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January 18, 2014
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Facebook memes can evolve like genes

ANN ARBOR — What started as a politically liberal Facebook meme in support of health care reform morphed as it spread across the social network into hundreds of thousands of variations—some just a few words from the original, but others … Continue reading

December 31, 2013
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Smartphone as mentor: How tech could change behavior

ANN ARBOR — Funneling a steady stream of diversions straight to your pocket, smartphones are often cast as the ultimate distractors. But a University of Michigan engineering professor sees potential for them to be something quite the opposite. What if … Continue reading

November 8, 2013
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UA Sociologist Studies Resiliency in Communities Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Sociology professor Brian Mayer’s research is part of an $8 million Health and Human Services project focused on long-term recovery. The disastrous flooding Hurricane Sandy brought to Maryland’s coastal communities left a long road to recovery. An expert in how … Continue reading

January 28, 2013
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Teenagers Avoid Early Alcohol Misuse Through Personality Management

In a study published in the very first issue of the new journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, University of Montreal and King’s College London have shown that personality-targeted school interventions delivered to high risk adolescents manage … Continue reading

December 12, 2012
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Keep on Truckin’?

Friends may help reduce package delivery costs Every day trucks ply the neighborhoods of America, driving “the last mile” of the delivery chain for goods ordered through Amazon, eBay, and other online retailers. But this last mile produces about half … Continue reading

October 17, 2012
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IBM and Oxford Survey: Getting Closer to Customers Tops Big Data Agenda

Less than half of organizations analyzing external data; only 43 percent looking at social media for deeper understanding about consumer preferences Lack of advanced analytics skills for tackling unstructured data biggest challenge ARMONK, N.Y. and OXFORD – 17 Oct 2012: … Continue reading

September 24, 2012
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The Original Twitter? Tiny Electronic Tags Monitor Birds’ Social Networks

If two birds meet deep in the forest, does anybody hear? Until now, nobody did, unless an intrepid biologist was hiding underneath a bush and watching their behavior, or the birds happened to meet near a research monitoring station. But … Continue reading