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Turning Faces Into Thermostats: Autonomous HVAC System Could Provide More Comfort With Less Energy
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Turning Faces Into Thermostats: Autonomous HVAC System Could Provide More Comfort With Less Energy

The Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat provides more personalized indoor climate control while eliminating the need for wall-mounted thermostats.

Why We Adopt Then Abandon Online Safety Practices
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Why We Adopt Then Abandon Online Safety Practices

A survey found security practices such as not clicking on unknown links  or emails were more widely adopted than countermeasures like ad blockers or credit report...

How Russia's Online Censorship Could Jeopardize Internet Freedom Worldwide
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How Russia's Online Censorship Could Jeopardize Internet Freedom Worldwide

Researchers have found Russia's Internet censorship laws have troubling implications for online freedom in the U.S. and other countries that share its decentralized...

Kirigami Sensor Patch for Shoulders Could Improve Injury Recovery, Athletic Training
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Kirigami Sensor Patch for Shoulders Could Improve Injury Recovery, Athletic Training

University of Michigan researchers have designed a sensor-equipped shoulder patch that measures one's functional range of motion. 

Google-Funded Flint Water App Helps Residents Find Lead Risk, Resources
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Google-Funded Flint Water App Helps Residents Find Lead Risk, Resources

Computer science researchers at the University of Michigan have released a mobile application and website to help Flint, MI, manage its ongoing water crisis.

A Better 3D Camera With Clear, Graphene Light Detectors
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A Better 3D Camera With Clear, Graphene Light Detectors

A University of Michigan team is developing a three-dimensional camera that should be smaller than current models while supporting higher resolutions. 

Students' Smartphone App Promotes Good Deeds
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Students' Smartphone App Promotes Good Deeds

University of Michigan computer science students have developed DoGood, an application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that encourages users to perform acts of kindness...
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