Press Releases – Engineering, Computer Science and Technology

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Can software suffer? The complicated ethics of brain emulation

Ethics of brain emulations
Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
Anders Sandberg

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In the news on Mercatonet and Tech Blog

Chess robots to cause Judgment Day?

Autonomous technology and the greater human good
Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
Steve Omohundro

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In the news on Communications of the ACM and Science Daily

E-games for children:  How to avoid the dangers

Evidence-based guidelines for wise use of electronic games by children
Ergonomics
Leon Straker, Rebecca Abbott, Rachel Collins & Amity Campbell

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In the news on Examiner

Good news for couch potatoes: 3D TV may be the victim of negative preconceptions

User experience while viewing stereoscopic 3D television
Ergonomics
Jenny C.A. Read & Iwo Bohr

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In the news on Phys.org and Science Daily

Grand Theft Troll? Anonymity Encourages Bad Behaviour in Online Computer Games, but Group Discipline Wins the Day

Group identification as a mediator of the effect of players’ anonymity on cheating in online games
Behaviour & Information Technology
Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen & Yuehua Wu

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In the news on IGN and Medical News Today

Policies to reduce energy consumption missing targets

Why German homeowners are reluctant to retrofit
Building Research & Information
Ray Galvin

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In the news on Science Daily

Recession left Greek households with cold feet

The impact of economic recession on domestic energy consumption
International Journal of Sustainable Energy
T. Slini, E. Giama & A.M. Papadopoulos

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In the news on About Oil

Renters Spend Less on Housing But More on Energy

Unequal access to energy efficiency in US multifamily rental housing: opportunities to improve
Building Research & Information
Gary Pivo

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In the news on Phys.org

Technology: improving the quality of life for dependent elderly adults?

Can ICT improve the quality of life of elderly adults living in residential home care units? From actual impacts to hidden artefacts
Behaviour & Information Technology
Marc-Eric Bobillier Chaumon, Christine Michel, Franck Tarpin Bernard & Bernard Croisile

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In the news on Science Daily

Warning: Your open-plan office can make you ill

Office design's impact on sick leave rates
Ergonomics
Christina Bodin Danielsson, Holendro Singh Chungkham, Cornelia Wulff & Hugo Westerlund

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In the news on MSN Today and Medical News Today

Xbox Live: Real Racism in a Virtual World

Deviant bodies, stigmatized identities, and racist acts: examining the experiences of African-American gamers in Xbox Live
New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia
K. L. Gray

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In the news on Daily Kos