A new study from the US Army Research Laboratory presents evidence that the number of cyber intrusions can be predicted, particularly when analysts are already observing activities on a company or government organization's computer network.
The drugs people inhale, inject or ingest ultimately end up in some form down the toilet. So scientists have started monitoring drug use through sewage-based epidemiology. But this approach hasn't taken into account the variation in number of people who add to wastewater in a given area at a given time. Now one team reports in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology a way to account for commutes and vacations: by tracking cell phone signals.
A new tool -- and eight-item checklist -- has been developed to help clinicians identify trustworthy, relevant, and useful practice guidelines. The related study and a corresponding editorial is published today in Annals of Family Medicine.
The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) are pleased to announce the launch of a new certification organization: CoreTrustSeal.
Using data from congestive heart failure patient records in North Texas from January 2006 to December 2009, UT Dallas researchers studied the relationship between length of stay and readmission risk, the role of health information technology in reducing the deviation of length of stay, and the cost trade-offs between early discharge and readmission.
A technique which enables digital forensic investigators to assess an individual's internet use rather than simply focusing on traffic through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses has been developed by cyber security experts at the University of Plymouth and is outlined in a study published in the September 2017 issue of Computers & Security.
A new study identifies four key strategies to reduce overcrowding in emergency rooms. The study concludes that engaged executive leadership can alleviate the problem when combined with a data-driven approach and coordination across the hospital from housekeepers to the CEO. Crowding in emergency rooms has been associated with decreased patient satisfaction and even death.
For the first time, researchers have sent a quantum-secured message containing more than one bit of information per photon through the air above a city.
With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research from the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during unexpected catastrophes.
Brun says, "Unchecked, biases in data and software run the risk of perpetuating biases in society. For example, prior work has demonstrated that racial bias exists in online advertising delivery systems, where online searches for traditionally-minority names were more likely to yield ads related to arrest records. Such software behavior can contribute to racial stereotypes and other grave societal consequences."