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Inducing hypothermia in oxygen-deprived newborns can protect them from brain damage.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Inducing hypothermia in oxygen-deprived newborns can protect them from brain damage. Researchers cooled infants to 33–34°C for 72-hours within 6 hours of birth. Treated babies were 60% more likely to have normal intelligence, hearing and vision, and had better mental and physical health through 7 years of age. Read more...

Chimp intelligence 'runs in families,' environment less important

A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.

A Breakthrough in Our Understanding of How Intelligence Evolves

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's hard to study intelligence in humans — our cultures are incredibly complex, and what counts as "smart" is defined as much by our societies as it is by our genes. So some researchers have turned to chimpanzees to understand what actually gives rise to intelligence in the brain. Read more...

6 dangerous biases of bosses

Integrity is the cornerstone of leadership.  For managers, intelligence — both cognitive and emotional — is important. But research says that employees rate trustworthiness as more important than competence in their managers. I think that’s because so many managers lead … Read more

All hail the king: iPhone 5s is the world’s most popular handset

According to new research from market intelligence firm ABI Research, the iPhone was the world’s most popular smartphone in Q1 2014, leaving competitors in the dust as the top-selling handset globally. Despite ripping off ideas, paying celebrities to endorse their … Read more ›

How Japan’s most promising young stem-cell scientist duped the scientific journal Nature — and destroyed her career

last weekHealth : The Checkup

On January 28, a young scientist known for her intelligence and ambition arrived at Japan’s renowned research institute Riken. Expected to deliver remarks about her groundbreaking research on the development of stem cells in mice, she was triumphant. Show More Summary

Phone Financing Changes Buyer Behavior

Buyers Finance Better Models of Less Expensive Brands Consumer Intelligence Research Partners CIRP) released results of its research on mobile phone financing plans. This analysis features findings about consumer trends in financingShow More Summary

Apple's Equipment Ecosystem

Apple Can Sell More Products to Its Own Customers 43% of Apple Buyers Own Only One Device Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). CIRP data suggests...Show More Summary

Intelligent narrator reads news in multiple languages

Researchers at the Multimedia University in Malaysia, have developed an app called the Intelligent Narrator to read out news articles in real-time. Supporting multiple languages, the app can automatically identify an online newspaper's...Show More Summary

Apple Said to Use Neural Network to Boost Siri’s Abilities

Apple’s virtual personal assistant, Siri, is due for an update, the artificial intelligence researcher community believes. The iPhone maker has already formed a team with a single aim: to enhance Siri using neural-net technology. To understand what neural network means, we have to go back to Whistler, British Columbia, in 2009, where a small academic [...]

With these Apple hires, Siri should get smarter with speech recognition

Apple appears to be the latest company to venture into an increasingly popular branch of artificial intelligence research known as deep learning. The work could lead to substantive improvements to Apple’s Siri personal digital assistant. Apple has been hiring a string of people well trained in speech recognition, and is in the process of constructing […]

This week in science: tangled webs

Probability of giving the correct answer on a question about climate change in relation to individuals' political ideology and science "intelligence." -Dan Kahan. A researcher has looked into partisan science denial and guess what? Turns...Show More Summary

New research shows robots can learn quite a bit when fed a lot of data

2 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

There's a lot of research going on right now about how to teach robots to learn new things, and it all points to the same general conclusion: Without lots and lots of data to train on, an intelligent robot isn't very smart at all.

Smartphone Shipments in Decline Across China

In Q1 2014, the shipment volume of smartphones in China witnessed a 15% sequential decline and reached nearly 89.1 million units. That’s according to the latest research and corresponding data from Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC). Show More Summary

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking

Research shows that creativity and intelligence are linked with the physical connections in our brains. Here's how to connect the dots. There's a key difference between knowledge and experience and it's best described like this: Read Full Story

Advertising: 2 Deals Focus on Big Data and Youth

The Intelligence Group is merging with Noise, a company that specializes in the millennial market, and a unit of Barkley that researches millennials is being spun off as a separate consultancy named FutureCast.

Researchers Finally Make Automatic Doors As Smart As Star Trek's

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Off-screen stage hands ensured the automatic doors on shows like Star Trek and The Next Generation always opened with impeccable timing and speed. And now Japanese robotics researchers have developed an intelligent sensor that could make the automatic doors at your local grocery store far less stupid. Read more...

At long last, engineers create automatic sliding doors with Star Trek-like intelligence

At long last, some Japanese researchers have created an intelligent automatic sliding door. No longer must you wait patiently for the door to slowly judder open; no more must you be frustrated by doors accidentally opening as you walk by them. Show More Summary

Science Stunts: Can Creating a Spectacle Pay Off?

It's been a wacky week in science. First there was that computer that supposedly passed the Turing test, a 50-year old benchmark in artificial intelligence research. Then, yesterday, a paralyzed boy in a robotic exoskeleton took the opening kick in the World Cup in Brazil. Show More Summary

Is soccer really more popular in the U.S. than NASCAR?

As the first day of World Cup competition begins in Brazil, a new study claims that soccer is more popular in the United States than NASCAR. The sport, according to the advertising intelligence and research firm Exponential (via Adweek.com), dwarfs NASCAR, with 22 times the number of people watching online. As with every poll, of […]

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