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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.

Moore also cites the dramatic increase in content as a major reason for the expanded viewership. Forty-eight hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every minute, adding up to nearly 8 years of content daily. And YouTube isn’t just for the young crowd. Even though YouTube lists its demographic as 18-54 years old, Pew found that nearly one-third of online Americans age 65 and older uses video sharing sites. Parents are also 20 percentage points more likely to have used a video sharing site than non-parents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:04 PM | Tags (9) | 48hours | ars | arstechnica | footage | minute | research | uploaded | watch | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.Scientists discover that colossal squid is actually just a lazy pink blob.

The researchers found that the colossal squid would have had a slower metabolism and so moved slower than expected, waiting for prey rather than running it down. 'Everyone thought it was an aggressive predator, but the data suggests otherwise,' Rosa told LiveScience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:08 PM | Tags (10) | blob | colossal | discovery | hunter | lazy | msnbc | research | science | scientists | squid |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.Entire Twitter archive to be included in Library of Congress digital assets collection.

The addition of Twitter into the organization's offerings could foster an enormous amount of academic research. From a new kind of historical record to an unprecedented opportunity for discovering patterns of social interaction, this is big.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:52 PM | Tags (13) | academic | archive | congress | historical | interaction | library | patterns | records | research | social | tweets | twitter | readwriteweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

New study shows that others just might know you better than you know yourself.New study shows that others just might know you better than you know yourself.

Similarly, if you think that you are warm and friendly, and your friends and family say even if you think along those lines, you don't come across that way, you might pay more attention to your behaviors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:59 AM | Tags (5) | family | friends | research | sciencedaily | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.New study shows that time spent on social networks has tripled since last year.

You probably have Facebook open in another tab next to this one don't you? DON'T YOU?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 5:02 PM | Tags (8) | social | networking | nielsen | time | facebook | myspace | study | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?Want to know why fall colors vary between continents?

A team of researchers has a new idea as to why the autumnal colors differ between the continents, one that involved taking a step back 35 million years in time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:31 PM | Tags (9) | fall | foliage | autumn | research | unitedstates | europe | msnbc | study | continents |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.FTC orders Sears and Kmart to stop unathorized spyware activities.

...Sears and its data collection partner would have access to the 'contents of shopping carts, online bank statements, drug prescription records, video rental records, library borrowing histories, and the sender, recipient, subject, and size for web-based e-mails,' said the FTC.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | sears | kmart | spyware | security | tracking | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Want to relieve some stress? Try mowing your lawn.Want to relieve some stress? Try mowing your lawn.

Students working on the Australian project found that animals exposed to Serenascent – which combines three chemical released when green leaves are cut – escaped damage to the hippocampus.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | stress | relief | lawnmower | science | green | grass | research |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.Turns out that our brains learn more from success rather than failure.

The researchers found that monkeys that were rewarded for the right response to a cue learned quickly how to respond the next time they saw the cue, but monkeys that responded incorrectly weren't any better equipped to deal with the same cue the next time they saw it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 2:46 PM | Tags (5) | research | study | success | failure | brain |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.

Don't you just love those ridiculous animated mortgage ads? The folks over at Miramax seem to as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | animated | performance | research | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that walking in circles is a natural thing.Turns out that walking in circles is a natural thing.

Researchers tested the popular notion and found that not only do people walk in circles if they have no guidance, but they do not favor left-handed circles, a common myth spurred from the fact that a heart leans to a person's left.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:56 AM | Tags (7) | study | research | science | walking | circles | left | guidance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.

According to Filipovic, it's important to understand how super planetary nebulae form, particularly as they represent the fate of our Sun. 'This is something that will happen to us in about five billion years from now,' he says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:48 AM | Tags (4) | astronomy | death | research | star |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Want to be nicer? Play more cricket.Want to be nicer? Play more cricket.

Research suggests makes for better behavior and more cooperative as well. Jolly good show.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | cricket | nicer | sports | research | behavior | cooperative |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

New study regarding peeling stickers may pave the road for stretchier electronics.New study regarding peeling stickers may pave the road for stretchier electronics.

The research team did not have stretchable electronics in mind when they started, but launched the project as an analysis of the wrinkling and delamination of stickers. The small blisters that appear in stickers attached to car windows are a common example of such delamination.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 1:24 PM | Tags (6) | delamination | electronics | research | science | stretchy | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

IBM decides to put $100 million towards cell phone research.IBM decides to put $100 million towards cell phone research.

The company provided few specifics about its research goals but said it broadly hopes to improve mobile payment methods, security, privacy, and user interface and, chiefly, to enhance the ability of corporations to used mobile devices to interact with customers and employees.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:22 PM | Tags (4) | mobile | research | ibm | privacy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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