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January 11th, 2015 at 10:08 am

Stanford to Research the effects of Artificial Intelligence

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What will intelligent machines mean for society and the economy in 30, 50 or even 100 years from now?

That’s the question that Stanford University scientists are hoping to take on with a new project, the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).

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December 28th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Highly skilled immigrants are losing interest in the United States: LinkedIn data

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According to a new study, the U.S. is quickly losing its appeal to the world’s most talented immigrants. Stanford and the University of Washington researchers have culled a large dataset from LinkedIn and found that the the number of Ph.D.s choosing the U.S. as their home base fell by nearly half (29 percent in 2000 vs. 18 percent in 2012).

 

 

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December 24th, 2014 at 11:18 am

Sound training can help an aging brain ignore distractions

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The goal of the research was to focus on the target frequencies while ignoring the distractor frequencies.

As we get older, we have an increasingly harder time ignoring distractions. According to new research in the Cell Press journal Neuron, by learning to discriminate a sound amidst progressively more disruptive distractions, we can diminish our distractibility.

 

 

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December 10th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Our Newest Unit of Measure – 1 Human Intelligence Unit – and Why it will Never Happen

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Futurist Thomas Frey: I’ve been closely watching the debate on artificial intelligence with people like Rodney Brooks saying it’s only a tool, and others like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking giving bone chilling warnings of how it could lead to the destruction of all humanity.

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December 2nd, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Exposure to environmental factor linked to huge rise in ADHD: Study

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Exposure to a component of air pollution increases the chances of children developing ADHD by five times.

A link between rising air pollution in urban areas and the rapid increase in diagnosis in ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) has been discovered in a new study.

 

 

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December 1st, 2014 at 11:15 am

81% of Tor users can be de-anonymized by analyzing router information: Study

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More than 81% of Tor clients can be ‘de-anonymized’ – their originating IP addresses revealed – by exploiting the ‘Netflow’ technology that Cisco has built into its router protocols, and similar traffic analysis software running by default in the hardware of other manufacturers, according to research undertaken between 2008 and 2014.

 

 

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November 28th, 2014 at 11:25 am

Tableside phone charging top of diners demands when eating out: Study

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Diners more concerned about charging phones than eating good food at restaurants.

A new study by the British Hospitality Association has found that fussy diners are less interested in eating good food and more concerned about charging their iPhones.

 

 

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November 19th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

What’s wrong with our modern diet in 11 charts

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When people consume modern processed foods high in sugar, refined flour, and vegetable oils, they get sick.

The main reason why people all over the world are fatter and sicker than ever before is our modern diet. Everywhere modern processed foods go, chronic diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease soon follow.

 

 

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November 18th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Link found between milk consumption and death: Study

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The most likely culprit: lactose.

The British Medical Journal published a large study that tracked the dietary habits of over 100,000 people in Sweden. The study followed the participants for 20 years taking into account differences in lifestyle and demographics. The researchers at Uppsala University found that women who drank three or more glasses of milk per day were twice as likely to die earlier than those who drank less than one glass of milk per day; men had a slightly higher risk of dying early as well. The study also found that the more milk the women in the study drank, the more likely they were to experience bone fractures, especially hip fractures.

 

 

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October 26th, 2014 at 8:25 am

World’s thinnest electric generator

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Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have reported that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), resulting in a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and very bendable and stretchable.

 

 

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