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Decision cascades in social networks

How do people in a social network behave? How are opinions, decisions and behaviors of individuals influenced by their online networks? Can the application of math help answer these questions?

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Brazil turns to Brunel as it seeks to reverse footballing failures

Brazilian football is looking to science for answers as it comes to terms with the national team's humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in this summer's World Cup.

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Authority that runs the internet has been hacked

ICANN, the organisation that provides the tools that allow the internet to work, has said that it was the victim of a cyber-attack that left many of its most important systems exposed.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from The Independent

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Disabled dog is now able to run, thanks to 3D-printed prostheses

Derby the dog faced a challenge right from Day One. Due to a congenital deformity, he was born with very small forelegs and no front paws. This resulted in his ending up in the care of Hillsborough, ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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New jeans stop hackers getting in your trousers

Your pocket is constantly broadcasting your data which, if hackers seize on it, can be used to steal your credit-card data and other important information. That's why new jeans, endorsed ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from The Independent

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Rise Of The Drone Mapper

When the U.S. military needed to identify mines in a dangerous valley in Afghanistan, aerial-imagery specialist Tudor Thomas helped build a plane-based system to map it.

7 hours ago from Popular Science

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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack ...

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Technology to help people with disabilities to learn and communicate

The Easy Communicator (ECO) application, which has been designed at the EPSEVG under the auspices of the UPC's Accessibility Chair, is aimed at children with autistic spectrum disorders, adolescents ...

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Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory

Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from

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New 3D printing algorithm creates Christmas trees with zero material waste

If you haven't yet bought a Christmas tree yet, you may have left it a bit late. But don't despair: there's still time to print one. And a new 3D printer algorithm that claims to provide super-efficient ...

7 hours ago from Gizmag

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