Tuesday: July 26, 2011
- 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.
Tuesday: May 11, 2010
- 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.
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- 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.
Monday: March 1, 2010
- 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.
Friday: September 25, 2009
- 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?
Tuesday: September 22, 2009
- 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.
Monday: September 14, 2009
- 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.
Friday: August 28, 2009
- 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.
Thursday: August 27, 2009
- 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.
Friday: August 21, 2009
- 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.
- 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.
Wednesday: August 19, 2009
- 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.
- Want to be nicer? Play more cricket.
Research suggests makes for better behavior and more cooperative as well. Jolly good show.
Tuesday: June 30, 2009
- 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.
Wednesday: June 17, 2009
- 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.