Tag: Research

Primitive Tools Found In Kenya Shows Evidence Of Early Innovation And Trade

Researchers found that some early human groups likely developed lighter tools and engaged in trade earlier than previously believed. Does this mean that the Middle Stone Age happened earlier?

Ancient March 17, 2018

Smiles Aren't Created Equally: Research Finds Physical Impacts Of Different Smiles

Results of a new study showed how different types of smiles can elicit different physical effects. The study uncovered how people can physically react to non-verbal social cues.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 4, 2018

Cuttlefish Unmasked: Secrets Behind The Cephalopod's 3D Camouflage Skills Revealed

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have unmasked some of the cuttlefish's camouflage secrets. Even with the researchers' new findings, there are still more to learn about the cephalopod.

Animals February 17, 2018

Humanity Is Pretty Chill About Alien Life, Likely To React Positively To Discovery Than Panic: Study

Researchers found that humans are likely to react positively toward the discovery of alien life instead of panicking and causing mass hysteria. Perhaps humans take comfort in the knowledge of not being alone in the universe.

Space February 17, 2018

Humans' Sense Of Smell Is Just As Good As Dogs’: Study

It is a popular belief that the human olfactory sense is inferior to that of other mammals. A new research traces the history of this myth and proves this false.

Animals May 12, 2017

New Report Calls For Creating A Scientific Research Integrity Board

A new report calls for an independent non-governmental Research Integrity Advisory Board (RIAB). This is to guide scientific research in the United States and protect against research misconduct and other detrimental practices.

Earth/Environment April 13, 2017

Climate Change Can Increase Diabetes Cases In US, Suggests New Study

A new study has revealed that climate change is related to diabetes, and with each degree of temperature rise, the risks from it are also increased. This study proves the real-world effect of climate change upon humans.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Rising Immigration Suppresses - Not Increases - Crime Rates: Study

A sociology professor's study on the impact of immigration on crime rates proves that its relationship is actually inversely proportional, as opposed to what some believe.

Feature | Culture March 4, 2017

Patient Consent No Longer Required In Further Blood, DNA Research

Samples like blood or DNA will no longer require consent for further research, according to the final rule the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Common Rule agencies issued on Jan. 18.

Biotech January 19, 2017

Microsoft Partners With Elon Musk-Backed OpenAI To Democratize Artificial Intelligence: What Does This Mean?

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Elon Musk's OpenAI nonprofit to advance and democratize artificial intelligence. Between OpenAI and Microsoft AI and Research, open-source AI breakthroughs should not take too long to surface.

Microsoft November 15, 2016

NASA's Publicly-Funded Research Is Now Available For Free Online

If you ever wanted to read NASA's research but didn't want to pay to do so, you now can, thanks to the agency making all of its publicly-funded research available for free online.

Space August 22, 2016

US Allows More Marijuana Research But Rejects Requests To Change Classification

The federal government on Thursday will announce the rejection of requests to change the classification of marijuana. At the same time, the government will expand a policy that may increase research on the substance.

Public Health August 11, 2016

Future Beyond Cancer: What Makes Biden's Cancer Moonshot A Massive Breakthrough?

Cancer Moonshot 2020, a national initiative led by VP Joe Biden, aims to double the rate of progress in cancer research and ultimately put an end to the disease. But what makes it a real game changer?

Medicine June 29, 2016

Scientists Invent 3D-Printed Micro Camera That Can Be Injected In The Body To Minimize Invasiveness

Researchers from the University of Stuttgart have used 3D-printing technology to develop a nano triple-lens camera, which can be injected into the human body via a syringe. The camera is smaller than a grain of salt.

Gadgets June 29, 2016

Researchers Intentionally Leak 70,000 OkCupid Profiles For Science

Danish researchers published data from 70,000 OkCupid profiles on the Open Science Framework. The indiscretion poses questions about the nature of anonymity, and is frowned upon by dating site officials and the university where the three students are enrolled.

Internet May 14, 2016

Navy Research Vessel R/V Neil Armstrong Arrives In Its New Home in Woods Hole

The research vessel Neil Armstrong arrived at its new home in Woods Hole. The ship was designed to carry out ocean science studies from miniature creatures to large fishes.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

Like Long Naps During The Day? You May Be At High Risk Of Developing Metabolic Syndrome

Power naps are nice, but make sure to keep them under 30 minutes. Researchers found that naps longer than 40 minutes increase the risk for metabolic syndrome by up to 50 percent.

Life March 25, 2016

The Internet Campaign To Name A $300 Million Research Vessel Has Gone Terribly, Terribly Wrong

Don't let the Internet name anything. Ever.

Internet Culture March 21, 2016

Psychological Research May Not Have Replication Crisis At All

Psychologists commented on a study that concluded that replication rates of psychological researches are very low. They presented key points to show that there may be no replication crisis in the field at all.

March 6, 2016

NASA To Launch Four New CubeSats To Test Earth Science Technology In Space

NASA is set to launch four new CubeSats to aid planetary exploration and space research. The four new satellites will help improve weather forecasting, mitigate radio frequency interference and test emerging technologies on planetary research.

Space February 25, 2016

CSIRO Cuts May Breach Paris Climate Change Deal

Australia may breach agreement made during the Paris climate change conference due to CSIRO cuts. A report from the Climate Council warns that reducing climate change projects and staff may significantly hurt climate change research in the country.

Earth/Environment February 23, 2016

Neuroscientist Sets Up Website To Offer Millions Of Academic Papers For Free

A neuroscientist created a website offering millions of academic papers for free. Despite a lawsuit filed against her, she does not intend to back down and has even moved to a different domain.

Society February 16, 2016

Drug Company Amgen Launches Online Journal For Studies That Attempt To Replicate Experimental Results

Amgen pioneered in establishing a platform for failed efforts in replicating studies. This will allow companies and academic researchers to share replications to others so it will prevent them from wasting time and effort on following up flawed findings.

Life February 5, 2016

Microsoft Has Restructured Its Research Wing To Focus On Innovative Products

It looks like Microsoft is giving its research arm a makeover, with aims to steer away from proven endeavors like Microsoft Word and more toward synergized enterprise.

Business January 26, 2016

Scientists Disagree On Whether These Monkeys Will Help Autism Patients

While the animals successfully inherited a gene associated with autism-like disorders, it's unclear whether the animals will be useful models for human research.

Life January 26, 2016

Researchers Train Computers To Detect Twitter Sarcasm To Better Understand Human Communication

Researchers conducted a series of experiments to better understand when people are expressing sarcasm through text. By training their computers, the team was able to detect Twitter sarcasm using several factors that include keywords, hyperbole and hashtags.

Society January 23, 2016

Here's Why Geckos Are The Reason Spider-Man Can't Really Exist

Researchers conclude from studying 225 climbing species that the sticky portion of their body's surface area becomes larger as the creatures get bigger. Check out what this means for our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Earth/Environment January 19, 2016

Animals Possess Independent Working Memory Systems, Study Confirms

Rats are found to have two independent 'working memory' resources, a discovery that can greatly improve Alzheimer's disease research. The study proponents argue that targeting the right types of memory in research is highly crucial to treating the disease.

Life January 16, 2016

The US Government Will Invest $4 Billion In Autonomous Car Research Over The Next 10 Years

Taking a cue from POTUS' autonomous car plan, the Transportation Department and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced their plan to invest $4 billion in autonomous car research over the next 10 years.

FUTURE TECH January 15, 2016

Unused Human Pancreas May Be Recycled As New Organs For Diabetics

Researchers found that unused human pancreas may be recycled as new organs for diabetics. Unused pancreas of organ donors can be used as a base to create a new-generation and bio-artificial one.

Life December 22, 2015

The Problem With That Story On How Dolphins ‘See’ Is That It Might Be Wrong

The breakthrough findings on dolphin communication may be a misinterpretation after all. Here are two very obvious reasons on how the study could have gone wrong.

Animals December 10, 2015

Swedish Space Instrument Measures Interaction Between Solar Wind And Moon

Researchers at the Umea University and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics have discovered the interaction between the moon and solar wind through the help of the space instrument known as SARA. The team believes that plasma flow from the sun affects water levels found in the moon's crust.

Space December 6, 2015

New Technology Uses Robots To Write Textbooks

It seems like robots can do just about anything these days, and now we can add one more skill to the list. Researchers have now developed a program that allows robots to write textbooks.

FUTURE TECH October 21, 2015

Women Get More Sleep Than Men According To New Jawbone Study

A new Jawbone study published Wednesday found that women around the world get 20 minutes more sleep than men on average. But why is this the case?

Wearable Tech October 21, 2015

More Americans Are Coming Out On Facebook

New data from Facebook reveals that Americans are increasingly coming out on Facebook. The number of people coming out each day is on track to be three times higher than what it was last year.

Internet October 16, 2015

Microsoft, University Of Washington's HyperCam Could Give X-Ray Vision To Your Phone's Camera

Microsoft Research and the University of Washington have developed a multi-spectral camera called the HyperCam which could potentially impart X-ray vision to a smartphone's camera.

Gadgets October 16, 2015

IBM And Carnegie Mellon Build An Open Platform To Help The Visually Impaired Get Around

IBM and Carnegie Mellon have announced an open platform to support the creation of apps for the visually impaired. An app has already been built with this technology, and it could be a big help.

Apps/Software October 15, 2015

Researchers Teach Robots How To Fall More Gracefully

Falling is painful and embarrassing, but it doesn't have to be that way — for robots, at least. Researchers at Georgia Tech have come up with an algorithm to help robots have less nasty falls.

FUTURE TECH October 14, 2015

Virtual Personal Assistant Sherlock Aims To Make Human-Computer Communication Elementary

Researchers at IBM and Cardiff University have developed a new virtual personal assistant called Sherlock. The software uses information from users to make human-computer communication more efficient.

Apps/Software October 2, 2015

Thousands Of Medical Devices Are Wide Open To Hackers

Even the medical sphere is not safe from attackers as new research reveals that important medical machines such as those meant for MRI, x-ray scanners and drug infusion pumps are also susceptible to hacking.

Internet October 2, 2015

Uber Partners With The University Of Arizona For Its Work On Self-Driving Cars

Uber and the University of Arizona have announced a new research partnership to study self-driving cars. This is the latest move by the ride-sharing company in recent months to explore autonomous vehicle technology.

FUTURE TECH August 25, 2015

Researchers Have Developed A Simpler Way To Print Stretchable, Wearable Electronics

A new printing process for electronics could lead to stretchable clothing with built-in sensors.

FUTURE TECH June 26, 2015

Nike Chairman Phil Knight To Give $500 Million For Cancer Research

Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight is donating $500 million to add to the existing, also $500 million raised to fund a research to find quicker ways of detecting cancer.

Life June 26, 2015

Cambridge Wants A 'Professor Of LEGO' (Yes, For Real)

Most geeks would be thrilled to have a job title that includes the word 'LEGO.' But can you imagine being a 'Professor of LEGO' at one of the world's most prestigious universities?

Movies/TV Shows June 15, 2015

Researchers devise new method to use Wi-Fi for head counts

A team of researchers has found a way to count people using Wi-Fi, without relying on mobile devices.

FUTURE TECH June 9, 2015

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