Tagged: apps

Free online tool could help women decide on breast reconstruction - News

Jean Balchin Apr 05, 2018

A new study published in Psycho-Oncology has revealed that a free web-based decision aid that helps women with breast cancer make decisions regarding reconstruction surgery after mastectomy is likely cost-effective. BRECONDA (Breast Reconstruction Decision Aid) is a tool that helps people make decisions about breast reconstruction surgery. It was developed in collaboration with an international team of breast surgeons, oncologists, … Read More

Your online privacy depends as much on your friends’ data habits as your own - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 28, 2018

Vincent Mitchell, University of Sydney; Andrew Stephen, University of Oxford, and Bernadette Kamleitner, Vienna University of Economics and Business This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In the aftermath of revelations about the alleged misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica, many social media users are … Read More

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice should be accessible to all who need it - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 19, 2018

Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Technology Sydney This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Stephen Hawking was one of the most prominent people in history to use a high-tech communication aid known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). His death comes in the year of the 70th Anniversary of … Read More

Your mobile phone can give away your location, even if you tell it not to - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 09, 2018

Guevara Noubir, Northeastern University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. U.S. military officials were recently caught off guard by revelations that servicemembers’ digital fitness trackers were storing the locations of their workouts – including at or near military bases and clandestine sites around the world. But this threat … Read More

‘Brain training’ apps won’t make you smarter - Guest Work

John Kerr Dec 01, 2017

If you think that a few bucks spent on a braining training app is a solid investment in your intellectual future, think again. Anyone who has spent a reasonable amount of time on the internet has probably heard of the brain training app Lumosity. The San Francisco-based company has spent millions on advertising and claims to have 85 million users. Their app is … Read More

Anki – Turning Chinese character-learning from a mountain into a molehill - Lippy Linguist

Guest Author Nov 28, 2017

Guest post by Louise Stevenson, Linguistics, History and Chinese language student at the University of Waikato Those who study Mandarin Chinese are familiar with the question, “But isn’t that one of the hardest languages to learn?” Usually, I like to challenge this question by pointing out how wonderfully straightforward the grammar is – no case-marking, no articles, and no inflection … Read More

New books in Science, Technology and Society - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 01, 2012

As we all know, there’s something of a profusion out there of books about science, technology and society in its myriad forms. Sorting through this heap can be something of a difficult task, and so it’s with some delight that I’ve just heard about the New Books in Science, Technology and Society initiative. It ‘aims [...] … Read More

Best science apps for the iPad - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 19, 2010

If the treatment of Wired, the Financial Times and the BBC shows the iPad holds a lot of promise for a moribund media, signs are also good that this device and the new wave of touch-screen tablet computers could do great things for communicating science. I’ve been using the iPad for around six weeks now and have pillaged the App … Read More