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2013-09-13 23:25:37

The “SP theory of intelligence”, developed by Dr. Gerry Wolff of CognitionResearch.org, promises less complexity in computers, more intelligence, and new insights in psychology and neuroscience. Menai Bridge, UK (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 The “SP theory of intelligence”, described in a new article in the journal “Information”, aims to solve two problems with computers—their complexity and their lack of intelligence. The theory borrows a neglected idea from psychology: that...

2013-04-12 16:03:19

Evolution skeptics argue that some biological structures, like the brain or the eye, are simply too complex for natural selection to explain. Biologists have proposed various ways that so-called 'irreducibly complex' structures could emerge incrementally over time, bit by bit. But a new study proposes an alternative route. Instead of starting from simpler precursors and becoming more intricate, say authors Dan McShea and Wim Hordijk, some structures could have evolved from complex...

2013-02-15 23:01:13

Andrew will be focusing on creating and developing new client relationships in key vertical markets where Prime has a demonstrated capability and history of adding significant value as a supply partner. Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Prime Technological Services, a leading contract manufacturer of high mix, high complexity, printed circuit boards and electronic assemblies, is pleased to announce our new business development relationship with Andrew Williams and Williams 6...

2012-05-24 19:09:01

Long before babies understand the story of Goldilocks, they have more than mastered the fairy tale heroine's method of decision-making. Infants ignore information that is too simple or too complex, focusing instead on situations that are "just right," according to a new study to be published in the journal PLoS ONE on May 23. Dubbed the "Goldilocks effect" by the University of Rochester team that discovered it, the attention pattern sheds light on how babies learn to make sense of a world...

2012-01-10 23:44:34

Current approaches to calculating failure probability in complex engineering structures can be inefficient and result in inconsistency, but a Wayne State University researcher is working to change that. Christopher Eamon, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, recently received a three-year, $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an accurate and efficient method for calculating failure probability (reliability analysis) for computationally and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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