You may want to avoid using any jargon when you are talking tech with Americans. Many Americans are lost when it comes to tech-related terms, with 11% saying that they thought HTML — a language that is used to create websites — was a sexually transmitted disease, according to a recent study.
Boulder County has more tech startups per capita than any U.S. metropolitan area, and it’s no wonder – the brightest minds flock to Boulder to work with companies that define innovation on a daily basis. And not only do startups thrive, seasoned technology companies and professionals find that being in this vibrant community is a large contributing factor to their long-term success.
Stem cell therapy could be used to help older patients recover from muscular injuries.
People become less able to bounce back from injuries as they age. This is a problem that adds risk to many of the common medical procedures the elderly face. At the same time, stem cells’ greatest promise is to allow people to produce new, healthy tissue to recover from illness or injury. But because stem cell therapies remain cutting edge, they have largely been used to target life-threatening problems such as heart failure.
Programmers use existing language regions of the brain to understand code.
Computer programming is a deeply complex but relatively new human activity. Its young age has lent itself to countless battles and hotly debated topics that despite the many compelling arguments presented, we seemingly have no definitive answers for. All that is about to change: An international team of scientists lead by Dr. Janet Siegmund is using brain imaging with fMRI to understand the programmer’s mind. Understanding the brain offers us the chance to distill these complex issues into fundamental answers.
A switch in the brain sends us off to sleep.
In a study in fruit flies, researchers at Oxford University’s Centre for Neural Circuits and Behavior have identified a switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep.
According to a new study, Twitter’s data-gathering ways can be used to predict big. potentially world-shaking events. Nathan Kallus, a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, analyzed thousands of tweets associated with the 2013 coup in Egypt, and claims that the social unrest associated with it was, in fact, predictable ahead of time.
Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation can improve learning and speed up mental calculations.
An Oxford University study gave participants just five days of training with a relatively new form of brain stimulation: transcranial random noise stimulation.
Exceptionally gifted children were more likely to gain Master’s degrees and PhDs, compared with less gifted children.
The largest study ever on exceptionally gifted children questions whether the education system is providing enough support for highly talented young people.
Self-driving cars and driver controlled cars are expected to hit highways around the world before 2025 and self-driving “only” cars (only the car drives) are anticipated around 2030, according to an emerging technologies study on Autonomous Cars from IHS Automotive.
Fat consumption remains a concern among developing countries.
The extent of the obesity epidemic worldwide has been thrown into stark reality as a report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) puts the number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries at more than 900 million.