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How Do Jackson's Lord of the Rings Characters Compare To Tolkien's?

3 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When it comes to personality traits, how does J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf compare to Peter Jackson's movie version? An IBM researcher used the company's artificially intelligent Watson computer system to crunch the data and find out. Read more...

Graying is golden

Getting old doesn't spell doom when it comes to making important financial decisions. Using credit scores and cognitive ability tests, the researchers found evidence that "crystallized intelligence," which is gained through experience...Show More Summary

Evernote’s intelligent writing assistant, Context, is now available on Android and Windows

Get relevant information from both your Evernote account and outside news sources as you write or research in the app.

The Enterprise Internet of Things Market

The enterprise Internet of Things will be the largest of the three main IoT sectors  — enterprise, home, government — as defined by BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s research service. That’s because businesses have the capital and reach to purchase IoT devices and services on a large scale. They will see benefits from the IoT accrue Continue reading ?

Personality outsmarts intelligence at school: Conscientiousness and openness key to learning

Recent research has found that personality is more important than intelligence when it comes to success in education and this needs to take this into account when guiding students and teachers. Furthermore these personality traits for academic success can be developed.

Personality outsmarts intelligence at school

Recent research at Griffith University has found that personality is more important than intelligence when it comes to success in education. Dr Arthur Poropat from Griffith's School of Applied Psychology has conducted the largest ever reviews of personality and academic performance. Show More Summary

CIA Health Professionals’ Role in Systematic Torture, Including ‘Human Subjects Research

An organization of United States health professionals has put out a comprehensive analysis of the role US health professionals played in the CIA torture program. The analysis, stemming from the US Senate intelligence committee’s executive...Show More Summary

Is A More Jiggly Animation A More Realistic Animation?

These researchers are ready for that jelly. "Part of being human is we jiggle when we move," says one researcher in a video from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, where a team has created software that tweaks the standard motion capture procedure used for 3-D animation. Read Full Story

More on the IARPA's Cryogenic Supercomputer Effort

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has officially commenced a multi-year research effort to develop a superconducting computer as a long-term solution to the power, cooling and space constraints that afflict modern high-performance computing. Show More Summary

Knowing When to be Radical Requires Good Emotional Intelligence

I’ve looked before at what prompts people to stand up and propose a new and radical way of doing things. Research suggests that before people stand out from the crowd, they generally scan their environment to see how safe it is for them to do so.

The Corporate 'Internet Of Things' Will Encompass More Devices Than The Smartphone And Tablet Markets Combined

The enterprise Internet of Things will be the largest of the three main IoT sectors — enterprise, home, government — as defined by BI Intelligence, Business Insider's research service. That's because businesses have the capital and reach to purchase IoT devices and services on a large scale. Show More Summary

Rolls-Royce, VTT Unveil Futuristic Bridge Concept

Rolls-Royce, together with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, unveiled its latest vision of Ship Intelligence, a bridge concept which it said could become reality by 2025.

Amazon Customers Do Pay For Shipping

Standard Shipping, Media Downloads Increased During 2014 Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of consumer behavior for Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) customers for 2014. This data indicates that Amazon customers increased their use of standard, paid shipping and media downloads during the first three quarters of 2014. Show More Summary

Fewer iPhone 6/6 Plus Buyers Shift From Android

Android Owners Buy More Expensive iPhones Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), today released analysis of the results from its research on Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) after the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on SeptemberShow More Summary

Phone Brand Landscape Shifts, For Now

Samsung Steady in US, LG Grows Share Before iPhone Launch Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results from its research on mobile phone manufacturers for the calendar quarter that ended September 30, 2014. Show More Summary

Android Dominates An Unusual Quarter

iOS Share Falls as Apple Customers Delay Purchases Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) released analysis of the results from its research on mobile phone operating systems for the calendar quarter that ended September 30, 2014. Show More Summary

BI Intelligence Is Hiring A VP Of Research

Business Insider Intelligence is a fast-growing, cutting-edge research service from Business Insider. At BI Intelligence we believe every knowledge worker deserves access to research, charts, and data to make their lives easier and their job performance better. Show More Summary

Facebook Wants to Save You From Yourself and Your Drunk Selfies

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook is investing in artificial intelligence research to a potentially creepy end: The social network's top minds want to build software that can do anything from read your status updates to warn you when you're about to upload an embarrassing picture. Put another way, Facebook wants to stop you from uploading drunk selfies. Read more...

"Why Aren't Galaxies Crawling With Biological and Machine Intelligence?" New Research Suggests Gamma Ray Bursts

In his famous lecture on Life in the Universe, Stephen Hawking asks: "What are the chances that we will encounter some alien form of life, as we explore the galaxy?" If the argument about the time scale for the appearance...

Smarty Plants: Research Shows they Think, Feel, and Learn

An essay in New Scientist called "Root Intelligence" is a fascinating read. Research shows that plants can think, feel, and learn, and that "a plant's awareness of its environment is often keener than an animal's precisely because plants...Show More Summary

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