernese Alps
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The striking North Face of the Bernese Alps is the result of a steep rise of rocks from the depths following a collision of two tectonic plates.
Social Sciences - Media
17.03.2017
European teens - especially girls - dream about cars
European teens - especially girls - dream about cars
A study on mobility patterns among young people shows that under-18s have a very positive image of cars. The researchers' approach relied heavily on social media. What is it about cars? ‘They're fast, practical, comfortable and safe.' That's what young people think - and girls more than boys - according to a study by EPFL researchers.
Media - Environment/Sustainable Development
08.03.2017
Writing group ‘boosts productivity and reduces stress’ at Oxford
Researchers say 'benevolent bots', otherwise known as software robots, that are designed to make articles on Wikipedia better often end up having online fights lasting years over changes in content. Editing bots on Wikipedia undo vandalism, enforce bans, check spelling, create links and import content automatically, whereas other bots (which are non-editing) can mine data, identify data or identify copyright infringements.
Business/Economics - Media
03.03.2017
Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds
Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds
A study co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has revealed that negative coverage of the European Union in UK newspapers increased from 24 per cent to 45 per cent between 1974 and 2013.
Media - Environment/Sustainable Development
24.02.2017
’Computer bots are like humans, having fights lasting years’
Researchers say 'benevolent bots', otherwise known as software robots, that are designed to make articles on Wikipedia better often end up having online fights lasting years over changes in content. Editing bots on Wikipedia undo vandalism, enforce bans, check spelling, create links and import content automatically, whereas other bots (which are non-editing) can mine data, identify data or identify copyright infringements.
Media
16.02.2017
Getting to bed on time requires self-control with the remote control
ANN ARBOR'If you created a schedule to watch television at night, chances are you're not postponing bedtime sleep. Habitual TV viewers are used to starting and quitting their evening viewing at set times, which makes them less likely to procrastinate on bedtime, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan and the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research in Belgium.
Politics - Media
10.02.2017
Ralina Joseph co-edits special journal issue on race, respectability and the media
Ralina Joseph co-edits special journal issue on race, respectability and the media
Ralina Joseph , University of Washington associate professor of communication, has guest co-edited a special triple issue of the interdisciplinary journal Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society with her former mentor and dissertation adviser, Jane Rhodes of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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