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Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Helping universities combat depression with mobile technology

Mi Zhang, Michigan State University; David Mohr, Northwestern University, and Jingbo Meng, Michigan State University Depression is the leading mental health issue on college campuses in the U.S. In…

What does Trump’s election mean for digital freedom of speech?

What does Trump’s election mean for digital freedom of speech?

Luis Hestres, The University of Texas at San Antonio As the shock of Donald Trump’s election victory is giving way to analysis about how his presidency will affect Americans…

How to be a healthy user of social media

How to be a healthy user of social media

Peggy Kern, University of Melbourne We can learn a lot about people through how they use social media. For example, Twitter language can be used to predict the risk of…

3D printing in fashion promises to be huge – so what’s holding us back?

3D printing in fashion promises to be huge – so what’s holding us back?

Danmei Sun, Heriot-Watt University Various manufacturing industries from prosthetics to car parts are now widely using 3D printing in their production processes. They use it for producing prototypes and…

Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

Your smartphone knows a lot about you, but what about your mental health?

David Ireland, CSIRO and Dana Bradford, CSIRO Smartphones come with an assortment of sensors that can track behaviours such as our internet search and browse history, where we go, what…

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us?

Misinformation on social media: Can technology save us?

Filippo Menczer, Indiana University, Bloomington If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and…

Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers

Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers

Omar Mubin, Western Sydney University and Muneeb Imtiaz Ahmad, Western Sydney University Robots are increasingly being used to teach students in the classroom for a number of subjects across science…

Why children need social media lessons

Why children need social media lessons

Peter Coe, Aston University It has given a voice to a generation, and helped unite people and communities far and wide. But social media is not always used as a…

How can doctors use technology to help them diagnose?

How can doctors use technology to help them diagnose?

David Tuffley, Griffith University In Japan’s first reported case of artificial intelligence saving someone’s life, an AI has succeeded where a team of skilled human doctors did not…

Is social media turning people into narcissists?

Is social media turning people into narcissists?

W. Keith Campbell, University of Georgia Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the…

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

How should we teach our kids to use digital media?

Jenny Radesky, University of Michigan Any time a new technology is introduced, it disrupts values, routines and behaviors. This goes back well before the printing press replaced oral histories or…