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2011-02-15 12:44:51

When your friend is a service provider, things can get complicated. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, a problem can lead to feelings of betrayal or empathy, depending on the circumstances. "Imagine that you are planning to celebrate your birthday at your favorite restaurant. You ask the owner to hold a sea-view table for you and he indicates that he will try to do so. When you arrive at the restaurant, however, he tells you that all of the sea-view tables have been...

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2011-02-08 10:20:00

Research shows "homesigners" unable to comprehend the value of large numbers New research conducted with deaf people in Nicaragua shows that language may play an important role in learning the meanings of numbers. Field studies by University of Chicago psychologist Susan Goldin-Meadow and a team of researchers found deaf people in Nicaragua, who had not learned formal sign language, do not have a complete understanding of numbers greater than three. Researchers surmised the lack of large...

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2011-01-19 14:27:27

TAU measures the human mind against the yardstick of a machine Although we're convinced that baby is brilliant when she mutters her first words, cognitive scientists have been conducting a decades-long debate about whether or not human beings actually "learn" language. Most theoretical linguists, including the noted researcher Noam Chomsky, argue that people have little more than a "language organ" "” an inherent capacity for language that's activated during early childhood. On the...

2011-01-04 00:00:36

Nickelodeon has picked up a sitcom pilot starring young Sony Music recording artist Cymphonique. The 14 year old Cymphonique Miller is set to star in "How to Rock Braces and Glasses," based on a new book series from Alloy Entertainment. David Israel and Jim O'Doherty ("Grounded for Life") are the writers. West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) January 3, 2011 Nickelodeon has picked up a sitcom pilot starring young Sony Music recording artist Cymphonique. The 14 year old Cymphonique Miller is set to...

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2010-12-28 09:25:00

An international team of scientists are looking to create what BBC News is calling "one of the most ambitious computer projects ever conceived"--a simulation that will virtually reproduce all activity on Earth, from human activity to climate to the spread of diseases and beyond. According to BBC Technology Reporter Gareth Morgan, the project is part of the FuturICT initiative and is being dubbed the Living Earth Simulator (LES). The proposed simulation is the brainchild of Dr. Dirk Helbing,...

2010-11-25 00:00:00

An unprecedented promotional event sponsored by Amazon.com, is in full effect. 10,000 lucky Sci-Fi/Fantasy readers will be receiving an invitation for a free paperback copy of the literary sensation, "Alex Detail's Revolution" by Darren Campo. The hardcover sequel "Alex Detail's Rebellion" is also available wherever books are sold! Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2010 "” On November 22nd, 2010, an unprecedented promotional event sponsored by Amazon.com, will be in full effect....

2010-11-22 19:48:28

Like musical compression saves space on your mp3 player, the human brain has ways of recoding sounds to save precious processing power. To whittle a recording of your favorite song down to a manageable pile of megabytes, computers take advantage of reliable qualities of sounds to reduce the amount of information needed. Collections of neurons have their own ways to efficiently encode sound properties that are predictable. "In perception, whether visual or auditory, sensory input has a lot of...

2010-11-17 00:01:11

iTech Medical reported that the clinical study enrolled 602 subjects, aged 18-62 years old, with approximately equal gender separation and a wide variation in ethnic backgrounds. The primary objective of the study was to demonstrate that the MPR System could consistently and reproducibly differentiate clinically designated "abnormal" subjects with neck and/or back pain from "normal controls," on the basis of select sEMG measures of muscle activation levels and muscle recruitment patterns....

2010-09-20 23:02:45

Suggesting to consumers that they will use a product frequently can actually reduce their interest in purchasing the product, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "When consumers estimate the value of a durable product, they consider not only the absolute number of times they think they will use the product, but also the number of time they will use the product relative to other consumers," write authors Rebecca W. Hamilton, Rebecca K. Ratner (both University of...

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2010-09-16 14:29:52

A race between an old method of using carrier pigeons versus the new modern form of communication through broadband took place in the U.K. on Thursday. The pigeons took first place as they were released from a Yorkshire farm at the same time as a five-minute video upload began. An hour and a quarter later, the pigeons reached their destination in Skegness 70 miles away, while only 24 percent of a 300 MB file had been uploaded. Campaigners say that the stunt was being carried out to help...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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