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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Research’

Scientists Capture The Birth Of A Thought On Video

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. The Epoch Times reports that researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Genetics recently captured video of a thought as it …

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

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 has the catchy little name of “cordcutting.” Recent data from research firm TDG (by way of Paid Content) suggest that …

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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 is currently running ads for research participants on users’ homepages that say, “Facebook is seeking paid participants for phone research.” …

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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 the hell are you going to do? Well, new research suggests that you won’t have to worry about it. Once …

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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 a study that looked at improving outcome prediction for cancer patients by network-based ranking of marker genes, using Google’s PageRank …

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

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 University in Japan (yes, that Sapporo) have determined that a chemical found in beer may help protect against a common …

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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 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a robot born out of 3D printing and advanced bio-engineering. The resulting …

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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 to being harmful to humans, outgas also harms contamination-sensitive spacecraft parts such as telescope mirrors and solar arrays. To combat …

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

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 (4G) can always fall back on them if the going gets too slow, but for those that rely solely on …

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Did Google Shopping Just Get Better For Online Businesses?

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 results. The move has been somewhat controversial, but Google maintains that it’s the best strategy for both users and sellers. …

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

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 the study will be chosen by looking through the electronic patient records of Kaiser Permanente to find women who have …

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Google Talks Holiday Shopping Trends Businesses Need To Be Aware Of

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 this to be the first Nonline shopping season,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Meaning that the line between offline and …

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