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Online connections have valentines falling in love

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With the ease of online dating and the explosion of virtual communities, it's no surprise that a growing number of people have found love through the Internet. But sociologist Michael Rosenfeld is curious about who they are. Here's what he's found: Gay men, lesbians and middle-aged heterosexuals are most likely to use their computers for matchmaking.

Using simulation to improve patient safety

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A $1.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and more than $500,000 in matching funds from Stanford Hospital & Clinics will support an innovative project to evaluate whether a patient-safety program can reduce the incidence and severity of hospital-acquired complications.

Researcher risks career, becomes Hamming Medalist

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Martin Hellman, center, tells the story of how he and two other researchers, Ralph Merkle, left, and Whitfield Diffie, developed "public key encryption," the technology that makes Internet commerce possible. The researchers are being honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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JENNIFER AAKER  and KELLY MCGONIGAL are cited for their Tweet inspirations . . . Three marketing scholars, including Aaker and alum CASSIE MOGILNER offer a novel approach to publication credit. Read more.

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