Quantcast

Research Articles

Zuckerberg, Brin Announce Annual $3 Million Prize for Medical Research

Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, his wife Priscilla Chan, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Biologist and businesswoman Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife), and investor Yuri Milner have announced a brand new yearly prize that rewards “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable …

Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A
· 1

Butler Business Accelerator has released findings from a new study of mobile search engines and question and answer platforms. The study says ChaCha answered questions better than ten other mobile search engines and Q&A platforms including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Siri, …

Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries Report: Yandex Surpasses Bing In Search Queries
· 3

According to a report from Search Engine Watch, citing numbers from comScore, Yandex is now bigger than Bing in terms of worldwide monthly search queries. Search Engine Watch’s Michael Bonfils says Microsoft sites processed 4.477 billion queries while Yandex processed …

Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013 Pew: 1 In 4 Plan To Cut Back On Facebook Use In 2013

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has released some findings from a survey about American Facebook users. The data comes from just over 1,000 adults in the continental U.S. via telephone interviews, so that’s roughly a millionth of …

Scientists Capture The Birth Of A Thought On Video
· 1

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what my thoughts look like?” It’s the kind of meta-question that you normally would never ponder, but some scientists have captured the birth of a thought on video for the first time. …

Cordcutting on the Rise? Cable Subscriptions Projected to Shrink Over the Next Few Years Cordcutting on the Rise? Cable Subscriptions Projected to Shrink Over the Next Few Years
· 4

As television and film streaming options continue to expand, people are finding it easier to get the content they want without paying for cable or premium services like HBO. The movement to ditch cable and move to online-only media sources …

Facebook Wants to Interview Poke Users, Places Ads Facebook Wants to Interview Poke Users, Places Ads

Facebook wants to know if you’re poking, and if so, exactly how you feel about poking. Poking, of course, is my childish way of talking about Facebook’s new standalone Poke app, which launched a few weeks ago. The social network …

Get That Song Out of Your Head by Engaging in a (Not Too Tricky) Task

You just heard the opening bars to Gangnam Style, and that’s all it took. Now, you’re walking down the street with PSY in your brain and you can’t get it out. You have an important presentation in ten minutes. What …

Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again

Earlier this year, we looked at a story about a Washington State University chemistry professor who claimed to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm to help determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. We also interviewed her here. Then, we showed you …

Beer (Lots of It) May Help You Stave Off Colds
· 3

Good news, everyone: next time you drink a case of beer and awaken in your front yard, smelling of strip clubs and Taco Bell, you can just tell everyone that you did it for your health. Researchers at Sapporo Medical …

This 3D Printed Bio-Bot Uses Rat Heart Cells To Move

I think we have firmly established that 3D printing is pretty cool. Likewise, science and its numerous applications is also pretty cool. It stands to reason then that something super cool must result when you combine the two. Researchers from …

New NASA Spray Paint Protects Spacecraft From New Car Smell

It turns out that the appealing new car smell that comes with new toys isn’t very healthy. The smell is called outgas, and comes from the chemicals and residual solvents used to manufacture dashboards, car seats, and carpeting. In addition …

WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700% WiFox, a “Traffic Cop for Data,” Said to Improve Wi-Fi Performance by up to 700%
· 2

Anyone who has connected to public Wi-Fi knows that it can be painfully slow at times. Depending on the amount of users on the Wi-Fi access point, users can experience varying levels of “data traffic jam.” Those with other options …

Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses? Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?
· 32

In October, Google completed its transition from the old Google Product Search to the new Google Shopping experience. This was a move to an all paid-inclusion model tied in to Google’s Product Listing ads, which show up in regular search …

Breast Cancer, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression to be Studied at UCLA
· 3

UCLA researchers announced this week that they have received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund a five-year study into the risk profiles of breast cancer survivors likely to suffer depression. The 300 volunteers needed for …

Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of
· 9

Consumers intend to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year, according to new research from Google. Do you expect to see better holiday sales than last year? Let us know in the comments. “We expect …

IVF Linked to Higher Birth Defect Risks
· 2

A new study has found a link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and higher risks of birth defects. Researchers from UCLA presented their findings this weekend at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. The …

Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, …

Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rates by More Than Half, Says Study
· 6

A new study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that providing free birth control to women could reduce abortion rates by 62% to 78%. In addition, access to no-cost birth control “substantially reduced” unplanned pregnancies. The …

Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings Google Penalties Won’t Necessarily Kill Your Rankings
· 4

According to Google, just because your site is manually penalized, it does not mean that your site will vanish from the rankings. In fact, it may not hurt it much at all in some cases. A lot of that depends …

People Prefer Brand Facebook Pages To Brand Websites. Don’t Blow It. People Prefer Brand Facebook Pages To Brand Websites. Don’t Blow It.
· 19

Facebook has over 900 million active users around the world. That is a lot of potential exposure for brands, and a Facebook Page/Timeline is a heck of a lot easier to set up than a website. Results from a survey …